Small-business owners are the job-generating engine of every state and nation’s economy, and on Tuesday, January 28, Arizona’s will meet with top legislative leaders for their 2014 Small Business Day at the Capitol.
A bipartisan group of confirmed speakers include House Speaker Andy Tobin, Senate President Andy Biggs, House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, Rep. Tom Forese, Sen. Gail Griffin and Sen. Steve Farley.
Every major poll shows small-business owners the most highly regarded group in America, and every elected official claims to be their friend. But during the cut and thrust of legislative activity, even lawmakers who should know better can fall victim to the persuasion of the supremely well-funded lobbying machines of trial lawyers, big labor and advocates for bigger and bigger government—while small-business owners must attend fulltime to the running of their enterprises. To help blunt the force of big money, NFIB and its partners host annual Small Business Days at the Capitol to remind elected officials of Main Street’s message.
Partnering Small Business Groups: National Federation of Independent Business, Construction Trades Coalition, American Rental Association of Arizona, Small Business Alliance, Arizona Alarm Association, Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants, Arizona International Growth Group, Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, Automotive Service Association of Arizona, NAIOP: Commercial Real Estate Development Association – Arizona Chapter, Arizona Sign Association, Arizona Wine Growers, Arizona Professional Towing & Recovery Association, Independent Pest Control Operators Council of Arizona, Arizona Propane Gas Association, Arizona Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
Presenting Sponsor: CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company. Luncheon Sponsor: APS
For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.