NFIB on Tuesday presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to state Sen. Clay Scofield of Cullman at the NFIB Small Business Day at the Capitol.
The Guardian of Small Business Award is the most prestigious honor the National Federation of Independent Business bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small businesses. The NFIB Alabama Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members, voted to present the award to Senator Scofield for his outstanding leadership on small business issues.
Scofield, who represents District 9, has earned a 100 percent NFIB voting record since he was elected in 2010.
“Senator Scofield has been a strong advocate for small business, and he has taken the lead in working to expand broadband in rural Alabama,” NFIB State Director Rosemary Elebash said. “Just as businesses couldn’t compete in the 20th century without a telephone, businesses in the 21st century need a fast, affordable, always-on internet connection. Rural broadband is essential if Alabama is going to attract new industries and help local businesses and communities stay competitive.”
The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about NFIB in Alabama, visit www.NFIB.com/AL.