June 06, 2012
Summer 2012 Newsletter
The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of anew Webinar series on Social Media, as well as other upcoming events andmeetings.Meet & Greet Networking Events arescheduled for every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Monthly Webinars will be held every2nd Thursday of the month
Also be sure to markyour calendars for these upcoming events for the month of June andJuly!
June/ July Events:
June14th 7:00 pm
Webinar: SocialMedia Strategy
June 19th 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meet and Greet Networking at Goat Feathers
2017 DevineSt. Columbia, SC 29205
July 3rd 9:00am
BuySC Advisory Committeemeeting
July 12th 7:00 pm
July 15th5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meet and Greet Networking at RossoTrattoria
4840 Forest Dr. Columbia, SC 29206
Watch your email formore information on these upcoming events.
News You Need toKnow:
The SC Small Business Chamber has been working hardto bring our members added benefits that will lower costs to small businessowners. Helping to lower operating costs is important to every business, and weare excited that many of our members are saving significantly on these importantbenefits.
The following member benefits are available to allmembers:
Online Directory of Locally-Owned SmallBusinesses
All members receive a listing on BuySC.org, anon-line directory of locally-owned business by county and business type. SCSBCbasic members get free listing that includes name of business, address,telephone number and brief description of products and services. Friend membersand higher also have a link to their website, business logo or photo andexpanded listing of products, services and discounts available through thedirectory. Click here to see your business listing on BuySC.org, andplease contact us if any of your business’s information needs to be updated.
RADIO: AllColumbia-area SCSBCC members can get highly discounted radio advertising on WOIC(1230AM). For only $300 members will receive 100 30-second spots a month plusweekly sponsorship of a talk-radio segment. Click here to view the Advertising Discountform.
Friend members ($50 annually) and above also qualify for this newbenefit:
Office Depot Discount Plan
SCSBCCFriend members and higher can receive unbeatable discounts on office suppliesthrough the National Chamber Program with Office Depot. You will be joining inthe largest and most tenured office supply discount program for chambers acrossthe country that gives a 15%-30% discount on copy paper, ink, toner and generalsupplies. If you are already a Friend member or higher, email us foryour Access Code.
Additional benefits available for Supporter membersand above ($100 to $500 annually) include:
Small BusinessHealth Plan
More affordable, good benefits health insuranceis now available to SCSBC supporter members and higher. Carolina Care Plan hasdeveloped 7 new small business health insurance plans available exclusivelythrough SCSBC. Plans include: national network of doctors,hospitals, and otherhealthcare professionals; small co-pay covers most services; 100% benefit onmost preventive services; 100-percent preferred lab benefit; no age restrictionon immunizations; 100% benefit for physician maternity charges; and coverage forroutine eye care.
Readwhat one member says about our new Small Business Health Plan, and thesignificant savings for his company.
Clickhere to view the health plan form.
401(k) for SmallBusiness
Establishing a 401(k) for a small business can becomplicated, time consuming and expensive yet it is an important tool for wealthaccumulation for owners andemployees. To address this issue SCSBCC has partneredwith My Benefits, LCC, a respected South Carolina company, with significantexperience and resources to simplify and reduce the cost of establishing a401(k) plan. SCSBCC supporter members and higher will receive significantdiscounted pricing on the establishment and annual administration of qualifiedretirement plans. SCSBCC member owners and employees will be able to choose froma menu of over 40 brand name money market funds in an easy to understandinvestment process. Click here to view the 401(k) form.
American Automated Payroll ofSummerville is offering up to 20% discount on its services plus waiving ofenrollment fee to SCSBCC supporter members and higher. Services include fullpayroll processing and over 75 standard reports with phone or emailsupport;direct deposit, All ACH, New Hire and H.I.R.E. Act reporting; payrolltax payments; and quarterly federal and state reports. Clickhere to view the Payroll Processing Service form.
Stay updated on thelatest newsand issues,which are posted to our website. For more information on SC Small BusinessChamber news and events, like us on one of our Facebook pages (BuySCor SCSBC)and follow one of our Twitter accounts (BuySCor SCSBC)