Duke Energy files for 15.1% electricity rate hike—WOW!

Last week Duke Energy told the SC Public Service Commission that it wants its 540,000 customers to give it more money…a lot more money.  $220 million more a year to be exact. Duke’s filing is for electricity rate increases for residential (16.3%), small businesses (14%) and industrial (14.4%).  In February of last year Duke received …

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Expanding Medicaid Essential for Controlling Health Insurance Costs

ACTION ALERT!! Call Your House Member NOW!!! Today the South Carolina House begins their budget debate.  Whether our state should expand Medicaid to cover individuals with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level will be debated. It is critically important for our state to accept $11.2 billion through 2020 of federal money to …

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Webinar: Affordable Care Act Benefits for Small Business

The Affordable Care Act signed into law two years ago this Friday continues to inspire controversy and misinformation for small-business owners.  What exactly are the benefits and requirements for small businesses will be addressed in a free webinar sponsored by the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC).  The webinar will be held from …

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Small Business Health Plan

Now for some shameless self-promotion for the South Carolina Small Business Chamber’s new Small Business Health Plan. Here is a link to a radio interview that will air this afternoon at 4:07 on WOIC (1230AM).  Lee Long of Gibson and Associates discusses what makes our new health insurance plan from Carolina Care Plan different from …

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Jobs: Part 2

In yesterday’s blog I talked about some of Dr. Douglas Woodward’s keynote address at this weekend’s South Carolina NAACP African American Economic Summit.  I discussed his latest research on the important role of small business our state and the prospects for the nation’s economy. Dr. Woodward also made it clear that job creation is what …

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Health insurance meetings start Monday in Charleston

Benefits of Healthcare Reform on Small Businesses Focal Point of South Carolina Listening Tours New Small Business Health Plan Rolls Out Free events beginning Aug. 29 open to all small businesses; chance for entrepreneurs to learn about new law and share ideas about how to implement it in South Carolina.  Plus information on new small …

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Creating Jobs from the Ground Up

The below is an editorial by the Sun News that ran in the Myrtle Beach area newspaper on July 05, 2011 ——————————————————————————————————- Creating Jobs from the Ground Up Frank Knapp has a message for those who want to create jobs and bolster our state’s economy: Look to the little guys. Knapp, the president and CEO …

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