Small Business Day proves great success for NFIB
Events including a dinner and Capitol Hill conversations allowed business owners an opportunity to voice concerns and show support for issues affecting their livelihood. Attendees from all avenues were audience to remarks by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, House Speaker Mike Turzai and Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly at the event’s first Small Business Day Dinner on April 20.
Lawmakers, lobbyists and entrepreneurs mingled as nearly 30 congressmen, state senators, state representatives and state cabinet officials joined business owners in a dialog during the event. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) was key in blocking a committee vote on two tax increases as well as assisting in legislation to prevent union bullying. The association also awarded five regional youth with 2015 Young Entrepreneur Scholarships and recognized local members for their loyalty.
NFIB, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, maintains an office in Harrisburg. Its lobbying efforts are focused on the impact of current and proposed legislation on primarily small businesses and professional practices mainly at the federal and state levels of government.