A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Congressman Walsh Announces Four-Day Small Business Listening Tour
“If we want to get our economy moving again, we must promote policies that help small businesses thrive”
Washington, D.C. – Next week marks the 48th annual National Small Business Week, a recognized time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. An avid supporter of small businesses, Congressman Joe Walsh today announced that he will be participating in a four-day Small Business Listening Tour which will include stops in each of the three counties within Illinois’ 8th Congressional District.
During the tour, which will run Monday, May 16, through Thursday, May 19, small business representatives from a variety of industries will be provided with an opportunity to share the challenges they face and suggest to their Congressman what Washington should be doing to help small businesses flourish.
“America’s small businesses create 60 to 80% of all new jobs and they employ just over half of the country’s private sector workforce,” said Congressman Walsh. “If we want to get our economy moving again, we must promote policies that help small businesses thrive. This Small Business Listening Tour will allow me to hear more about the day-to-day challenges our local businesses face, and work with the community to find solutions to move our economy forward and create jobs.”
Representative Walsh continued, “More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. If we want to get serious about our nation’s unemployment crisis, we must help small business owners prosper.
Congressman Walsh’s Small Business Listening Tour Schedule
Monday, May 16th
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Schaumburg Business Association & Schaumburg Center for Economic Development Small Business Listening Session
Location: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 1300 E. Woodfield Rd., Ste 600, Schaumburg
For more information contact: Schaumburg Business Association, (847) 330-0417
Tuesday, May 17th
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
McHenry County Economic Development Corporation Small Business Listening Session
Location: Hampton Inn, 1555 South Route 31, McHenry
For more information contact: McHenry County Economic Development Corporation, (815) 363-0444
Thursday, May 19th
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Listening Session
Location: Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Offices, 325 N. Hough Street, Barrington (HARRIS Bank on Hough & Liberty)
For more information contact: Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, (847) 381-2525
Thursday, May 19th
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lake County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Listening Session
Location: Stevens’ Restaurant, 401 N Riverside Dr, Gurnee
For more information contact: Lake County Chamber of Commerce, (847) 249-3800
For additional information, please contact Dave Carlin: (847) 973-9341.