NFIB plans capitol event for small business owners

Registration is under way for an annual event that brings together small business owners and state policymakers in Colorado.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has scheduled its Small Business Day at the Capitol for March 10. The event is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers in the Colorado Capitol in Denver.

The event is open to NFIB members and nonmembers alike. Admission is $20, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register or obtain more information, call (303) 860-7713.

“Small business is no small matter if the state wants to get serious about turning our economy around,” said Tony Gagliardi, state director of the NFIB in Colorado.

The Small Business Day event will feature Frank McNulty, speaker of the Colorado House, as well as State Rep. Laura Bradford, a Republican from Collbran who serves as chairwoman of the House Local Government Committee. Senate President Brandon Shaffer and Gov. John Hickenlooper also have been invited to participate.

Presentations will cover such topics as succession planning, drug in the workplace and the state unemployment trust fund. Penn Pfiffner of the Independence Institute is scheduled to deliver the keynote luncheon address.