Friday, March 29, 2013
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
When : Always March 29th
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day celebrates small business owners. These individuals spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands, and lack of a hired staff, often translates into long and late hours, and many missed family and personal events. But, all in all, they love what they do. After all, they are their own boss.
New businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of the U.S. economy. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. They provide stellar and personal service support. When you call, you are more likely to get a real, live person. And unlike big national chains, they know their products. They are outstanding performers in niche markets. In manufacturing, they create many new concepts and ideas, making them creators of new products.
Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by showing your support....shop their stores today, and everyday.
Origin of "National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day":
According to the son of the "mom and pop" this day was created for:
" This holiday was created to honor the business that my parents started on 3/29/39 in Everett , MA —a hat shop called Ruth’s. It later developed into a woman’s specialty clothing store and moved to Medford , MA , increasing in size to 10,000 square feet with over $2 million dollars revenue until it closed in 1997."
Rick Segel, Poinciana, FL 34759
This Day in History March 29
Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England. (1461)
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629. (1632)
Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden. (1638)
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. (1806)
Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins. (1865)
The Knights of Columbus are established. (1882)
Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. (1886)
The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm. (1911)
In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters. (1936)
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. (1951)
The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety. (1957)
The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections. (1961)
My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison. (1971)
A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers. (1971)
The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. (1973)