NFIB's Virtual New Jersey Small Business Day a Great Success

Date: March 11, 2022

NFIB New Jersey’s’ 2022 Small Business Day, hosted virtually on March 11th, was “standing room only” as small business owners from around the state discussed the issues most important to their businesses with a top state lawmaker and the association’s state lobbyist.

State Director Eileen Kean directed an informative discussion with NFIB members and state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24th Dist.), the Senate Minority Leader, to ensure that the Voice of Small Business is well-informed and heard in Trenton. Sen. Oroho generously spoke with NFIB members for more than 40 minutes and remained for some of the following discussions as well.

The event, which was free for members and guests, included an overview of NFIB’s legislative priorities in the state legislature, as well as instruction on how small-business owners can influence policy in New Jersey to help your business succeed.

NJ Senate Minority Leader Steve Oroho answers questions from NFIB members

The policy discussions included updates and Q&A on:

  • Governor Murphy’s Budget Address Proposal
  • Inflation, historically high gas prices, and the state’s $0.329 state fuel tax
  • The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund and UI Taxes
  • Unused COVID-relief federal ARPA funds
  • Difficulty finding workers and filling positions
  • Paid leave proposals
Sen. Oroho praised the activism of NFIB and its members in New Jersey and urged participants to stay focused and engaged as the legislature considers bills harmful to Main Street businesses. “Small businesses are the heart of our state economy,” said Sen. Oroho.
 
“These are very difficult times for small businesses, many of which are still rebuilding after two years of state-imposed COVID restrictions and shutdowns,” said State Director Kean. “We are grateful to Senator Oroho for being so generous with his time and listening to the challenges New Jersey small business owners are facing across the state. He is a Main Street champion in the Senate, and we thank him for his leadership.”
 
If you would like to learn more about the issues discussed at New Jersey’s Small Business Day or have questions about issues affecting your small business, please contact State Director Eileen Kean at eileen.kean@nfib.org.

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