7/24/15 Newsletter: Regulations, Sea Level Rise, Internships & More

7/24/15 Newsletter: Regulations, Sea Level Rise, Internships & More


SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, has appointed South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Frank Knapp as Chair of the Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Regulatory Fairness Board is an uncompensated body that has a representative from each state that advises the National Ombudsman.

Knapp will coordinate the efforts of the states of Region IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) to inform small businesses about the services of the Office of the National Ombudsman.

Knapp has been serving on this board since January of this year.

Sea Level Rise

PBS News Hour – On July 2, Frank Knapp appeared on PBS News Hour’s pilot episode of a series of how cities prepare for man-made and natural disasters. This episode compared and contrasted planning in New York City and Charleston, SC, for rising seas.  Both cities are extremely vulnerable to sea level rise due to climate change. You can watch this episode here

Editorial – The Beaufort/Port Royal Sea Level Rise Task Force in conjunction with the SC Businesses Against Rising Seas (a project by the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce) held a conference in Beaufort, SC where potential rising sea levels effects on businesses in Beaufort were discussed. For more info about the conference and associated issues, read the following editorial from The Island Packet: “Rise of global sea level must start hitting home”


Do you need an intern for your business? Don’t wait any longer! Now is the time to post your internship opportunities.

It’s no secret that internships have become an invaluable way for businesses to recruit top student talent while providing an extended evaluation period for prospective entry-level employees. Now, South Carolina Small Business Chamber members have the advantage of posting internships at no cost through our partnership with Internships.com.