Small Business Week


Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and Small Business Week is a great time to celebrate their impact. Playing a vital role in our communities, providing jobs and tax revenue that support our schools, roads, and other public services. They also offer unique goods and services that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our local economies. 

During these difficult times, businesses have faced challenges like never before. But despite the difficulties, they have persevered and continued to be a source of hope and opportunity for their employees and customers.

This is a week to recognize all of the hard work and dedication that small business owners put in day in and day out. It is a commitment to their business, their passion and something that they love. 

Supporting our communities, they provide quality products and services, create jobs and help to grow our local economies. So let’s take this week to celebrate small businesses and all that they do for us!


My father is a strong, determined man who has always been an excellent role model for me. In 1979, he started Vacu-Man furnace and duct cleaning. He has endured multiple recessions and hundreds of staff changes, but he has persevered through it all. His hard work has paid off: he was able to put me through school and pay off the house. 

I am very grateful to him for everything he has done for our family. He managed to feed us and given us shelter; it is truly a remarkable story of endurance and success. 


For over 25 years I’ve been in business myself I can honestly say there is nothing more respectable then someone who has opened a small business and committed to their service or products in the community.

I encourage everyone to ensure that they purchase at that small boutique shop around the corner, it’s not about the price it’s about the fact that these small businesses exist today to serve us and you are feeding a family not a bank account when you buy from a small business. 

Thank you from all of us at Vacu-Man to the community and to other small businesses in this country.