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Trump Appointments Will Impact the Business Community

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Chamber supports nominees for NLRB board, but remains concerned about controversial Ex-Im Bank pick. They may not be the most talked about appointments on the 24-hour news’ cycles (or even on your mind after yesterday’s healthcare ...

State Alphabet Soup

Posted by: Avery Wannemacher on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Your guide to the political alphabet soup.

Where is Your New Gas Tax Money Going?

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Friday, July 7, 2017
This past weekend you may not have noticed while at the pump, but South Carolina’s gas tax went up two cents last Saturday. I filled up Tuesday for a $1.76, and had I not already known the gas tax was going into effect, I wouldn’t have ...

Ten Times Harry Potter was like Working in Politics

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Friday, June 30, 2017
This week is the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known here in the U.S. as the Sorcerer’s Stone), J.K. Rowling’s first installment in the Harry Potter saga. I received the first three ...

How They Voted: 2017

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
When the Upstate business community committed to our 2017 Legislative Agenda, we wrote an ambitious agenda that would drive our region into the future. Better roads. An expanded workforce. Support for fast-growing, innovative companies. Fixing our ...

Business community wins big(ly) at the State House

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, June 19, 2017
The 2017-2018 legislative session for the General Assembly is shaping up to be one of the most pro-business in recent memory. The General Assembly is often criticized for kicking the can down the road on big issues and not making the best use of ...

Improving Access to Capital

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, June 2, 2017

Upstate Banks Meet with Federal Staff on Repealing Dodd-Frank

Ballots and Stickers and City Council, Oh My!

Posted by: Avery Wannemacher on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
We all care about what’s going on in Washington, but what about the issues here in our own backyard? We need to speak up for those, too. For business owners, local government can have a much bigger impact on day-to-day affairs than national ...

What Made the Cut? Crossover Update

Posted by: Ashley Young on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Crossover Day is the deadline for bills to be passed out of their chamber of origin to...

Local Elections are Set; Get Involved

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, March 31, 2017
National politics gets all the media attention, but it's what happens at City Hall that might have more impact on your business than any hot button issue in Washington (healthcare is an obvious exception). While the national rhetoric ranges ...
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