Sep 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Trade, Part 3

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 trade.


Shane Cooper, Founder & President of DeFeet International in Hildebran, North Carolina

Stan Jones, VP of Operations at Dippin’ Dots in Paducah, Kentucky

Norm Krug, CEO of Preferred Popcorn in Chapman, Nebraska

Yannick Greiner, Director of International Sales at Rugged Liner in Owosso, Michigan 

Kim Smith, President of PLIDCO The Pipe Line Development Company in Westlake, Ohio

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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Director, Communications & Strategy