Above: Congressman Gottheimer at Nikki’s Card Shop in Maywood with owners and local leaders
MAYWOOD, NJ — Today, November 27, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) celebrated Small Business Saturday and visited four locally-owned small businesses in Maywood. Gottheimer was joined by Maywood Mayor Rich Bolan, Maywood Council President Katherine Bennin, Councilmen Louis Roer and Doug Herrick, Maywood Councilwomen Jacquie Flynn and Jackie DeMuro, and Bergen County Commissioner Tom Sullivan.
“In North Jersey, our small businesses do so much more than just offer perfect holiday presents. They are truly the backbone of our communities. That’s why I was in downtown Maywood on Small Business Saturday — to encourage folks to shop local for their holiday gifts! Our small businesses create good-paying jobs and support our local economies in more ways than one. As we recover from the pandemic, this Saturday, and every day, I urge everyone to support our small businesses by shopping local,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “In Congress, I’m dedicated to working across the aisle to cut taxes, cut outdated and unnecessarily burdensome red tape, improve access to capital, unleash more economic opportunity, and create jobs — to continue making North Jersey a great place to live and do business.”
In Maywood, Gottheimer visited the Little Locust, Nikki’s Card Shop, Suburban Revival, and Mario’s Pizza.
Since the start of the Covid Pandemic, Congressman Gottheimer helped claw back $2,446,418 in Small Business Loans for the Fifth District
New Jersey has more than 937,000 small businesses, which makes up 99.6% of all businesses in the Garden State. 1.9 million people in New Jersey are small business employees, making up 49.5% of all employees within the Garden State. Jersey’s small businesses created 24,543 new jobs in New Jersey last year.
Below: Gottheimer at Mario’s Pizza in Maywood
Below: Gottheimer at The Little Locust with owner and local leaders
Below: Gottheimer with Bergen County Police