CMUSA Salutes Our Members in Honor of Small Business Week

Owning a small business isn’t easy. It takes courage, hard work and perseverance.

That’s why during National Small Business Week – an American tradition dating back to 1963 – we take the opportunity to recognize small business owners like you who are so important in moving this country forward. You have an often challenging job with long hours, but the work you do has a huge impact on our national economy. In fact, about two out of every three new jobs created each year are created by small businesses.

In honor of Small Business Week and of the great work of our nation’s small businesses, we’d like to highlight a few CMUSA members and the impact they have on their communities:

  • The Treehouse Pub in Cleveland, Ohio has been in business since 1996 – nearly 20 years! In that time, manager Katy Sigler has transformed the restaurant from a tiny establishment into one of Cleveland’s most iconic taverns. The Treehouse Pub regularly serves not only locals from the surrounding neighborhood, but also people from all over the Cleveland area and all around the world.
  • In Louisville, Kentucky, KaZoing Party & Play provides children with a venue to play, learn and grow, emphasizing art, music, dance, games and crafts. Since Karri Gerdemann opened the doors of KaZoing Party & Play, she and her team have embraced a philosophy of giving parents as much time as possible to enjoy the facility with their children.
  • Critterland Pets exemplifies the ideal that a small business should have close ties to its community. Owner Mark Fong and his family have run this business in the tight-knit town of Mill Valley, California for the past three decades, and they place great value in getting to know their customers and developing long-standing relationships. Mark describes the business as not only a pet shop, but also a local hangout and a staple of the community.

To these members—and to all of you—thank you for all of the work you do to create jobs and support your communities. Please know that you really do make a difference and your communities wouldn’t be the same without you.

Our goal at CMUSA is to support you by helping you navigate the world of payment card acceptance. As more and more customers choose to pay using a credit or debit card, please continue to use our resources to help you stay in the know.

And, as always, please share your story with us so we can learn more about your business and the great work you do!

Happy Small Business Week to all of our members!

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