Lt. Governor Ramsey Receives 4th Guardian Of Small Business Award
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) on Tuesday was presented with his fourth Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The presentation was made as a part of NFIB’s Small Business Day on the Hill.
“As a small business owner myself I have always appreciated the work of NFIB. On issue after issue NFIB stands up for the principles of free enterprise and economic growth even while others shy away,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “To receive this honor once again from an organization I hold in such high esteem is truly humbling.
“I have made it my priority in public service to make Tennessee the best state in which to own and operate a business. We have made great progress together on that score. “Small business is truly the backbone of our economic engine in Tennessee. I look forward to continuing cutting taxes, eliminating red tape and keeping regulations to a minimum for our state’s job creators.”
"Ron Ramsey has delivered unwavering support for small business and advocated strongly for meaningful reforms that are helping the vast majority of Tennesseans," said Jim Brown, state director for NFIB, which represents 8,500 members in Tennessee. "Case in point, Lt. Governor Ramsey engaged 500 business leaders on his Red Tape Tour and converted that knowledge and feedback into sweeping unemployment reforms. As a result, more employers are experiencing unemployment tax relief and more employees are returning to work sooner. NFIB is grateful for his leadership."
The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small-business issues. The NFIB/Tennessee Leadership Council voted to present the award to Lt. Governor Ramsey in recognition of his work in last year's legislative session.