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SBIA Presents Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award

By Catherine Kuerbitz, Small Business Investor Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2018) – Today, the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, recognized Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Rep. Rothfus is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support for small business access to capital.

“Congressman Rothfus has been an incredible advocate for investment in America’s small businesses through his support of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program and the Business Development Company (BDC) industry,” said SBIA President Brett Palmer. “Small business investors empower growth and job creation across the country, and the legislative work of our Small Business Champions in Congress has been instrumental to facilitating greater capital access for America’s entrepreneurs.”

Presenting the Champion of Small Business Investing Award to Rep. Rothfus was Tyson Smith of Tecum Capital. The presentation was held at Allegheny Performance Plastics, a local small business in Leetsdale, PA.

SBICs provide critical growth capital to American small businesses to help them expand their operations and create jobs; they have invested more than $1.8 billion in Pennsylvania businesses over the past 10 years. BDCs currently have more than $3.9 billion invested in Pennsylvania businesses.

About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)
The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works on behalf of its members as a tireless advocate for policies that promote competitive markets and robust domestic investment for growing small businesses. SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the private equity industry for over 50 years. For more information, visit or call 202-628-5055.