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

Press ReleaseOct 23, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the House Passage of the CASE Act

Today, Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in regards to House passage of the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act):

Above the FoldOct 21, 2019 - 4:45pm

Will Congress Help Small Businesses?

Business owners across a range of industries are calling for #USMCAnow. Dick Cardew, founder of Arizona-based Cardew Hay, tells us why.

Above the FoldOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Small Business Leaders Find Inspiration at CO— Summit

Read the insightful tips and pieces of advice from entrepreneurs at the 2019 CO– Summit.

EventOct 16, 2019 - 8:00am to Oct 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
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CO— Washington, DC, A Summit for Small and Growing Businesses

Join us 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.

Press ReleaseOct 16, 2019 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Strata-G, LLC as ‘Dream Big’ Small Business of the Year Award Winner

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Strata-G, LLC from Knoxville, Tennessee, as the 2019 winner of the $25,000 prize for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife. The annual award celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

Above the FoldOct 14, 2019 - 9:00am
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CO— Equips Growing Businesses for Success

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce helps businesses thrive by providing the tools and resources they need to start, run, and grow.Exhibit A: Our national CO— Summit for Small and Growing Businesses in Washington, D.C.

ReportOct 10, 2019 - 10:45am
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2019 Dream Big Awards Finalists

Visit to learn more about our incredible finalists for this year's Dream Big Awards! You will find in-depth blog posts about each one of our fantastic businesses. The winners of each of our Business Achievement Awards and our Small Business of the Year will be announced Wednesday, October 16th at the Dream Big Gala hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Above the FoldOct 04, 2019 - 1:15pm
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The Top Five Reasons to Attend the CO— Summit in Washington D.C.

There is something for everyone at the CO— Summit on October 16 and 17 in DC...

Above the FoldSep 27, 2019 - 9:30am
The Co– team at Nasdaq's Closing Bell in New York City.

The Closing Bell: Celebrating Small Businesses Across America

The CO– team, led by Chief Product Officer Mike Morello and US Chamber Chief Marketing Officer Justin Waller, rang the Nasdaq closing bell.

Letters to CongressSep 24, 2019 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act

This letter was sent to the members of the Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus, supporting the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act.