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July 29, 2014   Chamber Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

Introducing Palmetto Marketplace


The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is proud to debut Palmetto Marketplace, a member-to-member benefit program matching members with exceptional offers from fellow members.  Many times companies are looking for unique audiences to gain new customers for their products and services and those audiences can typically be found in your fellow Chamber members.  Today, we debut the Palmetto Marketplace with the first four offers from fellow members with more to come!

Palmetto Marketplace engages businesses in the day-to-day search for services to handle business needs and save companies money!  Each offer in the Marketplace comes from a member in good standing of the Chamber and their offer has been vetted to exceed any pricing or services you can find on the street.

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Grassroots Meetings coming to an area near you

Infrastructure funding, workforce development, tax reform, energy policy…what are the top issues facing your business? The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is already preparing for a successful 2015 legislative session to continue the mission to improve South Carolina’s business climate, and we want to hear from you! In partnership with local chambers of commerce, the South Carolina Chamber is hosting Grassroots Meetings across the state in August and September. Grassroots meetings are open-forum sessions and the first step in creating the Chamber’s Competitiveness Agenda, the business community’s annual list of legislative priorities. Meetings will begin with a legislative year in review and release of the 2014 Legislative Scorecard before moving into an open discussion of legislative issues. Several Grassroots Meetings have already been scheduled in Summerville, Rock Hill, North Myrtle Beach and Aiken, with meetings soon to be scheduled in Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg and Florence. You don’t want to miss the meeting in your area that will provide a wonderful recap, future initiatives and networking opportunities.

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The early bird rates will expire Thursday, July 31. Several speakers have been announced recently including South Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America, Juan Johnson, former VP of Diversity for Coca Cola, Representative Bakari Sellers, and Push Digital’s founder and CEO, Wesley Donehue, just to name a few. Register or sponsor today the inaugural LeadSC Young Professionals Summit, presented by Walmart. The 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. 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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Be part of the discussion during the third Competitiveness Agenda Series forum, presented by McNair Law Firm, P.A. Participants will learn how energy and environmental issues are impacting South Carolina businesses. Registration fees start at only $50, and sponsorships start at only $300. Seats are filling up fast, so register or sponsor today!
Topics include:

  • Navigating DHEC
  • Tax Incentives for Pollution Control Technologies
  • Traditional and Renewable Energy
  • Natural Gas Energy Generation
  • Fighting Environmental Permit Issues
  • Environmental Prosecution: Personal Cost of Action (PCA)
  • National Environmental Issues: EPA Focus 2015
  • Case Studies on Sustainability Initiatives
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EOC invites feedback on academic standards


On July 11, the EOC launched a website,, for South Carolina citizens to offer comments on the current academic content standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Pursuant to Act 200 of 2014, passed by the SC General Assembly, the EOC is to consult with the State Board of Education and conduct a cyclical review of the current standards. According to state law, the review must begin on or before January 1, 2015, and the new college and career readiness state content standards must be implemented for the 2015-2016 school year.

Results of the survey, which will be operational until September 30, will be provided to the Governor, the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, the EOC and the public.

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