Programs & Events

Programs and Events to keep you connected, informed and inspired.

We offer a robust schedule of unique and thoughtful programming and events that reflects the most relevant issues facing the Greater Boston businesses community. With more than 100 programs and networking events in Boston each year, our gatherings allow you and your colleagues to:

  • Collaborate and share points of view
  • Stay informed and hear from prominent regional business leaders
  • Make important connections for your organization and professional development

Small Business of the Year Awards

2020 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Now, more than ever we are calling upon Boston to praise, promote, support and honor small businesses in our region.

Small businesses are the engine behind our region's economy. According to the Small Business Administration's most recent profile, small businesses account for 99.5% of all Massachusetts businesses and employ 1.5 million people. For over 35 years, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has recognized the vital contributions, economic impact, and cultural influence of small businesses.

Your business could be among past winners such as Life is Good, Stacy's Pita Chips, Zipcar, Harpoon Brewery, Boston Harbor Cruises, and many more!

AWARD CATEGORIES 

INNOVATION & GROWTH

A business that has developed or utilized technology and practices to innovate and accelerate its growth.

CULTURAL EXCELLENCE

A business that exemplifies the Chamber’s mission of making Greater Boston the best place for people and businesses to thrive of through a strong and supportive workplace culture.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

A business that demonstrates a commitment to enhancing the future of the Greater Boston community through a focus on social impact.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

A business that values and prioritizes diversity and inclusion across the organization.

CEO LEADERSHIP 

An executive who demonstrates exemplary leadership that has made a tangible, positive difference within their organization.  

CHAMPION 

A small business owner or incubator working to strengthen and advocate for the small business community.

CRITERIA

  • A for-profit business based in Greater Boston with less than 500 employees.
  • Chamber members and non-members are eligible to receive an award.
  • Past honorees are ineligible.