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 email@example.com.
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.
As a result of the first in a series of Small Business Roundtables, the committee adopted recommendations outlining the importance of water reliability, affordability, and conservation to small businesses.
- Small Business Roundtable Recommendations: Safe & Maintained Business Corridors and Regulatory Pitfalls
- Small Business Roundtable Recommendations on Water Reliability, Conservation, and Affordability
- The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse recently joined the committee to discuss protecting small businesses from public nuisance lawsuits.
- Chesley Blevins of the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency joined the committee to present a draft of their soon-to-be-released Small Business Toolkit providing small businesses information on how to create wellness programs for their employees.
- Tina Ngo and Kelley Ring from the San Diego Workforce Partnership recently joined the committee to present research on employment trends for San Diego’s major industries.
- Sample committee meeting agenda
Current committee members
Chair: Adam Koven
Vice Chair: Shane Beard