Applications Are Open! 2021 Dream Big Awards
Mar 22, 2021

It's Time to Dream BIG! 

Big dreams deserve big rewards and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business. 

The Dream Big Awards celebrate the success of small businesses and honors their contributions to the growth and diversity of the U.S. economy. The awards recognize small businesses that exemplify innovation, entrepreneurship and individual initiative. 

Small businesses may apply for up to two Business Achievement Award Categories, and every business entered will be considered for the 2021 Dream Big Small Business of the Year, a $25,000 cash prize! 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 16, 2021 

Award Categories

 In addition to the Dream Big Small Business of the Year, awards will be given in eight different Business Achievement Award categories:

  • Community Support and Leadership Award
  • Emerging Business Achievement Award
  • Green/Sustainable Business Achievement Award
  • Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award 
  • Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award
  • LGBTQ-Owned Business Achievement Award
  • Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award
  • Young Entrepreneur Achievement Award

Know a Business Who Should Apply?

 Calling all chambers of commerce and trade groups! Is there a small business in your community or network that would be a great fit for the U.S. Chamber Dream Big Awards? Be sure to refer them here to encourage their participation!  


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