U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) was presented this week with the "Spirit of Enterprise" award for his strong voting record on critical business issues in the first session of the 111th Congress. Joe Kelly, President of the Greater Atlantic County Chamber of Commerce, presented LoBiondo with the award on behalf of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
"I am pleased to accept the Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise' award and honored to work with their members in strengthening our local and national economy," said LoBiondo. "Given that small businesses are the engine of our economy, we must continue to put forth policies that will promote hiring and growth. I remain committed to working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and South Jersey chapters to ensure our emergence from this economic recession and getting our families back to work."
The Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise" award is given annually to members of Congress based on rankings it gives for key business votes outlined in its yearly publication, How They Voted. Those members of Congress who support the Chamber's position on at least 70% of those votes receive the award. LoBiondo compiled a 87% score with the Chamber last year.
"Representative LoBiondo has consistently been an advocate for business as shown by his efforts to bring jobs to our marketplace via the NEXTGEN project and his pro-business record," said Greater Atlantic County Chamber of Commerce President Joe Kelly. "It is very appropriate the U.S. Chamber is recognizing Frank with the "Spirit of Enterprise' award."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations