At the Boone County Businessmen Association’s September luncheon, the Kentucky Chamber awarded Sen. John Schickel with the Chamber MVP Award. Sen. Schickel was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions to support Kentucky’s business community during the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly with a commemorative Louisville Slugger bat.
“Each legislative session, a number of issues arise that have the potential to impact the business community. This year, we noticed a group of legislators who stood up for Kentucky’s job creators – who went beyond just saying they ‘support’ business-friendly policies. They fought in unconventional ways for a positive business climate, and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to these and future legislators who ‘go to bat’ for Kentucky businesses,” said Kentucky Chamber President & CEO Dave Adkisson.
In addition to monitoring the progress of bills that directly relate to the strength of the Commonwealth’s business community, the Chamber tracks how each legislator votes on these bills. The Chamber’s MVP award recipients displayed more than just a business-friendly voting record, but also went out of their way, and at times over party lines, to support or oppose an issue critical to the business climate in Kentucky. To see how these and other legislators voted on business issues during the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication at kychamber.com.