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Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce: Kooyenga named “Champion of Commerce”

MILWAUKEE…The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) today announced Representative Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) has received the “Champion of Commerce” award for his service in the 2017-2018 Wisconsin legislative session.

“Through the hard work of leaders like Representative Kooyenga, we were able to achieve an unprecedented number of significant public policy victories for the workers and employers of the Metropolitan Milwaukee region,” said MMAC President Tim Sheehy.  “Rep. Kooyenga is working hard in Madison to keep Wisconsin’s economy competitive.   We are grateful for his service and proud to salute him with our ‘Champion of Commerce’ award.”

The Champion of Commerce award is given to lawmakers who earn a 80% or greater ranking on MMAC’s biennial Legislative Scorecard.  The Scorecard tallies significant votes in priority areas identified by the MMAC Blueprint for Economic Prosperity.”

“Every two years, in advance of the legislative session, we lay out our members’ public policy priorities to lawmakers, the press, and the public in our ‘Blueprint for Economic Prosperity,’ “said Sheehy.  “This award recognizes those legislative leaders like Representative Kooyenga who took note of those priorities and worked to advance them in Madison.”

The MMAC represents nearly 2000 member companies employing over 300,000 workers in the metropolitan Milwaukee Region.

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