Manager, Communications and Strategy
September 15, 2021
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dream Big Awards, presented by Spectrum Reach, celebrate the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.
The most anticipated award—whose winner earns a $25,000 cash prize—is Small Business of the Year. Each of the three finalists for Small Business of the Year exemplify the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative. Read more about the businesses in the running below.
The winner will be announced at the Dream Big Awards Ceremony, part of The Big Week for Small Business virtual event, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 5:00pm ET. Learn more about the other Dream Big Award categories and finalists here.
Small Business of the Year Finalists:
GaN Corporation,Huntsville, AL
Founded in 2004, Geeks and Nerds (GaN) Corporation is a high-tech company on a mission to make a positive impact. GaN works with federal agencies, including NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, to solve challenging technological problems in cybersecurity and engineering.
From keeping workers safe from heavy industrial equipment, to keeping soldiers safe from hazardous testing, GaN invents and develops the solutions that ensure the nation’s most important work can get done.
Sky Blue Builders, LLC, Denver, CO
Sky Blue Builders is a general contracting and construction management firm with a commitment to its community. Inspired by the American Dream to build the business, President Mowail Haile says each milestone reached is a true testament to the amazing people that are part of the business.
All employees volunteer their time and expertise throughout their employment to help support philanthropic efforts and create a strong community presence.
The Urban Grape,Boston, MA
TJ and Hadley Douglas say The Urban Grape is more than just a wine store, it’s a place where people can learn, feel welcome, and explore their palates.
Founded in 2010, Urban Grape was built with the desire to build community, belonging, and equity in the wine industry. Customers get an experience that meets them where they are—and the wine store’s message of inclusion has led to a national reach and audience.
Register for the Dream Big Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 5:00pm ET to find out who will be the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business of the Year and win $25,000!