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Road repairs can’t wait 86 years

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Nov. 4 is a critical day for our community. Tucked away at the bottom of the ballot — way below all of the races that dominate the headlines and the TV commercials is a simple question:Will you support adding a one-cent sales tax, for up to ...

The Road Referendum Fact vs. Fiction

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, October 24, 2014
The Chamber of Commerce supports the November 4th Roads Referendum and urges our investors, the business community, and the public to vote “YES”.We helped found a community coalition that is fighting hard for the referendum’s ...

Does that poll really reflect the headline?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It’s October and an election year. So along with the changing leaves and Oktoberfest beer in the supermarkets, we’re also being bombarded with political polls.Before my Chamber life, I was the Communications Director for the House ...

Don’t Ignore the Study Committees

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In 2010, retiring S.C. House Representative Michael Thompson filed House Bill 4468, a thinly veiled piece of satire about the General Assembly’s use of the study committee. Rep. Thompson wrote:“The General Assembly finds that: (1) on a ...

Legislative Update

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, October 3, 2014
Cooler temperatures mean the action in the South Carolina political scene is heating up. There was a lot of news this week in South Carolina politics, so we’ll get right to it.Opening Statistic – There are only 32 days until the November ...

Why business leaders should be involved in politics

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, September 25, 2014
By now, I’ve covered how to research a candidate and what you can do to help. One thing was beaten into my head a long, long time ago in a in journalism school far, far away: “Why? Give them the Why!”I touched on it in the first ...

Candidates Need Help From Business TODAY

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, September 18, 2014
Knowing which candidate you are going to support is not enough. You must take action if you want your pro-business candidate to get elected.For the candidate, a campaign is kind of like a start-up business: You need to raise as much capital as you ...

Local Small Business Week is Here - Let's Celebrate!

Posted by: Tripp James on Monday, September 15, 2014
As we learned in my previous blog, the numbers don’t lie! They strongly verify how important small business is to our way of life both nationally and locally. The Greenville Chamber recognizes this and is proud to declare September 15-19 ...

Misconceptions on the “Ex-Im” Bank

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, September 11, 2014
I’m switching up blog posts this week to interject some information about a Federal issue of critical importance to the Upstate economy. Last week, I wrote that we would talk about how to help pro-business candidates in this ...

The Importance of Small Business!

Posted by: Tripp James on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Small Business matters! Why you say? Well the numbers don’t lie! Let’s start nationally… according to research by Public Affairs Council, 88% of Americans view small businesses favorably. And in fact, 68% of Americans would ...
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