Small business owners in the Tennessee Valley will got a chance to voice their opinions directly to the federal government Tuesday afternoon.
U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Advocate Bruce LeVell hosted a roundtable discussion at the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville-Madison County from 4-6 p.m.
According to the SBA, LeVell was the owner and founder of a small business for more than 25 years and also served as the chairman of operations at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for seven years.
LeVell was appointed as the Region 4 Advocate by the Trump administration in February. LeVell was a candidate for the 6th Congressional District of Georgia when he was appointed.
He was running to fill the seat vacated by the former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price.
LeVell is also well connected to President Donald Trump's political orbit.
He also served as the state co-chair in Georgia for the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Tuesday's roundtable covered several challenges facing small businesses including health care and access to capital.
UAH Small Business Director, Foster Perry was in attendance and told WAAY 31:
"The idea is to get a sense from small businesses throughout the region of what their concerns and issues are as far as trying to operate a small business, be competitive and some of the regulations and challenges that they might have to deal with."