Small Business Council

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business.

For information on the Small Business Council, please contact Jaclyn Neuman at

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. In addition to focusing on small business policy, the council assists small business members in creating effective grass roots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives. The group is able to bring to the U.S. Chamber Board’s attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being considered by other Chamber standing policy committees.  

The majority of the membership is comprised of small business owners whose size range from the self-employed to larger enterprises. Other members may include CEO’s or small business directors of state and local chambers of commerce, small business advocates of member associations, and small business representatives of organizations dedicated to serving the interests of small businesses. 

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Recent Activity

Letters to CongressDec 01, 2020 - 9:30am

Letter to House and Senate Leadership to Provide Second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

This letter sent to House and Senate leadership calls for enacting a bill to provide a second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan with tax deductibility and streamlined forgiveness.

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2020 - 11:30am

PPP Forgiveness Coalition Letter to House and Senate leadership

In this coalition letter of over 110 business and financial trades, a calling for the inclusion of PPP streamlined forgiveness & expanded hold harmless legislation to be included in any PPP legislation that will be moving through Congress.

Letters to CongressNov 17, 2020 - 4:15pm

Loan Necessity Questionnaires Coalition Letter

Eighty groups including the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Bankers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers warned the SBA and the Treasury Department in a letter Tuesday that the questionnaires introduced a "confusing and burdensome" process for borrowers and PPP lenders.

Press ReleaseNov 13, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Small Business Council Appoints Chair Ian MacLean and Vice Chair Natalie Kaddas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council appointed Ian MacLean, President of Highland Landscaping LLC, as Chair and Natalie Kaddas, CEO of Kaddas Enterprises, as Vice Chair of its Small Business Council.

Press ReleaseOct 15, 2020 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Names Jam Hops Gymnastics Factory ‘Dream Big’ Small Business of the Year

Dream Big Awards recognize new Community Support and Leadership Award in response to COVID-19, plus 6 Business Achievement Awards 

Above the FoldOct 08, 2020 - 3:15pm
2020 Dream Big Awards

Meet the 2020 Dream Big Award Finalists

Congratulations to our 2020 Dream Big Awards finalists!

Above the FoldSep 29, 2020 - 8:00am
Election 2020 debates

An Open Letter to Chris Wallace: The Most Important Debate Question to Ask

Ahead of the presidential debate, U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark asks that candidates address the most important issue to businesses.

Above the FoldSep 26, 2020 - 11:00am
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What Small Business Owners in Battleground States Really Want to Hear During the Presidential Debates

Here is what small business owners in battleground state want to hear during the 2020 election debates.

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 12:45pm

Coalition Letter on Small Businesses in a Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Bill

This Joint letter between the Chamber and the Save Small Business Coalition was sent to the Members of the U.S. Congress on small business priorities in a Phase 4 coronavirus relief legislative package.

Above the FoldSep 22, 2020 - 12:00pm

Most Small Businesses Say the Economy Is Their Top Election Issue  

We break down the results of our latest Small Business Index with MetLife.