As the owner of Los Alamos Family Eyecare, Lisa Shin strives to treat her employees well and to serve the community. But she is also finding that lawmakers on the federal and state levels are creating a tough environment for her to run her business.
Shin’s frustration with current legislators is why she supports Vincent P. Chiravalle, who is running for State Representative of District 43. At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15 Shin will host a business breakfast at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
Vincent P. Chiravalle
At the meeting, small business owners will hear a presentation by Chiravalle on specific changes New Mexico can make to support and grow small businesses.
“I believe that government can be a positive force for creating opportunities, and should not be an obstacle through excessive regulations,” said Chiravalle, who will support laws that help the private sector create and attract higher paying jobs. He will work to make it easier for entrepreneurs to succeed by lowering the tax burden and simplifying the business regulations and paperwork required to set up a business.
In addition to hosting the business breakfast, Shin has campaigned door to door for Chiravalle, because she believes that he will be a voice for small businesses in New Mexico.
“We’re not asking for big changes,” said Shin. “Any type of tax relief would be welcome.”
Shin also expressed concern that finding skilled employees is an ongoing struggle for New Mexico business owners.
“I would like to see more apprenticeship and skills training programs,” she said.
The Strengthening Small Business in Los Alamos breakfast meeting is 7:30-9 a.m. at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
To find out more about Chiravalle, visit www.chiravallefordistrict43.com.