As it has for two decades, the National Federation of Independent Business will hold its annual Small Business Day at the state Capitol this year on Thursday at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Olympia.

House Finance Committee Chairwoman Rep. Kristine Lytton, Sen. Curtis King, and senior health policy advisor Jason McGill, are among of the confirmed speakers. Sen. Guy Palumbo will give the luncheon keynote address.

The annual event draws entrepreneurs from all over the state. Its aim is to apprise small-business owners of the legislation currently circulating the capitol that will directly affect the operation of their enterprises, as well as “to remind lawmakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses but instead have different difficulties in remaining solvent.”

NFIB’s Small Business Day is open to all small-business owners and costs $25 to attend. Registration information can be found on the NFIB/Washington webpage at For further information, send an email to NFIB/Washington Grassroots Manager Stacy Jenkins at