State Small-Business Owners to Convene in Lincoln

Date: March 30, 2017

Annual event draws entrepreneurs from all over Nebraska. Register now for April 12 event.

Contact: Bob Hallstrom, Nebraska State Director,
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager,

LINCOLN, Neb., March 30, 2017—Gov. Pete Ricketts will give the keynote address to a gathering of small-business owners from around the state on Wednesday, April 12, at the State Capitol.

“Our Small Business Days are an opportunity for Main Street entrepreneurs to talk directly with the policymakers crafting the rules and regulations their enterprises must abide by,” said Bob Hallstrom, Nebraska state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small-business association with 350,000 dues-paying members nationwide, including nearly 5,000 in Nebraska.

Co-sponsoring this year’s event are the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Independent Business Association and Nebraskans for Workers’ Compensation Equity and Fairness.

Small Business Day at the Capitol is open to all small-business owners. Registration is required and can be made online here. The cost to attend is $20 per person, which includes materials and lunch. Reporters are invited to attend free of charge.

Leading senators will give attendees an update on legislative issues such as property tax relief, income tax relief, paid family medical leave, and the state budget. Want to keep up with the news about the small-business agenda in the State Capitol? Follow State Director Bob Hallstrom’s weekly reports. Click here for the latest one and scroll down to access all prior reports. You can also keep up with them by following NFIB/Nebraska on Twitter at NFIB_NE.

2017 Small Business Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, April 12
9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. registration
10:45 a.m. start of program
Room 1023
State Capitol
1445 K St.


For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.

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233 South 13th St., Suite 700
Lincoln, NE 68501-0008
Twitter: @NFIB_NE


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