Bulloch gets small biz honor

Published 7:36 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2011

STATE SEN. JOHN BULLOCH, center, receives the NFIB/Georgia Guardian of Small Business award from DeWayne Umphries, left, and NFIB/Georgia State Director Kyle Jackson.

Special to The Post-Searchlight

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Georgia’s leading small-business association, has presented State Sen. John Bulloch with its prestigious “Guardian of Small Business” award.

Bulloch represents the 11th Senate District, which is comprised of Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, and Seminole counties and parts of Mitchell and Thomas counties. The award was presented Dec. 8 in a ceremony at Pelham Variety Works and Construction by NFIB/Georgia State Director Kyle Jackson and business owner DeWayne Umphries, a 25-year member of NFIB, the state’s largest small-business association.

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The Guardian of Small Business award is the greatest honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues. NFIB/Georgia’s Leadership Council voted to present the award to Bulloch because of his work in this year’s legislative session.

“John Bulloch has been a tireless advocate for small business,” Jackson said.

“Small business is fortunate to have a friend like John Bulloch in the General Assembly,” Jackson said. “It’s an honor for NFIB to recognize his efforts by presenting him with our Guardian of Small Business award.”