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August 26, 2015   Chamber Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

SCE&G’s Homework Centers Celebrate 25 Years of Excellence

Helping Children Achieve for 25 Years

Title One schools throughout SCE&G’s service footprint have benefitted from the longtime collaboration between the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and SCE&G for a quarter of a century now. That’s right! Homework Centers are turning 25. Many companies like SCE&G have looked for ways to augment education in the communities they serve, but few have done so as effectively as SCE&G. While many state and federal programs are designed for the children living below the poverty level in substandard programs, SCE&G has identified another forgotten audience of children in the middle at 16 schools. Read More.

Related: Young Desmond Brown interviews his teacher about the inner workings of the Homework Centers in “Status: Exemplary”.

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Manufacturing, Workplace Excellence, and community leader recognition to be given at Palmetto Vision Awards Gala

As we all know, South Carolina is a first class place to do business and we believe that those leading the way deserve to be recognized. At this year’s Gala, the South Carolina Chamber will recognize those that have made significant contributions in the fields of manufacturing, diversity, and human resources. In addition, we will have a special presentation to honor Mother Emanuel as a Community Leader that showed our entire South Carolina community how to respond in the face of horrific tragedy.  View ALL the 2015 Palmetto Vision Awards finalists here.

The Gala commences with a reception and silent auction at 6pm followed by dinner and stage entertainment.

Reservations are required ($125 for members). The dress is black tie optional. Sponsorships are still available.

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Grand Strand Grassroots Legislative Agenda

As a member of the Aynor, Conway, Georgetown, Little River, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and/or the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, you can join us at the Grand Strand Grassroots Meeting next month and be a part of planning the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's 2016 legislative priorities. This Grassroots Meeting is one of the first steps in creating the 2016 Competitiveness Agenda, the business community's annual list of legislative priorities. The meeting will begin with a legislative review from South Carolina Chamber staff before moving into an open discussion of legislative issues that businesses believe must be addressed. Once the issues are defined and strategies are developed, the Chamber educates legislative officials on creating an environment that will improve the future business climate in South Carolina.

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LeadSC: Room Block to Expire September 2

Register for the highly rated statewide young professionals’ conference. See the agenda here. Professional development opportunities abound for you, the emerging leader. More than just networking, this conference explores your professional growth in a holistic manner. Millennials now outnumber all other generations in the workplace and in the general population. Let us converge from across the state to focus on the qualities of a millennial leader and learn about South Carolina business issues, community impact and the importance of human capital.
Other Topics:

  • Speed Networking
  • Traditional (401K) and Nontraditional (Rental Homes) Investing
  • Starting a Young Professionals organization in your hometown
  • Building your personal brand
  • Joining a nonprofit as a volunteer or board member
  • Rebuilding Main Street with hometown pride
  • Balancing work, life and play
  • Influencing your community through local government
  • Communicating with those above and below you

Hotel Reservations:
Those using the room block to save at the Columbia Marriott must do so before the block expires on September 2. A limited number of guest rooms are available at a rate of $157 per night. Contact Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or (803)771-7000.

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