About once a year I send out an email asking small business people to let me know an elected official or government employee that has been a friend of small business or who has helped you in your business. Ideally this would be someone at the state level but someone in your local community is okay also.
I will send a
letter to them from Small Business California thanking them for what they have
done. Please provide specifics of what they have done along with their contact
information including their email if you have it. Also if they work for someone
let me know who that is and I will copy them on the letter.
for this year is Toni Symonds the Chief Consultant of the Assembly Committee on
Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy. Toni has worked very closely with
Small Business California on a number of bills over the years and has been
someone we can go to for advise on how to be effective in the legislature. Last
month the Board of Small Business California had a teleconference on what will
be happening in the new legislative session and how to work with the new Chair
Eduardo Garcia. Thank you Toni. You are a true friend to California small
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