Small business owners meet with Illinois politicians
Small business owners got to sit in on a roundtable discussion with Illinois politicians.
Democratic candidate for 13th District Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan was in attendance along with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.
During the discussion, they talked about expanding, benefits, and challenges that come with running a small business,
Attendees were glad to hear from political figures.
"I think that sometimes we're not as active in our community,” Your Corner Office owner Melissa Hamilton said. “We don't pay attention as much to politicals sometimes but it really does affect us at a smaller level, you know from a higher level. So I hope that people just get more educated and excited about what's to come."
Also at the event, they talked about how to grow the economy in Springfield.
Four of the panelist were local business owners.