U.S. Chamber and Buffalo Niagara Partnership Recognize Rep. Chris Collins with Spirit of Enterprise Award


U.S. Chamber and Buffalo Niagara Partnership Recognize Rep. Chris Collins with Spirit of Enterprise Award

LANCASTER, N.Y. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership today honored Congressman Chris Collins with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.

The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.

“It’s a good time to be doing business in America, thanks to a slate of legislative accomplishments that laid the groundwork for more economic growth and job creation,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These efforts to advance commonsense, growth-oriented legislation will help Main Street American businesses thrive. We commend Congressman Collins for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”

The award was presented on Monday, June 4 at Sealing Devices in Lancaster, NY.  A member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Sealing Devices is one of the largest privately-held manufacturers of sealing products in North America.

“The Buffalo Niagara Partnership congratulates Congressman Collins on receiving the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber,” said Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.   “We know Chris is fighting for Buffalo Niagara employers every day in Washington.  The Congressman understands what it’s like to an employer – not a common trait among members of Congress.  His focus on federal policies aimed at lowering costs, encouraging investment and creating jobs is exactly what we need.”

“Thank you to both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership for advocating pro-growth policies that are good for businesses across in our community,” said Collins. “It has been an especially exciting year as Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump delivered a historic tax reform package to the American people that is strengthening our economy and allowing businesses to grow and hire. I’m honored to once again receive the Spirit of Enterprise award and look forward to watching businesses, like Sealing Devices, continue to thrive.”

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.

For Press Inquiries, Please Contact Grant Loomis, Vice President, Government Affairs at gloomis@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1736