After a year of turbulence, the Billings Chamber is thrilled to celebrate 2021 Small Business Appreciation Week May 3rd- 7th. Don't worry, if you purchased tickets to see Tony Hawk, he's coming to Billings for Chamber Breakfast 2022 and your tickets will be valid! More to come on Tony Hawk for April 2022!
Small businesses are crucial to the local economy: there are more than 30.7 million of them in the United States accounting for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses. Specific to Billings and the chamber, our membership of over 1,100 businesses is made up of over 80% small businesses. We call them small, but they are definitely mighty!
Small Business Appreciation Week was created to celebrate and show appreciation to these businesses. The shops who sponsor our little league teams, donate to non-profits, fundraisers, and raffles, who give to the Go Fund Me campaigns arranged for our community members in need. Small businesses show up, even when they’re down. We saw how the COVID-19 pandemic devastated many small businesses and the Chamber is creating opportunities for everyone to show up and show appreciation for all they do.
We are grateful to our presenting sponsors, KULR8 and PayneWest Insurance. Without their support and investment, this event would not be possible.