Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 11, 2009
Contact: Dave Nelson (512) 463-0112

SENATOR NELSON TO RECEIVE "SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE" AWARD

KELLER — The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce will honor Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, with its "Spirit of Enterprise" Award in recognition of her leadership and contributions to business development. The award will be presented at a luncheon on Friday, August 14, 2009 at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club.

"Senator Nelson has made a positive impact with her entrepreneurial spirit and support of the business community. We honor her for outstanding leadership on issues important to business owners," said Chamber President Susanne Johnson.

The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce created the Keller Business Hall of Fame in 2007 to honor outstanding business owners. The "Spirit of Enterprise" Award recognizes a local elected official who has made significant contributions to the development and welfare of the community and surrounding area.

Senator Nelson co-authored a major tax relief package for small businesses last session. She also led the effort to establish Healthy Texas, a partnership between the state and small employers to help extend health benefits to small business employees.

"As a business person I am honored to receive this award," Senator Nelson said. "The success of our economy is tied to the success of local businesses, many of whom are struggling in an uncertain economy. The Keller chamber does an excellent job of supporting our local business community. I am proud not only to represent this community in the Texas Senate but also to be a member of this organization."

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.

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