Byrne Named Guardian of Small Business

Posted: October 29, 2020 in Business

Assemblyman Receives Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses

(October 28, 2020) – New York, NY – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne to be be named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). The designation is awarded by the NFIB to elected officials that advocate, promote, and protect small businesses. Of the 150 Assembly members and 63 Senators in New York State’s legislature, Byrne was only one of 11 to receive this designation.

In a statement announcing the award, NFIB’s New York State Director Greg Biryla said, “COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdowns have pushed many small businesses to the brink, threatening livelihoods, job creation, and the fabric of local economies. The legislators recognized as 2020 Guardians of Small Business have gone above and beyond to support small, independent businesses before the pandemic and amidst the unprecedented challenges brought forth by COVID-19.”

“We know New York has a tough road ahead” said Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, “We must defeat this pandemic, restore our economy, and support our small businesses and entrepreneurs. I have faith in New Yorkers and our ability to rise to the challenge. I am grateful to have the support and partnership of NFIB as we begin the process of rebuilding our state. Small businesses create jobs and strengthen communities. Main Street is the backbone of our state and I am committed to returning to Albany and continuing the fight for it. “

Read more about Assemblyman Byrne’s pro-business, job-creating record here

The Guardian of Small Business Award is one of many endorsements and testimonials of support the Assemblyman has received in his campaign for re-election in the 94th Assembly District. Other recent endorsements include:

Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2

Westchester Putnam Building and Construction Trades

Teamsters No. 456

Local 21 Plumbers & Steamfitters

Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester

Yonkers PBA

Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association

Westchester County Corrections Officers Benevolent Association

Westchester County Superior Corrections Officers Association

Lake Mohegan Professional Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 2956

NYS Troopers PBA

New York City PBA

National Federation of Independent Businesses

New York State Fraternal Order of Police