Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Health Care Reform

May 05, 2017 - 4:15pm

Executive Director, Strategic Communications

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign, we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they had to say.

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 help send Washington a message. While we heard about an array of issues, one core message kept shining through: growing the economy must be our nation’s top priority.

Along the way, we heard from more than 100 small business owners from all across the country. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing their voices in this postcard series. Click on the postcards below to see what five Main Street business owners had to say to Washington about the importance of fixing our nation’s health care system (which Congress took an important step toward accomplishing yesterday).

Patrick Burns, founder and president of Arc 3 Communications in Atlanta, Georgia


Tom Secor, president of Durable Corporation in Norwalk, Ohio


Brad Chandler, CEO of Express Homebuyers in Springfield, Virginia


Ian MacLean, president and founder of Highland Landscaping in Southlake, Texas


Darryl Ray, Vice President of Design at Hughes-Ray Company in Douglasville, Georgia

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 and join the conversation on social media.

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J.D. Harrison
Executive Director, Strategic Communications

J.D. Harrison is the Executive Director for Strategic Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.