As the holiday shopping season officially is under way with today’s “Black Friday” events, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) strongly suggests people to shop locally on Saturday, November 30th, which is also known as “Small Business Saturday.”
“Small businesses truly are the backbone of our communities,” Senator Farley said. “We rely on small businesses as the economic engine to keep New Yorkers working and raising their families here in New York State.”
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation to direct more state economic development funding to small businesses so they can become more economically competitive, grow, and create more jobs. The bill (S1530) would require state agencies that award economic development assistance to give preference to small businesses and entrepreneurs because they are most in need of assistance and are significant job creators.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with members of the New York State Brewers Association on June 9th in Albany. They discussed issues surrounding small businesses and breweries in New York State. Pictured (left to right) with Senator Farley are Shelby Schneider of Clifton Park’s Shmaltz Brewing Company, John Carr of Lake George’s Adirondack Brewery, Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz, Neil Evans of Albany Pump Station and Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing Company.