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North Carolina Executive Roundtable Hosts Gregg Thompson at March 2014 Meeting
Federal and State Legislature: What It Means for Small Businesses in North Carolina
Gregg Thompson is the North Carolina State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small-business advocacy group. He will discuss current and future state and federal legislative developments that can affect small businesses. Gregg will also highlight the NFIB’s programs, communications and services to help small businesses prosper in North Carolina.
Thompson, a native North Carolinian, has a unique blend of expertise in both government and small business. He served in Governor Jim Martin’s administration, and was elected at age 27 to the North Carolina House of Representatives where he complete five terms. Subsequently, Thompson served as senior Budget and Policy advisor to the Speaker of the House, and then later as the Director of the Division of Research, Policy and Planning with the North Carolina Department of Labor.
In addition to his vast experience in the federal sector, Thompson is also an entrepreneur. He and his wife, Nancy, own Thompson Group Inc., which operates two small retail businesses. Thompson also grows Christmas trees in his hometown of Spruce Pine. He served as interim Executive Director of the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce, as well as on their Board of Directors for six years.
“We are thrilled to have Gregg speak with us about the latest state and federal legislature affecting small businesses,”
For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.ncer1.org/
About North Carolina Executive Roundtable (NCER):
North Carolina Executive Roundtable is the premier professional association of highly capable senior executives who are sought after by business and industry for their unparalleled expertise and recognized for their contributions to the greater community. For a senior executive in a small-to-midsize business, NCER is a nonprofit professional association that provides a forum for building trusted relationships among members which fosters a culture where peers discuss and explore business ideas and challenges in an open, receptive environment. For more information, visit http://www.ncer1.org
Founded in 1943, and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the National Federation of Independent Business is America’s leading small-business advocacy association. NFIB has a team of lobbyists in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 states fighting to give every type of small and independent business a voice in government policy-making. NFIB also provides its members with products and services to help them own operate and grow their businesses. For more information about NFIB, visit: http://www.nfib.com/