Small Business Advocacy Blog

GOP House leader reveals post-election offshore drilling game plan

Blog by Frank Knapp Jr., President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce November 1, 2020 Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), the minority leader in the US House, has said out loud what I have been warning about since President Trump’s September 8th Executive Order declaring a…

PSC Announces Three Virtual Public Night Hearings for Dominion Energy Rate Case

SC Office of Regulatory Staff The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has scheduled three virtual public night hearings for the Dominion Energy South Carolina (DESC) rate case. Consumers will be able to express their concerns at these virtual public night hearings. The virtual public night hearings will be…

South Carolina Governor, Legislative Leaders Rebuke Santee Cooper’s Latest ‘Rogue’ Red Ink Move

FITSNews October 30, 2020 On the heels of our exclusive reporting this week regarding the latest extra-legal borrowing bonanza undertaken by South Carolina’s abysmally managed, debt-addled, government-run power provider Santee Cooper, leaders of the Palmetto State have stepped in and delivered a stern rebuke of this “rogue agency.” And this time,…

Offshore oils’ deadly secret exposed! Special Event –  October 25th at 8 pm Easter.

THE COST OF  SILENCE The Cost of Silence – Nominated Best Documentary Film – Sundance 2020. Secretly filmed over nine years, an oil industry insider exposes the devastating consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill and uncovers a growing public health disaster and the coordination between government and industry to silence…

State’s $40 million Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program is accepting applications

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020 Application: Click here for the application. Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $25,000 Eligibility Criteria: Employ 25 or fewer employees Physically located in South Carolina In operation from September 13, 2019, to present Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19 Priority…

New Grant Program for SC Small Businesses. Applications must be in by November 1, 2020

Columbia, SC, October 12, 2020—The SC Department of Administration today announced a $40 million grant program for small businesses “to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or for revenue loss due to COVID-19.” To be eligible for the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program the business must have 25…