Federal Government

Misinformation on proposed IRS tax compliance efforts

I’m sure you have heard all the scary warnings about how new IRS efforts to catch upper income tax cheats will burden the average American and financial institutions. And who is pushing out this misinformation?  The financial institutions and the wealthy.  Go figure. Below is a release from the U.S.…

Let’s ensure that small businesses benefit from Senator Graham’s $230 million base-funding request

  Press Statement July 28, 2021 Contact: Elayne Brunson elayneb.sumterblackchamber@gmail.com (803) 406-6377 cell Below is a statement of Elayne Brunson, COO and Co-founder of the Sumter Black Chamber of Commerce, regarding this week’s announcement of Senator Lindsey Graham requesting $230 million in federal money for military base construction in South…

3-city immigration event spreads the word for needed reform to help small businesses

  Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Press Release July 1, 2021 Columbia, SC—The South Carolina Small Business Chamber (SCSBCC) and the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) successfully completed press events on June 30th in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston.  Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the SCSBCC, announced that his chamber…

Presdent Biden Announces Support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The White House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 FACT SHEET: Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced their support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century – an investment that will make our economy more sustainable, resilient,…

New national survey finds small businesses support more government relief

From Feb. 13-18, 2021, Small Business for America’s Future conducted a national survey of 1,241 small business owners in its network to learn about ongoing pandemic impacts on their businesses and test their opinions about government priorities and the proposed American Rescue Plan. 69% of small business owners — including…

Transparency coming to federal procurement

Blog by Frank Knapp, President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce January 25, 2021 Past Administrations have always promoted the idea of the U.S. government buying more American made products. That sounds easy. But if American manufacturers don’t know what the federal government is buying…

Remarks Announcing Labor, Commerce, and SBA Nominations as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware

January 8, 2021 Good afternoon. Today, I am pleased to announce the latest members of our economic team. And with their announcements, I am proud to announce that we have finished naming our Cabinet. Twenty-four outstanding women and men who will get our country moving again, who will restore trust…

BUSINESS DEMANDS TRUMP REMOVAL, TRANSPARENCY FOR DONATIONS & RESTORING RULE OF LAW

January 7, 2021 Media Contact: Thomas Oppel (202) 660-1455 toppel@asbcouncil.org The ability to conduct business depends on the rule of law and equal justice, which came under attack yesterday when domestic terrorists assaulted and ransacked the U.S. Capitol building and disrupted and threatened members of Congress while executing the business…