Newly elected state Rep. Ross Spano, R-Riverview, says he's ready and willing to listen to the concerns of small business owners as he hosts his first small business roundtable today, Feb. 15.
The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn Theatre, 11349 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview.
This is the first of what Spano hopes will be many meetings with the District 59's small business owners to discuss the impact of rules, regulations and lawmaking that impacts the way small businesses operate.
On the agenda at this first meeting, Steve Holland, owner of Brandon Auto Services Inc., will talk about why small business owners should participate in state and local government.
Brian Kleimschmidt, owner of Anytime Fitness, then will give the perspective of a young entrepreneur.
This will be followed by a discussion on barriers to small business growth and development.