ENRG Program


ENRG PROGRAM- Powered by The Duke Energy Foundation

In an effort to help small businesses (minority or women-owned with 50 employees or less) rebound and survive during the COVID crisis, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Duke Energy Foundation have partnered to create the Empower, Network, Resource, and Growth (ENGR) program.


1. Marketing
2. Legal Issues
3. Advocacy Training
4. Governance – Taxes and Regulations
5. Finance
6. Sustainability

Additionally, each participant in the program will receive a mini-grant of $1,000. Benefits to small business include: Seminars lead by SC Chamber (Potential topics/areas of focus: certification, Federal programs/grants, Women-Owned Speakers Bureau), state and local Chamber support, and access to South Carolina Business Development Center.


For small businesses not participating in the Cohort Class, a series of 3 webinars will be offered on Debt Management, Strategic Planning, and Health & Safety.

2020 Participants 

Company County
Academic, Technology and Wellness Academy Cherokee
Hackel SC Entertainment dba The Big E Gaffney Cherokee
Kona Ice of Lancaster, Chester and NE Columbia Chester
Strong's Quick Service Solutions, LLC Chester
Hannah's Alterations Darlington
Girls University Darlington
Preferred Mortgage & Tax Service, LLC Fairfield
Mainstream Boutique Florence
MiLadies 182 on Evans, LLC Florence
Cassy Electric Greenville
The Tutoring Center, Simpsonville Greenville
Charming Gourmet Sticks, LLC Greenwood
Condé Wellness Kershaw
Tapestry Laurens
The Coffee Roost LLC Laurens
Let's Ride Cycling Studio Lee
Turner & Scoot Lee
EMILY Revolutionary Marketing Group Newberry
Bike Baby LLC Newberry
LaMarriia Company Inc Spartanburg
True Divine Xpressions, LLC York
DeVore Enterprises York



Learn more

To learn more about this program contact Cynthia Bennett, VP of Education and Workforce Development at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Email: cynthia.bennett@scchamber.net
Phone: 803.255.2542 or contact your local Chamber of Commerce.