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Sharp decline in new business development across SC highlights impact of COVID-19 Recession

WBTW-TV September 26, 2020 Watch Video by: Dennis Wayman COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) — The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has complied data showing a decline in new business license applications in numerous municipalities and counties in South Carolina. The data shows a worrisome trend in the health…

Sharp decline in new business development across South Carolina highlights impact of Covid-19 Recession on the state

Press Release Contact: Frank Knapp fknapp@scsbc.org 803-600-6874 cell Columbia, SC, September 26, 2020—The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has compiled data showing a decline in new business license applications in numerous municipalities and counties in South Carolina. The data shows a worrisome trend in the health of…

Trump’s SC offshore drilling moratorium doesn’t stop seismic testing, feds say in lawsuit

Post and Courier September 22, 2020 By Chloe Johnson The federal government said in a court filing Monday that a new Trump administration ban on oil drilling off the south Atlantic coast doesn’t stop companies from requesting to search for oil in those waters. The case involves two consolidated lawsuits…

Opinion: Now more than ever SC’s community health centers must receive adequate funding

The State Hilton Head Island Packet Myrtle Beach Sun News September 12, 2020 BY LATHRAN WOODARD AND FRANK KNAPP The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weakness in the current health care system in a nation that is largely dependent on employer-based insurance. A recent survey by the Commonwealth Fund found…

S.C. Small Business Chamber supports Henry McMaster’s CARES Act recommendations

Florence Morning News September 11, 2020 By Matthew Christian COLUMBIA, S.C. — Henry McMaster’s plan to spend the second phase of South Carolina’s Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act funding has the support of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce. Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the chamber,…

Opinion: Here’s what President Trump must do to show Floridians he wants to protect coasts

Florida Today September 11, 2020 Frank Knapp Jr., Guest columnist This week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order for a 10-year moratorium on offshore oil exploration and drilling along all of Florida’s coasts and those of Georgia and South Carolina, starting in July 2022. Mr. Trump has spent nearly…