FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. - The National Small Business Association today unveiled the 2008 Small Business Stars, ten of the most influential, small-business friendly members of Congress, their staff, members of the Administration and the media. The awardees, who were among an impressive list of individuals with strong dedication to the small-business community, exemplified the kind of leadership small business needs and deserves.
“With the small-business community facing great economic uncertainty, an inability to afford quality health care and skyrocketing energy costs, the work of our 2008 Small Business Stars is critical,” stated Todd O. McCracken, NSBA president. “Rather than give lip-service to small business, these people are constantly pushing for the betterment of small business, they are walking the walk.”
Whether through the introduction of legislation that would end a long-standing tax loophole penalizing self-employed individuals, pushing to ensure fair and equitable reauthorizations of key small-business programs or providing America’s small-business community with excellent reporting on legislation affecting their business, the inaugural 2008 class of Small Business Stars understands what is important to small business.
2008 Small Business Stars
Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
Congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa
Congressman Wally Herger of California
Congressman John Linder of Georgia
Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin
Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for U.S. SBA Office of Advocacy
Alex Hecht, Minority Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Kevin Wheeler, Majority Deputy Staff Dir. for the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Kent Hoover, Washington Bureau Chief for American City Business Journals
To learn more about the 2008 Small Business Stars and their extraordinary work for the small-business community, please click here.
Since 1937, NSBA has advocated on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. Reaching more than 150,000 small businesses, NSBA is proud to be the first national small-business advocacy organization in the United States. To find out more about the importance of the small-business community, please visit NSBA’s Small Business: 70 Million Strong…And Voting campaign at www.nsba.biz/vote.