WHY FLORIDA AND TEXAS DON’T HAVE ANY SPRING BREAK REGRETS

While Spring Breakers are sometimes derided for their occasional rowdiness, they are deserving of praise—at least when it comes to their economic impact.

WHY FLORIDA AND TEXAS DON’T HAVE ANY SPRING BREAK REGRETS

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Energy Strong: In the Midst of Hurricane Harvey Here’s How Exxon Mobil Stepped Up

We partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute to highlight the many ways America’s energy industry responds when natural disasters strike. To learn more, visit GEI’s Energy Strong campaign. It’s been months since Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated communities in the South. Tragically,  thousands of citizens are still picking up the pieces. And yet, among them were countless members of America’s energy industry who also worked alongside first responders and law enforcement officials to evacuate those in danger, limit the damage to affected communities, and begin the process of restoring critical energy sources. Among those that headed the call to action were the employees at Exxon Mobile. Exxon Mobil has been in Beaumont, Texas for more than 100 years so there is a long history of collaboration and partnership. The depth of that partnership was on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. After being notified that […]

Energy Strong: In the Midst of Hurricane Harvey Here’s How Exxon Mobil Stepped Up

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Meet Three Female Entrepreneurs that Dream Big Every Month of the Year

On the heels of Woman’s History Month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with MetLife to recognize the very best in American small business. Every year at the Small Business Summit, the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. Women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy and are starting businesses at twice the rate of men. As such, we wanted to highlight three of last year’s woman-owned finalists, a generation of innovative women entrepreneurs pushing for change, fighting for opportunity,  who aren’t taking no for an answer. Read below for more: (*And if you are a small business, or you want to nominate a small business for this year’s awards check out the program here.) Sage Restoration Who’s in charge: Stephanie Sage Where are they: Overland Park, Kansas What they do: Restore property after […]

Meet Three Female Entrepreneurs that Dream Big Every Month of the Year

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Meet the Entrepreneurs with Popcorn So Good Cops Pulled them Over Just to Get a Taste

Ten years ago they barely existed. Now, food trucks are an enormous industry bringing in $2.7 billion in sales, according to the “Food Truck Nation” an annual study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In honor of the report, and the brave and bold purveyors of flavor bringing their tasty food to the streets every day, we’ll be highlighting five innovative, cool and above all delicious Food Trucks across the country, living their entrepreneurial dreams. Next up, Virginia’s Republic Gourmet Popcorn, who have developed a following around the DC Metro area thanks to their interesting flavor combinations. Take a look at what they have to say: Popped! Republic Gourmet Popcorn Owners:  Rich & Kristie Arslan Opened:  May 2012 Find Them: Here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Location: They operate a food truck in Washington, DC, a retail store in Alexandria, Virginia, and a kiosk in the Exchange on the Fort Belvoir Military […]

Meet the Entrepreneurs with Popcorn So Good Cops Pulled them Over Just to Get a Taste

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How Two Brothers from Peru are Building a Name For Themselves…and Their Pan Con Chicharron

Ten years ago they barely existed. Now, food trucks are an enormous industry bringing in $2.7 billion in sales, according to the “Food Truck Nation” an annual study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In honor of the report, and the brave and bold purveyors of flavor bringing their tasty food to the streets every day,  we’ll be highlighting five innovative, cool and above all delicious Food Trucks across the country, living their entrepreneurial dreams. Next up, Washington D.C.’s Peruvian Brothers, powered by a sibling duo who immigrated to the U.S. in 1997, and now run one of the area’s tastiest and most recognizable Food Truck brands. They’ve modeled their flavorful cuisine on family recipes passed down from generation to generation, and the region has taken notice, allowing them to grow to three trucks and putting them in the planning stages of opening up their own brick and mortar […]

How Two Brothers from Peru are Building a Name For Themselves…and Their Pan Con Chicharron

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What’s Hotter Than Running a Food Truck in the Orlando Heat? This Husband and Wife Team Who do Just That

Ten years ago they barely existed. Now, food trucks are an enormous industry bringing in $2.7 billion in sales, according to the “Food Truck Nation” a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In honor of the brave and bold purveyors of flavor bringing their tasty food to the streets every day,  we are highlighting five innovative, cool and above all delicious Food Trucks living their entrepreneurial dreams. Today, meet Orlando’s Treehouse Truck, run by husband and wife team Vinnie and Sarah Olivieri. Known not only for their distinctive Treehouse look, but also their burgers, sandwiches and deep-fried Oreos, they’ve quickly become a traveling hotspot around Orlando.  So, what drives them? Take a look: Treehouse Truck Location: Orlando, Florida How to find them: Here, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter How did you come up with the name? We bought the business as a functioning business. When we purchased the business, the […]

What’s Hotter Than Running a Food Truck in the Orlando Heat? This Husband and Wife Team Who do Just That

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