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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 ...

UCC Advocacy Day at the Statehouse: 5 Reasons to Go

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Do Our Senators Use Our Roads?

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, March 13, 2017
I’ve gotten this question a lot over the past week as I talk to our Chamber Investors about the challenge the roads debate faces in the Senate. The short answer is yes, but the reason road funding bills continue to stall in the Senate is due ...

Real I.D. Update

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
If you’ve traveled by airplane lately, you may have seen one of the many TSA posters around South Carolina’s airports stating that South Carolinians will soon no longer be able to board an airplane with just their driver’s license. ...

2017: Your Year to Get Involved in Advocacy

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 is an opportunity for you to make your mark in Advocacy, and the Chamber will provide many ways for you to do so this year.

 

Upstate Leaders Hit Washington

Tags: DC, Washington
Posted by: Katie Busbee on Thursday, September 15, 2016

More than 40 Upstate leaders and business owners arrived in Washington, D.C. for...

Run, Donít Walk, to the Polls on June 28th

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, June 27, 2016

If you voted in the local June 14th primaries, congratulations! You were part of the...

Don't Let 15% Make 100% of the Decisions

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Friday, June 10, 2016

Voters in Greenville County let 15% of registered voters make 100% of the...

Meeting, Greeting, and Shaping Policy

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Thursday, April 14, 2016

UCC members came together to descend on our State’s capitol for our ...

And the Candidates Are...

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, April 4, 2016

Filing for 2016 public offices closed last week, which means ...

Call Your Senators Today!

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Senate could begin debate on the ...

Road Funding White Paper: Everything you need to know for the transportation debate

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Thursday, February 4, 2016
Today, we’re unveiling a series of white papers about the Chamber’s legislative priorities. The first is about our top priority: Transportation and Infrastructure. We’ve been talking about increasing the gas tax and increasing ...

Meet Me in the Middle

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, February 1, 2016

We live in a troubling political climate, where voters and polarized politicians can only seem to agree on one thing: our political system is broken, and everyone is fed up with it.

2016: How Can You Get Involved in Advocacy?

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A new year is right around the corner, and while you may have been resting on your laurels politically ...

The Best Way to Bring Good Business to Government Is to Get Good Business People in Government

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Friday, October 30, 2015
Last week, the Greenville Chamber finished its first class of the Upstate Political Leadership Institute, a program designed to teach business leaders about running for public office. A total of 27 business men and women from across the Upstate got ...

Top Takeaways from LeadSC 2015

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
I had the opportunity to attend LeadSC recently, a young professional’s summit that draws Young Professionals from across South Carolina to partake in an active discussion on ways to grow our local communities and state. Even if you ...

Show up Greenville

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
In the midst of the Presidential campaign season, you might have missed the news that a very important election is happening on Tuesday, August 11th: Greenville City Council. With issues like gentrification, economic development, a huge new downtown ...

Be Your Own Lobbyist: How to get your message across effectively

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
No matter what field you work in, good communication skills are key to successfully selling a product or your business. Public Policy work is no different, and you don’t have to hire a lobbyist to successfully convey your message to your local ...

Politics: You don’t have to get your hands dirty to get involved

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Monday, April 6, 2015
I hear it all the time when I tell people that I work in Public Policy. “Well, I don’t play that politics game,” or “It’s too complicated,” or “I have a family, a job, I’m involved in my church, and I ...

EPA Ground Ozone Changes: What Does it Mean for Our Economy?

Posted by: Katie Busbee on Wednesday, February 18, 2015
We all like breathing cleaning air. And we’re all aware that ozone means bad things for air we breathe. The negative health effects of ozone are numerous, from airway irritation and coughing, to permanent lung damage with repeated exposure. As ...
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