From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, March 31, 2012

National Small Business Weekend

As discussed in past commentaries, local businesses are very important to local communities and local economies.

The first weekend of April is an opportunity for us to begin a new tradition and support National Small Business Weekend on the First Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month. As you go shopping let your local store owners know that you are supporting this effort which is outlined on

The theme of American Workers Need You is to help restore America's economy and see more Americans employed. The recession has demonstrated how important it is for us to support one another and it is now evident that local businesses must do more to seek out American made products from their suppliers and promote American made products to their customers. You are urged to support your locally-owned private sector businesses who employ more than 60 million American workers, also knowing that 70% of every dollar you spend in local businesses is recirculated within your local economy.

Your support for local businesses helps in several ways:

Local residents will remain employed.
Local delivery and marketing services are utilized.
Local, as well as federal and state, taxes are collected through the payroll and business tax system and used to support local, state and federal government services
As more customers shop local and seek out American made products, they help American based manufacturing facilities remain open and expand manufacturing in the U.S.A.

I promote these facts because we need to support our local businesses as we work to restore manufacturing in the U.S.A. As more Americans seek out and direct their purchasing power to support American Made products and local businesses FIRST, the impact will benefit all of us.

This is Michael Blichasz. I encourage you to spread the word about, the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month.

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