Traditionally, California small businesses have been recognized with a resolution declaring June Small Business Month but Assemblyman Dan Logue has a more permanent recognition in mind. Since small business accounts for 99-percent of the state’s employers, Logue has introduced a resolution to name a stretch of Highway 99 the California Small Business Highway.
“Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy and deserve to be celebrated,” said Logue. “Small businesses are the heart, soul, and the economic engine of the state of California. They provide billions of tax revenue to our state. This is an honor to small businesses that is long overdue.”
ACR 118 would declare Highway 99 between Sacramento and Yuba City the California Small Businesses Highway.
Assemblyman Logue is on to something but let’s not stop in Yuba City or Sacramento. How about all of Highway 99 being the California Small Business Highway?
This all leads up to a reminder that June 16 is Small Business Day in Sacramento. Eighty-plus legislators will honor small businesses from their districts. Attendees at the event will hear from former Speaker John Perez and Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg among others. Governor Jerry Brown has been invited.
Small Business Day is a project of the California Small Business Association. The association’s president, Betty Jo Toccoli, supported Logue’s ACR 118. “Working with small businesses every day, I understand the importance of our state’s entrepreneurs to our overall economic success. Naming a portion of one of our highways after small businesses is the least we can do to honor their contributions to our communities.”
For more on California Small Business Day go to the CSBA website.