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Birmingham, AL  Ahead of National Small Business Week, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) continued her Small Business Tour through Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Sewell made stops at four local businesses to showcase their contributions to the local economy and highlight the importance of shopping small.

“We in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District are home to so many amazing small businesses whose impact on our community can never be overstated,” Rep. Sewell. “Small businesses are the strongest economic engine in our country and the backbone of our economy, and I am committed to doing what I can to help them thrive. During National Small Businesses Week, we can all play a role in supporting our small businesses by shopping local and shopping small!”

On Friday, Rep. Sewell stopped for lunch at Travis Chicago Style, a locally owned food truck known for their Polish sausage and bear burger. Sewell also visited Alabama Goods, a locally owned retail store in Homewood specializing in Alabama made products, and Bearden Design, a locally owned boutique and women’s clothing store offering unique styles from all over the world.

Earlier this week, Rep. Sewell stopped by The Coffee Shoppe in Selma which will soon be awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2024 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Disaster Recovery Efforts. On Monday, she will host a “Terri Talks” virtual discussion with owner Jackie Smith. The conversation will stream live on Sewell’s official FacebookTwitter, and YouTube pages at 3:00 p.m. CST.

This year, National Small Business Week takes place April 28 - May 4, 2024, and officially recognizes the hard work, ingenuity, and dedication of our nation’s small businesses, including their contributions to the economy.