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SBAM Names State Sen. Ken Horn as Legislator of the Year

July 1, 2019

LANSING, MI – The Small Business Association of Michigan last week honored state Sen. Ken Horn as its 2019 Legislator of the Year from the Senate Republican Caucus.

“Sen. Ken Horn is a passionate advocate for small business and his passion is backed up with action,” said SBAM President Brian Calley. “As chair of the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee, he takes the lead on many issues that matter to small business and has become a real hero of Michigan’s small businesses.”

SBAM honored Sen. Horn for personally leading the repeal of the Health Insurance Claims Assessment and taking the lead on strengthening the Going Pro program to address the talent gap in Michigan. He also is the lead sponsor on two major SBAM supported initiatives – Michigan Reconnect and entrepreneurship-led economic development.

“Small businesses are a foundation of our economy and I’m proud to champion initiatives that support their growth in the Senate,” said Horn, of Frankenmuth. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan and I look forward to continued partnership on important issues in the future.”

          The award was presented on Thursday, June 20 during SBAM’s Annual Meeting and Small Business Summit in Lansing.

Sen. Horn was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in Nov. 2014 and represents the residents of Saginaw County and the western portion of Genesee County. He is serving his second term as a state senator and previously served as a state representative.

The Small Business Association of Michigan focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community through advocacy, collaboration and buying power. Today they serve over 27,000 members in all 83 counties of Michigan. SBAM is located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.


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