Sen. Dave Burke (left) and Rep. Ryan Smith (right) were awarded the 2017 Guardian of Small Business, at NFIB Small Business Day at the Capitol.

COLUMBUS—On Wednesday, State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) was presented with the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his efforts to support small business as a legislator.

“As a small business owner, I am especially honored to receive this award," said Senator Burke. "Small businesses are what drive Ohio’s economy. I look forward to continuing efforts to make our state an exceptional place to start and grow a small business."

The Guardian of Small Business award was first presented in 1988, honoring only 60 members of the state legislature in its 30-year history. NFIB is a small business association, promoting and protecting the right to own, operate and grow business. 

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