Stivers, NAWBO and Columbus Chamber Host Women in Business Roundtable
Last week, Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) joined the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Columbus Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for a Women in Business Roundtable at the Benesch Law Office in the Huntington Building in Columbus. The Roundtable brought together women business owners and those in upper-level management ranging from small companies, such as Measurement Resources and Brownie Points, to large companies like Wendy’s and Ameriprise Financial.
“Organizations like the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Women Business Owners do incredible work to support and build our local economies. It was a pleasure to sit down with women in business last week to discuss important issues facing their businesses, such as tax reform, overregulation, fixing health care and reforming Dodd-Frank,” Stivers said. “Many women make the economic decisions at home, and having more women in business is exponentially more influential to our economy. I look forward to continue working with those in attendance to make our economy stronger and more competitive. I also would like to thank Benesch Law Office for hosting this important event.”
Stivers began the roundtable by talking about his priorities in the new Congress, specifically bringing jobs back to our communities by reforming the tax code and curbing many of the excessive regulations faced by businesses. The roundtable was then opened up for questions and conversation about the issues facing women business leaders as they work to grow their businesses and fuel our local economy.
From large companies who face one of the highest corporate tax rates in world, to small companies who struggle to simply navigate the overcomplicated system, many in the room agreed tax reform is desperately needed to make these businesses competitive both at home and abroad. There is clearly a lot of work to do to make it easier for businesses to grow, thrive and create jobs in our communities.
The Columbus Chapter of the NAWBO is one of the largest chapters in the country. NAWBO represents the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries and has a nationwide membership of over 7,000 members in 70 chapters. The organization serves as a resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
The Columbus Chamber works to help Central Ohio businesses grow and thrive through their four pillars of service: government relations, talent connections, research and marketing. Serving nearly 1,350 members, the Chamber has been providing resources and opportunities for the Columbus community since its founding in 1884.