Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SunRail should be supporting Small Business Saturday

It’s a shame SunRail will not be running this Saturday (Nov. 26) because this Saturday is Small Business Saturday.

This Saturday SunRail service would have provided a great opportunity for people to explore Central Florida to visit hundreds of small businesses along the SunRail track corridor and near almost every SunRail station – not just Park Avenue in Winter Park.

The Small Business Saturday observance was created by American Express to encourage people to patronize locally owned businesses that are the backbone of our economy.

Despite the popularity of malls and online shopping, there are about 28 million small businesses in the United States. The sales taxes those small businesses collect help fund local government and pay for police, fire, parks and other essential services.

Small businesses provide after-school jobs for our children.

Small businesses are also the most likely to contribute cash, goods and services to our churches, schools and groups like little leagues and scouts.
In many communities, small businesses are the only businesses.

Since SunRail will not be running this Saturday, we suggest riders patronize small businesses on their way home Friday night. We also recommend that you make some purchases at small businesses near your home SunRail station on Saturday.

SunRail is not only a transportation provider, it can be a business generator if it provided better service with a convenient schedule that offered 7-day service and late-night trains.

Help get full-time SunRail service by clicking here and adding your name to our petition.

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