9/9/15 Newsletter: SCE&G, Business Emergency Preparedness Seminar, & more


Show Your Concern about SCE&G rate hikes
Attend Sept. 10th meeting in West Columbia

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce exec Frank Knapp will make a short presentation on SCE&G rate hikes at the Lexington County Legislative Delegation Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10th.  The meeting starts at 6PM and Mr. Knapp is slated to speak at about 6:25PM.  The public meeting is being held at the Midlands Technical College/Airport Campus in the Academic Building Conference Room.

Mr. Knapp will share his organization’s concern about SCE&G raising electricity rates by 31% since 2008 with most of the increase due to annual rate hikes to pay for the financing of two new nuclear plants that will not be operational until 2019 at the earliest.  Mr. Knapp will ask for an independent evaluation of the law that allows for these rate increases and recommend that the Legislature provide financial relief for ratepayers.

Small business owners and residential SCE&G customers are encouraged to attend this meeting to show their concern about rate increases and support for legislators to take action



South Carolina Business Emergency Preparedness Seminar
Building Resiliency through Public Private Partnerships


Discussions on:

  • Emergency preparedness and contingency planning for business and industry
  • Public-private partnerships to help communities prepare, respond and recover should a man-made or natural hazard occur


Where: Phillip’s Center at the State Farmer’s Market | 117 Ballard Court Columbia, SC 29172

When:              Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Time:               10 AM – 3 PM (lunch included)
Registration 9:30

Register:          Through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/ptwgczt. Seating limited.

This free workshop is hosted by the SC Department of Commerce and the SC Emergency Management Division.



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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.

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