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Dominion Energy proposes new solar energy fees in South Carolina

WLTX-TV February 23, 2021 Watch Video Local business owners are concerned that the new fees could harm solar industry. Author: Danielle Miller (WLTX) COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dominion Energy South Carolina held a hearing with the Public Service Commission on Tuesday regarding the establishment of new solar choice metering tariffs in the state. The…

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…

Commentary: Advocating for Small Business And Only Small Business

The Community Times Magazine December/January 2020/2021 By Frank Knapp Jr. Twenty years ago, a novel organization was founded—the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC). Nationwide, state chambers of commerce had agendas that mostly served the interests of their big, dues-paying members. The SCSBCC was to be solely advocating…

Opinion: We’re one step closer to selling Santee Cooper

The Berkeley Independent January 29, 2021 By Frank Knapp Jr. South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed House Bill 3194, re-establishing a process for a potential sale of Santee Cooper while also outlining significant reforms to the state-owned utility. The South Carolina…

Small Business Group: Corporations Should Funnel Political Donations Diverted From Lawmakers Who Opposed Election Certification to Small Business Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Frank Knapp, Jr., co-chair of Small Business for America’s Future and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2021—We applaud the corporations that have pledged to halt donations to the 147 Republican lawmakers who opposed certification of the presidential election…