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CO— is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s digital platform for small business and is dedicated to helping business owners across the U.S. start, run, and grow successful companies. We provide timely and actionable information and resources for business owners at all stages of growth through expert content, exclusive interviews with business leaders, and virtual and in-person events.


Meet the leaders of CO—

Mike Morello

Mike Morello,
Chief Digital Officer

Mike Morello leads the CO— team on its mission to empower businesses of all sizes to grow and succeed. He was previously the COO at Inc., overseeing all aspects of the publication’s digital operations. He held senior-level product roles at Purch and at WebMD, where he developed tools for patient communication, as well as at CBSNews.com, where he launched CBSMoneyWatch.com from the ground up. Mike also spent 10 years with AOL, where he helped build the very first AOL finance section. Mike’s philosophy is that a great product begins and ends with a superior user experience. At CO— his goal is to apply that philosophy to helping business owners solve the problems they face every day.

Jeanette Mulvey

Jeanette Mulvey,

Jeanette has been writing about and for small businesses for her entire career. She is a business journalist who has covered industries ranging from small-town hardware stores to big city fashion designers. In addition to her work as a journalist and editor at sites like Business News Daily and Business.com, she has run multiple small businesses and understands the everyday challenges small business owners face. She is currently the author of Small Business Straight Talk, a newsletter for small businesses, and was named a LinkedIn Top Voice in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in 2020 and 2021.

Barbara Thau

Barbara Thau,
Editorial Director, Features

Barbara is a longtime business reporter and editor specializing in the retail and consumer sectors, whose coverage includes fashion, food, beauty, technology and more. Her coverage at consumer publications like Forbes, CNBC and AOL.com and trade outlets such as Home Furnishings News ranges from market trend analysis features to CEO profiles of the nation’s biggest public companies, as well as buzzy new disruptors. Thau aims for CO—'s features to demystify the business landscape for the business community, with exclusive stories that keep readers ahead of the trends, identify emerging opportunities and offer actionable insights for growth.

Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson,
Senior Director of Audience Development

Born into a family of small business owners, Elizabeth began her career as a journalist writing about startups and entrepreneurs for B2B sites, including Business News Daily. She later switched gears, first entering the world of science journalism at Live Science and then tackling social media and content marketing for sites like Space.com and Tom’s Hardware. Her goal at CO— is to get information and resources that help businesses thrive directly into the hands of business owners.

Ciara Larkin

Ciara Larkin,
Editorial Director, Copy & Production

Ciara has spent her career editing and writing about a variety of topics, from personal finance and business for TheStreet to tax and accounting for Thomson Reuters. Her combined experiences have led her to discover a passion for small businesses, startups and all that comes along with entrepreneurship. She aims to produce content for the CO— audience that encourages motivation, offers help and is grammatically correct.

Tatiana Codnor-Perry

Tatiana Codnor-Perry,
Audience Development Manager

Tatiana started her career interning with the social team at AOL, her first professional experience creating a brand’s voice. She then went on to work in several industries, from entertainment to community development, the latter of which she found to be incredibly fulfilling. Since that experience, Tatiana has focused on roles that benefit small businesses and the community, leading her to her current position. With CO—, she hopes to be able to highlight and bring awareness to small business owners from all around the country, amplifying voices and introducing brands to new audiences.