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Gregory Huysman

Gregory Huysman is the director of business lending at VSECU. He has worked in banking and small business lending for 25 years after graduating from Saint Michael's College. A New Jersey native, he lives in South Burlington as a weekend chef and father of two grown daughters.

By: Gregory Huysman

November 27th, 2020

Support Local Businesses During COVID-19 on Small Business Saturday

Local Investing

This Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday. Started in response to the Great Recession, the annual event invites communities to buy from small, local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Ten years later, our local business owners are facing an even greater challenge. As of August 2020, 163,735 United States businesses listed on Yelp were reported as closed, with 97,966 reported as permanently closed due to the pandemic. If there was ever a time to participate in Small Business Saturday, the time is now.

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