State Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business Wednesday at the Statehouse.
Koch was honored for his support of Indiana’s small-business community, according to the NFIB in Indiana, the state’s leading small-business association.
“Sen. Koch understands the needs of Indiana’s small, family-owned businesses and the necessity of reducing the government’s role in their lives, as well as the importance that business plays in creating jobs,” said Barbara Quandt, the state director of the NFIB in Indiana.
The Guardian of Small Business Award is the organization’s highest honor, reserved for lawmakers who demonstrate exceptional leadership and consistency in supporting the small business agenda. On the issues identified by NFIB members as most important, Koch’s support was pivotal in ensuring small businesses and the issues that affect them are a priority.