The Tennessee office of NFIB, the state’s leading small business advocacy organization, has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Rep. award. Sam Whitson (District 65).
Whitson had a perfect NFIB voting record in 2021-22, joining only 15 other Tennessee state representatives with that distinction. NFIB state director Jim Brown made Whitson’s presentation Thursday on Tom Lawrence’s morning radio show on WAKM 950 AM in Franklin.
The Guardian of Small Business Award is the most prestigious honor the NFIB gives to legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business. The NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council, an advisory board made up of NFIB members, voted to award Whitson the award for his outstanding leadership on small business issues.
“Sam Whitson is an extremely strong supporter of small businesses in Tennessee, not just in his words, but in his many actions,” Brown said. “His leadership as chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee and as a member of the Finance, Ways and Means, Health and Transportation committees has greatly helped small businesses in his district and throughout Tennessee.
“Sam is well-regarded in the Legislature for many reasons, including his open-mindedness and willingness to hear from all sides on any issue,” Brown said. “He is a key leader in the House of Representatives and a great friend of small business committed to reducing the burden on our state’s entrepreneurs.”
“It is a great honor to receive the NFIB Guardian of Small Business award,” said Whitson. “I’m especially proud of the work we’re doing in the Tennessee House to promote strong job growth and cut red tape, which has made Tennessee one of the friendliest states for small businesses. I look forward to advocating for more policies that help maintain the welcoming and predictable business environment that Tennessee entrepreneurs value.”
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about NFIB in Tennessee, visit www.NFIB.com/TN.