SALT LAKE CITY, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appointed Maxine Turner, founder of Salt Lake City-based Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events, the chairwoman of the group's Council on Small Business. The council is the U.S. Chamber's principal policy committee representing small businesses.
"Maxine will be a great advocate for the diverse interests of America's small businesses and entrepreneurs," said Dr. Martin A. Regalia, senior vice president for economic and tax policy and chief economist at the U.S. Chamber. "Small enterprises are the backbone of the economy and are critical to the economic recovery. Policymakers must understand the unique needs of these job creators so Main Street businesses can grow and flourish."
Members of the Council on Small Business help formulate the U.S. Chamber's small business policy agenda. Currently, the U.S. Chamber is fighting burdensome federal regulations, advocating for comprehensive tax reform, and advancing workforce flexibility, among many other issues affecting the ability of small business to grow and create jobs.
As chair, Turner will lead the council to represent small business before Congress, the administration, and regulatory agencies to create a more positive environment for the growth of small business throughout the country.
Meetings of the Council are held twice a year in Washington. In addition, the Council on Small Business is involved with America's Small Business Summit, Blue Ribbon Awards, and Dream Big Awards given to top small businesses throughout the country.
Turner has more than 35 years of experience in the food service industry. Her catering and event company has been involved in national and international events. She participates in and donates her time to a multitude of civic and charitable events. She is a founder of the US Welcome Pavilion and has served on the prestigious Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the International Caterers Association for eight years. She served on the ICA Foundation and is the first woman to receive this honor.
Turner is a member and serves on the board of Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Salt Lake Chamber, Salt Lake Convention & Visitor's Bureau, the Park City Chamber & Convention Bureau, Culinary Board at Salt Lake Community College, Junior Achievement and numerous charitable organizations. She was a member of the first national Key for Women Advisory Board for Key Bank, a member of Women's Leadership Institute of Utah and International Women's Forum.
SOURCE Cuisine Unlimited