Press Release: Intuitive Digital Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Small Business Of The Year Award Finalist

Industry News, Inside Intuitive

Portland, OR — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Intuitive Digital from Portland, OR as one of the finalists for its annual Dream Big Awards. The Awards, presented by MetLife, celebrate the achievements of small businesses and honor their contributions to America’s economic growth.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Their grit, determination, and generosity give real meaning to the term, free enterprise. When small businesses thrive, our communities prosper, and that’s good for everyone, said Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber vice president of small business policy. “The U.S. Chamber is proud to honor small businesses who inspire themselves and others to dream big through their actions, contributions, and leadership.”

The Dream Big Awards program includes Business Achievement Awards to recognize excellence in six categories and reflect the leading businesses in each of the following areas: emerging, green/sustainable, minority-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, and young entrepreneur businesses.

The Dream Big Small Business Of The Year Award recognizes the success of one small business and honors its contributions to the growth and diversity of the American economy.

This award recognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative. The winner will exemplify success and leadership in each of the following areas:

  • Business Growth and Performance
  • Business Strategies and Goals
  • Community Engagement
  • Customer and Employee Relation Practices
  • Innovative Business Strategies and Practices

“When we set out seven years ago to build a purpose and value-based digital marketing agency, I never would have imagined that we could have been as successful as it has turned out. Our team’s constant drive to align our work with values has built an amazing organization but more importantly a family that deeply cares about each other, the work we do for our partners, and our local community. I’m honored to be a part of that family and be recognized as a Dream Big Finalist.” – Nick Footer, CEO & Cultivator of Happiness

Award winners will be announced at the Dream Big Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 16 in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2019 CO — Summit taking place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Finalists are eligible to win our Community Excellence Award. Cast your online vote for the small business that has demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement. Voting is open September 16 through Friday, September 20 at 11:59 PM ET.

“Being named a Small Business of The Year Finalist confirms that our ability to do excellent work, and growing a business, don’t have to be at odds with creating a fantastic work culture for employees.” – Alysha Schultz, Intuitive Digital Brand Manager

Intuitive Digital: A Purpose-Driven Organization

Our awesome team develops effective digital marketing strategies for forward-thinking partners, but our primary purpose is cultivating happiness. Marketing is what makes us happy: let us take the load off and free you up to focus on what makes you happy; whether that’s spending more time with family, increasing profits, or growing your business and career.

Intuitive Digital lives by our values every day, internally and in our work for partners. We deliver the absolute highest level of service to our partners and stand by our work. If you’re not happy, we will work with you until the problem is solved.


We seek first to understand before being understood, communicate effectively, provide excellent service, and always go the distance.


We bring a spirit of learning into every single day, improving a process every time it is touched, making every account a success, and admitting that there is a more effective way to do everything.


We make space for play, showcasing a culture of fun, and understanding that work is a joyful privilege.


Intuitive Digital is transparent and honest, takes responsibility for mistakes, and fights for the best solutions on behalf of partners.

About the Author

Nick Footer

Nick Footer is an entrepreneur and founder of Intuitive Digital, a national award-winning digital marketing agency in Portland, Oregon. With over 15 years of experience, he has helped hundreds of businesses improve their online presence through search engine optimization, paid advertising, and website design.

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