GLEN ROCK, NJ - Shop Small Saturday, which preceded the first winter storm of the 2019 season, was highlighted by a visit from Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who walked Rock Road with Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce members.

Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country and founded by American Express in 2010, is typically celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 

Saturday, November 30, warm and sunny, was an inviting day for shoppers who were out and about on the eve before the storm that dumped several inches of snow and left the area encrusted in snowy ice.

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“Small businesses are the bedrock of our North Jersey community," Gottheimer said during his visit to several stores along Rock Road. "They’re our job creators, the backbone of our economy."

Gottheimer visited The Curious Reader, The Creative Den, Little Joe and John's Barber Shop, Carrick Mor, the Stephen Azzarone All State Insurance Agency, Bagel Gourmet, and John’s Boy Pizzeria.

New Jersey has more than 860,000 small businesses, which makes up 99.6% of all businesses in the Garden State. 1.8 million people in New Jersey are small business employees, making up 49.6% of all employees within the Garden State. Furthermore, small businesses created 33,000 new jobs in New Jersey last year.