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Meet the Team: Anna Russell

Posted by: Anna Russell on Monday, January 27, 2020
Hi there! My name is Anna and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to help the Greenville Chamber advocate for business that will help South Carolina grow and thrive. I am a Maryland native, coming from about 40 miles outside of Washington D.C., ...

Creating a Pathway for County Square Development

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thanks to the six councilors (Knox White, Russell Stall, Wil Brasington, John DeWorken, Lillian Flemming, and Kenneth Gibson) who approved a once-in-a-generation project last night that will create thousands of jobs and advance our community. The ...

This Week in Trade News

Posted by: Jauntavia Prather on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
After the approval of the Export-Import Bank extension before Christmas, there were two more major pieces of good trade news this week. Congress Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on USMCA Despite a divided Congress grappling with the impeachment of ...

Meet the Team: Jauntavia Prather

Posted by: Jauntavia Prather on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Self-proclaimed sweet tea and banana pudding connoisseur. Lover of politics, spontaneous travel, vinyl records, and seemingly useless trivia. Myrtle Beach has been my home for 23 years – with the exception a yearlong deployment to Washington, ...

Society is Realizing That Diversity & Inclusion Is Something to Take Seriously

Posted by: Dr. Nika White on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Times are changing in so many ways. I have noticed, across the board, that numerous organizations are understanding the necessity of having a person on their staff who is dedicated to the function of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Every week, ...

How does the Chamber decide position on issues that arise after the agenda is set?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, January 6, 2020
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. The Greenville Chamber and the Upstate Chamber Coalition have slightly different processes, so we’ll focus on the Greenville Chamber’s process in this blog post. As I mentioned in the ...

Masking in the Workplace and How it Can Be Detrimental to D&I

Posted by: Dr. Nika White on Friday, January 3, 2020
Masking, or covering, is the practice of people feeling as though they can’t show up fully as themselves—personally or professionally. At its simplest definition, masking is when people disguise who they are. Through a diversity and ...

Furman Weekends at the Well

Posted by: Jaeyden Hill-Mims on Monday, December 16, 2019
Furman called downtown Greenville home for more than 100 years. In the early 1960’s, Furman relocated to the campus they currently occupy today on Poinsett Highway. 50 years later, Furman Basketball is set to return to where it all began. ...

7 Ways to Create Economic Inclusion for Minority-Owned Businesses

Posted by: Dr. Nika White on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
President and CEO, Nika White Consulting, Best Selling Author of “The Intentional Inclusionist®” and “Next-Level Inclusionist: Transform Your Work and Yourself for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Success” Inclusive ...

How does the Chamber produce its agenda each year?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, December 9, 2019
Producing our policy agenda — and keeping it nimble enough to react to the rapidly changing political scene — is the most challenging thing we achieve each year. It’s equal parts reacting to needs, predicting the future, and ...
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