Press Releases

Business Owners Welcome Minimum Wage Increase

Raising minimum wage will help economy, say national business leaders and small business owners from states affected by July 24 increase

Contact: David Lerner, Riptide Communications, 212-260-5000, news [at]

July 21, 2009, Boston, MA – Business owners across the nation are welcoming the July 24 increase in the federal minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25. National business leaders and small business owners in states where workers are getting a raise say the increase will boost consumer buying power and promote economic recovery.

Hundreds of Business Leaders Tell Congress to Raise Minimum Wage

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2007

Contact: Mahdis Keshavarz, Riptide Communications, 212-260-5000

Washington, DC -- Business owners and executives across the nation are telling Congress that a $5.15 minimum wage hurts business, workers and the economy. The House passed a clean bill to raise the minimum wage. Now, it's the Senate's turn.