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

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 formulating 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 formulated 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

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
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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.

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter from Christel Slaughter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent from Christel Slaughter, Chair of the Chamber's Small Business Council, to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

EventSep 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
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CO— Salt Lake City

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MetLife, and the Salt Lake Chamber on September 18 as we welcome growth-focused business owners from across the state for a half-day program. Together, we'll build ideas and share actionable insight to some of the most vexing challenges in business. Across the last three years, we've embarked on a national tour to listen to small businesses at every stage of their growth, and we are excited to bring those best practices, ideas, and inspirations to the CO— stage in Salt Lake City for the first time.

Press ReleaseSep 12, 2019 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for Dream Big Award: Companies to Be Honored at National CO— Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its annual Dream Big Awards, presented by MetLife, which celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

Press ReleaseSep 09, 2019 - 5:00pm

Small Business Index Reports Record High Optimism

Despite macroeconomic headwinds and trade worries, confidence remains high; Veteran small business owners report need for capital as biggest challenge. Data from the Q3 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index indicates that employers are experiencing high levels of confidence about the state of their local economies and their financial future. The index overall score increased yet again this quarter to 70.7, up two percentage points from Q2, marking the highest number since its inception. This indicates that nearly 71% of U.S. small business owners currently have a positive outlook on their companies’ financial future and business environment.

Above the FoldSep 09, 2019 - 1:00pm

Top 7 Reasons Congress Must Pass USMCA This Fall

Here are the key reasons Congress needs to pass USMCA early this fall/