Rep. Keicher Named Free Enterprise Champion by Illinois Chamber of Commerce – Shaw Local

DeKALB – State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, was recently named the 2021-2022 Free Enterprise Champion by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

The award — which was presented to Keicher on Wednesday by Keith Staats, executive director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Tax Institute — is given to legislators who make a special contribution to upholding free enterprise and advancing economic opportunity for people. Illinois.

In a press release Wednesday, Keicher said he was “proud to stand with the men and women” of the local and state business community.

“They are the catalysts for growth and innovation here in northern Illinois and far western suburbs,” Keicher said. “As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges job creators face on a daily basis, especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce evaluated all members of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly by analyzing how lawmakers voted on key business legislation. Elected officials who, based on Illinois Chamber of Commerce criteria, achieved marks of 85% or higher at the two previous general meetings received the biennial award.

Keicher received the Champion of Free Enterprise award after receiving an 89% rating for the 102 General Assembly by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

“Illinois faces challenges to once again become a beacon of job growth and opportunity that we once were,” Keicher said. “But working with the outstanding members of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, there are no limits to the success our state can achieve for job creators and hard-working families.”

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