Small Business Series

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 08:05 AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Small Business Series

The Small Business Series


Growth Happens Here.


1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, nothing’s bigger than small business. We take great pride in honoring small business leaders who embody the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and significantly contribute to our country’s growth and prosperity. When small businesses thrive, your communities thrive, and that’s good for everyone.

To celebrate the success and growth of small businesses like you, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with MetLife, is expanding its premier Small Business Summit into a nationwide event series.

One national summit. Four local programs. Five ways to help your small business dream BIG.

The Small Business Series plays host to hundreds of innovative entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the country. No matter what event you choose, you’ll engage with the nation’s top business experts to gain knowledge, insights, and inspiration while connecting with small business owners like YOU.

Take your business to the next level at The Small Business Series. Growth Happens Here.

It’s time to dream big

Join us in Washington, D.C. for the Dream Big Awards Celebration!

Big dreams deserve big rewards, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce knows firsthand that small businesses are the backbone of American free enterprise, representing more than 99% of all employers, creating three-fourths of all new jobs, and accounting for more than one-half of the nation’s gross domestic product.

The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.


The $25,000 Prize!

The countdown is on to find the best small businesses in America! The 2017 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and national recognition at the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.



A business must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award or a Business Achievement Award:

  • Operates primarily within the United States
  • Have less than 250 employees
  • Gross revenues of less than $20 million in 2015 and 2016
  • Provide support (in-kind and/or financial) to their community
  • Must be able to attend the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.


Non-members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce must submit a $25 online, application fee. Members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce must provide an active U.S. Chamber of Commerce membership number to have the application fee waived.


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