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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 ...

Future Growth Hinges on Consolidating Sewer Systems

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Greenville Chamber has called for the consolidation of the county’s wastewater districts since 2017. This week, both the Greenville County Council and Greenville Legislative Delegation will begin debate on the issue. We’re happy to ...

International Advocacy for Your Business

Posted by: Madison Hall on Thursday, August 15, 2019
While you’re running your business, the Greenville Chamber fights for your company at the local, state, federal, and even international levels. The Greenville Chamber recently had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the United ...

5 Facts About the Gas Tax Increase

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, July 11, 2019
For years, South Carolinians joked and complained about the condition of our state’s roads. Now, three years after the General Assembly agreed on a solution, the state DOT is making good on its promise. In our post-fact political discourse, ...

A New Workers' Compensation Bill That Could Turn Your Business On Its Head

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This op-ed was first published in the Greenville Business Magazine. The Palmetto State is largely known as a business-friendly state in most categories. Each year, business groups promote a legislative agenda that pushes critical needs for our ...

Fair Share Bill

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Upstate Chamber Coalition recently sent a letter to Peter McCoy (R-Charleston), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, urging him to hold a hearing on H. 3758, or the Fair Share Bill. Due to the unintended consequences caused by the ...

Itís Time to Move the Pension Reform Bill

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, April 22, 2019
The Upstate Chamber Coalition presidents recently sent a letter to House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Hartsville) to urge him to move pension reform through the House of Representatives. This is a critical issue because problems with the pension system are ...

New Overtime Rules Proposed

Posted by: Chamber Investor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Last month, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor introduced a new proposal for Overtime Laws. This proposal, introduced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, would increase the maximum salary threshold at which workers ...

In the Know Conference Call: Education Reform

Posted by: Megan Campbell on Monday, March 11, 2019
Missed the latest In the Know Conference Call on education reform featuring Ansel Sanders and Derek Lewis? Listen in here: Loading the player ... // About In the Know Conference Calls These monthly calls feature special ...

Higher Teacher Pay is the Path to Economic Growth

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Businesses across the Upstate tell us every day that their number one concern is the availability of a trained workforce. The essential building blocks of a strong workforce begin with a strong education system. The essential building blocks of a ...
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