By RUSTY MARKS
The State Journal
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials with the United States Chamber of Commerce, state Chamber of Commerce and Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce presented U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., with the national Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award at a ceremony in Huntington on Thursday, June 1.
The award was presented by Rob Engstrom, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber, at Huntington Steel & Supply, where Jenkins was addressing workers on the importance of manufacturing and the need to encourage more businesses to come to West Virginia. State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts and Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce President Bill Bissett also took part in the ceremony.
“I look forward to continuing to fight for our jobs in Washington and to working with my colleagues to advance solutions that will create more jobs and opportunities in West Virginia,” he said.
Last year, the United States Chamber of Commerce presented Spirit of Enterprise awards to 206 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 45 members of the U.S. Senate, according to the Chamber of Commerce’s website.
Jenkins, in his second term in the House of Representatives, announced in May he was going to challenge U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in 2018 elections.
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