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Knight Recognized As Champion of Small Business

Congressman Receives Award From Small Business Group

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Washington, August 16, 2016 | Daniel Outlaw (202-225-1956) | comments

Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) was presented an award on Tuesday by the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) for his support of small business investors while in Congress. 

The SBIA, the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, awarded Knight with the ‘Champion of Small Business Award’ at his office in Santa Clarita.  Presenting the award was Vice President of the SBIA Western Regional Committee Ben Hom, who is Managing Partner a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) based in Southern California.
“Congressman Knight is a strong advocate for Small Business Investment Companies as a key Member of the House Small Business Committee,” said Brett Palmer, President of SBIA. “Congressman Knight’s support of our legislative efforts to provide new capital to SBICs was critical to the passage of the legislation in Congress.  Congressman Knight has been instrumental to bringing awareness of the SBIC Program to his community through several efforts including hosting a Small Business Expo in his district featuring representatives of the SBIC industry.”

Knight, who sits on the House Committee on Small Business, worked on several initiatives to help growing companies in his first term in Congress. This includes authoring H.R. 1390, the Small Business Joint Venturing Act, a bill that was signed into law last year that will give small businesses a better chance to compete for federal contracts by allowing them to form joint ventures and work together on contracts while maintaining their small business status.

“When small businesses succeed, our economy succeeds- both locally and nationally,” said Knight. “I am proud to be honored as a Champion of Small Business, and I look forward to continuing our work with the Small Business Investor Alliance to ensure our growing companies have the resources they need to thrive.”

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