Small Business Policy

The Small Business Policy team formulates small business policy and assists small business members in creating effective grassroots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.

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ArticleAug 03, 2018 - 1:30pm
Christine

Meet Christel Slaughter, the New Chair of the Chamber’s Council on Small Business

For more than 30 years Dr. Christel Slaughter, CEO of SSA Consultants, has been passionate about leading organizational change and planning efforts for hundreds of clients across the United States with a concentration of this work focused in the public sector.

Above the FoldJul 26, 2018 - 11:30am
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Trouble Brewing: Why Tariffs are Making it Harder to Make American Beer

Pretty much everything in a brewery that isn’t an ingredient or a stool is made of metal.

LetterJul 25, 2018 - 9:45am

Letter Thanking Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez

On July 24, 2018, Dr. Christel Slaughter, CEO of SSA Consultants and incoming U.S. Chamber Chair of the Small Business Council, sent a letter to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez thanking them for holding a hearing on how the passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has benefited small businesses. The hearing will take place July 25, 2018.

EventJul 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

2018 Small Business Series - Twin Cities

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Series convenes and engages small business CEOs on the local level in cities around the country. Each event features both local success stories along with national expert voices on topics such as building your brand, creating a strong workforce, and getting up to speed on cyber security.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
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‘I’ve Lost my Competitive Advantage:’ 3 Ohio Small Businesses Hurt by Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

Above the FoldJul 10, 2018 - 11:00pm
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‘Real Ugly, Real Quick': 3 Pennsylvania Industries Feeling the Sting of Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 4:30pm
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‘I Feel Like We’re the Pawns:’ Meet 3 Michigan Small Businesses Already Hurt by Tariffs

More than $2.3 billion in Michigan exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war, leaving business owners paying the bill.

Above the FoldJun 25, 2018 - 9:00am
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A Health Care Victory for Small Businesses

The Chamber applauds the administration for its new rule expanding Association Health Plans (AHPs).

EventJun 05, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Small Business Series - Atlanta

Our Atlanta event will be an exciting and important stop in our second annual nationwide tour - from Dallas to the Twin Cities, DC to Phoenix - to engage business owners and entrepreneurs with top experts to gain tools, strategies, and best practices to help companies compete successfully in today's rapidly changing economy.

Press ReleaseMay 30, 2018 - 9:00am

Local Economic Outlook Pushes Small Business Optimism to Record High

The Q2 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) released today recorded an overall score of 68.7, up 2.4 points from the Q1 score of 66.3, driven in part by the strongest local economic outlook on record, a firmer hiring environment, and a stronger backdrop for investing. Two out of every three small business owners are optimistic about their company and the small business environment in the United States.