Larsen appointed to SBA regulatory board

Larsen appointed to SBA regulatory board Congressman John Thune has announced that Vermillion resident Jim J. Larsen has been chosen as a new member of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Fairness Board. In July, Thune recommended Larsen for the SBA appointment.

Currently, Larsen is a federal sales representative for Sioux Steam Cleaner Corporation located in Beresford. His job consists of many different duties such as working with government contracts, conducting trade seminars and ensuring compliance with federal regulations.

Larsen also served more than 10 years in the U.S. Army.

"Jim's experience with small business and government agencies will make him a welcome addition to the SBA Regulatory Fairness Board," Thune said. "Jim's military background and experience working with federal regulations have given him a firm understanding of the regulatory process. He has also seen first hand the problems that can be caused by overburdensome rules and regulations."

Larsen will serve on the Region VIII Fairness Board. There are 10 regional fairness boards consisting of five members each who advise the national ombudsman on small business issues such as regulatory enforcement and compliance activities of federal agencies.

These boards also advise the national ombudsman on substantiated instances of excessive enforcement or compliance actions by agencies against small businesses. Members must be owners, operators, or officers of small businesses who represent their respective region and meet several times a year.

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