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Neil Carrey Presents Small Business Council of America's Congressional and Humanitarian Awards

News / May 15, 2018

Of Counsel Neil Carrey, a member of the board of directors of the Small Business Council of America (SBCA), participated in the organization’s 35th Annual Public Affairs Day and Congressional Awards Reception in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2018, by presenting two of the awards. The SBCA is a national non-partisan nonprofit organization that represents the interests of more than 100,000 privately-held and family-owned organizations on federal tax, employee benefit and health care issues.

Carrey presented the Rising Star Award to Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) in recognition of his strong leadership during his first three years in Congress and his dedication to America’s small businesses, including helping small businesses protect against and respond to 21st century threats such as in the area of cyber security.

Carrey presented the SBCA’s Humanitarian of the Year Award to Molly and Jeramy Hale of Penn Valley, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Hale were honored for their work as co-owners of Ability Production, LLC, a spinal cord injury design and consulting nonprofit founded in 2004 which provides services, information and resources for individuals managing spinal cord injuries.

Additionally, thanks to the generous contributions of the SBCA, Carrey and his wife, Karen Carrey, and many SBCA members, the SBCA was able to present Ability Production with a significant contribution from the Chris Carrey Charitable Foundation, which was founded by Carrey in 2003 to honor his son, Chris Carrey.

Carrey has served on the SBCA board since 1995. In 2003, the SBCA awarded him the Connie Murdock Award (named for the founder of the SBCA), which is given to an SBCA Member for their contribution to the organization. In 2007, the SBCA honored Carrey with a Special Humanitarian Award.