Northwest Quarterly Conversations

Defending Manufacturing & Small Business: An Evening with Don Manzullo

April 19, 2023

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Fisher Chapel at Rockford University | 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL

Red tape and regulation are challenges for any business, yet few experience these hurdles like the manufacturers of America. Global competition, tariffs, worksite regulation – it’s ever-changing and can often threaten the bottom line. And when these homegrown manufacturers suffer, it impacts communities like Rockford that are powered by industry.

For 20 years, former Congressman Don Manzullo helped small businesses and manufacturers across America to bust through red tape and push against well-intentioned policy, and he did it with bipartisan support. Whether taking on government procurement, tariffs or international trade, Manzullo fought to keep American businesses competitive in the global market.

In this engaging conversation with the editors of Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Manzullo shares how well-intentioned ideas in Washington have negative consequences, what it takes to fight back, and how you can work with your legislators to craft policy that works for all.

In the Manufacturers Forum to follow, small-business owners and manufacturers have a chance to share their own concerns and the state of business in today’s environment.

* Don’s new book, “Do Nice Guys Run for Congress?” will be available for purchase after the event.

Have questions? Contact us at (815) 316-2300 or [email protected].

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