Officers Elected to NFIB Leadership Council for Ohio

COLUMBUS — A local business owner has been re-elected as vice chair of the leadership council of Ohio’s chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business.

Albert Macre, owner of Steubenville-based Albert F. Macre and Co., will serve another one-year term with the organization. His company is a full-service tax and accounting practice that has served small businesses and individual taxpayers in the Upper Ohio Valley area since 1991.

Also re-elected were Chris Ellis of Helping Hands Healthcare Inc. in West Chester, chairman; Kelly Moore of GKM Auto Parts in Zanesville, chair of the NFIB Ohio PAC, the organization’s political action committee; and Ty Baker-Baumann of REBSCO Inc. in Greenville, the immediate past chair of the council.

The NFIB’s Ohio Leadership Council is comprised of 38 independent business owners from across the state who meet quarterly to guide the organization’s statewide activities. The role of the council is to offer input to the organization’s advocacy program while assisting in efforts to bring small-business issues to the attention of state and federal elected officials.

Members serving on the council represent businesses of varying sizes and geographic areas. The 38 members of the council participate on committees, assist in the implementation of NFIB events across the state and serve on statewide boards and commissions as well as in their local governments.

“For Ohio small business owners 2020 was a year like no other. After watching how the Ohio staff of NFIB served the members of our organization during the pandemic and shutdown period, I could not be prouder to be a part of this member-driven organization. I am honored to be re-elected as chairman of the leadership council for Ohio as we represent nearly 21,000 businesses in the state. The officers understand the serious responsibility we have in speaking for our fellow members and offering guidance to the organization,” said Ellis.

“NFIB proudly serves our members as the voice of small business. Our Ohio officers directing the state leadership council play an important role in advising NFIB as we advance the cause of Ohio’s entrepreneurs in their ability to own, operate, and grow their businesses,” said Roger Geiger, executive director of NFIB in Ohio. “Our members have a strong voice in this association. NFIB relies on the involvement of our members who offer their insight and guidance, which then allows us to advocate on issues such as workforce development, unemployment compensation reform, workers’ compensation and taxes at the Ohio Statehouse.”


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