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State Chamber now accepting Board of Director nominations...The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee has established a process for the nomination and selection of officers and members of the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Have a senior leader at your company that may be interested in serving? Nominate them here now!
2016 Primary Election Update: Tuesday, June 14th was the statewide primary election for South Carolina. Because of your participation, we helped reelect pro-jobs candidates this past Tuesday. Our work isn’t done yet as Good Government supported candidates Rep. Goldfinch (SD2), Sen. Larry Martin (SD34) and Bill Bowers (HD122) will face runoffs on June 28. Your support in those districts is critical.
A Not So Bright Future?.... Most notably on Tuesday, Senator Lee Bright’s constituents (SD12) sent a strong message. A large majority (62%) of his district voted against Senator Bright, sending him into a runoff with Scott Talley on June 28. The South Carolina Good Government Committee has endorsed Scott Talley, and so has Governor Haley. You can #StandWithScott too by clicking here.  Momentum is building for Scott and it is critical that we get out the vote on June 28.
Congratulations to the following Good Government Committee supported candidates who won their Primary Elections and, with no General Election opposition, are the presumed winners for their districts:
Sen. Mike Gambrell
Sen. Harvey Peeler
Sen. John Scott
Sen. Darrell Jackson
Sen. Katrina Shealy
Sen. Shane Massey
Sen. Kent Williams
Sen. Hugh Leatherman
Sen. Larry Grooms
Sen. Sean Bennett
Rep. Nathan Ballentine
Rep. Jimmy Bales
Rep. Chip Huggins
Rep. Carl Anderson
Rep. Mike Sottile
Chamber President again calls on Senate to restore Ex-Im Bank… “For more than 80 years, Ex-Im has helped American manufacturers sell their goods abroad by offering loans and insurance products that the private sector chooses not to offer…Law requires at least three Senate-confirmed directors to be in place for the board to meet. But right now there are only two in place, so the Bank can’t approve transactions over $10 million, which is costing $50 million a day to the American economy.” Read Ted’s guest column in the Greenville News here.
Apply now for the 2016-2017 SC Education Policy Fellowship Program… Do you have a passion for education policy and a desire to improve opportunities for children? Submit an application for the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program, a 10-month professional development program designed to work toward the implementation of sound education policy and practice in South Carolina. More information can be found here.



  • Port of Charleston expects 6% cargo growth in fiscal 2017…
  • Magnolia Plantation encourages blood donations with free admission coupon…
  • Masonite International to expand Denmark plant, add 50 jobs…
  • Five Charleston K&L Gates Partners recognized in 2016 Chambers USA…
  • SRS Salt Waste Processing breaks monthly performance record…
  • Spartanburg Community College offering apprenticeship funding workshop…
  • Nephron gets FDA approval to ship new product from West Columbia plant…
  • LS3P ranked 55th nationally in Interior Design Magazine’s annual Design Giants survey…
  • BMW Manufacturing Co. announces BMW Scholars class…
  • Harbor, MUSC partner on medical accelerator program…
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