Mayoral Proclamations

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, Entrepreneurs Day and Small Business Saturday

Press Releases
Nov 09, 2022
Angel Wygant

Wylie, Texas – November 9, 2022.  Last night at the Wylie City Council meeting, Mayor Matthew Porter issued Proclamations honoring the official observance of:

National Apprenticeship Week - November 14 - 18

National Entrepreneurs Day – November 15

Small Business Saturday – November 26

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges.  “These ‘Earn While you Learn’ programs provide a means for our youth and young adults to access skilled training while participating in paid, on-the-job apprenticeship experiences,” stated Jason Greiner.  “Working together with the Department of Labor, as well as our local education and business partners, these programs provide lucrative career opportunities and advancement while providing a robust workforce for our employers.”

Both, National Entrepreneurs Day and Small Business Saturday honor those in our community with the courage and tenacity to follow their dreams of business ownership.  Starting and owning a business has always been a key path to the American Dream — a way to build wealth through expertise, serve your neighbors, and leave a mark on the community and upon the world. "We celebrate the entrepreneurial passion, drive, and sense of purpose our small businesses demonstrate every day to succeed,” commented Jeremy Meier, President of the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association.  “We join with the City of Wylie in encouraging our citizens to support these businesses year around, especially on Small Business Saturday, November 26th,” he added.


About National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that offers established by the U.S. Department of Labor to bring together leading business, labor, education, apprentices, and other critical partners to showcase the impact Registered Apprenticeship programs have on building the American workforce, as well as highlight the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, building a pipeline to good, quality jobs, and supporting underserved communities. Registered Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to assist and propel individuals who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality by allowing apprentices to earn while they learn and providing a pathway to well-paying careers.About the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality.  As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

About National Entrepreneurs Day

National Entrepreneur’s Day is an annual event occurring on the third Tuesday of November (November 15)  that honors people who have built an empire from absolutely nothing. Radical inventions by brilliant minds have shaped the way we live today, not to mention our future. 

About Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and has been officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011. Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. According to the 2021 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey commissioned by American Express, U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $23.3 billion.

About the Wylie EDC

The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC) is funded through a citywide half-cent sales tax that is funded by over 230,000 local area residents.  The WEDC facilitates corporate relocations, local expansions of existing businesses, retail/commercial development and revitalization projects.  The Wylie EDC facilitates the creation of new jobs and generates additional tax revenue for the benefit of the community.

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