July Newsletter

SCSBCC Building Goes Solar

On June 21 the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce held a press event for the activation of their newly installed solar panels on the pict1solarGervais St building.

Pictured to right are, Andrew Epting (SC Clean Energy Business Alliance), Sara Hummel Rajca (Solarize SC), Craig Knowlton (Alder Energy) and Frank Knapp (SC Small Business Chamber).

They all commended the Small Business Chamber for its clean energy initiatives.

The chamber will also be partnering with Solarize South Carolina on July 18 to hold an informational event for small businesses on how to go solar at an affordable cost.

Read more about our solar panels here.


SCSBCC Fights Against SCE&G Requests for More Money & Higher Rates

SCE&G has filed two petitions with the S.C. Public Service Commission. The first is to increase the cost of the nuclear plants by $846 million, which would make the plants 43% over the original budget. The second petition is to raise rates by 3.06% which would bring the total of rate hikes for the construction financing costs of the nuclear plants to 20% since 2009.

The SCSBCC is advocating for the non approval of an additional $846 million for construction costs for SCE&G’s nuclear plants, a reduced rate-hike this fall, and legislatively amending the BLRA to better protect consumers. To read more, click here.


Small Businesses Discuss Federal Regulations            pict2meeting

On June 28th, small business owners were able to share their concerns with SBA National Ombudsman Earl Gay, Regulatory Fairness Board Members Leo James and Frank Knapp, as well as other Small Business Administration Representatives at the Spartanburg Community College in Duncan, SC.

Small business owner Chip Fuller, from Quality Home Medical, was able to discuss concerns regarding federal regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with Frank Knapp. For more information on this issue, click here.


Are You Taking Advantage of Membership Benefits?

Just this past month the SCSBCC saved 27% on our purchase of copy paper, ink and other supplies from Office Depot. Email sheree@knappagency.com to take advantage of this membership benefit!

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