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Electronic Recyclers International to Participate in Blue Green Alliance Foundation’s “Good Jobs, Green Jobs” Conference

Published February 23, 2012 in BusinessWire ATLANTA (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, will participate tomorrow in a panel titled “the Role of Business Building a Sustainable Economy” for the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference, staged by the Blue Green Alliance Foundation…

Small business poll

On regulations, taxes and money in politics…”We’re not like them“ Columbia, SC—A national poll shows the opinions of small business owners differ dramatically from the advocacy of big businesses and multinational corporations.  The results of the national scientific poll were released over the past four weeks by the American Sustainable…

Group seeks to promote growth of solar energy

Published February 3, 2012 By Charles Warner, Editor The Union Daily Times Second in a series Agreen future that includes a growing solar energy industry is also on the 2012 legislative agenda of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce(SCSBCC). Ina telephone interview Thursday afternoon, SCSBCC President Frank Knapp…

Annual Policy Summit

The South Carolina Small BusinessChamber of CommerceAnnual Policy SummitDecember 13, 2011 6 to 8 p.m. Join SCSBCC President Frank Knapp, Jr.and members of the SCSBCC Board of Directorsdiscuss current policies and upcoming issues related to small business Key Note: Curtis Loftis, S.C. Treasurer Enjoy gourmet catering and beverages including beer…

Lack of demand is the problem not regulations

PoliticoLetter to the EditorNovember 9, 2011 Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, in her Opinion piece “Why Small Businesses Matter” (POLITICO, Nov. 1), insists that too much regulation is “the roadblock that many small businesses cite as their greatest impediment to growth.” But Lincoln, who is now the chairwoman of an anti-regulation…

Small Business Left Out of House Hearing on Tax Reform and Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Small Business Left Out of House Hearing on Tax Reform and Jobs; Small Business Leaders Meet With White House Officials Thursday Afternoon Washington, DC, June 2, 2011- The House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on tax reform and jobs Thursday morning without small business,…

Egypt: A warning for U.S. democracy

The below opinion editorial by SCSBCC president Frank Knapp, Jr. ran in the Augusta Free Press, The Ellis County Press (TX), Manufacturing Digest, NJ Today. —————————————————————————————————- Egypt: A warning for U.S. Democracy By Frank Knapp, Jr. Make no mistake about it – the peaceful Egyptian revolution was brought about by…

Small Business Chamber December Newsletter

Tell Congress to stop new 1099 requirement The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, has tremendous benefits for small businesses, particularly the tax credits and health insurance exchanges. But the 1099 provision, which has nothing to do with healthcare reform and was included only as a revenue-raising measure,…

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.…