U.S. Cellular recognizes that small businesses represent a majority of America’s workforce and play a key role in driving our economy. To celebrate and show its commitment to helping small businesses succeed, U.S. Cellular is launching the Spotlight on America’s Backbone contest. As part of the contest, one deserving small business owner within U.S. Cellular’s footprint will win up to $25,000 in advertising, a year of wireless service and devices (up to six lines, valued up to $9,000) and $5,000 cash. U.S. Cellular’s small business customers can enter the contest through September 1st at www.americasbackbone.com.

U.S. Cellular has also partnered with columnist, author and small business owner Gene Marks, who is sharing his expertise with small business owners through a variety of educational events hosted by U.S. Cellular during the contest.  U.S. Cellular encourages communities to support their local businesses by inviting people to share photos of their favorite small businesses on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #AmericasBackbone.

For more information about the Spotlight on America’s Backbone contest, please visit www.americasbackbone.com. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.