Wednesday, May 1


11:00am - 12:00pm ET 

1:1 Small Business Mentoring and Luncheon 


Join us in the Briefing Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a chance to connect and glean insights from our distinguished guests: members of our Small Business Council. They've been selected to lead discussions and brainstorm with you about financing, customer growth, team building, and startup tips. Rooftop portraits are available against a breathtaking backdrop of the White House prior to our main program.  


12:00pm ET - 2:00pm ET (available to our virtual audience) 

Main Stage Programming  


Come together in the Great Hall for an engaging program showcasing accomplished speakers who provide valuable business insights, regardless of where you currently stand on your entrepreneurial journey. 


Small Business Update 

Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, Head of Strategic Advocacy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will provide an economic update and discuss recent policy initiatives that might impact your business.  


The Disruptors: Small Brands Making Big Waves 

Tatiana Perry, Audience Development Manager, CO—conducts interviews with Reyna Noriega, Founder of Noriega Studios, and Rosa Li, Founder of wildwonder, delving into their journeys as leading female founders and owners with their breakthrough companies.  


What’s Trending? 

Jeanette Mulvey, Editor-in-Chief, CO— engages in a discussion with Eric Spinks, Senior Solutions Engineer at T-Mobile for Business, exploring effective strategies for boosting collaboration and productivity.  


AI 101 for Small Business  

Kristen DelGuzzi, VP, Editor-in-Chief at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce moderates a panel discussion on the nuances AI for Small Business featuring Mark Drapeau, Partner and Chief Research Officer, RXN Group and Jordan Crenshaw, Senior Vice President of C_TEC at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  


What’s Trending: Foundations of Marketing 

Elizabeth Peterson, Executive Director of Marketing at CO— collaborates with Melissa Lentz, Senior Vice President of Member Marketing at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, exploring marketing strategies and key insights tailored for the wider Small Business community.