Join us on October 17 for the CO— Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with MetLife, as we welcome growth-focused business owners from across the country for a day-and-a-half-long program where - together - we'll build and share actionable solutions to some of the most vexing challenges in business. Over the last three years, we've visited cities across the country to listen to small businesses at every stage of their growth, and now we'll bring those best practices, ideas and inspirations to the CO— stage.

9:00 a.m. — 10:20 a.m.: Welcome to CO—

Opening Remarks

Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Morning Keynote

Morgan DeBaun, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blavity, Inc.

In conversation with Jeanette Mulvey, Content Director, CO—

Morning Session

Jessica Moser, Senior Vice President, Small & Specialty Business, MetLife

In conversation with Steve Patterson, Host, Twin Cities Live

Dream Big Winner Interview

In conversation with Steve Patterson

10:40 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.: Growth Studio Sessions

Build Your Brand Through Social Media Marketing

Hailley Griffis, Head of Public Relations, Buffer

[Read our story featuring Hailley here.]

Master Productivity to Lead Effectively

Heather Cocozza, Organizing & Productivity Consultant, Cocozza Organizing + Design, LLC

Recruit and Retain Your Dream Team

Dr. Bill Slaughter, Founder and President, SSA Consultants

Access Capital to Fuel Your Business

Hasan Mannan, Mid Atlantic Business Banking Region Manager, Chase for Business

We will take a break for lunch at 11:30 AM ET. Please tune back in at 2:30 PM ET.

2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.: The Leap

Afternoon Keynote

Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman, Co-Founders, College H.U.N.K.S Hauling Junk & Moving

[Read our story about Nick & Omar here.]

Capitol Connection: A Conversation with the Treasurer of the United States

The Honorable Jovita Carranza, Treasurer of the United States, Department of the Treasury

America’s Business Stars Panel

Marcus Davis, President & CEO, The Breakfast Klub, Reggae Hut, Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, Kulture (Houston, TX)

[Learn more about Marcus here.]

Richard Ward, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Merchology (Minneapolis, MN)

[Read our story about Merchology here.]

Sara Irvani, Chief Executive Officer, Okabashi Shoes (Buford, GA)

[Read more about Sara's growing business here.]

Shannon Bahrke Happe, Founder and Chief Inspirational Olympian, Team Empower Hour

[Find out more about Shannon here.]

In conversation with Jeanette Mulvey

Afternoon Keynote

Daymond John, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FUBU; Star, ABC’s “Shark Tank;” Chief Executive Officer, Shark Branding; New York Times Best-Selling Author

In conversation with Carolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and SVP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Closing Remarks

Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce