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Ferrioli wins national ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on September 27, 2016 5:44PM

State Sen. Ted Ferrioli

State Sen. Ted Ferrioli

State Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) was recently presented with the Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest small-business association.

“I am honored to receive the Guardian award from NFIB,” Ferrioli said in a written statement. “Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and provide countless Oregonians with jobs to provide for their families. Rural communities in particular rely on their small businesses to create jobs, provide goods and services for their families and keep rural economies strong. I will continue my work in the Legislature to protect Oregon’s small businesses, and provide more opportunities for growth.”

Ferrioli supported the largest tax cut for small businesses in Oregon history, consistently opposed efforts to increase taxes, fees, and regulations and championed efforts to give rural communities land use flexibility to attract new business.

“Where would small business in Oregon be today without Senator Ted Ferrioli’s leadership? I wouldn’t even want to speculate,” said Anthony K. Smith, Oregon state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, in a statement. “Sen. Ferrioli clearly understands the issues that are on the minds of Oregon small business owners, and he’s always willing to stand up for them in Salem. NFIB’s member-businesses are extremely grateful for his consistent and passionate support for those Oregonians who make up the economic engine of our economy.”


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