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Who's Who at Advocacy 101: Ellen Weaver

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, August 6, 2020
I've known Ellen Weaver for a number of years, and there are few in South Carolina who understand how to influence through educating your audience. Her work as the Founding President & CEO of the Palmetto Promise Institute gives her a unique ...

Who's Who at Advocacy 101: Wesley Donehue

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wesley Donehue is a political consultant, digital marketer, and investor. He’s known as a knife fighter who solves problems for elected officials, candidates, causes and corporations. He’s the owner of United Federation Holdings under ...

Who's Who at Advocacy 101: Chip Felkel

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Chip Felkel is a long-time supporter of the Upstate Chamber Coalition and we were excited to have him expertise again at Advocacy 101. Chip is a veteran strategist and public affairs consultant who advises corporate decision-makers, issue-based ...

Who's Who at Advocacy 101: Matt Moore

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, July 20, 2020
Matt Moore will return to speak at our Advocacy 101 class this year. Last year, Matt led the award-winning “Greenville Connects” campaign on behalf of the Greenville Chamber and our community partners. He is well-acquainted with the ...

Who's Who at Advocacy 101: Amanda Loveday

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Amanda Loveday graciously agreed to speak again this year to our Advocacy 101 class. Amanda and I first met more than a decade ago when she was Executive Director of the S.C. Democratic Party and I worked as the Communications Director for the SC ...

The USMCA Trade Agreement

Posted by: Jason Zacker on Monday, July 6, 2020
The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement -- better known as USMCA -- went into effect last week (July 1). USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While NAFTA clearly needed an update, South Carolina has directly ...

DOT Success: Four Years of Infrastructure Funding

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
In 2016, the General Assembly passed the business community’s top priority by passing new, sustainable, and substantial funding for our crumbling infrastructure. Today marks Year Four of the implementation, and despite the bellyaching that ...

House Equitable Justice System and Law Enforcement Reform Committee

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, June 29, 2020
With the passage of "smart on crime" reforms in 2010, South Carolina emerged as a national pioneer in criminal justice. These reforms have helped make South Carolina a better place to live, work, and do business. But, as the events of the past ...

City Council Passes Extension on Penalty-Free Late Payments

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
On Monday, Greenville City Council passed an ordinance extending the deferral of late payment penalties for Local Accommodations Fees and Local Hospitality Taxes until June 22nd for businesses that file their required monthly reports by the normal ...

Governor McMaster Lifts Restrictions

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Greenville Chamber supports a phased re-opening of our economy in a manner that promotes a strong business recovery as well as necessary protections for our community’s health. We are working with local and state government to achieved ...
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