STATEHOUSE – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) presented Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) with the Small Business Guardian Award.
The Small Business Guardian Award is NFIB’s highest honor for elected officials who consistently support the small business agenda.
The NFIB is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, the NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals. The NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses.
There to present the award was Barbara Quandt, Indiana State Director of the NFIB.
“And not only has he voted with us, the Speaker has had the courage to lead on the issues that matter. The Right to Work legislation simply would not have happened without his leadership. Brian Bosma truly is our ‘Guardian of Small Business’,” said Quandt.
Under Speaker Bosma’s leadership, the House Republicans have been able to address a number of pro-economy pieces of legislation which have led to Indiana being recognized as having the best toolbox in the Midwest and arguably the nation when it comes to creating a climate for job growth.
“Having grown up in a Hoosier small business family, and operating my own small business today, I understand firsthand the opportunities and challenges presented to Hoosier entrepreneurs. I value the constructive working relationship that I have with the NFIB, and I hold their recognition in high regard.
“It is truly an honor,” said Speaker Bosma.