Small-business activist to co-lead next year’s Fourth of July parade in Juneau
The NFIB/Alaska family was proud to hear the news of member Ron Flint named one of the grand marshals for the 2018 Fourth of July Parade in Juneau.
“Every small-business owner in Alaska owes Ron Flint of debt of gratitude for his tireless advocacy on behalf of Main Street enterprises,” said NFIB/Alaska State Director Denny DeWitt. “It’s great to see his hometown honor him for his equally tireless commitment to the community.”
According to radio station KINY, “Flint has volunteered for about 350 different organizations in Juneau. In addition to the annual fireworks display, he has served several years on the Juneau Chamber of Commerce board of directors … He is the past fundraising chair of the American Cancer Society and a two-time ‘hair’ volunteer with St. Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Research.”
Flint is also a leadership council member for NFIB/Alaska. In that role, he has been a stand-out advocate for small business, said DeWitt. “He always answers the call to testify on bills important to small business,” said DeWitt. “Last year, he testified again and again on a bill that would have restored petty theft penalties, and I know I can call on him again when we try to get it passed in 2018. He’s indefatigable when it comes to advocating for small business. He’s a true champion and I’m hearted that Juneau has honored him.”
Flint owns and operates Nugget Alaskan Outfitters. The Fourth of July Parade’s other grand marshal is former state Rep. Cathy Munoz.