Summer 2012 Newsletter

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of anew Webinar series on Social Media, as well as other upcoming events andmeetings.

New Announcements:

Monthly Webinars will be held every2nd Thursday of the month

Meet & Greet Networking Events arescheduled for every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Also be sure to markyour calendars for these upcoming events for the month of June andJuly!

June/ July Events: 

June14th      7:00 pm 
Webinar: Social Media Strategy

June 19th      5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meet and Greet Networking at Goat Feathers
2017 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29205

July 3rd          9:00am                  
BuySC Advisory Committee meeting

July 12th        7:00 pm
Webinar: TBA

July 15th5:30 to 7:30 pm           
Meet and Greet Networking at Rosso Trattoria
4840 Forest Dr. Columbia, SC 29206

Watch your email for more information on these upcoming events.

News You Need to Know: 

The SC Small Business Chamber has been working hard to bring our members added benefits that will lower costs to small business owners. Helping to lower operating costs is important to every business, and we are excited that many of our members are saving significantly on these important benefits.

The following member benefits are available to all members:

Online Directory of Locally-Owned Small Businesses

All members receive a listing on, anon-line directory of locally-owned business by county and business type. SCSBC basic members get free listing that includes name of business, address,telephone number and brief description of products and services. Friend members and higher also have a link to their website, business logo or photo and expanded listing of products, services and discounts available through the directory. Click here to see your business listing on, and please contact us if any of your business’s information needs to be updated.

Advertising Discounts

RADIO: All Columbia-area SCSBCC members can get highly discounted radio advertising on WOIC(1230AM). For only $300 members will receive 100 30-second spots a month plus weekly sponsorship of a talk-radio segment. Click here to view the Advertising Discount form.

Friend members ($50 annually) and above also qualify for this new benefit:

Office Depot Discount Plan

SCSBCC Friend members and higher can receive unbeatable discounts on office supplies through the National Chamber Program with Office Depot. You will be joining in the largest and most tenured office supply discount program for chambers across the country that gives a 15%-30% discount on copy paper, ink, toner and general supplies. If you are already a Friend member or higher, email us for your Access Code.

Additional benefits available for Supporter members  and above ($100 to $500 annually) include:

Small Busines Health Plan

More affordable, good benefits health insurance is now available to SCSBC supporter members and higher. Carolina Care Plan has developed 7 new small business health insurance plans available exclusively through SCSBC. Plans include: national network of doctors,hospitals, and other healthcare professionals; small co-pay covers most services; 100% benefit on most preventive services; 100-percent preferred lab benefit; no age restriction on immunizations; 100% benefit for physician maternity charges; and coverage for routine eye care.

Read what one member says about our new Small Business Health Plan, and the significant savings for his company.

Click here to view the health plan form.

401(k) for SmallBusiness

Establishing a 401(k) for a small business can be complicated, time consuming and expensive yet it is an important tool for wealth accumulation for owners and employees. To address this issue SCSBCC has partnered with My Benefits, LCC, a respected South Carolina company, with significant experience and resources to simplify and reduce the cost of establishing a401(k) plan. SCSBCC supporter members and higher will receive significant discounted pricing on the establishment and annual administration of qualified retirement plans. SCSBCC member owners and employees will be able to choose from a menu of over 40 brand name money market funds in an easy to understand investment process. Click here to view the 401(k) form.

Payroll Processing Services

American Automated Payroll of Summerville is offering up to 20% discount on its services plus waiving of enrollment fee to SCSBCC supporter members and higher. Services include full payroll processing and over 75 standard reports with phone or email support;direct deposit, All ACH, New Hire and H.I.R.E. Act reporting; payroll tax payments; and quarterly federal and state reports. Click here to view the Payroll Processing Service form.

Stay updated on the latest newsand issues, which are posted to our website. For more information on SC Small Business Chamber news and events, like us on one of our Facebook pages (BuySC or SCSBC) and follow one of our Twitter accounts (BuySC or SCSBC)

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