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US Chamber Accepts Nominations for Small Business Awards, $25,000 Top Prize

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Chase for Business, is accepting nominations for the Dream Big Awards, an annual awards program that honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.

The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative.

Additionally, eligible small businesses may apply for one of six Business Achievement Awards:

  • Emerging Business
  • Green/Sustainable Business
  • Minority-Owned Business
  • Veteran-Owned Business
  • Woman-Owned Business
  • Young Entrepreneur Business

Finalists for each of the six Business Achievement and Dream Big Small Business of the Year awards are eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which recognizes a small business that has demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement, positively impacting the quality of life in its community.

Winners are honored each year at the CO— Summit in Washington, D.C., during the Dream Big Gala set for October, pending potential restrictions on large gatherings.

Nominations are accepted through July 12, 2020.

Award Prizes

Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award

The following prizes will be awarded to the winner of the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award:

  • $25,000 cash prize
  • One-year paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (valued at $250)
  • Recognition and acceptance speech on stage during the Dream Big Gala
  • One (1) complimentary registration for the CO— Summit (valued at $250)
  • Two-night hotel stay during the CO— Summit
  • Discounted registration of $250 for any additional registrants affiliated with the company (valued at $250)
  • One-minute promo video played during the Dream Big Gala during the CO— Summit
  • Web sticker to display on the company’s website

Business Achievement Award Winners & Community Excellence Award Winner

The following prizes will be awarded to the winner of each Business Achievement Award category and the Community Excellence Award Winner:

  • One-year paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (valued at $250)
  • Recognition and crystal award presentation on stage during the Dream Big Gala
  • One (1) complimentary registration for the CO— Summit (valued at $250)
  • Two-night hotel stay during the CO— Summit
  • Discounted registration of $250 for any additional registrants affiliated with the company (valued at $250)
  • Web sticker to display on the company’s website

For more information, and to view eligibility criteria, visit USChamber.com/dream-big-awards.

Category: Business Achievement Awards

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