In the U.S., existing small businesses comprise 99% of all employer firms, employ nearly half of the workforce, and account for more than 60% of the private sector’s net new jobs.
Cris Young, President
Ms. Young is the Executive Vice President of Hudson Fasteners, Inc. a 70 year old industrial wholesale supplier. Ms. Young has over 20 years’ experience in procurement and management in corporate and small business environments. She and Hudson Fasteners were recipients of the Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business of the Year 2014 by the Small Business Administration.
In her leadership role with The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce she is opening the doors to opportunity and advocating for the advancement of the Small Business Imperative. Ms. Young specializes in government procurement on local, state and federal levels.
Cris has also served as the President of Women in the Fastener Industry Association, on the Board of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Council for the Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University and is the inventor of a Patent Pending B2B E-Commerce Software.
Margot Dorfman, VP of Government Affairs
As the VP of Government Affairs for The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Dorfman works closely with Congress, the White House and Government Agencies to advance the agenda of the ASBCC and deliver connections and resources for our members. Ms. Dorfman also serves as the CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Dorfman has an extensive background in business, business ownership, publishing and nonprofit leadership. She is regularly called upon to testify before Congress and to provide insights and commentary to leaders and media all across America.