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B&K Power in Marengo supports Small Business Saturday

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Submitted by B&K Power Equipment Inc.

B&K Power Equipment Inc., 17009 Harmony Road, Marengo will participate in the third annual Small Business Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Drawings will be held every two hours.

Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently owned small businesses.

American Express, the founding sponsor of Small Business Saturday, created the national program in 2010 in response to small business owners' most pressing need: more demand for their products and services. Last year, more than 100 million consumers "shopped small" generating millions of dollars in sales for local merchants and organizers are expecting even greater participation this year.

B&K Power Equipment Inc. is a member of Independent We Stand, a national small business movement powered in part by Stihl Inc. and a partner in the Small Business Saturday event. Independent We Stand and its member businesses and partners seek to focus attention on the importance of small businesses across the nation, the jobs they create and the economic benefit they provide their local communities. Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ just over half of all private sector employees, according to the Small Business Administration.

"This national event encourages people to reinvest in their communities by shopping with local businesses like our Independent We Stand members," said Bill Brunelle, project manager of Independent We Stand. "Locally owned businesses reinvest in the local economy at a 60-percent higher rate than chains and Internet retailers, so Small Business Saturday shoppers will be revitalizing their economies while finding great deals at their favorite local merchants."

B&K Power Equipment is a sales and service company of construction, farm and residential machinery. They sell Toro snowblowers, Gehl skidloaders, Massey Ferguson tractors, Dixon lawn mowers, Stihl Power Equipment and more. B&K Power Equipment has been servicing the needs of their customers for over 40 years.

Independent We Stand is a movement of independent business owners across the country to inform their communities about the importance of "Buying Local" and how these efforts bolster their local economy. This movement supports all local and national causes committed to boosting local economic development projects. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored in part by Stihl Inc. Visit www.IndependentWeStand.org.

For details on B&K Power Equipment, call (815) 923-4547 or visit www.bandkpower.com.

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