20 Nov, 2013, 05:05 ET
HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Energy, the retail electricity business established by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA to serve small commercial customers, will support and build awareness for Small Business Saturday on November 30th.
The company will donate $5 for every comment and photo on its Facebook page that acknowledges a favorite small business during the month of November, up to a total of $5,000.
The money raised through Think Energy's Facebook effort will be donated to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a national organization devoted to promoting the growth and success of women-owned businesses—the fastest-growing segment in today's economy.
"Small Business Saturday is a great movement formed to inspire consumers to support their local small businesses," said John Henderson, General Manager of Think Energy. "As one of the only retail electricity providers serving small businesses exclusively, we recognize and understand small businesses are essential to the long-term vitality and growth of the U.S. economy."
"At the National Association of Women Business Owners, our mission is to strengthen women-owned small businesses across this country by empowering women entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to be successful regardless of their size or sector," said Bille Drago, NAWBO National Chair and Interim CEO. "We are grateful for this support from Think Energy and applaud them for their commitment to increasing the visibility of American Express' Small Business Saturday as well as increasing opportunities for independent businesses, many of which are owned and operated by women."
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners' most pressing need: more customers. In 2012, Small Business Saturday supporters reported spending over $5.5 billion at independently owned businesses on that day.1 More than 3.2 million Facebook users2, 350+ advocacy organizations, 150+ corporations, and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., declared their support for Small Business Saturday last year.
To support the effort, go to Think Energy's Facebook page at Facebook.com/MyThinkEnergy.
About Think Energy
Think Energy, a part of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, provides small business electricity, serving small commercial customers in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania – and is one of the nation's only retail electricity suppliers serving small businesses exclusively. For additional information, visit mythinkenergy.com, or follow Think Energy on Twitter @MyThinkEnergy and Facebook.com/MyThinkEnergy.
1 Based on Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey of nationally representative sample of 800 adults conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express (November 2012).
2 Facebook Insights. References 3,212,703 "Likes" on the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook as of 12/31/2012.
SOURCE Think Energy
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