First of all, thank you for everyone that replied, it means a lot when someone answers your questions.
I actually typed a response to every poster individually a couple days ago, but it wasn't posted.
Anyway, just to provide some points for other people, I called the reconsideration line again twice and finally the third person approved me. I mentioned the following thatI am starting an eBay business so the 5X in office supply stores would be very useful. He proceeded to ask about my expected business revenue and profit for this year, and put me on hold for 2-3 min. He came back and said that Chase has approved my business card application and I have a flexible credit line of $7500 (I told them that my monthly revenue would be around $6000-$8000, since I'm reselling shoes and accessories).
I cannot be happier with Chase's decision! The 5X bonus category would really come handy when buying boxes from office depot (and paying phone bills). I guess the take home message is that it never hurts to try... at least you have a chance!
*** and yes, my username is related to Karl Malone, I was born and raised in Utah!