“Small Business Reacts to the State of the Union” Media Call

February 11, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY
Feb. 11, 2013

CONTACT:
Molly Brogan, NSBA
202-552-2904
mbrogan@nsba.biz

Daniel Son, NADCO
202-596-8382
dson@NADCO.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges today: ongoing economic uncertainty, major gaps in capital availability, rising health care costs, tax complexity and growing regulatory burdens, to name a few. As President Barack Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year in tomorrow’s State of the Union address, small business will be listening and looking for policies that bolster their ability to create and sustain jobs and economic prosperity.

Join small-business leaders and owners for a “Small Business Reacts to the State of the Union” media call on Feb. 12 immediately following the State of the Union Address and Republican Response.

WHAT:           Small Business Response to the State of the Union Address

WHO:             Todd McCracken, President & CEO, National Small Business Association (NSBA)
                          David Ickert, NSBA Chair, Air Tractor, Inc., Olney, Texas
                          Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)
                          Robert M. Stewart, SBIA Immediate Past Chair, General Partner and Co-founder of Spring Capital
                          Partners in Baltimore, Md.,
                          Beth Solomon, President & CEO, National Assoc. of Development Companies (NADCO)
                          John Phelps, Executive Director, Rockford Local Development Corporation, Rockford, Ill.
                          Dave Koch, Tool Engineering, Consulting and Manufacturing, LLC, and Culver’s franchise owner,
                          Rockford, Ill.
                          Kurt Chilcott, President & CEO at CDC Small Business Finance, San Diego, Calif.
                          Mary Perez, Owner of Six Wendy’s Franchises, Tempe & Gilbert, Ariz.

WHEN:           Feb. 12, immediately following the SOTU and Republican Response
(Approximately 10:15 p.m. EST)

WHERE:        Via teleconference: 1.888.890.7863
RSVP to mbrogan@nsba.biz