Gullah Geechee Chamber Joins SC Small Business Chamber

Gullah Geechee Chamber Joins SC Small Business Chamber

PRESS RELEASE

Date:       October 4, 2019
From:      South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Subject:   Gullah Geechee Chamber Joins SC Small Business Chamber
Contact:  Frank Knapp, President/CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, 803-252-5733
(w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org
Marilyn Hemingway, President/CEO, Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, 843-318-8644,
Marilyn@GullahGeecheeChamber.org

Columbia, SC—The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) announced today the addition of the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) as an association member with Board of Directors representation.  The president and CEO of the GGCC, Marilyn Hemingway, will represent her chamber on the SCSBCC Board.

The Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce works to raise awareness of opportunity, profitability and sustainability of African American businesses and entities that support the Gullah community that stretches from North Carolina to Florida.

“We are very pleased to be part of the SCSBCC,” said Hemingway. “It will benefit our advocacy for the cooperative economy opportunity, environmental justice and green, renewable energy as a conduit for small business growth.”

“The Gullah Geechee Chamber as a member will be an asset to our statewide chamber”, said Frank Knapp Jr., president and CEO of the SCSBCC, which also includes the SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a member.

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The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce is a statewide advocacy organization founded in 2000.  With over 10,000 small business and entrepreneur supporters, it has successfully worked to make the state and federal governments more small business friendly in areas such as healthcare, taxation, regulation, worker training, energy/conservation, workers’ compensation and economic development.