(AUSTIN, TEXAS) AUG. 8, 2016 — National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/Texas, the state’s leading small business association, will be meeting with area small business owners and members as part of a membership development and education gathering August 8-11 in the counties of Gonzales, Karnes, DeWitt, Wilson, Guadalupe, and Lavaca.
Gearing up for the 85th Legislative Session, the team plans to meet with area business owners to hear more about the everyday policy issues that impact business and gain insight into small business legislative needs.
“Just as the public policy team in Austin are the boots of small business at the Capitol, our sales and service team are the boots on the ground visiting small businesses door-to-door,” said NFIB/Texas Executive Director Will Newton. “While we poll our members to determine the top priorities for us to fight for or against in the Capitol, these visits help to expand our dialogue and understanding, and the information gained during these meetings will be utilized in advocacy of small business during the 85th Legislative Session.”
NFIB/Texas has 21,000 dues-paying members representing a cross-section of the state’s economy from agriculture, construction, and manufacturing to wholesale, retail, and services. Additionally, NFIB/Texas membership is 96 percent comprised of businesses who have 40 employees or less and is the largest association advocating for small business in the Capitol.