October 16, 2019


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Strata-G, LLC from Knoxville, Tennessee, as the 2019 winner of the $25,000 prize for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife. The annual award celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awardrecognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative. The winner exemplifies success and leadership across business growth performance, innovative business strategies, community engagement, as well as customer and employee relations.

Strata-G was one of nineteen finalists selected by a panel of judges for the six Business Achievement Awards and the one Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award.

With the goal of treating employees and customers the way we want to be treated, Strata-G helps its clients solve challenging technical problems in the environmental, nuclear, and utilities sectors by offering world class engineers, project managers, environmental scientists, and safety professionals. Strata-G is now an organization of approximately 230 professionals working on projects from Washington State to Washington D.C.

“The Dream Big Awards celebrate the very best in American small business – the innovators, risk takers, dreamers, and doers who contribute to our country’s growth and prosperity,” said Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber vice president of small business policy. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor small businesses across the country who embody the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Thank you for all you do, and congratulations to Strata-G and all of our award finalists.”

The Business Achievement AwardandCommunity Excellence Award winners are:

  • Community Excellence Award:Coonhound Camping (Knoxville, TN)
  • Emerging Business Achievement Award:Stonehill (Tampa, FL)
  • Green/Sustainable Business Achievement Award: Port City Brewing Company (Alexandria, VA)
  • Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award:Expert Maintenance and Construction Services, LLC (Prairieville, LA)
  • Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award:Flags of Valor (Ashburn, VA)
  • Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award:KDM Engineering (Chicago, IL)
  • Young Entrepreneur Achievement Award:Coonhound Camping (Knoxville, TN)

"All of us at MetLife congratulate Strata-G for winning the Small Business of the Year – it is clear they embody small business excellence,” said Jessica Moser, senior vice president, Small Business Solutions in Group Benefits at MetLife. “Big cheers to the winners of the Business Achievement award as well – you showcase the best of small business in the U.S., and we look forward to celebrating even more success in the future.”

Award winners were announced at the Dream Big Awards Gala as part of the 2019 CO—Washington, D.C., a Summit for Small and Growing Businesses, which took place October 16-17, 2019, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.