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Maryland Business Leaders Applaud $15 Minimum Wage as Good for Business, Customers and State’s Economy

CONTACT: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org
Erin Musgrave, Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com

Annapolis, March 28, 2019 — Small business owners and business leaders across Maryland are applauding the final passage of a statewide minimum wage increase to $15. After a veto by Governor Hogan yesterday, both chambers of the General Assembly voted today to override the veto.

Maryland Business Leaders Testify Before Senate Committee in Support of $15 Minimum Wage

Say it will put more money in their customer’s pockets, increase employee productivity and retention, and is an investment in the state’s economic future

CONTACT:
Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org, or
Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com

Annapolis, February 21, 2019 — Maryland business leaders will provide testimony to the Senate Finance Committee at 1pm today, in support of gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.

Maryland Business Owners Testify Before House Committee in Support of $15 Minimum Wage

Say it will put more money in their customers' pockets, increase employee productivity and retention, and is an investment in the state’s economic future

CONTACT: Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com

Annapolis, February 8, 2019— Maryland business owners will provide testimony before the House Economic Matters Committee today in support of gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15. 

Hundreds of Business Leaders Back $15 Federal Minimum Wage; Small Business Owner Testifies Before Congressional Hearing

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage launches new sign-on statement with more than 200 inaugural business supporters of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024

Contact:
 Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com

Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 — Business owner Kathy Eckhouse, owner of La Quercia in Iowa, will testify today in support of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. Eckhouse is one of more than 200 inaugural signers of the new Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement supporting raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Business owners and executives from across the country continue to sign on daily.

Governor Joins Leading N.J. Manufacturer to Support $15 State Minimum Wage

CONTACT:
Conan Knoll, 831-524-6764, conan@emcstrategies.com

Parsippany, N.J., Dec. 11, 2018 – Gov. Phil Murphy today joined Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, the president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products®, maker of more than 200 ECOS® brand green cleaning products, at the company’s Parsippany manufacturing plant to support a $15 state minimum wage and demonstrate how the company’s investment in its employees is fundamental to its long-term business success.

Business Owners Across Missouri Applaud Passage of Prop B to Raise Minimum Wage

CONTACT:

Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com
Bob Keener, (617) 610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

More than 700 business owners in Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition supporting Proposition B, the initiative to raise Missouri’s minimum wage

Nov. 6, 2018 —Missouri business owners celebrated tonight’s passage of Proposition B, the ballot initiative that will raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2023, because it will be good for businesses and the state economy.

Arkansas Business Owners Applaud Passage of Issue 5 to Raise the Minimum Wage

CONTACT:

Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com
Bob Keener, (617) 610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

Nov. 6, 2018 —Arkansas business owners today celebrated the passage of Issue 5, the ballot initiative that will raise the minimum wage to $11 by 2021. Business owners say raising the minimum wage will help workers afford the basics, boost consumer spending, lower employee turnover, reduce hiring and training costs, increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and strengthen the economy.

Red State Business Owners Support Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives in Advance of Nov. 6 Election

CONTACT:
 Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com
Bob Keener, (617) 610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

Nov. 5, 2018 —Business owners are speaking out in support of raising the minimum wage in two red states where minimum wage initiatives are on the ballot Tuesday. Business owners in Arkansas and Missouri—where about 700 business owners have signed a statement supporting the Show Me State’s Proposition B—are supporting the ballot initiatives because they believe it will be good for businesses and the economy in their states.