The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honors Congressman Van Taylor with the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-business legislation and promotion of economic growth policies.
WASHINGTON - This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) with the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-business legislation and promotion of economic growth policies in the first session of the 116th Congress.
Congressman Taylor said, "Collin County is home to thousands of free enterprises which are the backbone of our local economy. I am proud of my record in helping to sustain economic growth and create jobs, both in North Texas and across our nation. I want to personally thank each local Chamber – none of this would be possible without your hard work and dedication to our community. While I am honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award, there is still much to be done to ensure the entrepreneurial spirit of American businesses does not falter as a result of COVID-19."
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is presented annually to members of Congress based on the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard. The Chamber’s scorecard includes Congressman Taylor’s voting record on pro-business legislation, in addition to his commitment to work efficiently across the aisle with his Democratic counterparts.
President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Donohue, shared, “In these uncertain times with daunting economic and social challenges facing our nation, it is imperative that leaders in Washington are focused on propelling American businesses forward to create jobs and economic growth from California to Maine. As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system. I’m proud to recognize Congressman Taylor for his commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America’s workforce and on Main Streets across the nation.”
Local Chamber’s across Collin County voiced their support for Congressman Taylor’s efforts in Congress.
A 7th generation Texan, Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House and Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services.
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award is a key indicator of those federal legislators that continuously support the business community on key issues. The DRC enjoys a great working relationship with Congressman Taylor, a long-time supporter of pro-growth public policies for the Dallas Region. We are pleased to congratulate him as an award recipient for the 116th Congress.” - Dale Petroskey; President and CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber
“The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the business community we represent benefit tremendously from the commonsense, pro-business approach of Congressman Van Taylor. In addition, his accessibility and responsiveness to our organization and members make him a truly valuable ally and reliable leader, especially during these difficult times. We are grateful to Congressman Taylor for his service and congratulate him on this well-deserved award.” - Kelle Marsalis; President and CEO, Plano Chamber of Commerce
“The Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Congressman Van Taylor on receiving the U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award. Congressman Taylor has always understood the critical role small businesses play throughout Collin County and we look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that our communities remain two of the best places to live and work.” - Sharon Mayer; CEO, Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce
“The Greater Anna Chamber wishes to congratulate Congressman Taylor on the "Spirit of Enterprise" award. Congressman Taylor has been helpful with our Chamber members throughout his term, especially during our current pandemic. He has helped our members with their EIDL and PPP loans, as well as, with their employees receiving unemployment benefits. During a time of crisis, it has been a relief to count on our congressional representative to help our small businesses thrive.” - Kevin Hall; President and CEO, Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce
“The Frisco Chamber of Commerce wishes to recognize and thank Congressman Van Taylor for his work resulting in receiving this recognition! Congressman Taylor has made it a point to be in direct contact with the local business community to understand their needs and concerns. More important and significant, though, he has then taken those concerns to Washington DC to promote legislation that will benefit the business community. We look forward to continue working with Congressman Taylor and his team on future business issues.” - Tony Felker; President and CEO, Frisco Chamber of Commerce
“Congressman Taylor has been a huge asset to the business community in Collin County, especially during the trying times of Covid 19. He is always there to help when called upon. I have worked with many Congressmen in my 38 year career in the Chamber Industry, and Van Taylor is one of the best and most accessible I have ever worked with. Thanks for always being there when we need you.” - Bill Jones; Executive Director, Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce
“The Richardson Chamber congratulates US Congressman Van Taylor on receiving the US Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award, and we greatly thank him for being a champion for business at the federal, state and local level. Our business climate remains competitive because of federal elected officials like our own Van Taylor.” - Bill Sproull; President and CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce
“The Murphy Chamber is thrilled to see the recognition of Congressman Van Taylor by receiving the Spirit of Enterprise Award for Pro-Business Votes! The Congressman and his staff have maintained a presence in the Murphy Chamber by regularly attending chamber luncheons and events. He has also hosted several town hall meetings and "coffee with the Congressman" as a way of interacting with and showing his continued support for our local business community.” - Juli Richards; Executive Director, Murphy Chamber of Commerce