LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas was honored as Legislator of the Year by the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) at its annual meeting in Lansing on June 15. Due to the Senate session schedule, Stamas was presented the award by SBAM Immediate Past Chair Kathie Fuce-Hobohm in Midland on Friday.
“I am working hard for Michigan families, and I greatly appreciate the support of Small Business Association of Michigan with this honor,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “SBAM is an effective voice for locally owned businesses in our state, and we share many of the same values and goals. Our small businesses are the heart of our economy, and I look forward to working with SBAM to support entrepreneurs and help small businesses grow in our state so our families can continue to call Michigan home.”
In awarding Stamas, SBAM said that the senator has worked tirelessly for the small business community and that his voting record has made him a true small business advocate.
As a state representative, he was lead sponsor on critical unemployment reforms. As House majority floor leader, Stamas helped shepherd significant tax relief for small businesses along with important workers’ compensation changes. Additionally, Stamas is a small business owner, providing him with a unique perspective.