January 11, 2012
Legislature Back in Session
The South Carolina General Assembly returned to the State House on
Tuesday to begin the second year of a two-year session.
The current South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
(SCSBCC) state legislative agenda includes bills on health
insurance, workers' compensation, solar energy, recycling, community
safety as well as support for the budget requests of the S.C. Small
Business Development Center, S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership
and the S.C. Primary Health Care Association. For an overview of all
these bills - click here
The bill on health insurance addresses the need to create more
competition to keep healthcare costs down. Read more about this here
and learn how you can help.
We expect to be adding to our legislative agenda as new bills are
Rally for Homeownership
The South Carolina Home Builders Association (HBA) is holding a rally
at the State Capital tomorrow (1/12/12) at12:30PM in support of
keeping the home mortgage interest tax deduction. Some in Washington
have raised the idea of ending this important tax deduction that has
enabled generations of Americans to own their own homes. Making
affordable financing options and access to loans for homeownership is
also the message of the rally.
The SCSBCC will join the HBA rally. The housing construction
industry is an important small business sector of our economy. While
the economy is starting to grow, it would accelerate faster if we can
revive the housing construction industry. According to the National
Association of Home Builders constructing 100 new homes creates more
than 300 full-time jobs, $23.1 million in wage and business income
and $8.9 million in federal, state and local tax revenue.
Join us at the rally tomorrow, sign the HBA petition and get a free
box lunch. Visit "http://www.rallyforhomeownership.com/"
for more information.
Teleconference with EPA's Lisa Jackson
Join us on January 31st at 12:00PM for a conference call and
discussion with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa
Jackson sponsored by the American Sustainable Business Council
(ASBC). This is an opportunity to hear directly from the very top of the EPA about
carbon and mercury rules as well as the status of the Clean Air Act.
Register for this teleconference at http://asbcouncil-epa-2012.eventbrite.com/
.The SCSBCC is a partner of the ASBC.
Small Business Health Plan Picking Up Speed
SCSBCC's new small business health insurance plan is already saving
our members up to double digits on premiums without sacrificing
benefits. Get your free quote and see how much money your business
can save. Plus, the new health insurance tax credits available
through the Affordable Care Act for qualified small businesses with
fewer than 25 employees is making health insurance more affordable
than ever. Click here to find out more.
Payroll Service New Member Benefit
American Automated Payroll of Summerville is offering up to 20%
discount on its services plus waiving of enrollment fee to SCSBCC
supporter members and higher. Services include full payroll
processing and over 75 standard reports with phone or email support;
direct deposit, All ACH, New Hire and H.I.R.E. Act reporting; payroll
tax payments; and quarterly federal and state reports. Click here
to receive more information.
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