This year’s 27 finalists were chosen from a record-setting more than 1,000 applications submitted from small businesses across the country.
“This year small businesses have continued facing every obstacle head-on, taking risks, working hard, and dreaming big in the face of ongoing challenges and uncertainty,” said Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Small Business Policy. “Small businesses are a critical and vibrant sector of the U.S. economy, and the U.S. Chamber is proud to celebrate the very best in American small business through our Dream Big Awards.”
The Dream Big Awards program includes nine different Business Achievement Awards to recognize the excellence of leading businesses in each of the following categories: community support and leadership, emerging, green/sustainable, minority-owned, LGBTQ-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, young entrepreneur, and small business of the year.
The Emerging Business Award recognizes the success of one small business and honors its contributions to the growth and diversity of the American economy. This award recognizes a start-up company that has attained outstanding business achievement with fewer than 25 employees and 1-3 years of full-time operation.
Award winners will be announced at the virtual Dream Big Awards program, part of the Big Week for Small Business virtual event, on Thursday, October 21 at 5:00pm ET. Registration is open to the public at: https://events.uschamber.com/bigweekforsmallbusiness
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