SBA Appoints Metairie Small Business Owner To Regional Regulatory Fairness Board

DALLAS – Metairie, LA, small business owner Michael Mitternight has been appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region VI Regulatory Fairness Board by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

         Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards in all 10 of SBA’s regions represent the voice of small business on regulatory fairness issues. Each board is comprised of five small business owners and serves as a resource and point of contact for small business owners who feel they have experienced excessive federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions. SBA Region VI includes Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

         Regional Regulatory Fairness Board members advise the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness, Brian Castro. The National Ombudsman and board members host regulatory fairness hearings and outreach events nationwide where small business owners report concerns about burdensome federal regulations.

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         “As a small business owner for over 35 years, Mr. Mitternight understands how to grow a business, create jobs and be a strong advocate for other local small business owners,” Castro said. “The members of the Regulatory Fairness Board play a critical role in making sure the voice of small business is heard by regulators and help to support regulatory solutions that save small business time and money.”

         As a Region VI Regulatory Fairness Board member, Mitternight will serve as a local resource for small businesses and will work with small business trade groups and other entities to address regional concerns about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance issues.

         Mitternight is the president and owner of Factory Service Agency Inc., and serves as the secretary of the board of trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA). In addition, he serves as the chairman of the Louisiana Economic Development Small Business Advisory Council and is an appointed member of the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council.

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         The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), which created the Office of the National Ombudsman, also created five-member Regulatory Fairness Boards in each of the SBA’s 10 regions. The members of the Regulatory Fairness Boards represent the small business community to provide insights on immediate regulatory challenges facing small business owners – perspectives that are critical to eliminating ineffective, duplicative, or outmoded regulatory business barriers to small business. 

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