Small businesses invited to a showcase event

Local small businesses are invited to “Support Small Business Saturday,” an event showcasing small businesses and the support services and resources available to them. The event is scheduled for Saturday May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Small businesses wishing to attend the event are encouraged to call (702) 455-2540 or email [email protected] as soon as possible as available slots fill up quickly.

In addition to an array of local vendors in attendance, staff from the purchasing department will be there to explain how local businesses can compete for Clark County contracts, and the Office of Community and Economic Development will be there to showcase new tools. online to help new, established and potential businesses interested in investing, expanding or relocating to Clark County. Trade license staff will also be on hand.

The event, hosted by the office of Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, will feature live music, food trucks and raffle prizes for small businesses that supply their business cards.

“Small businesses are an essential part of the local economy and we must do all we can to support them,” said Commissioner Kirkpatrick. “The goal of the event is to help local businesses and increase their chances of success.”

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11and-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the nationand– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

Joseph K. Bennett