September 01, 2020


New award to honor businesses’ commitment to community support and leadership during the coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its annual Dream Big Awards, presented by Chase for Business, with support from MetLife. The awards celebrate the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

“Over the last several months, small business owners have faced challenge after challenge. Yet, despite these challenges small business owners never stop innovating, pivoting, taking risks, working hard, and dreaming big,” said Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber vice president of small business policy. “Small businesses are a critical and vibrant sector of the U.S. economy and the U.S. Chamber is proud to celebrate the very best in American small business through our Dream Big Awards.”

The Dream Big Awards program includes Business Achievement Awards to recognize excellence in six categories. The finalists reflect the leading businesses in each of the following areas: emerging, green/sustainable, minority-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, and young entrepreneur businesses.

New this year and in response to the coronavirus pandemic is the Community Support and Leadership Award, which recognizes a small business that has demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to assist the needs of their community, and to service the needs of their customers, employees, and neighbors.

This year’s finalists, selected from a record number of over 700 applicants, are:

Emerging Business Achievement Award

  • GotSpot, Inc. – Humble, TX
  • JWC General Contractors – Southlake, TX
  • South LA Café – Los Angeles, CA

Green/Sustainable Business Achievement Award

  • Green Clean Maine – Portland, ME
  • Looptworks – Portland, OR
  • Waterlust – Miami, FL

Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award

  • Dulan’s Soul Food – Los Angeles, CA
  • Makpar – Leesburg, VA
  • Superb Maids, LLC – Las Vegas, NV

Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award

  • Aptive Resources – Alexandria, VA
  • Mabbett & Associates, Inc. – Stoneham, MA
  • Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc. – Chesapeake, VA

Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award

  • Ellevate Network – New York, NY
  • JJPR Agency – Daphne, AL
  • New Horizons Enterprises, LLC – Kansas City, MO

Young Entrepreneur Achievement Award

  • Campfire Industries – South Jordan, UT
  • Rolling Storage LLC – Knoxville, TN
  • Teen Hustl – Broomfield, CO

Community Support and Leadership Award

  • Building Momentum – Alexandria, VA
  • InclusivCare – Avondale, LA
  • re:3d Inc. – Houston, TX

Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award

  • Jam Hops Gymnastics Factory – Ham Lake, MN
  • Maud Borup – Plymouth, MN
  • The Bizzell Group, LLC – Lanham, MD

Award winners will be announced at the Dream Big Awards on October 15, 2020.