CalChamber Seeks Outstanding Small Business Leaders

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.

The award recognizes small business owners who have done an exceptional job with their local, state and national advocacy efforts on behalf of small businesses.

“During the pandemic, small business owners have been working hard to keep their communities going,” said Jennifer Johnson, CalChamber director of local chamber relations. “The award is a great way to acknowledge these advocates.”

The award recipients will be recognized at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on June 1 in Sacramento.

Application

The application should include information about how the nominee has contributed significantly as an outstanding advocate for small business in any of the following ways:

• Held leadership role or worked on statewide ballot measures;

• Testified before state Legislature;

• Held leadership role or worked on local ballot measures;

• Represented chamber before local government;

• Active in federal legislation.

The application also should identify specific issues the nominee has worked on or advocated during the year.

Additional required materials:

• Describe in approximately 300 words why nominee should be selected.

• News articles or other supporting materials.

• Letter of recommendation from local chamber of commerce president or chairman of the board of directors.

Deadline: April 29

Nominations are due by April 29. The nomination form is available at www.calchamber.com/smallbusiness or may be requested from the Local Chamber Department at (916) 444-6670.

The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.