Beth Copeland, director of Griswold Home Care, has been chosen by the Connected Commerce Council as a Congressional Champion. Earlier this month, Copeland was recognized by 3C for her innovative use of digital tools to run her Lewes-based business. She traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress to discuss the importance of access to digital tools, platforms, and marketplaces for small business success. Griswold Home Care provides quality one-on-one home care to senior citizens in Kent and Sussex counties.
“I am honored to be chosen by the Connected Commerce Council as a Congressional Champion,” said Copeland. “It was an incredible opportunity to represent the greater Lewes business community in Washington and share my story with Congress on how my business has grown through the use of digital tools. Small businesses like mine need digital tools to succeed. From finding customers through social media platforms to efficiently operating my payroll in the cloud, digital tools and platforms are essential. I’m thrilled to be recognized and proud that I was given the opportunity to fight for continued access to these resources.”
Copeland was one of 24 business leaders recognized as Congressional Champions from across the country. Champions met with more than 40 members of Congress including Delaware’s senior senator, Sen. Tom Carper, and staff during the visit, and participated in policy workshops while in Washington, D.C. Congress is currently working on a national privacy bill that will help small businesses across the country.
“Digital tools and online marketplaces empower businesses of every size to reach audiences around the world and grow their businesses,” said 3C President Jake Ward. “3C was proud to welcome Beth Copeland and dozens of 3C member businesses to Washington, D.C., to share their stories with members of Congress and policymakers. As Congress considers a variety of legislation, 3C wants to make sure nothing is done to limit Ms. Copeland’s access to essential digital tools to run her business. Every issue is a small business issue.“