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Small Business Chamber on Policy Advisory Committee for Federal Grant to DOI

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce will serve on a Health Insurance Policy Advisory Committee and will play a role in the data collection for a $1.1 million grant to the SC Department of Insurance.  The formal announcement of this US Department of Health and Human Services grant, which will be used to analyze […]

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Bad check charges going up

Published in the Lexington County Chronicle  A new state law increases the amount businesses can charge for bad checks.  The legislation, backed by the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, increases charges from $25.00 to $30 for returned checks written for under $100.00 The amount is now the same for checks over $100.00. “This may

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Lawmakers this year addressed a number of other issues important to the business community

By Jim DuPlessis, The State Lawmakers this year addressed a number of other issues important to the business community. Here’s a look: Bad check fees The maximum fee that financial institutions can charge for writing a bad check under $100 was increased. State law limited such charges to $25 for checks under $100 and $30 for

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Selecting the right commercial banker crucial for small businesses

By Kevin Dietrich, The State Clarence Dickerson offers simple advice for those interested in opening a business banking account – meet your prospective banker face to face. A small-business banker for Wachovia in Columbia, Dickerson said his job is to establish a partnership with his customers. The initial meeting between banker and businessperson can be

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Homeland secure?

By Marc Rapport, The State ‘It couldn’t happen here’ on many minds, while others warn differently Larry Newman has a strong message for local business people who may have become complacent in the months since Sept. 11. “I’ll tell you what’s a target for terrorists of any kind. Your customers,” he warned. Newman is president

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Is there a predator in your tank?

Editorial, GSA Business In the convenience store business, low gas prices attract customers, but it’s what’s inside the store that makes the business profitable.  But if your competition is part of mega money-making superstore offering low gas prices, business becomes difficult-almost impossible. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber, the SC petroleum Marketers Association and the

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Small gas stations want action on alleged predatory gas prices

By Crystal Davis, Reporter, WIS-TV and WACH-TV (Columbia) April 26, 2002 — South Carolina’s predatory gas price law is supposed to stop big corporations from selling gas below cost for more than 14 days a year. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber says they believe some of the big businesses aren’t playing fair. T.A. Harman,

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