The holidays are here and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have passed. Much shopping is left to do. Please take the time to seek opportunities to patronize our local small businesses. This is the time of year that makes or breaks a local small business. Local small businesses contribute significantly more than big box, national and regional chains do to our community. Local small businesses support all aspects of our community from sports clubs, scouts, Lions, Rotary, Elks, American Legion, VFW, fire departments, police as well as many of our not-for-profits.

Most all of your needs can be filled by a local small business in our community. Please shop our towns’ five business hamlets (Crompond, Jefferson Valley, Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Yorktown Heights) this holiday season and year round.

Bob Giordano is the founder/president of the Yorktown Small Business Association.