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Statewide groups hold press conference urging Charleston City Council to support Mayor Tecklenburg’s resolution on Instant Runoff Voting

December 16, 2023 On December 14th, four statewide organizations held a press conference in Charleston, SC, to support Mayor John Tecklenburg’s upcoming resolution calling on the state legislature to give municipalities the option to use instant runoff voting in local elections. See the below press release. The press conference received significant media attention: WCSC–Organizations advocate […]

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Lowcountry shoppers urged to shop local in addition to Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Live 5 News November 24, 2023 Watch video here By Caitlin Ashbaugh SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce says now is the time to give back to local businesses in addition to a budget already supporting Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. The nonprofit, created back in 2000 to

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SC Small Business Chamber in DC supporting immigration reform

November 10, 2023 Columbia, SC—Next week over 220 South and North Carolinians will be in DC for a “Here to Work” summit.  SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Frank Knapp Jr. will join the Carolina delegation and thousands more from across the county advocating for President Biden to take action to expand

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SC Small Business Chamber joins Amicus Brief to US Supreme Court

Press Release September 22, 2023 Small Businesses Warn the Supreme Court: Overturning Chevron Will Cause Regulatory Uncertainty and is Bad for Business SC Small Business Chamber joins Amicus Brief to keep big corporations from having undue influence in regulatory process WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, groups representing more than 250,000 small businesses and business-related entities throughout

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Nikki Haley emerges as frontrunner in South Carolina GOP ranked-choice presidential primary poll

WCIV (Charleston) WPDE (Florence) The Clinton Chronicle September 5, 2023 by Ian Kayanja CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The August results of a rolling Republican presidential primary poll found former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as the consensus majority leader on the 15-candidate ranked choice voting ballot. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

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Haley consensus majority winner in rolling RCV Presidential Primary Poll, as of August 8, 2023

For Immediate Release August 8, 2023 Columbia, SC—Forget the political pundits.  Who do most South Carolinians prefer for President? On August 1, the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce and Better Ballot SC launched a rolling, monthly Presidential Primary poll using instant runoff voting (ranked choice voting). Under this growing-in-popularity election system, candidates must win

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Monthly Presidential Primary Poll Launched. Public to learn about instant runoff voting (ranked choice voting)

For Immediate Release July 31, 2023 Contact: Nicole Sanchez, 803-881-6027 Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874 Clint Eisenhauer, 843-822-1194 A coalition of South Carolina organizations led by Better Ballot SC has launched an instant runoff voting poll (also known as ranked choice voting) for both Republican and Democratic Presidential Primaries. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

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One state legislature moves to democratize elections. South Carolina can do the same with municipal elections

Press Release June 26, 2023 Columbia, SC—Democratizing elections is on the agenda in Oregon.  Yesterday was the first time a state legislature has passed a bill that will give voters the chance to require both primary and general elections for state and federal offices to use ranked choice voting (RCV).  Maine and Alaska use RCV

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Advocacy organization supports Dominion Energy plan for EV charging stations

Live 5 News March 8, 2023 With a big demand in the state, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber says it’s critical to increase the number of electric vehicles, to reduce transportation costs and promote a healthier environment.(Live 5) By Emilie Zuhowski CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – After Dominion Energy’s proposed financing plan for commercial customers

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