State’s Top Small Business Groups Recognize Lowenthal’s Commitment To Jobs

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Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, once again earned top marks on the California Small Business Association (CSBA) and California Small Business Roundtable (CSBR) 2013 Legislative Honor Roll. 77 legislators are recognized for their ongoing non-partisan efforts to support small business success in California.

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to bolster small businesses in Long Beach and across the state,” said Lowenthal. “Since 2010, we’ve added one million new jobs and created new tax credits and hiring incentives to keep the growth going, all while building a solid budget reserve to protect our economic health for years to come.” 

The CSBA/CSBR Honor Roll evaluates legislator participation and interest in small business events and priorities. Legislators were recognized in one of three categories – Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude – based on their record of convening small business advisory councils in their districts, honoring small business owners, carrying small business bills, and their voting record on CSBA priority legislation. Lowenthal was recognized at the highest level, Summa Cum Laude.

“We are ecstatic to be able to recognize so many legislators for their work in 2013,” said Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the CSBA. “The Honor Roll is our way to recognize their efforts to support small business success in California.”

The CSBA is a volunteer-driven, non-profit, non-partisan organization that makes its mission to provide small business with a meaningful voice in state and federal governments.

The CSBR is a unique collection of forty of the most recognized, powerful, and connected small business owners in California.

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