Senator Joe Gimse: Guardian of Small Business

I’m very honored to receive this prestigious award.
National Federation of Independent Business • 380 Jackson St., Suite 780 • St. Paul, MN 55101 651-293-1283
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State Senator Joe Gimse Earns Guardian of Small Business Award
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 11, 2012– The state’s largest small business association, the National Federation of Independent Business, today announced that State Senator Joe Gimse of Willmar was awarded the prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award.
The National Federation of Independent Business has more than 12,000 members in Minnesota, making it the largest business group in terms of entities. To win a Guardian of Small Business Award, legislators had to demonstrate a pro-small-business voting record during the 87th session of the Minnesota legislature. Lawmakers were scored based on 10 votes taken in the state House of Representatives and Senate.
“He made many votes in support of small business during the recent 2011-12 legislative session, including voting for critical tax reductions and reforms to make Minnesota more competitive and also supported major tort reforms to reduce lawsuit abuse. State Senator Gimse is a real friend of small business, and we are happy to announce that he has earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award,” said Mike Hickey, NFIB State Director.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their business. More information about NFIB is available online at