Lindsay Cates

Lindsay Cates
Associate Manager, Communications and Strategy

Lindsay joined the communications and strategy team in 2020 having previously worked as a writer and editor at U.S. News and World Report. She’s a native of the Philadelphia suburbs and graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Journalism in 2016.

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Carbon Negative, Water Positive, Zero Waste: Inside Microsoft’s New 10-Year Plan

Microsoft is minimizing the impact of its operations, while maximizing positive impacts from its own climate-focused tech tools.

South LA Café Owners Committed to Vaccine Equity and Healthy Food Access

South LA Café had just opened in 2019, and revenue was growing every month, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020 and sales dropped by 50%.  

Anheuser-Busch Commits to Leading Economic Recovery with New Investments

A recent $1 billion investment is aimed at stimulating the economy, sustainable innovations, and supporting job creation.

Innovation and Employee Wellbeing Ground Stanley Black & Decker’s COVID-19 Efforts

Stanley Black & Decker is thinking outside the box and ensuring the latest innovations are being used to fight COVID-19.

Philanthropic Partnerships Power Solutions for Underserved Communities

By teaming up, businesses and nonprofits are stepping up to help communities’ most vulnerable residents.

Uber and Lyft Go Beyond Rides to Help Communities Through the Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, gig economy companies have become an essential part of many Americans’ daily lives – and an economic lifeline for many others. Although Uber and Lyft have seen ridership drop during COVID-19, that hasn’t stopped the companies from stepping up during the pandemic.  

InclusivCare Brings Education, Testing to a COVID-19 Hot Spot in New Orleans

The need for testing was overwhelming, but InclusivCare was ready to step up to the daunting task.

Dow Taps the Power of Partnerships to Fight COVID-19 Across the Globe

In January, Jeff Martin, a corporate communications advisor at Dow, was asked by the company’s pandemic team to draft a proposed travel advisory due to a virus that was emerging in Wuhan, China. 

“That's where it all started,” Martin said. “And I’m that person that when crises come, I get involved.” 

Boeing Cargo Planes Deliver to Battle COVID-19

On April 26, the Boeing Dreamlifter, a converted Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter, flew from Hong Kong to Greenville, South Carolina, with 1.5 million medical-grade masks destined for health care professionals at Prisma Health, the largest health care system in South Carolina. 

What’s Needed from Congress Now to Save Small Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on America’s small businesses. The U.S. Chamber has been fighting for legislation to support small businesses for months, but more must be done to ensure they can weather the pandemic and continue to reopen and rebuild.

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After Covid-19

The Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index reveals a drop in contractors’ confidence and outlook for their industry amid COVID-19.

PPP Funds Reach Self-Employed, Small Businesses with Help of FinTech Lenders

The moment Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications were open for the self-employed and sole proprietor small businesses, Krystal Douglas, owner of Music City Sewing in Nashville, had her paperwork ready. Before the COVID-19 crisis, Douglas was dressing Grammy-winners and rock stars, but with live music events cancelled for the foreseeable future, her entire sewing business of creating custom stage costumes and backdrops had

As States Ease Restrictions, Business Owners Are Concerned About Demand and Liability

New data from the U.S. Chamber reveals that business owners are concerned about lack of demand and liability issues amid reopening.

Utah Small Business Owners Use Paycheck Protection Program Funding to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

The Paycheck Protection Program is helping some small businesses stay afloat, but more funding from Congress is needed now.

How Gig Economy Companies are Stepping Up to Help Americans Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders and national economic downturn, our nation’s gig economy companies have become a fundamentally essential part of many Americans’ daily lives – and an economic lifeline for many others. Not only are companies like Instacart, Postmates, and Uber delivering food and groceries to those in isolation, they’re also stepping up to donate meals and rides to workers on the frontlines and granting funds to those in need.

How 10 Small Businesses are Fighting Coronavirus in Creative Ways

U.S. small businesses are pivoting their operations to produce all types of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Former NASA Engineer Builds a STEM Business Set on Making an Impact

When Aisha Bowe started classes at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan she had planned to study international business, but a change of heart – inspired by her father’s decision to go back to school for electrical engineering – upended her trajectory. “He brought up this idea that maybe I could be an engineer, too,” says Bowe.

She buckled down, started succeeding in math classes, and began to imagine a future where she would pursue aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and then work at NASA. And she did exactly that.