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SBA to Celebrate “Dine Local” – November 24th Parkville Market, Hartford

What:  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Connecticut District Office will kick-off an inaugural “Dine Local” press event celebration on Wednesday, November 24th at Parkville Market, Hartford, CT.  “Local food and beverage establishments are a critical component of our small business community networks. The dine local celebration emphasizes the importance of supporting this sector which continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Catherine Marx, SBA Connecticut District Director. This “Dine Local” celebration is in addition to the traditional National Small Business Saturday events held in Connecticut and across America.

Why:  Small Business Saturday® can be a personal act of economic patriotism – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Dining local is important because Connecticut’s small business food service and accommodation industry employs nearly 99,000 people, generating a payroll of over $2 million.


Who: Federal Delegation (invited) along with Mayor Luke Bronin, SBA District Director Catherine Marx, Metro Alliance president David Griggs, Hartford Chamber of Commerce president Julio Concepcion, Parkville Market owner Carlos Mouta, and Hartford City Council members who will kick-off the Shop Small/Dine Local holiday season featuring music from the Mariachi Academy, Hartford, CT.

Where: Parkville Market, 1400 Park Street, Hartford, CT, is home to over 19 locally owned restaurants and market wide programming that partners with local artisans, performers and shops.

When: 11:30am on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 2021.