NFIB has presented state Sen. Heather Cloud with its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award for being a strong and consistent advocate for small business in the Louisiana Legislature. Cloud represents Senate District 28, which includes Allen and Evangeline and parts of Avoyelles and St. Landry parishes.
The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small businesses. The NFIB Louisiana Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members, voted to present the award to the legislator for his outstanding leadership on small business issues.
NFIB State Director Dawn Starns presented the award to Cloud on Nov. 24 at the Rotary Club of Ville Platte.
“Senator Cloud has shown us that she really understands the challenges facing Louisiana’s small businesses,” Starns said. “Senator Cloud has supported efforts to enact much-needed COVID-19 liability protections to discourage overzealous trial lawyers from trying to cash in on the pandemic and opposed a host of bills that would have made it harder to run, let alone grow, a small business in Louisiana.
“That’s why I’m proud to present her with the Guardian of Small Business Award,” Starns said.