Economy

SC gas pipeline operator seeks big rate hike, costs that could flow into your power bills

Post and Courier May 2, 2024 By Tony Bartelme Carolina Gas Transmission is seeking a roughly 85 percent increase in rates to supply utilities and industries in South Carolina with natural gas. The requested hike potentially adds tens of millions of dollars in costs to transport natural gas here — costs that eventually flow into […]

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Lowcountry shoppers urged to shop local in addition to Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Live 5 News November 24, 2023 Watch video here By Caitlin Ashbaugh SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce says now is the time to give back to local businesses in addition to a budget already supporting Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. The nonprofit, created back in 2000 to

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SC Small Business Chamber in DC supporting immigration reform

November 10, 2023 Columbia, SC—Next week over 220 South and North Carolinians will be in DC for a “Here to Work” summit.  SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Frank Knapp Jr. will join the Carolina delegation and thousands more from across the county advocating for President Biden to take action to expand

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United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business–Knapp Testimony

United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business   Burdensome Regulations: Examining the Effects of DOL Rulemaking on America’s Job Creators Frank Knapp Jr. South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce October 19, 2023 Watch the entire 60-minute hearing here Chairman Williams, Ranking Member Valasquez, and members of the Committee, I am Frank Knapp,

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OPINION: Here’s how to fix the labor shortage 

Statehouse Report March 10, 2023 By Frank Knapp Jr.  The S.C. Small Business Development Center and the Darla Moore School of Business recently conducted the 2022 Small Business Needs Assessment Survey. One key finding:  “The single largest operational challenge that businesses report facing in 2022 is a difficulty in hiring and retaining staff. Among businesses

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SC Small Business Chamber opposes 30% federal sales tax. Letters to SC Congressmen Duncan and Norman

February 21, 2023 The Honorable Jeff Duncan The Honorable Ralph Norman Washington, DC 20515 Re: FairTax Dear Representatives Duncan and Norman, The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce requests that you withdraw as co-sponsors of the “FairTax Act of 2023”, H.R. 25, filed by Representative Buddy Carter. The “FairTax” is anything but fair both

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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 ‘windfall tax’ on energy companies

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Support the Electoral Count Reform Act. Sign letter to Congress

Sign the letter The Electoral Count Act of 1887 establishes the Congressional procedures for how state electoral votes for president and vice president are cast and counted. Unfortunately, 135 years later we now know that the rules of the Act are vague and outdated and led to false claims that the Vice President or Congress

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25 Small Business Owners From Across the Country Call on Congress to Support Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Contact conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Washington, D.C.– Small business owners across the country are joining economic experts and the media in raising their voices in support of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which would rein in expenses that severely impact their bottom line. As we saw during the Small Business

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