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Mayor William E. Cooper declared Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, 2022, as National Veterans Small Business Week in Enterprise.
Cooper signed the proclamation Friday in front of representatives from the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, members of local Veteran Service Organizations, and Veteran small business owners.
The proclamation reads:
"WHEREAS, nearly one out of ten small businesses across the United States are veteran owned -- from Main Street store fronts to virtual high-tech startups that advance America, veteran owned small businesses are a pillar of our economy and contribute to the foundation of our nation; and
WHEREAS, veteran small business owners are resilient, disciplined, and mission-oriented, thanks to their military service and committed to serving our country and communities; and
WHEREAS, when we resolve ourselves to strengthen our communities, we must empower and support the giants that veteran entrepreneurs are in our economy; and
WHEREAS, National Veterans Small Business Week highlights the programs and services available to veteran entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration and resource partners; and
WHEREAS, the City of Enterprise supports and joins in this national effort to help America’s veteran owned small businesses start, grow, and recover their businesses after a disaster and help our communities thrive.
NOW THEREFORE, that I Mayor William E. Cooper, Sr. and the City Council of the City of Enterprise hereby proclaim October 31 through November 4, 2022 'NATIONAL VETERANS SMALL BUSINESS WEEK' and encourage citizens of the City of Enterprise to show appreciation, honor, respect and support for veteran owned small businesses."