NASHVILLE, (January 31, 2017) — The Tennessee office of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the state’s leading small-business association, has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon). The NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members, voted to present Stevens with the award for his perfect Voting Record on small-business issues in the 109th Tennessee General Assembly (2015-2016) and for sponsoring key reform legislation, Public Chapter 635, which prevents double-dipping on asbestos claims and ensures submitted claims are not fraudulent.
The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues.
“I am humbled to receive this award,” said Senator Stevens. “Small businessmen and women are the backbone of our economy, creating most of the jobs in our state. I will continue to partner with them to remove barriers that keep them from investing and adding more jobs.”