Rep. Adam Smith rallies behind small business owners, listens to local challenges


Congressman Adam Smith stopped by the Bellevue Chamber this week for a Small Business Roundtable event, where he listened to the concerns of local business owners and gave an overview of what he plans to focus on in the upcoming session. 

“We can be providing services a lot better than we are currently providing them,” said Rep. Smith. “You need balance. It's okay to have people who are activists, but you also need people to know how to make the trains run on time, and we're kind of lacking in that moment, which we're seeing play out most profoundly in our criminal justice system, and in our homelessness crisis, and in the affordable housing issue.” 

“There is a lot of money floating around in this region to address all of those issues … Are we getting the most out of that money? Right at the moment? No, we are not.”

The Chamber finds it extremely important that we boost our local, small businesses in any way that we can. So, if you have a suggestion on how we can better support your organization, please let us know so we can see how your vision fits within our programming.