Last week, 200 small business owners and small business advocates joined the National Federation of Independent Business/Florida for a dinner in Tallahassee to honor Governor Rick Scott for his commitment to small business and turning Florida’s economy around.
Small business owners from across the state gathered with elected officials to highlight the Governor’s achievements and dedication to growing jobs, cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and putting Florida on the path to recovery following 2017’s damaging hurricanes.
“Governor Scott has spent the last seven years creating an environment where small businesses can grow, thrive and create jobs,” said Bill Herrle, NFIB/Florida’s executive director. “Governor Scott’s work makes it possible for small business owners to do what they do best – create jobs – and we appreciate his steadfast support.”
At the dinner, NFIB/Florida presented Governor Scott with the Guardian of Small Business award. The NFIB Guardian of Small Business award, which was presented by NFIB/Florida Leadership Council Chairman Walter Pierce and NFIB/Florida Immediate Past Chairman Jerry Pierce, is the association’s highest honor given to lawmakers whose work reflects support and advocacy for the small business community.