Overview

DREAM BIG AWARDS PROGRAM

Dream Big program celebrates the success of small business and honors its contributions to America’s economic growth.

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 six Business Achievement Awards:

 

Emerging Business

 

Green/Sustainable Business

 

Minority-Owned Business

 

Veteran-Owned Business

 

Woman-Owned Business

 

Young Entrepreneur Business

 

Additionally, this year all appliants are able to apply to the Coronavirus Community Support and Leadership Award.

The Community Support and Leadership Award recognizes a small business during the coronavirus pandemic that has demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to assist the needs of its community, and to service the needs of its customers, employees, and neighbors.

 

 

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 that operates primarily within the United States
  • Have less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million in 2018 and 2019
  • Provide support (in-kind and/or financial) to their community

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 Dream Big Gala
  • Web sticker to display on company website

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

Community Support and Leadership Award Winner

  • $5,000 cash prize
  • One-year paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (valued at $250)
  • Recognition and award presentation during the Dream Big Gala
  • Web sticker to display on company website

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 Dream Big Gala
  • 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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