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Labor Department Issues Guidance on Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, March 27, 2020
Labor Department Issues Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Labor released updated information and resources for businesses about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – the ...

Federal Response to Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Last night, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201). This bill is the “Phase 2” of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 1 was approved earlier in the month and ...

Out with the Old, In with the New: REAL ID

Posted by: Jauntavia Prather on Thursday, February 13, 2020
The REAL I.D. Act will soon bring major changes to the way South Carolina residents travel and access federal installations. For residents seeking entrance to military bases, federal buildings requiring identification, and air travel, they will need ...

Brexit Deadline

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, January 31, 2020
Today is the Brexit deadline... the day the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union. We had the opportunity to meet with the then-British Brexit Ambassador to the United States last summer. Mrs. Hall Hall gave us a great primer into Brexit ...

Make your voice heard

Posted by: Jauntavia Prather on Thursday, January 30, 2020
If voting in South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary is on your to-do list for February 2020, make sure you also have a completed and submitted voter registration by January 30, 2020. Q: Who is eligible? A: Those considered eligible ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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