Orlando Small Businesses Talk Shop with U.S. Rep. Dan Webster
ORLANDO, FL, May 22, 2012 — U.S. Representative Daniel Webster met with Orlando-area employers, business leaders and policymakers for a discussion on the most pressing issues affecting the survival and prosperity of small businesses. Representatives of the small business community converged at the DoubleTree Orlando Downtown this morning for the free event sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida and the Alliance for Affordable Services.
“On behalf of our members and those who attended today’s event, we thank Congressman Webster for taking time to sit down with the state’s small businesses to hear first-hand what concerns them and where they believe there is opportunity to better support these businesses, which are the lifeblood of our economy,” said Tom Feeney, Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO. “Congressman Webster has been a champion of small business issues in Washington, D.C., and AIF is proud to work with him to help eliminate the hurdles to job creation and business growth.”
Held in recognition of National Small Business Week, the event gave attendees the opportunity to share their thoughts on the role business plays in creating jobs and moving our economy forward. In addition, Rep. Webster offered insights into federal legislation that could reduce the tax burden on small businesses and health care changes that will affect employers.
“As a small business owner himself, Congressman Webster understands the challenges small businesses face and recognizes the integral role entrepreneurs play in job creation. We were pleased to partner with AIF to offer our Alliance members a forum to have productive dialogue and idea exchange with Congressman Webster – one of Florida’s strongest small business advocates on Capitol Hill,” said Dr. Paul Pevsner, Alliance for Affordable Services President.