Gov. Bruce Rauner was among the officials who spoke on Wednesday with members of NFIB as part of Small Business Day at the Capitol.
NFIB members also met with Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin.
Durkin also introduced a resolution honoring NFIB on its 75th anniversary. NFIB was founded in 1943 in San Mateo, Calif. It now has offices in all 50 state capitals and Washington, D.C.
NFIB State Director Mark Grant and Grassroots Manager Jamie Cobby also led NFIB members to the Statehouse for meetings with their local legislators.
“Small Business Day gives our members the opportunity to engage with members of the Legislature and speak out about the issues that affect their businesses,” Grant said.
“We’d like to thank Governor Rauner, Senator Brady, and Representative Durkin for meeting with our members to talk about things the Legislature can do to help small businesses grow and create jobs.”