Jul 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on the Power of Free Enterprise, Part 2

Director, Communications & Strategy

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 free enterprise in the country today.


Luci Miller, President of Miller Imaging and Digital Solutions in Austin, Texas


Chris Curfman, Principal of Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia


Drew Greenblatt, Owner of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, Maryland


Gary Pittsford, Owner, President and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors in Indianapolis, Indiana


John Rakolta Jr., CEO of Walbridge in Detroit, Michigan

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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.