*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

Cardin, Edwards to Host Roundtable Discussion with Small Businesses 

U.S. Senator, Representative to discuss ways to help small businesses succeed in increasingly globalized marketplace

Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards(Md.-04) will host a roundtable discussion in Gambrills, Md., on the challenges and opportunities that face local small businesses. Senator Cardin, Representative Edwards and attendees will share their perspectives on a wide range of issues, including efforts to update the tax code, affordable higher education, infrastructure needs, cybersecurity and the federal budget.

“With so much of Maryland’s small business activity directly connected to the work of federal agencies, we cannot underestimate the importance of passing responsible, long-term budget measures that provide a platform for small businesses to grow,”Senator Cardin said. “Congresswoman Edwards and I know that small businesses need stability to thrive, and they need their other federal partners to commit with us to saying no to the irresponsible cycle of temporary budget measures, sequestration and short-sighted spending cuts.”

“Small businesses are the engines of economic growth in Maryland and across the country,” said Congresswoman Edwards.“That is why Senator Cardin and I are committed to critical investments, fiscal stability and tax proposals that work for our small businesses and create good, high-paying jobs for all Marylanders.”

WHAT:          Roundtable Discussion with Small Businesses                 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards

Local Business Leaders

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 PM

WHERE:        Waugh Chapel Community Center

1326 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD 21054

HOW:            Media RSVP to tim_zink@cardin.senate.gov