Colorado’s top policymakers will meet with the state’s small business leaders March 10, during the Small Business Day at the state capitol, starting at 8 a.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers.
House Speaker Frank McMulty will attend, and Senate President Brandon Shaffer and Gov. John Hickenlooper are invited. Other guests include Rep. Laura Bradford, as well as experts on business topics such as succession planning, drugs in the workplace and the state’s unemployment trust fund.
The keynote speaker will be Penn Fiffner of the Independence Institute.
Cost to attend is $20, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.
“Small business is no small matter if the state wants to get serious about turning our economy around,” said Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, the group sponsoring the event. “It’s small business that employers more Coloradans and generates almost every new job. Yet, in the cut-and-thrust of the legislative session, lawmakers can forget their small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses, but instead have uniquely different difficulties in remaining solvent.”
Go to www.nfib.org to sign up for the event, or to read the agenda for the day. For more information, call Stephanie Wentz at 303-860-7713.