From left to right are Jeff Clark, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce president and owner of Mike’s Country Store; Chris Crockett, Chamber board member and owner of Rockett Computer; Kelly Cochrane, Chamber vice president and manager at Cadillac Mountain Sports; Ellsworth City Council Chairman Bob Crosthwaite ; Kristy Overlock, Chamber membership coordinator; Paul Ouellette, a physician’s assistant at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital whose wife, Terri, owns Drywall by Design; Susan Farley, the Chamber’s executive director; Barbara Courchesne from The Bud Connection with her daughter, Cassidy; and Joe Baranello, new co-owner of The Cellar Bistro on Main Street. PHOTO BY STEVE FULLER

Council declares Small Business Saturday in Ellsworth



ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth City Council took a moment Monday night to recognize the economic impact of small businesses and to declare Saturday, Nov. 28, as Small Business Saturday in Ellsworth.

Council Chairman Bob Crosthwaite issued and read aloud a proclamation, citing statistics that indicate there are 27.9 million small businesses across the country right now and they employ more than 55 percent of the nation’s working population.

Crosthwaite said the city “supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy and preserve our neighborhoods.”

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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