Aug 25, 2017 - 2:30pm

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Financial Regulations

Director, Communications & Strategy

As part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's #LetsGrow campaign, we are visiting entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sitting down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listening to America's job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they need from Washington to grow their business.

Our objective is simple: we want to find out what barriers are holding back today’s small businesses from growth and what we can do to send Washington lawmakers a clear message. We've heard about an array of issues, but one core message keeps shining through: growing the economy must be our nation’s top priority.

We've already heard from more than 100 small business owners from all across the country, and we will continue to share their messages. Interested in adding your voice? Tell us your message for Washington or share it on Twitter.

Click on the postcards below to see what five Main Street business owners had to say to Washington about the importance of accessing capital to grow their business.


Skip Paal, Jr, Owner of Rutland Beard Floral Group in Baltimore, Maryland

Rebecca Romero Rainey, Chair and CEO of Centinel Bank in Taos, New Mexico

Ted Ashby, President and CEO of Surrey Bank & Trust in Mt. Airy, North Carolina​

Warren Brown, CEO and Founder of Cake Love in Washington, D.C

Ken Burgess, Chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas in Midland, Texas

Check out the #LetsGrow homepage to hear from more small business owners.

We would love to hear from you, too. What could Washington do to help your company grow? Share your #LetsGrow message with us by clicking here or join the conversation on social media.

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Director, Communications & Strategy

Sarah Keller is the Director of Communications for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the team lead for issues related to international trade and investment as well as technology and innovation.