WASHINGTON--White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett will tout "Small Business Saturday" in Chicago's Hyde Park, where she will hit the famed 57th Street Books and Chant, the restaurant on E. 53rd to urge folks to shop at local stores.
On Saturday, Jarrett, joined by Ald. Will Burns (4th) and members of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will host a press conference at Chant, 1509 E. 53rd--not far from the Kenwood home of President Barack Obama and the block where Jarrett was raised.
From a White House official: "The point of the press conference is to "generate awareness about Small Business Saturday....You've heard of Black Friday. And Cyber Monday. But did you know that this Saturday is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is a national initiative that marks a day to support the local business that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is an event that drives shoppers to local, independently-owned merchants. The President and the Administration is encouraging everyone to do their holiday shopping this Saturday, November 26, at local small businesses."