Attention Small Business Owners!

September Newsletter


Employers:  It’s time to focus on health insurance for workers

Attention is once again focusing on health insurance.  We all have a stake in making sure that everyone has some form of health insurance.  Not only does this improve the health of our workforce, it makes employees more productive.  And when more people have health insurance, we reduce the amount of uncompensated care for the uninsured, an important factor in driving up insurance premiums.


Employers are encouraged to do one of two things:


  1. If you have fewer than 25 employees with average wages of less than $50,000, you might qualify for tax credits of up to 50% if you offer a group health plan.
  1.   If you don’t offer a group health plan, you can help your employees learn about their responsibility to have individual health insurance, the significant premium assistance that they might qualify for through the health insurance marketplace and the tax penalty they will pay if they don’t have insurance.


Call us at 803-252-5733 or send an email to for more information on both of the above options.  We can help you and your employees.

Tell the President to Protect Our Coast

Earlier this year we convinced President Obama to stop offshore drilling for oil and gas along the Atlantic Coast.  Now we need to tell him to forget about even looking for it.


The issue is seismic airgun lasting, the process severely damages marine life that is so vital to our local economies.


Amazingly, even with offshore drilling banned for at least the next 10-15 years, oil companies still want to search for it now using destructive seismic testing.


Click here to sign a letter to the President asking him to not permit out of state (even out of the country) companies to destroy our ocean and threaten our economies for something that he already has banned.

Marketing Analysis for Members

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce is now offering a marketing analysis to help expand your small business.  The marketing analysis will be completed by two Marketing Interns form the University of South Carolina and overseen by Frank Knapp, president and CEO of SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Knapp has over 25 years of experience with small business marketing.

The marketing team will provide a report addressing target markets, competition, messaging, and marketing approaches to help grow the small business.

For more information please contact Sheree at 803-252-5733 or

Follow Us On Instagram!

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch our new Instagram page!  Our  Instagram account will be a way for us to share images of our issues with information.  Please follow us on Instagram at @SCSBCC.

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