NFIB’s annual Small Business Day at the Capitol on February 19 achieved what it set out to do: Put members directly in touch with the top legislators working on the laws their enterprises must operate by.
NFIB’s annual event is the most circled date on the calendars of state legislators, and for good reason: Every major poll shows small-business owners the most highly regarded group in America, and every elected official wants to be your friend. But out of sight is out of mind.
During the cut and thrust of legislative activity, even lawmakers who should know better can fall victim to the persuasion of the supremely well-funded lobbying machines of trial lawyers, big labor, and advocates for bigger and bigger government—while small-business owners must attend to the running of their enterprises.
To help blunt the force of big money, NFIB hosts annual Small Business Days at the Capitol, and the more members who attend, the louder we speak, and the less we are forgotten. Based on this year’s turnout, we will not be forgotten.
Check this web page for periodic updates on legislative activity from NFIB/Utah State Director Candace Daly, and keep an eye out for the date for next year’s Small Business Day at the Capitol.