Thankful for our Pharr Small Businesses! Wed, 11/27/2019 - 12:00am During this season of Thankgsiving, we are reminded to take a moment and be grateful for the many blessings in our lives. Along with the usual blessings of family, health, employment, and prosperity, among others, as Executive Director of the Pharr Economic Development Corporation and on behalf of the City of Pharr administration, employees, residents and families, we are especially grateful for the small businesses that fuel our Pharr economy. After the feast of Thanksgiving this week, the gathering of loved ones to celebrate family traditions, after the food has settled and the Christmas decorations have gone up, Americans across the country will be preparing themselves for the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While big box stores and major corporations will be luring and enticing customers with sales and exclusive pricings over the Black Friday shopping season, we are also encouraged to focus our efforts and our pocketbooks to supporting the lifeline of our economy – our small businesses. As such, we would like to encourage all Pharr residents and families to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday was started to encourage shoppers to buy local and make holiday purchases at homegrown small businesses. Earlier this month, the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation observing Saturday, November 30, 2019, as Small Business Saturday. Small businesses fuel our local economy, and we celebrate our mom and pop shops, our local eateries, and our local entrepreneurs who feed our families, take care of our needs, and employ our citizens. We are grateful for our small business community, who have dedicated their lives to helping Pharr prosper. We are proud to join communities, cities, chambers of commerce, and economic development corporations across the country in proclaiming Saturday, November 30, 2019, as Small Business Saturday, and we encourage our community to shop local this holiday season. ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about Thankful for our Pharr Small Businesses!