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2016 Lead SC Young Professionals Summit a Success… Our 2016 Lead SC Young Professionals Summit wrapped up Thursday with great attendance and some of our most dynamic sessions ever. YP’s from all across the state congregated in Columbia to network and learn what it takes to be business leaders in South Carolina from some of the best in the biz. From networking their way to their next promotion, how to handle personal cash flow and office conflicts, to how millennials affect politics and more, these future leaders heard it all. See highlights from the event below and click here to see our Facebook photo album!

Senator Lindsey Graham Pushes for Export-Import Bank Fix… Senator Graham released a statement Thursday stating he will not vote for a Continuing Resolution that does not contain a fix for the Export-Import Bank. “We are losing American jobs to foreign competitors for no good reason…We need a fully functioning EX-IM Bank to help ensure American manufacturers are able to compete in the international marketplace on a level playing field,” Sen. Graham said. The Chamber applauds Senator Graham for his support of the Export-Import bank and his continuous fight for South Carolina jobs.

Joint Committee on Pension Systems Review and House Tax Policy Review Committee to Meet Tuesday…  The Joint Committee on Pension Systems will meet Tuesday, September 27 to continue their work in addressing the state’s failing pension system. Entities and individuals are encouraged to offer testimony before the committee, more info can be found here. The House Tax Policy Review Committee will also meet on Tuesday, September 27 to hear presentations on property and business taxes. That meeting will be held at 11 am.

NAM Releases Labor Regulation Study… The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a new study Thursday on the effects of the Obama Administration’s labor regulations. Among other grievances, the comprehensive report found that the “excessive” regulations enacted over the last eight years will result in “more than $80 billion in compliance costs over the next 10 years.” Click here to read the study in full.



  • United Way sets $11M goal for Midlands giving campaign…
  • Palmetto Health’s Ford, Walters selected for health care diversity program…
  • University of South Carolina startup competition set for 7th year…
  • Michelin brings added boost to Euphoria this year…
  • Greenville Tech Manufacturing center gets $2M and new name…
  • AFL honored with Platinum Award at 2016 Innovators Awards Program…
  • Governor’s School to partner with districts on teacher STEM training…
  • Duke Energy provides solar power educational grants…
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