Main Takeaway From Maryland Small Business Day: Write your legislators, get involved!

Date: February 28, 2017

Photo Credit: Executive Office of the Governor
Photo Credit: Executive Office of the Governor

 

Speakers at Maryland Small Business Day including NFIB State Director Mike O’Halloran, President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Christine Ross, Delegate Warren Miller, and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford all had the same message – get involved! With the push for paid leave looming and a variety of issues that could impact small business on the table in Annapolis, speakers stressed the importance of contacting your legislators and letting them know how these bills would affect your business and employees. There are many ways to get involved, you can email or call your legislators, testify at a bill hearing or speak with the media. What’s most important is that you share your personalized story and provide details about how a piece of legislation would impact your business with your elected officials.

“What I took away from yesterday is that I need to KEEP contacting various officials,” said NFIB Member Laurel Cox.

Following the speaker portion of the event, small business owners and legislators mingled and talked about issues during our Small Business Reception

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Watch all of the speakers here

Photos from Small Business Day 2017

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State Director, Mike O’Halloran speaks about the small business issues being considered during the 2017 General Assembly Session Photo Credit: Executive Office of the Governor
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Thank you to the MD Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the event!
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford talks with NFIB members Kurt Zanelotti and Delegate Chris Adams Photo Credit: Executive Office of the Governor
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford talks with NFIB members Kurt Zanelotti and Delegate Chris Adams Photo Credit: Executive Office of the Governor
NFIB Members Tom Kunkel and George Good are proud #SmallBizVoters
NFIB Members Tom Kunkel and George Good are proud #SmallBizVoters
Small Business Reception with members of the General Assembly
Small Business Reception with members of the General Assembly

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