NSBA Takes Message to SenateFebruary 8, 2019
On Feb. 4-5, NSBA’s Board of Trustees met in Washington, D.C. where they heard from policy experts on health care issues, outlined the organization’s goals for 2019 and discussed what’s ahead in small business policy. Key members of NSBA’s leadership also met with Senate Committee on Small Business Chair Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
The meeting’s activities began on Monday, Feb. 4 with meetings of various NSBA committees to discuss NSBA’s upcoming events, as well as ways to better connect with the NSBA membership. That evening, NSBA held an informal reception for the leadership to network and further discuss key policy priorities.
The next day, the Board of Trustees held the full meeting, led by 2019 Chair Sharon Toerek of Toerek Law, a Cleveland-based national law firm. Following a detailed discussion of NSBA and where the organization is headed in the coming months and years, a group of NSBA Trustees joined NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken and VP of Government Affairs Jody Milanese in a meeting with the office of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
NSBA Chair Toerek, and Trustees Marc Amato of Rhode Island and Mike Stanek of Berea, Ohio, along with the NSBA staff, met with Mike Needham, Staff Director and Chief of Staff for the Committee and Meredith West, Deputy Staff Director for Chair Rubio. The NSBA leadership outlined the organizations priorities and Committee staff provided insight into Chair Rubio’s plans for the upcoming year.