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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Recognize Kevin Cramer with Spirit of Enterprise Award

  • Moorhead, Minn. (April 11, 2017) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber is proud to host the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m. as they honor Representative Kevin Cramer with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award. The award is given in recognition of Cramer’s support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.

    “We are thankful to Representative Cramer for his support of small businesses in our region and we are happy to host this reception,” said Chamber President & CEO Craig Whitney.

    The U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.

    During the second session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 8 Senate votes and 14 House votes related to access to capital for small businesses, ensuring our workforce has the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow, and helping American manufacturers compete in a global economy. In addition, votes in support of building the U.S. water infrastructure system, protecting intellectual property, and updating energy policy also factored into scoring.

    This is the 29th year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.

    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.

    About The Chamber
    The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 109,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.