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July 8, 2014   Chamber Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

SC Business Week Convenes Next Week


A sneak peak of the great activities planned on Presbyterian College’s campus July 13-18, 2014

For the past 30 years, Business Week has contributed to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship. During the week, teams of students develop mock companies, led by company advisors loaned from some of South Carolina’s most successful businesses. When the students are not working on their simulations, they are touring BMW, auditioning for a diverse talent show, sculpting business ideas with “junk,” making new friends and preparing for the end-of-the-week graduation ceremony. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the more than 200 students who are able attend at no cost.

There’s still room for you too! Sponsor a student today to ensure that this program continues another 30 years.

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Celebrate South Carolina's Best PlaceS to Work

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group and SCBIZ have unveiled the 50 winning companies of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. Best Places to Work is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the state’s most innovative and top-notch employers. This year's winners will be recognized and the rankings will be announced during an awards dinner, presented by Colonial Life, August 7 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia.

Companies making the list include accounting firms, banks, insurance companies, technology firms, engineering firms, construction companies and health care companies, just to name a few. They are divided into Small/Medium Employers (15-249 or more U.S. employees) and Large Employers (250 or more U.S. employees).

The innovative Best Places to Work program has experienced incredible growth and has quickly emerged as the standard for workplace achievement and creativity in South Carolina.

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Great news for YPs! The early bird rate has been extended until Monday, July 14 and a tentative agenda is online for the inaugural LeadSC Young Professionals Summit. The exciting agenda will feature topics like:

  • Maximize your non-profit board participation
  • Personal branding
  • How to influence the political process in your community
  • Community planning and development
  • Industry tracks including leadership, diversity, legal, accounting, entrepreneurial
  • And much more

Sponsorships start at just $500 and include opportunities to send multiple staff members from your company. The exclusive Presenting Sponsorship is still available. Click here to find out more about sponsoring the LeadSC Young Professionals Summit or contact Hannah Cook at 803.255.2565.

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The Education Policy Fellowship Program wants to recruit you

The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a professional development program that provides emerging leaders with the knowledge and networks to impact a broad range of educational policy issues. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce partners with the School Improvement Council on this program. The Chamber’s Robbie Barnett, associate vice president of workforce, education and manufacturing policy, serves as its chair.

Fellows concentrate on three program areas: public policy, leadership and professional networking. Fellows use their work environments as the context for examining important leadership and policy issues in South Carolina.

Participants discuss education policy with some of the most respected policymakers in South Carolina and the nation. At the end of the year, Fellows are better informed leaders and highly skilled advocates for sound public policy.

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Welcome New Chamber Members!


Carolina Colonoscopy Center
Charleston Southern University - Career Planning and Student Employment
North Charleston
Comact Equipment USA
Saint George
Excel Products, Inc.
Florence CK, LLC DBA Comfort Keepers
Methodist Oaks

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