CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC) honored Senator David Sypolt and Delegates Amanda Pasdon and Cindy Frich with awards for “Legislative Excellence” during a special meeting of the organization at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown on September 4.
“Senator Sypolt and Delegates Pasdon and Frich have a proven track record of advocating for job development, infrastructure improvement, legal fairness and fiscal responsibility – the main items West Virginia’s business community believes will move the state forward.” said BIC Chairman Chris Hamilton. “They are deserving of this award and the business community across the state appreciates their service to West Virginia.”
Senator David Sypolt, whose district covers portions of Barbour, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Tucker, said, “It’s not just my desire, but it should be the desire of every West Virginian to build a robust and diversified economy. The Business and Industry Council has worked tirelessly to do just that. Our State has weathered a recent recession and all the parts are in place for our citizens to be afforded opportunities never before seen in the Mountain State. Creating an environment where business and manufacturing can grow, along with the supporting jobs, is what BIC is all about.”
Delegate Amanda Pasdon, representing portions of Monongalia County, said, "As public servants, we must strive to do our part to create policies that attract and retain high paying, quality jobs in West Virginia. Our common goal should be to improve quality of life and opportunities for all West Virginians. It is an honor to receive this award and to continue to fight for the hard working men and women of Monongalia County and West Virginia."
Delegate Cindy Frich, representing portions of Monongalia County, said, "I am thankful for this recognition of my efforts in the fight to improve job opportunities for West Virginians to remain in the state and provide for their families."
The West Virginia Business & Industry Council is comprised of more than 60 West Virginia trade associations and businesses representing more than 395,000 employees. Its goal is to enhance the business climate and move West Virginia forward, and its members have been working to that end for more than three decades. Visit www.wvbic.org for more information about BIC.