LINCOLN, Neb., April 15, 2014—With a week to go before their April 22 forum in Omaha, Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are sharpening their business knowledge, especially when it comes to small business, Nebraska’s biggest employer group and generator of almost every new job.
“I believe Americans across the country and here in Nebraska are taking time to learn more about the candidates who are running for office, considering the important issues that are at stake for business owners,” said Bob Hallstrom, Nebraska state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, which has more than 4,500 members in the state.
NFIB, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Business-Industry Political Action Committee and the National Association of Manufacturers, are co-sponsoring the U.S. Senate forum, which will be held at the Sheraton Omaha Hotel on Tuesday, April 22, beginning at 6 p.m. with a candidate meet and greet, followed at 7 p.m. by the forum.
Obamacare and its impact on business, taxes and regulations are some of the business issues candidates will be asked about. All seven Democratic and Republican candidates have confirmed their participation. A special webpage with more information about small business, its issues, and its distinctions from big business can be read here.
The forum is open to the public, but a reservation is required and costs $10 per person. Reservations can be made by email to NFIB Member Support Manager Stephanie Wentz, email@example.com, or by calling her at 866-639-1846. Media are invited to attend compliments of NFIB.
NFIB’s U.S. Senate Candidate Forum
Tuesday, April 22
6 p.m. candidate meet and greet
7 p.m. forum
Sheraton Omaha Hotel
655 N. 108th Ave.
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.
National Federation of Independent Business/Nebraska
233 South 13th St., Suite 700
Lincoln, NE 68501-0008