The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award celebrates the success of one small business and honors its contributions to the growth and diversity of the American economy. This award recognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative.

In addition to the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, eligible small businesses may apply to be considered for a Business Achievement Award.

There are eight Business Achievement Awards:

Emerging Business

Green/Sustainable Business

Minority-Owned Business

Veteran-Owned Business

Woman-Owned Business

Young Entrepreneur Business

LGBTQ-Owned Business

Community Support and Leadership Award

More on Award Categories


Eligibility Criteria

A business must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award or a Business Achievement Award.

  • For-profit business operating for at least one (1) year primarily within the United States
  • Have less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million for each of 2019 and 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)
  • One-minute promo video played during the award ceremony
  • Web sticker to display on company website

Award winner will be responsible for all federal, state and local taxes that may be applicable.

Business Achievement Award Winners

The following prizes will be awarded to the winner of each Business Achievement Award category

  • One-year paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (valued at $250)
  • Recognition and award presentation during the award ceremony
  • Web sticker to display on company website

Award winner will be responsible for all federal, state and local taxes that may be applicable.

Questions?

Email the Dream Big Team at dreambig@uschamber.com


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