In recognition of State Sen. Chapin Rose’s “special contributions in the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for Illinoisans,” the Illinois Chamber of Commerce announced that Rose received their Champion of Free Enterprise Award for 2017-2018. Rose was presented the award at the Decatur Chamber Business Breakfast Oct. 3.
“Government regulation is simply killing business and the jobs that come with it in our nation and our state,” Rose said. “I work in Springfield to try and cut the ‘red tape’ for our local job creators. To be recognized in Decatur today by our local men and women of the Decatur and State Chamber is extremely humbling. Small businesses are the nation’s number one jobs creators and to be recognized for ‘having their back’ in Springfield means a lot to me personally.”
According to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Rose was one of several lawmakers to receive the award due to his “commitment to legislation that frees the entrepreneurial spirit.”
“Our Chamber is a pro-business network that provides service, political advocacy, and leadership to strengthen education, community image, and local business,” said Mirinda Rothrock, President of The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce. “Senator Rose has aligned with Chamber goals to improve the economic vitality of the State of Illinois, and we are pleased to see him recognized for his efforts.”
“The Chamber’s Legislative Ratings lets Illinois families, small businesses, and taxpayers know if legislators voted in favor of private sector job creation and a stronger economy,” said Todd Maisch, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. “While most Illinois lawmakers continue to provide lip service to the need for pro-growth reforms, Sen. Rose is committed to supporting and defending Illinois employers throughout the State.”
The ratings are based on legislators’ votes on the key business legislation of the 100th General Assembly as determined by staff and the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.