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On Sept. 13 and 14, NSBA will host its annual fly-in, where small-business owners from coast-to-coast will make their way to Capitol Hill to educate Congress on the realities of running a small business.
Known as the Washington Presentation, this highly anticipated event convenes small-business leaders with lawmakers and facilitates high-powered networking with other small-business owners and policymakers, including a briefing from the White House.
In addition to meeting with lawmakers and officials in the White House, NSBA will host several substantive sessions, including: a Breakfast, various high-level policy discussions with D.C. insiders, a Lobbying 101 primer, and the announcement of the winner of the 2023 Lew Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.
NSBA's stellar reputation on Capitol Hill is a testament to the engagement and activism of our members, and the Washington Presentation is a critical component of that.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
The official kick-off to the event is our Lew Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award luncheon where attendees will hear from some amazing speakers and recognize the best-and-brightest small-business advocates.
Following the luncheon, the NSBA delegation will talk policy in a briefing on our 2023 Priority Issues and get tips from lobbying experts to help prepare attendees and advocates for Hill visits.
Also that afternoon, attendees will participate in a White House briefing, where attendees will hear from top administration experts on their key priorities for small business and engage with attendees on NSBA’s priorities.
Finally, the Washington Presentation will close out day one with a relaxed reception, where attendees can network with other small-business leaders, as well as various D.C. insiders.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Kicking off the day on Thursday will be NSBA’s Congressional Breakfast. Attendees will hear from leading Members of Congress on what small-business legislation is moving in Congress and what is likely ahead in the closing months of 2023 before the 2024 election season kicks into high-gear.
From there, attendees will head to Capitol Hill to attend legislative meetings scheduled by NSBA staff if requested. NSBA will provide attendees with important leave-behinds, a detailed schedule, Capitol Complex protocol and directions for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill.
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