Small Business Association Adds Assemblymember Lowenthal to Honor Roll

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assemblymember bonnie lowenthalAssemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, on Tuesday thanked California’s small business leaders for their vote of confidence in her leadership, and said she remains committed to policies that bring jobs to California’s tight market.

“It’s very much an honor,” said Lowenthal. “I’m very pleased to have this kind of recognition … this kind of acknowledgement that we have the same goal of keeping Californians on the job and earning a living.”

Lowenthal was added to the annual Honor Roll of the California Small Business Association and the California Small Business Roundtable.

The two-term Assemblymember, who chairs the Assembly Transportation Committee, was recognized at the Magna Cum Laude level for her continued commitment to California small businesses in 2010. The California Small Business Association scored legislators based on their record of involvement in small business-related events including California Small Business Day; in-district participation in the association’s Small Business Advisory Council meetings; voting record on small business legislation; and, engagement with the business groups.

“We are delighted that so many legislators understand the importance of small businesses to California’s economy,” said Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association. “The Honor Roll is a tangible way to show small business owners and their employees that elected officials in Sacramento are listening to them and are working on issues that are critical to the success of their business. We applaud all of the policymakers that made this list and we look forward to working with all legislators in 2011.”

The California Small Business Association was founded in 1980 by the California delegates to the White House Conference on Small Business. The association advocates on behalf of small businesses at the state and federal level, conducts research on issues and develops policies that support small business development, survival, and success throughout California.

Lowenthal represents Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill, the cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island.

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