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Small Business Bulletin 7/8/2003

State Spends $1.3 Billion with Out-Of-State Businesses South Carolina state agencies purchase over $1.3 billion a year in goods and services from out-of-state businesses according to information recently obtained by The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce. The Office of Comptroller General conducted the research to generate the data at the request 9000-member statewide advocacy […]

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Legislative Update–2003 Session a Success

The South Carolina legislative session, which ended last week, was a success for The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce and its 9000 members. While not everything on our legislative agenda was achieved, there were some victories and progress. Tech Tuition At the top of the Small Business Chamber’s legislative agenda was renewing last year’s

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Action Alert!!! Public Service Commission Reform

In January, the Public Service Commission voted to increase the electric rate by 8% on small businesses served by SCE&G. The Small Business Chamber intervened in the process to fight the 14% rate hike sought by the Company on small businesses. The process opened our eyes to the cozy relationship between the PSC Commissioners/staff and

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Small Business Chamber’s Effort Successful in Cutting SCE&G Rate Hike on Small Businesses by 43%

Process still biased toward big business   On January 14, 2003, the SC Public Service Commission voted 6 to 1 for an increase in electric rates for SCE&G customers that will cost small businesses 8% more starting in February.  The company had requested a 14% rate increase on small businesses.  Other rate increases were 5% for

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Small Business Chamber Celebrates Anniversary with Strong Growth

Three years ago this month with few resources, a handful of supporters and lofty goals, The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce was founded.  Through dogged determination and hard work, the Small Business Chamber has grown to over 8500 members with the support of ten trade associations and hundreds of independent small businesses.  This dramatic increase in

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Official Newsletter of The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce 12/5/02

Since the legislative session ended, The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce has been very busy on some key issues—small group health insurance, workforce training and SCE&G’s electric rate increase.  Just recently another issue has surfaced that will increase costs next year for small businesses–an unemployment insurance surcharge.  Below are summaries of our activities on these issues.  In

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Official Newsletter

Since the legislative session ended, The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce has been very busy on some key issues—small group health insurance, workforce training and SCE&G’s electric rate increase.  Just recently another issue has surfaced that will increase costs next year for small businesses–an unemployment insurance surcharge.  Below are summaries of our activities on these issues.  In

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