Sargent Earns NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

Date: June 30, 2016 Last Edit: July 01, 2016

The Tennessee office of the
National Federation of Independent Business, the state’s leading small-business
association, has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to
state Rep. Charles Sargent. NFIB made the presentation this afternoon at Elliott
Davis Decosimo, an NFIB member in Brentwood.

The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB
bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small
business issues. The NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council, an advisory board
comprised of NFIB members, voted to present the award to the legislator for
supporting small-business issues in the 109th Tennessee General
Assembly (2015-2016). 

Jim Brown, state director of NFIB, said, “Charles Sargent is
an exceptionally strong supporter of NFIB on a variety of issues. Most notably,
he sponsored legislation to repeal the state’s inheritance and gift taxes, as
well as a reform bill that provides a more flexible, less punitive reporting
method for businesses that pay our franchise & excise tax. Representative Sargent
once again scored a perfect 100 percent voting record with NFIB and continues
to support legislation that promotes a stable business environment for free

“Tennesseans are fortunate to have leaders like Charles
Sargent representing them in our legislature,” Brown said. “On behalf of all
small businesses in Tennessee, NFIB wants to thank Representative Sargent for
everything he’s done for our state’s entrepreneurs.”

Sargent, who chairs the House Finance Ways & Means Committee
and serves on the Insurance & Banking Committee, is a longtime NFIB member from

NFIB is Tennessee’s leading small-business
association. Learn more at or follow NFIB on Twitter at @NFIB_TN.

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