NFIB is 350,000 small and independent business owners united by one clear mission: to promote and protect your right to own, operate and grow your business.
Who is NFIB?
60% of our small and independent business owner members have 5 or fewer employees.
55% of NFIB’s members report gross sales of $350,000 or less.
Founded in 1943, and headquartered in Washington, DC
350,000 strong, nonpartisan, nonprofit association.
NFIB’s members determine NFIB’s policies. Each NFIB member gets ONE vote. No exceptions.
How does NFIB protect my right to own a business?
NFIB’s members support teams in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 states that fight to give every type of small and independent business a voice in government policy-making.
NFIB conducts research, such as our monthly Small Business Economic Trends, that Federal Reserve officials, Congress, state legislatures and presidential administration officials rely on as one of the more valuable barometers of the American economy.
How does NFIB help me operate a business?
NFIB’s members join together for combined buying power and the volume savings that come with it to compete with big business.
These cost-effective products and services include commercial and health insurance, office equipment, maintenance and repair supplies, credit card processing, shipping, computer bundles, uniforms and more.
How does NFIB help me grow a business?
NFIB’s members rely on daily how-to articles from a comprehensive online library for entrepreneurs.
Whether you’re just starting a business, looking to expand or exploring how to pass on or sell your business, members choose from tips, videos, infographics and other tools.
Supervisor John M. Vasquez was elected to serve as Supervisor for the 4th District in November 2002. John took his oath of office on January 7, 2003. The district he represents covers Vacaville west of Peabody Road up to Marshall Drive, north of Marshall Drive to Nut Tree Road and then west of Interstate 80 to the Yolo County line, Dixon and the unincorporated area north of Midway to the Yolo County line.
John graduated from Vacaville High School. As a youth he worked in the farming industry and the family business. Currently he is a co-owner of the family business, Vasquez-Deli. He gained much of his practical knowledge through real-life experiences; learning from his peers as a retail clerk, as a laborer on the Alaska Pipeline and fellow community leaders. In addition, John served with the California and Alaska National Guard.
John has spent his lifetime as a community servant, both publicly and privately, serving as the youngest Vacaville City Councilman for four years and as Administrative Assistant to former Supervisor Bill Carroll. His community involvement includes Trustee of the Vacaville/Elmira Cemetery District for 17 years, a member of both Vacaville and Fairfield/Suisun Chambers of Commerce and a volunteer for several community action committees including The United Way, Farm Bureau, Native Sons of the Golden West, Vacaville Fiesta Days Participant (El Rancho Vasquez – 39 years straight), member of the Friends of the Solano County/Dixon May Fair and former trustee of the Vacaville Museum.
John is married to the former Shelli Huffman and is the father of three daughters and one son. He is the son of Nicha and John Vasquez of Vacaville and the oldest of the four Vasquez sons.
Of major importance to John is the preservation of agriculture, public safety, transportation, veterans and economic development throughout Solano County. In addition, happy, healthy and safe children in Solano County are a necessity.
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
Since then, the VFW’s voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans’ organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.
Annually, the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president’s cabinet, the VFW is there.