Video highlights of presentations from lawmakers, L&I, and governor’s staff bring the event to you
Dozens of entrepreneurs from across the state traveled to Olympia February 1 for insider briefings from policy leaders and for one-on-one meetings with lawmakers. They also helped to amplify the Voice of Small Business at our State Capitol.
Members heard directly from top legislators about the issues affecting their enterprises and – most importantly – had the opportunity to ask questions during presentations and afterward. Added to this were visits from Gov. Jay Inslee’s top health-care policy adviser and from the assistant director for the Dept. of Labor & Industries who thanked NFIB members for their visit to Olympia.
“We have members drive long hours from every corner of our vast state to attend Small Business Day,” said Washington State Director Patrick Connor. “We do our best to ensure the trip is worth their time. Special thanks go to our speakers and to NFIB Grassroots Manager Stacy Jenkins and Administrative Assistant Marilyn Drake for putting in the extra hours to make it work.”
Video highlights from NFIB/Washington’s Small Business Day at the Capitol can be seen from the links below.
- Liz Smith, assistant director for the Dept. of Labor & Industries, outlines her agency’s five goals.
- Sen. Shelly Short talks about the Hirst fix and its expected impact on water supply for housing and agricultural needs.
- Jason McGill, a top health-care advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee, discusses workplace and community impacts of the growing opioid epidemic.
- Sen. Curtis King reminds everyone about the importance of reaching across the aisle to work in a bipartisan way.
Also giving remarks were Tim Goodrich, NFIB’s new regional state public policy executive director and Catherine Michael, NFIB’s vice president for public affairs, who spoke at the leadership council meeting the night before.
NFIB has been hosting Small Business Days for 20 years, and if you couldn’t make this year’s, we hope you can join us next year. The more small-business owners who attend, the louder we speak, and the better our message is heard.