“National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day”
An unusual holiday that recognizes hospitality and all family businesses
When : Always March 29th
The hospitality business has always been an industry that has embraced and cultivated family business values and structures. There are many success stories in hotels, restaurants, spas, pubs and other related businesses that are now in the 2nd, 3rd and sometimes 4th generations.
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 the occasional 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 and they have the appreciation of being “their own boss.”
Family businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of every economy in the world. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace and provide personal service support. In hospitality, it is often the owner who is the chef, maitre’d or host in a family owned and operated restaurant. In hotels, there may be many family members in a wide range of assignments all working to meet their personal and family goals.
When you call a family business, you are more likely to get a real, live person who is happy to talk to you. They tend to know their products better than some branded properties, because they were involved in the design selection and talk with their customers and guests regularly. Many family owned and operated hospitality businesses are outstanding performers in niche markets and have evolved their offerings with personalized concepts and ideas that please their guests.
Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by showing your support….shop their restaurants, hotels, clubs, spas and stores today, and everyday.
In Hospitality, remember the value of family businesses
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, Florida USA
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