Thaddeus Swanek

Senior Writer and Editor, Strategic Communications

Thaddeus is a senior writer and editor with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's strategic communications team.

Latest Content


How One Café Is Embracing Sustainability One Cup at a Time

For Michael Amouri, owner of Caffe Amouri in Vienna, Virginia, small changes can make a big  difference. And whether its sourcing the best coffee beans, reducing the use of plastics, or helping the local community—his café is doing its part.   

Expert View: How Letting Insurance Companies Use Risk-Based Pricing Lowers Premiums

Risk-based pricing allows insurers to set prices based on the risk they assume and to tailor policies, and prices, to potential customers.

The Path Forward: Unvaccinated Far More Likely to be Hospitalized as Delta Variant Spreads

This week’s Path Forward event featured a discussion about the safety of COVID vaccines and the spread of the Delta variant.

Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows

A new US Chamber study shows that most small businesses are struggling to find workers with the right combination of skills and experience.

New Report Finds Construction Contractors Struggling to Find Workers, Building Materials

The Q2 2021 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index found that commercial construction contractors are growing optimistic.

New Poll Shows Small Businesses Hopeful as Pandemic Recovery Accelerates

The Q2 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index finds that small business owners are more optimistic.

The Path Forward: CDC Director Says Vaccines Are Working

This week’s Path Forward event featured CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in discussion with U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark.

The Path Forward: Ask Me Anything on Vaccines and Contact Tracing

This week’s Path Forward event featured Ask Me Anything sessions with public health experts on vaccines and contact tracing.

How Backstage Capital is Helping Under-Represented Founders Access Venture Capital   

A lack of funding for minority, women, and LGBTQ founders is a missed opportunity job seekers, communities, and the overall economy.