SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce May Newsletter


May 26, 2016

Health insurance opportunities for small businesses and their employees

Questions about health insurance responsibilities of employers and employees under the Affordable Care Act will be answered at two forums being held on June 1st and June 9th.

These forums will include information about what small businesses need to know about health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including tax credits for businesses.  How small businesses not offering health insurance still can help their employees obtain individual coverage will also be discussed.

On June 1st, Noon – 1PM,  Chapin Town Hall (157 Columbia Ave.)  This forum is presented by the Newberry Area Small Business Development Center and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber.  Registration is free.  Contact Nancy Williamson at 803-321-5689 or

On June 9th, 2 – 3PM, Belcher Hall (300 College Street NE) on the campus of the South Carolina State Univeristy.  Presented by the IRS and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber.  Contact Nivia Perez-Hayes at 803-312-7774

Tell the federal government directly of a regulation concern

If you’ve always wanted to complain to the federal government about a specific regulation and get a response, here’s your chance.  The SBA National Ombudsman charged with listening to small business concerns and taking action will be holding a Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable on June 6th in Savannah.  Small businesses from the South Carolina lowcountry and Savannah area will be able to have their concerns about federal regulations and compliance problems heard by Admiral Earl Gay, the National Ombudsman.

The Roundtable will be June 6, 11AM to 1PM and held at the Savannah Civic Center, Bryan Room, 301 W. Oglethorpe Avenue.  To register, please email or call 202-205-2417 by June 2nd.

Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce also serves on the SBA Regulatory Fairness Board for Region IV.  He and other SBA leaders and resource partners will be at the Roundtable to help address your regulatory concerns.

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE with our Office Depot Discount Program

Today, we saved 53% on printing and office supplies using the Office Depot Discount Card from the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce!  Are you getting your savings?

Whether you buy in the store or online, our Office Depot Discount Program can save you hundreds of dollars a year on office supplies and copying.

For more information contact

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce | 1717 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201 | (803) 252-5733 |


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