Alloway Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

Senator Alloway accepts the Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB Legislative Director Rebecca Oyler.

HARRISBURG – Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) was recently honored as a recipient of the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The award is presented annually to legislators who work to protect the future of free enterprise and promote policies that help small businesses. Alloway compiled a 100 percent voting record on behalf of Pennsylvania’s small-business owners.

“Small businesses represent the core of our economy and serve as the foundation for robust communities,” said Alloway, whose district includes Adams, and portions of Franklin, Cumberland and York counties. “Small businesses are responsible for nearly half of all employment in Pennsylvania and across the nation, so ensuring these businesses can thrive and grow is the best way to create and maintain jobs for local workers.”

The National Federation of Independent Businesses is the state’s leading small-business association and the Guardian of Small Business Award is the most prestigious honor the group bestows on legislators.

A 100-percent score indicates that a state lawmaker supported small businesses in Pennsylvania each time a vote was taken during the 2017-2018 legislative session that would have impacted small and independently owned companies.

“I deeply appreciate this recognition and will continue to support measures designed to create new business opportunities and family-sustaining jobs,” said Alloway. “Working to create new opportunities for local businesses and employees is one of my highest priorities as an elected official.”

 

CONTACT: Scot Pitzer (717) 787-4651; spitzer@pasen.gov.