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September 19th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Canada’s top trade negotiator is currently in Washington for high-level talks on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hammer out the key areas of contention. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

September 17th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed an important package of bills (H.R. 6) to help combat the opioid crises and shutter the flow of deadly fentanyl into the U.S.  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan applauded this significant action, and highlighted the […]

September 15th, 2018 by

It’s the final year of Obamacare’s individual mandate tax penalty, and CMS has detailed an additional process for providing relief for consumers   By Karen Kerrigan- On September 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a streamlined way for consumers to claim a hardship exemption on their 2018 federal income tax return from […]

September 14th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commended the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for moving forward with a proposed rule that would reestablish a rational definition for the purpose of determining a joint-employer. On September 13, the NLRB announced that a proposed […]

September 7th, 2018 by

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Labor Department reported that payrolls increased by 201,000 and wages by 2.9 percent in August.  According to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, the continuous string of solid news on the economy should not be a surprise given that […]

September 4th, 2018 by

NEWS  For Immediate Release  Washington, D.C. – Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) announced that former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R) will fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Senator John McCain (R). Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised the selection, as Senator Kyl was a […]

August 31st, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Association Retirement Plans (ARP’s) Will Help Workers, and Help Small Businesses Compete and Grow Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that would make it more affordable, efficient and simpler for small businesses to provide retirement plans for their employees. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) […]

August 28th, 2018 by

NOW, MORE THAN EVER, the voice and ideas of entrepreneurs and small business owners are needed to help shape policy and drive solutions! 2018: The Year of BIG Small Business Growth and Sustained Optimism – JOIN US TODAY! A message from SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan SBE Council advocates for policies that improve the […]

August 28th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On August 27, President Donald Trump announced a preliminary US-Mexico Trade Agreement to update NAFTA, which at this point does not include Canada. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement about the preliminary agreement: “It is positive to see […]

August 26th, 2018 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: “Senator McCain was an inspirational leader and an American hero in a class of his own. On Capitol Hill, he was a great champion of […]

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