SBIA Presents Congressman French Hill (R-AR) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award
October 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Small Business Investor Alliance
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2018) – The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, today recognized Congressman French Hill (R-AR) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Representative Hill is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support of investors in small business.
“Congressman Hill has been an incredible advocate for investment in America’s small businesses through his support of the Business Development Company (BDC) industry,” said SBIA President Brett Palmer. “Small business investors empower small business growth and job creation across the country, and the legislative work of our Small Business Champions in Congress has been instrumental to facilitating greater capital access for America’s entrepreneurs.”
Presenting the Champion of Small Business Investing Award to Congressman Hill was Joe Hays, Tyler Bozynski, and Larry Carter of Diamond State Ventures.
BDCs provide critical growth capital to American small businesses to help them expand their operations and create jobs; they currently have more than $360 million invested in Arkansas small businesses.
About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)
The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works on behalf of its members as a tireless advocate for policies that promote competitive markets and robust domestic investment for growing small businesses. SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the private equity industry for over 50 years. For more information, visit www.SBIA.org or call (202) 628-5055.