State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) received the 2016 Guardian Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses Feb. 24. The NFIB honored Kenley at a celebratory luncheon, attended by small business owners and state legislators. Gov. Mike Pence, who also gave the keynote address, presented the award. Kenley, alongside Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington), were honored for their advocacy in keeping small business and employment a priority for the state of Indiana.
“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts by Gov. Pence and Indiana’s small business owners,” Kenley stated. “In my twenty-four years as a member of the Indiana General Assembly, I have always held small businesses as a top priority, as they fuel our economy and create opportunities for hardworking Hoosiers. I am proud to work for a state that values hard work and innovation, and I will continue to advocate on behalf of business men and women who work to make a difference for this state.”