From shipping to staffing, the Chamber and its partners have the tools to save your business money and the solutions to help you run it more efficiently. Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today to start saving.
The U.S. Chamber is honored to host the six finalists of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy as they pitch their student run businesses to a panel of judges.
Opening remarks by Suzanne Clark, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Special announcement by Eric Eversole, Vice President, Hiring Our Heroes, and Meg O'Grady, Vice President, First Data.
Robert O’Neill has served America as a SEAL, team leader, and senior chief petty officer at Naval Special Development Group in some of the most challenging, storied, clandestine military roles of our time, including leading the unit that captured and killed Osama bin Laden. In his keynote address, O’Neill will help set the tone of leadership and succeeding under the most challenging circumstances.
Join several of the country’s top economists to learn about the current economic forces impacting our nation’s economy. Where is it heading? How will businesses across the country be affected? How could it impact your bottom line?
Many small business owners--especially new business owners-- make simple mistakes that could easily be avoided with a little due diligence and some insider knowledge. Hear from a panel of business experts and owners about the struggles they faced and how they overcame them.
Thanks to social media, today’s customers expect more transparency from both large and small businesses. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy - depending on how you engage. Research shows that consumers rely on social media to inform their spending decision. However, to be a savvy social media user, it takes more than simply creating a string of profiles and pushing out content. To yield positive results, you need to think strategically about how you’re engaging online. Learn how to use social media to build trust and credibility for your brand with your target customers.
Business owners - large and small - are under attack by large, unelected bodies that write and enforce onerous regulations that impact your bottom line. Learn about the latest rulings from the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Labor Relations Board, and other federal agencies, how it’ll impact you, and what you can do about it.
Big Data isn't just for big businesses with big budgets. Today, it's possible for small businesses to analyze large information sets to boost product quality, improve marketing, and further customer relationships -- without the huge price tag. Learn how to make big data work for you and your customers, whmiile protecting their privacy and your bottom line.
Welcome to Washington, D.C.! Join your fellow attendees for a special rooftop reception at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where there will be plenty of food and drinks - no need to make a dinner reservation. You won't be able to beat the view of the White House, and we will have a professional photographer on hand to provide the perfect D.C. souvenir.
An honorary breakfast to celebrate the success of our 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winners!
View this year's winners here.
Jump start your day with coffee, juice, and a full breakfast spread.
Hear a special message from Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue, introduced by Hector Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition.
Michael Morell is no stranger to maintaining focus under pressure. He has twice served as acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, including during two of the most tumultuous times in recent memory. Morell was by President Bush’s side on 9/11 when terrorists attacked America and he was in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama during the raid that killed Osama bin Ladin. Morell recently released his memoir: The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS. An expert in leadership, Morell will provide insights to this generation's most defining defense leaders, their strategies and their styles.
Cyber attacks don't discriminate. In addition to the big brands, hackers are targeting small businesses every day, disrupting operations, stealing customer data, and eating away profit margins. Learn how to protect your business - and your bottom line - by hearing from real life hackers. Watch and listen as cyber security experts - Jayson Street and Kent Nabors - demonstrate the vulnerability of businesses and learn how to protect against these hidden threats.
Join executives from the U.S. Chamber’s Congressional Affairs office for an update on the most important business issues currently moving on Capitol Hill. As Congress prepares to vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) the second week of June and the charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) expires in just 30 days, now is the time to make your voice heard. Trade legislation would secure America’s role in the global economy, opening up opportunities for trade agreements that lead to more jobs and growth. Ensuring your voice is heard couldn’t be more critical or more timely. Attend this session for an update on trade issues and other key business policies, before you meet with your congressional delegation on Wednesday.
We all know that entrepreneurship takes passion and persistence but what are the other not-so-obvious elements to success in the entrepreneurial world for women? Female entrepreneurs in various stages of growth will provide their insights in this interactive session hosted by the Center for Women in Business, for seasoned entrepreneurs as well as those just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey!
Millennials, Gen Y, Echoboomers – whatever you call them, talented individuals from this generation will be leading your team in the not-so-distance future. In fact, 36% of the American workforce this year is made up of people born after 1980. But hiring, attracting, retaining, or training them can be a challenge. From technology adoption to communication styles, marketing tactics to work ethics, vales to social responsibility, learn how this generation operates, and what you can do to best leverage their skills.
In our search to find the top small businesses in America, we've narrowed the list to 7 companies - each representing a geographical region in the U.S. Meet the owners of these standout small businesses and find out who will take home the title "DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year" and a $10,000 cash prize.
From records, legal documents, and marketing data, to the cash and people found inside the walls of your business – as a business owner, you have a lot to protect. This panel of security experts will give you tangible tips you can implement right now to secure everything from your doors to your smartphones.
Educating employees on the policy issues that impact their workplace, and the potential role they play in shaping the discussion, is an often overlooked tactic for growth and success. Learn how groups are changing the way they approach “politics as usual” in the workplace, using employee engagement to drive positive economic outcomes.
At the age of 24, Tony Hsieh, sold the company he co-founded to Microsoft for $265 million. He later joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, eventually becoming CEO, where his vision helped grow the company from almost no sales to more than $1 billion is gross sales annually. As a business innovator, Tony is continuously implementing new management ideas to achieve a successful and happy corporate culture. A visionary, Tony is leading the transformation of downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. Hear Tony discuss ways to improve and innovate your small business!
Shuttles will pick up at the Parkview Entrance of the Omni Shoreham and drop off in front of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) building at 430 1st Street SE.
Lend your voice - and your small business success story - to our new grassroots initiative. The Main Street Ambassadors Program is a initiative designed to help advocate our legislative priorities on Capitol Hill, while educating Members of Congress on the power of small business.
Before meeting with Members of Congress to advocate on the policy priorites that are improtant to your business and your bottom line, join the U.S. Chamber’s Congressional and Political teams for coffee and conversation on the current issues impacting small business.
You can also drop off your bags (they aren't allowed in House and Senate buildings) before your meetings on the Hill. U.S. Chamber staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
Hear directly from professional lobbyists on the "dos" and "don'ts" of meeting with Members of Congress. Get the inside scoop on how best to make your voice heard.