Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2019) – NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, was named a Reed Award winner in the “Best Lobby Day” category for NFIB’s 75th Anniversary and Fly-In. The Reed Awards, created by Campaigns & Elections Magazine, recognizes the best of the political industry in a number of areas.
“We’re honored to receive this award that recognizes the 75-year history of NFIB serving as the voice of small business,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan. “It signifies much more than an annual fly-in, though, because it was more than 800 small business owners and their guests who made the trip to D.C. to celebrate our history and educate Members of Congress that made this such a success.”
The 75th Anniversary and Fly-in was a member-focused event that brought together small business owners from across the country to meet with Members of Congress and celebrate NFIB’s 75th anniversary. NFIB members participated in all-day Hill meetings complemented by a “Virtual Fly-In” that resulted in thousands of messages on tax reform being sent to legislators from every state.
Through ongoing research, a heavy presence in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitols, and a nationwide grassroots operation, NFIB provides the most effective channels for business owners to connect with elected officials to educate them on pressing issues. The historic event came on the heels of the Small Business Deduction’s inclusion in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a development that spotlighted NFIB members’ ability to make a genuine difference in how Congress views the small business economy.