Gianforte receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday presented Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., with its Spirit of Enterprise Award for his work to promote economic growth and Main Street businesses.

The presentation was made during an event at Hagadone Digital in the Daily Inter Lake office in Kalispell, hosted by the U.S. Chamber, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and Hagadone Digital. Gianforte’s stop in Kalispell was part of his small-business tour during the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week.

U.S. Chamber Executive Director Christopher Eyler said the organization reserves the award for lawmakers who vote in favor of legislation the Chamber supports at least 70 percent of the time. During Gianforte’s short time in Congress — he has served for 11 months — he has voted 100 percent of the time in favor of pro-growth, pro-job legislation, Eyler said.