Upton Named Guardian of Small Business
When Congressman Fred Upton returns home to the 6th Congressional District, he routinely visits a different school in the region every week and he is a familiar face on the factory floor, offices and shops of small businesses all across the district.
He turns up at many business events including gatherings such as Chamber Business After Hours events, Young Professionals outings and similar business functions to take the pulse of the business community. It is that dedication and attention to detail that has earned the St. Joseph Congressman the recognition of the National Federation of Independent Business -- the NFIB for short -- and their Guardian award.
Upton was awarded the NFIB's "Guardian of Small Business" honor Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Upton responded by saying, "This is a big honor.” He added, “Small businesses are leading the way in job-creation, economic growth, and incredible innovations. Here in Southwest Michigan I regularly meet with our local small business owners to hear what’s on their mind. My goal is to always champion bipartisan policies that spur local growth and economic opportunities. That’s when our small businesses thrive.”