Assemblymember Bob Weickowski recently received the highest ranking in the California Small Business Association and California Small Business Roundtable’s “Honor Roll.”
The elected official was given the summa cum laude honor — the associations’ top designation — for his commitment to small business, according to a release from Wieckowski’s office.
The Honor Roll recognizes small business friendly legislators “to show small business owners and their employees that elected officials in Sacramento are listening to them and are working on issues that are critical to the success of their business,” Betty Jo Toccoli, president of the California Small Business Association, said in a press release.
In 2012, Wieckowski authored and supported a number of legislation to assist small businesses. Among them was a legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that combats deceptive non-local flower companies who use local phone numbers to reroute orders to local florists, thereby keeping a percentage of the profit. The new law requires floral retailers to use their address and place of businesses in their advertisements.
As part of his “Made in California” initiative, Wieckowski also authored bills to reduce unnecessary regulations on small businesses and improve existing tax credits. He pushed to expand a 2009 tax credit to small businesses in an effort to stimulate hiring in the state.
“Small businesses are the backbone to our economy,” Wieckowski said.
Wieckowski represents the 25th Assembly District, which includes Fremont and Newark, along with San Jose and Santa Clara.