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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…

Brief filed detailing economic and small business harm from early ending of federal pandemic unemployment benefits in SC

Press Release Contact: Marie Claire Tran-Leung Shriver Center on Poverty Law 312-307-3467 marieclairetran@povertylaw.org Frank Knapp Jr. South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Columbia, SC, August 26, 2021—Today Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty for the South Carolina Supreme Court, approved the filing of an Amicus Brief supporting a…

Statewide chamber calls for passage of voting rights legislation Supports Senate filibuster carveout

PRESS RELEASE August 17, 2021 Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Columbia, SC–Today the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) announced its support of voting rights legislation in the US Senate.  The 21-year-old chamber also is supporting a Senate filibuster carveout for Constitutional issues, like voting rights, as proposed…

Small business leaders in South Carolina signed on to national letter urging Congress to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Jared Thompson jared@smallbusinessforamericasfuture.org (260) 797-2530 More than 500 small business leaders across the country and in South Carolina joined Small Business for America’s Future sent a letter early this morning. telling Senate and House members that infrastructure investment is key to economic recovery…