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Columbia Regional Business Report September 15, 2021 Immigration changes could pave path to workforce growth By Melinda Waldrop Frank Knapp sees one straightforward solution to the labor shortage facing many industries as the nation continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic: Make more workers available. Three pieces of legislation currently before…

New study finds optimism, along with lingering concerns, among small businesses

Columbia Regional Business Report September 15, 2021 By Melinda Waldrop As the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit winds down, a new report reflects growing optimism among S.C. small businesses, while another study points to a continued labor shortage in the state. Following up on a February survey, Facebook’s September…

Clyburn and other Representatives joined immigration presser today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2021 Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, fknapp@scsbc.org Ben Roussel, 202-210-3112, ben@rousselpr.com SC Small Business Chamber CEO addresses labor shortage and introduces Rep. Clyburn Watch Video Washington, DC —  U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC), and members of the House Judiciary Committee, including U.S. Reps. Zoe…

Spartanburg County businesses reviewing Biden’s vaccination mandates before enacting plans

Spartanburg Herald-Journal September 10, 2021 By Bob Montgomery Business leaders said Friday they plan to review President Biden’s announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements before enacting any mandates. On Thursday, President Biden unveiled a sweeping six-part plan to fight COVID outbreaks that ordered all federal employees and employees of government contractors must be…

Kingdom Living Temple partners with South Carolina Small Business Chamber to offer COVID-19 relief program info

Florence Morning News September 1, 2021 By Matthew Christian FLORENCE, S.C. – A local religious organization partnered with the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce to offer an information session on aid programs made available through the federal COVID-19 relief bills. The Kingdom Living Temple’s community development nonprofit, New Alpha,…

Knapp column: Biden executive order helps level playing field for South Carolina small businesses

The Lancaster News August 27, 2021 Frank Knapp Jr. is co-chair of Small Business for America’s Future and president/CEO to the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce. The July 9 announcement from the Biden Administration on a new executive order aimed at increasing competition in the marketplace is welcome news…

Lawsuit contends ending benefits hurt workers and the SC economy

Lexington County Chronicle August 26, 2021 A business group wants federal unemployment benefits reinstated. SC Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty has approved the filing of a friend of the court brief challenging the legality of the state ending federal unemployment benefits. Gov. Henry McMaster and Daniel Ellzey, SC Department…