Small Business Roundtable

The Small Business Roundtable advocates for policies that support a thriving business climate and economic prosperity. The committee dialogues with elected officials and reviews and makes recommendations on legislative proposals and ballot measures that impact the businesses community.

The Small Business Roundtable now meets on a quarterly basis. If you’re interested in learning more about our policy committees or would like to join the Small Business Roundtable, contact Sean Karafin at

Committee Activities

Legislation that directly impacts businesses often have disproportionate impacts on small businesses. For example, while several large chain stores have decided to independently increase their wage floor to attract more talented workers, an increase in minimum wage could devastate small businesses that are already struggling to compete with businesses that benefit from an efficiency of scale.

The Small Business Roundtable Committee spearheads the Chamber’s efforts to promote policy that empowers businesses to thrive and create jobs. Meetings are a balance of debate on current legislation and informative presentations both with a focus on small business. Meeting only six-times per year, this committee is designed to fit in a small-businessperson’s busy schedule.

Meeting Materials

January 9, 2017

Current committee members

Chair: Adam Koven
Vice Chair: Shane Beard