Jan Kaiser, Juanita Lint appointed to top leadership council positions for small-business group
SALEM, Ore., Dec. 20, 2018—Oregon’s leading small-business association will begin 2019 with Clackamas County business owner Jan Kaiser chairing its leadership council and Washington County business owner Juanita Lint taking over as vice-chair.
Jan Kaiser co-owns Sandelie Golf Course, an 18-hole course nestled between West Linn and Wilsonville. It has been owned and operated by the Kaiser family since 1969. Starting in the spring of 2019, The Kaisers will be opening Kohl Creek, a wedding and events venue that features a brand new, 6-hole executive golf course. The Kaisers have been active with NFIB for nearly 30 years, serving the organization in numerous leadership roles.
Juanita Lint owns Plum Hill Vineyards, located between Forest Grove and Gaston. Lint is a newcomer to NFIB, joining the organization in 2016 and soon thereafter volunteering for the leadership council. Lint’s dream of owning her own vineyard was made a reality when she and her husband started planting in 2003 after returning to her home state of Oregon to make wine following a successful career in computer engineering near California’s Napa Valley.
“Both Jan and Juanita have real-world experience running their businesses and advocating for a better small-business climate in Oregon,” said Anthony Smith, NFIB’s Oregon state director. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have them continue the fight with us as leaders in our organization. All our members will benefit from their service as we tackle the difficult issues facing small business in Oregon.”
The NFIB Oregon Leadership Council is comprised of small-business owners who provide direct NFIB membership input and counsel on the public policy, programs, and membership development agendas of NFIB. Members of the leadership council serve in an advisory capacity on policy as NFIB’s positions on issues are determined by a statewide vote of the members on federal and state issue ballots. Members of the Leadership Council also:
- testify at legislative hearings involving small-business issues
- meet with lawmakers to inform them about pressing small-business concerns
- work with the media
- assist in implementing the political strategy for elections, including recruitment, endorsements, fundraising, and other grassroots efforts
For more than 75 years, NFIB has been 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 visit nfib.com.
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon
3340 Commercial St. S.E. Suite 210
Salem, OR 97302