JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) today (7/22) recognized Congressman Ander Crenshaw for his support of America’s small businesses with its 2014 SCORE Hill Champion Award at a reception at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey presented Crenshaw with the organization’s top small business award - the 2014 SCORE Hill Champion Award. The honor is presented annually to one Member of Congress and recognizes outstanding advocacy and action, within Congress and beyond, on behalf of small businesses and their owners.
"Small businesses in Northeast Florida and across the nation create 75 percent of the new jobs, making them the cornerstone of the economy," said Crenshaw after receiving the award. “It’s an honor to receive this award right here in Jacksonville. On the road ahead, small business owners and those who are thinking of becoming small business owners can be assured that I will support the policies that will help them grow and reject those that don’t."
In commending Crenshaw for his work, Yancey said, “We are honored to present Representative Ander Crenshaw with the 2014 SCORE Award for House Small Business Champion. Representative Crenshaw has shown time and again his commitment to supporting the small business community by voting to lift burdensome regulations, improve small enterprises’ ability to compete for federal contracts and strengthen the resources, like SCORE, that exist to assist in their success.”
Representatives from the Jacksonville Chamber, the City of Jacksonville, the North Florida office of the Small Business Administration, and the Jacksonville Small Business Development Center also provided remarks at the event.
SCORE is a nonprofit association with a network of more and 11,000 volunteers whose mission is supported by the United States Small Business Administration. The organization is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.