SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
House GOP Leader recognized for leadership on jobs, growth
PLAINFIELD, IL – In recognition of his steadfast support of the small business community and continued leadership to advance pro-growth economic policies, State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) has been honored with the “Guardian of Small Business” Award from the National Federation of Independent Business/Illinois.
“Leader Tom Cross has demonstrated time and again his willingness to fight for small business owners and help preserve their ability to grow and succeed,” said Kim Clarke Maisch, NFIB/Illinois State Director. “The economy, higher taxes and increased regulations have been bad enough. Small business owners need legislators who are willing to take the tough votes and work towards making a Illinois a better place to do business. The NFIB is especially appreciative of Rep. Cross’ leadership on increasing the exemption for the Illinois Death Tax from $2 million to $4 million, an issue that is extremely important to many family owned businesses and farmers in our state.”
“I am honored to accept this award and thank the small business community throughout the state for their hard work and perseverance during these difficult economic times,” Rep. Cross said. “It is truly a privilege to work with such outstanding partners like the NFIB and others who share our commitment to support job creators and entrepreneurs.”
The NFIB has over 11,000 small business members in Illinois who count on lawmakers, the Governor and other elected officials to foster a competitive business environment through limited government, fewer regulations and market-driven public policies. The Small Business Administration estimates small businesses create about 65% of the nation’s net new jobs.
For more information on Rep. Cross’ advocacy and leadership on behalf of small business, please contact Cross’ office at (815) 254-0000 or visit www.tomcross.com.
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