Affordable Health Insurance

Since its beginning in 2000, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has been the state’s leading business advocate for making health insurance more affordable.  During the 1990s, double digit increases in group health insurance premiums were recognized as unsustainable and had resulted in less than 40% of small businesses being able to …

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Greenville film house the 1st campaign for S.C. crowd funding website

January 9, 2014  GSA Business By Ashley Boncimino  South Carolina’s first state-exclusive crowd funding website SCCrowdfund.com locked in its first campaign, rallying around local entrepreneur Daryn Zongrone and her business plan for Greenville’s first indie-movie theater, The Film House. SCCrowdFund.com is a portal that gives businesses and nonprofits access to capital through crowd funding from their immediate geographic …

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Indie film house may be in works for downtown

January 9, 2014 Greenville News Lynn Riddle Two Upstate residents hope to open a 300-seat movie theater in downtown Greenville by 2015. The theater, The Film House, would specialize in independent films and classic movies, said Daryn Zongrone, who studied psychology and film at the University of South Carolina Upstate and has worked as the manager …

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Businesses Lead on Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

December 2nd, 2013 › Clean Energy, Climate Action › Chris Carnevale › This post is part four of a blog series on sea level rise, being developed concurrent with the new IPCC climate report, Florida Atlantic University’s Sea Level Rise Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Oct. 16 – 17, and the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s …

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SEC to throw open the doors to everyman investing

On the heels of our launch last week of SCcrowdfund.com, which will allow businesses and non-profits to post their business ideas and projects on a public online portal to encourage people to donate (donation crowdfunding) or invest (private placement investment for those with high incomes), more good news is expected tomorrow. At 10 am, the …

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New website is like Kickstarter for SC businesses

WCIV-TV October 16, 2013 COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) – A new website is helping small businesses in South Carolina raise capital through crowdfunding and investments. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday began taking applications for its two new web portals. “There is a growing demand for small business loans that our financial …

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Could climate change affect small businesses?

Continuous News Desk, Carolina Live The American Sustainable Business Council, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the Winyah Rivers Foundation held a press conference at Prince Resort Thursday to address the threat of rising seas to local communities and call for a state and federal response. Speakers addressed the consequences to small businesses as …

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Experts, business leaders meet to discuss rising sea level

October 10, 2013 By WMBF News Staff NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The impact of the rising sea level on the local economy, culture and wildlife was the topic of a conference held in North Myrtle Beach Thursday morning. Experts from around the region spoke at a conference organized by the American Sustainable Business …

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