Advocating for Small Businesses Since 2000Representing Only Small Business Interests

Issue Advocacy INDEX

Since 2000 the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has been successfully advocating for state and federal policies in the best interest of small businesses. Below is a review of past and current major issues.  Click on the heading to learn more about the issue. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Affordable Health Insurance…

Protecting Democracy

In 2019 SCSBCC launched a “Business 4 Protecting the Election” website campaign to focus on interference in the 2016 Presidential election.  The campaign included an informational website that included blogs contributed by other business organizations and daily news stories on the subject.  All new content was pushed out daily to…

Why SC might reject Duke Energy utility merger combination if it impacts ratepayers there

Charlotte Business Journal November 11, 2022 By John Downey North Carolina is behind the push to merge Duke Energy Corp.’s Carolinas utilities. But South Carolina regulators would have to approve the merger also, and that state will likely present the most obstacles. Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress each…

Listen to radio interview on federal Health Insurance Marketplace

A recent in-depth radio interview was heard on Columbia’s WFMV.  The host of the Urban Scene, Don Frierson, talked with Sarah Christian, Navigator Coordinator with the SC Primary Health Care Association, and Frank Knapp, president & CEO of the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce. The 60-minute interview covered questions…

Health insurance, electric rate hikes and Santee Cooper covered in WRNN interview

November 10, 2022 Dave Priest and Joe Catenacci interviewed SC Small Business Chamber president/CEO Frank Knapp on WRNN’s (Myrtle Beach) “The Hot Talk Morning Show”. Three important issues were discussed: –The federal Health Insurance Marketplace for small business owners and employees to get affordable, quality health plans. –Duke Energy Progress’s…

Learn how you and your employees could save BIG money on quality Health Insurance

November 6, 2022 WEBINAR: November 15th, 11AM Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n_ZBUZi5Vwm7vI9LfTAldTnA949zf19NTAFRuP5FjUc/edit If you are a small business owner struggling to pay ever increasing health insurance premiums either for yourself or for your employees, now is the time to re-evaluate. If you or your employees don’t have health insurance, now is REALLY the…

Record energy company profits during inflationary period deserve scrutiny as high gas prices harm small business profitability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Janel Knight Trulear janel@emccommunications.com (617) 875-6581 Small Business Group: Record energy company profits during inflationary period deserve scrutiny as high gas prices harm small business profitability Statement by Small Business for America’s Future Senior Advisor Rhett Buttle on possibility that President Biden may advocate for…

Opportunity for affordable health insurance for you and your employees is NOW!

November 1, 2022 Open enrollment of Fed. Health Insurance Marketplace with premium subsidies starts TODAY! –The federal Health Insurance Market Place is now open for everyone. –No excuses needed.  No exceptions required. If you are a small business owner struggling to pay ever increasing health insurance premiums either for yourself…

Let the SC Public Service Commission Hear Your Voice on Proposed Electric Rate Hike

October 15, 2022 Duke Energy Progress wants to raise electric rates 12.1% for small businesses (14.7% for residential) There will be evening hearings in Bishopville, Sumter, and Florence in December to let consumers tell the S.C. Public Service Commission what they think about Duke Energy Progress’s proposed electric rate hike.…

Tired of high health insurance premiums? We have a solution

Low-cost, high-quality health insurance GET READY Webinar Oct. 20th  –Over 300,000 South Carolinians have obtained low- or no-cost health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. –Small business owners have turned to the Marketplace for affordable, full-benefit individual health plans instead of inexpensive, low-benefit plans. –Four out of five workers…