The Alabama chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses is celebrating its annual “Small Business Lobby Day” with a luncheon in the Capital City.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner in a statement promoting the national event. “They creates more jobs than any other sector and it represents half of the national economic output. But from the earliest days of the country it’s also been the way upward for ordinary Americans, including the poorest.”
“The money that you spend at the bakery, or the florist, or the local auto mechanic stays in your community,” said Danner via news release. “That’s good for communities, good for states and ultimately the key to our national economic strength.”
“The money that folks spend at local stores and with local contractors for the most part gets invested right back into the community,” he continued. “So this is a good week to visit your neighbors in business and do something good for your community.”
The lunch is going on from now until 2 p.m. at the offices of the Alabama Forestry Association, on 555 Alabama St. in Montgomery.
Legislators and pro-small business advocates will be on hand to discuss 2015 Legislative Session so far and to track the progress of the NFIB’s issues locally. There’s no charge to attend.