City of Tracy shows support for National Small Business Week


TRACY – It’s been said small businesses are the heart of local economies. Mom and Pops have something to offer the big box stores don’t: a personal touch.

The City of Tracy recognizes the importance of small, locally owned and operated businesses. As such, it will show support for the “little guys” by hosting a marketing series aimed at small business in the area, starting April 27 – the beginning of National Small Business Week.

On May 2, city officials, Chamber of Commerce staff, community members and volunteers will hold a “business walk” in support of the week, which runs from April 30 to May 5.

Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman made a proclamation in support of National Small Business week during the city council meeting on April 18.

“The City of Tracy supports the national effort to help America’s small businesses do what they do best – grow their business, create jobs and ensure that our communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today,” Rickman said in a statement. “When we support small businesses, jobs are created and local communities preserve their unique culture.”

There will be three different presentations for the marketing series to take place April 27, May 25 and June 22. The presentations are titled “Building a Brand to Take Online,” “Modern Tools and Strategies for Digital Marketing” and “Social Media Marketing Strategies.”

The classes are offered by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce. To enroll, those interested can visit or call the chamber office at (209) 835-2131.

“The City of Tracy, in partnership with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, supports local small business growth, and making Tracy a location of choice for businesses to thrive,” a statement released by the City of Tracy announced.


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