In recognition for his steadfast work on behalf of the small business community of Illinois, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently honored Senator Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora) with the "Guardian of Small Business Award.”
“As an entrepreneur, I know how important small businesses are to our state’s economy and how imperative it is for Illinois to foster a business friendly environment that encourages job creation and business development,” said Oberweis. “I have always been a proud advocate for pro-business reforms and I am truly honored to be recognized by the NFIB.”
As the state’s leading small business association, the NFIB works to represent the interest of small business owners and recognizes those in the State Legislature who commit themselves to protecting small, independent business in Illinois. The NFIB uses voting records to gauge lawmakers’ dedication to the cause of small business growth and prosperity, naming only those who have a pro-business voting record of 80 percent or higher as "Guardians of Small Business." According to the Association, Senator Oberweis cast his vote in support of small business 100 percent of the time.
“As lawmakers, I believe we have a responsibility to the business community to do our part to encourage the success of businesses here in Illinois,” said Oberweis. “We have to remain committed to passing structural, pro-job reforms because when our business community thrives, Illinois prospers.”
The NFIB is a nonprofit organization that boasts 11,000 dues-paying members, representing a cross-section of the state’s economy.