Senior Manager, Small Business Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
September 23, 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.
Each year, the U.S. Chamber recognizes a women-owned small business that has attained outstanding business achievement and exemplifies the significant contributions made by women-owned businesses in the country.
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 5:00 PM ET. Learn more about the other Dream Big Award categories and finalists here.
Women-Owned Business Finalists:
The Trust Company of Tennessee,Knoxville, TN
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The Trust Company of Tennessee Founder & CEO Sharon Pryse worked her way up from bank clerk to senior vice president before charting her own path to start a female-led investment company. The company grew through word of mouth, commitment to clients, and a stellar work ethic.
Today, The Trust Company of Tennessee has $4 billion in assets under management. Pryse and her team are committed to helping their clients reach financial success and freedom by building lifelong relationships with clients through a personalized approach to financial planning.
Path To Publishing,Las Vegas, NV
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Path To Publishing was created to help everyone with a story to tell, testimony to share, or message to deliver have an opportunity to do so. President Joylynn Ross and her team out of Las Vegas, Nevada, provide resources, education, and other tools to help their clients achieve success on their literary journey.
Made In Corpus Christi,Corpus Christi, TX
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Nicole Riojas, Owner of Made in Corpus Christi, started her business in 2013 with $500 and a creative idea. Made in Corpus Christi is more than a gift shop. Nicole created her brand to bring pride to her community. Made in Corpus Christi celebrates what makes the community a great place to live and visit. Locals and visitors alike stop into Nicole’s shop to purchase gifts for friends and family, all while supporting the community.
Register for the Dream Big Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 5:00pm ET to find out who will win the award for women-owned business achievement!