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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 ...

Our Work is Not Done

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Fix our Aging Infrastructure is the Chamber’s top priority for 2015. It was our top priority in 2014.As business leaders, we’re always criticizing elected officials for not moving swiftly or resolutely enough. “They need more ...

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 ...

The "Who" Luck

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, March 5, 2015
You know you want to get involved, but you’re still not sure you know how to engage a public official?The good news is that they’re walking amongst you every day: your city council, county council, state representatives, and evenyour ...

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 ...

No Time to Get Involved

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, February 9, 2015
We’ve all seen or heard (or used) the quote: “This week’s sign the apocalypse is upon us….”I felt that way last week when I saw one of those Buzzfeed clickbait headlines: “23 Most Important Moments in Left Shark ...

Welcome to the Chamber, Katie!

Posted by: Megan Campbell on Tuesday, January 6, 2015
We are excited to announce the addition of a new staff member, Katie Busbee. Please join us in welcoming Katie to the Chamber team!Katie Busbee, Manager of Government Relationskbusbee@greenvillechamber.orgFun Fact: Katie was a center mid for ...

Legislative Update

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, December 8, 2014
OPENING STAT – 4. The number of women who have chaired a State House of Representatives committee in the body’s 240 years. Rep. Rita Allison, R-Lyman, was elected chairwoman of the House Education and Public Works Committee.The 2015 ...

Good Luck to Elizabeth Edwards!

Posted by: Megan Campbell on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
After working with the Chamber for four years as Senior Manager of Government Affairs and lobbyist for the Upstate Chamber Coaltion, Elizabeth will be joining Congressman Jeff Duncan in the third district as Regional Director.While working with the ...

The Day After: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, November 6, 2014
November 4th is behind us, and as the night wore on, we witnessed nothing less than another seismic shift in American politics.The biggest reason why I tell business leaders to get involved in politics was on full display Tuesday night. The GOP had ...
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