SBIA Presents Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award

Catherine Kuerbitz
Small Business Investor Alliance
(202) 628-5055


WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 9, 2018) – The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, today recognized Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Representative Quigley is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support of investors in small business.

“Congressman Quigley has been an incredible advocate for investment in America’s small businesses through his support of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program,” said SBIA President Brett Palmer. “Small business investors empower 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 Quigley was Mr. Peter Fidler of RF Investment Partners; Fidler was joined by nearly 15 attendees and constituents who are all active participants in the SBIC program. The presentation was held at the RF Investment Partners Office.

SBICs provide critical growth capital to American small businesses to help them expand their operations and create jobs; they have invested more than $2 billion in Illinois small businesses over the past 10 years.

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 or call (202) 628-5055.

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