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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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Opinion: Big Oil is still laughing … all the way to the bank

Charleston City Paper, August 2, 2022| Statehouse Report, August 6, 2022 by Frank Knapp Jr. August 2, 2022 In June, I had an opinion piece in the Charleston City Paper on high gas prices: “Blame Big Oil, now laughing all the way to the bank.” In that piece, I pointed out all of the misplaced

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Small Business Gears Up to Protect and Strengthen Democracy

The Progressive Populist August 15, 2022 By SETH SANDRONSKY Small business is not a usual thought when the subject of American democracy comes up. We live, though, in unusual times. Heat waves, mass shootings, pandemics, wars and wildfires are the order of the day. As a result, a small business advocacy group is moving forward

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Thousands of SC residents at risk of deportation as immigration protections hang in limbo

The State July 7, 2022 Watch recording of entire forum By Stephen Pastis South Carolina advocates for immigration reform called on the state’s two Republican senators Wednesday to continue their support for immigrants brought to the U.S. as children as their protections against deportation hang in the balance. “We look to South Carolina Sens. Tim

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Opinion: Both democracy and economy threatened

The Disruptive Quarterly July 1, 2022 By Frank Knapp Jr. 2022 will go down in history as the year of the Referendum on Democracy. Voters across the country will be deciding if they will elect state and federal politicians, who publicly campaign on giving state officials the power to nullify election results if they do

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Opinion: Blame Big Oil, now laughing all the way to the bank

Charleston City Paper, June 15, 2022 Columbia Regional Business Report, July 18, 2022 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, July 18, 2022 By Frank Knapp Jr. The price of gas jumped by 25 cents in one week. You are angry. The average price of gas is 59 cents higher than a month ago and you are now

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An Approach to Localized Policy Priorities: South

Start Us Up America’s New Business Plan| January 21, 2022 For more than 20 years, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has promoted entrepreneurs’ general interests to governments at the state, local, and even the federal levels. Frank Knapp, the group’s president, CEO and co-founder, has led his chamber’s efforts.  As the “voice for

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Higher inflation deflates optimism among small business owners, an NFIB study shows

Post and Courier April 14, 2022 Higher inflation deflates optimism among small business owners, an NFIB study shows By Jodi Shafto jshafto@postandcourier.com The number of small businesses that say inflation is their single most crucial problem is at 31 percent, the biggest share since the first quarter of 1981 — many are having to raise

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