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It’s a Great Day in South Carolina!

Press Release Subject:  Offshore Drilling Along the Atlantic Coast announcement Date:      March 15, 2015 Who:     South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Contact: Frank Knapp Jr., 803-252-5733, 803-600-6874 cell Today the Obama Administration announced that it has removed the Mid-and South Atlantic areas from its Draft Proposed Program Outer Continental…

Triple the impact of your holiday dollar$

With the holiday season fast approaching and customers getting ready to open up their wallets, this is really the time to remember your SC locally-owned small businesses. Please join us in our “BuySC” nonprofit action campaign. Surveys continue to show that communities with programs encouraging buying from locally-owned businesses improve…

A local success + Happy Hardware Day Nov. 20!

Who’s got the cheapest lumber in town? The cheapest mortar? Think the best prices are way out at Lowe’s?  Think again.  Shuman-Owens Supply Co., located just 5 minutes from downtown Columbia, SC, is a brick’s throw from the S.C. State Fair Grounds and Gamecock Stadium. And it’s one of the…

Small Business & the Next Governor

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) today released an assessment of the three candidates running for Governor—Rep. Nikki Haley, Sen. Vincent Sheheen and Dr. Morgan Reeves. The assessment was based both on specific critical legislative votes and a questionnaire sent to each candidate on July 7, 2010.…

Workers’ Comp Rates to Drop Big

Where was that headline 11 days ago?  On June 10th, the S.C. Department of Insurance put out a media advisory saying that its Director, Scott Richardson, had approved an overall 9.8% decrease in worker’s compensation insurance rates (technically the cut was to something called “Loss Costs in the Voluntary Market”…

The Mainstream Media’s Epic Fail: Alvin Greene and the 2010 Primary

“I think the ultimate story that…should come out here is this is a major failure on the part of the media.”  – Dan Cook, Editor, Free Times, Columbia SC, in radio interview on U Need 2 Know, WOIC (1230 AM,) June 17, 2010.  Dan nailed it.  He was talking about…

Governor’s Small Biz Veto Overridden

First, the good news: The House in action, Courtesy SCETV Overridden! The House voted Wednesday to override Governor Sanford’s Veto #14 of the Small Business Development Center’s budget and the Senate followed suit today. The small businesses of this state greatly appreciate the House and Senate votes and send special…