NFIB Awards Prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award

Date: September 26, 2022

Guardian of Small Business Award given to lawmakers who vote to support small business



LANSING, MI (Sept. 26, 2022) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Michigan’s leading small business advocacy organization, today presented their most prestigious legislative recognition, the Guardian of Small Business Award, to members of the Michigan House and Senate.

“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to legislators who have proven themselves to be real champions of small business,” said NFIB State Director Amanda Fisher. “These NFIB Guardians each scored 100% on the NFIB Michigan 2021-22 Voting Record, demonstrating their commitment to small business. They also worked behind the scenes to help further NFIB’s Main Street Agenda.”

“These lawmakers voted to give needed tax and regulatory relief during these challenging economic times and rein in state government overreach,” noted Fisher. “They consistently stood against the governor on policies that would hurt small business, truly earning the title ‘Guardian.’”

NFIB is unique in that it only represents small and independent businesses, and our members decide our policy positions. NFIB informs lawmakers in advance which votes will be considered NFIB Key Votes and asks lawmakers to support the consensus views of our members. We also remind them that the results will be reported back to the NFIB membership. Click HERE to view the complete Michigan 2021-22 Voting Record.



Senator Dan Lauwers                                Representative Graham Filler

Senator Ed McBroom                                Representative Andrew Fink

Senator Aric Nesbitt                                   Representative Annette Glenn

Senator Mike Shirkey                                Representative Matt Hall

Senator Jim Stamas                                  Representative Michele Hoitenga

Senator Lana Theis                                   Representative Pam Hornberger

Representative Timothy Beson                 Representative Luke Meerman

Representative Ann Bollin                         Representative John Roth




For nearly 80 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington,D.C.,and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please

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