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August 19, 2016 Chamber Website   Facebook Twitter YouTube

Last Call for Washington Night…. There's still time to register! Members and guests will be able to interact with our SC Congressional delegation as they discuss issues in Washington that affect business in South Carolina. Make sure to stay for the reception following the event to speak one-on-one with your Congressman. August 24th in Columbia.  Register here
DOL Releases New EPPA and Federal Minimum Wage Postings…  Is your business compliant? Failure to comply with labor law posting regulations can result in fines. Get an up-to-date federal poster for your business here.  

Chamber Committee Reviews Full List of Tax-Related Bills Enacted by the General Assembly in 2016… This week, the full list of tax bills enacted in the 2016 legislative session were reviewed by the Chamber's Tax Committee. During open committee discussion, the opportunity to raise any issue - pro or con - in relation to the enacted bills was afforded the members. No issues were raised. See the full list here.
Chamber President Ted Pitts Talks Building a Business-Friendly SC in Cities Mean Business Magazine Ted writes: “Local government leaders often ask me what they can do to get more businesses to locate in their municipality. The answer is simple: provide services efficiently and let the market do its work.”  When it comes to the current business license process Ted said, “This kind of policy discourages business growth instead of encouraging it.”  Read more about how our cities are key to having a business-friendly South Carolina here! (Page 5)

You’re Invited… Join us for a U.S. Department of Commerce Business Forward briefing on international trade with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Global Markets for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Holly Vineyard. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide advice about international trade policies and how they affect your business and the Palmetto State. Click here to register
*Early Bird Discount* Register before Aug. 22 and save $25!



  • Bondex to invest $11.5M, expand Edgefield County operations…
  • USC starts relief effort for Baton Rogue…
  • Inland Port Greer on track to reach 100,000 rail moves…
  • MUSC breaks ground on $385M children’s hospital…
  • Columbia Chamber to honor Colliers’ Folsom as Ambassador of the Year…
  • Lockheed Martin celebrates Advanced Pilot Training Facility Inauguration…
  • Phillips Staffing names Brooke Ferguson to lead business development…
  • American Bar Association recognizes Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd lawyer…
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