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S.C. Chamber Celebrates Small Business Week 2016

May 2, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State Chamber today released the following statement in honor of South Carolina’s small businesses as Small Business Week 2016 begins. The Chamber is also sponsoring the 2016 Salute to Small Business this week in Columbia.

Chamber President Ted Pitts said, “The success of South Carolina as a state is directly tied to the success of our small businesses. More than 700,000 South Carolina jobs are created by our state’s small businesses and we appreciate those who take the risk to start a business and create jobs for our communities. Though we remain focused on small business issues year round, the State Chamber is proud to honor our small businesses this week. We remain committed to ensuring that they are supported and heard at the Statehouse.”

Chairman of the Chamber Small Business Council, Hal Stevenson, said, “My wife Diana and I are proud to celebrate National Small Business Week in South Carolina. As small business owners in the Palmetto State, we know firsthand the trials and tribulations of owning and operating a small business – and we know just how important our success is to the success of the state as a whole. We are proud members of The State Chamber, which has given small business a voice at the state house, and we appreciate the Chamber’s continued support.”

In April, The Chamber announced the winners of the annual Salute to Small Business awardsThe South Carolina Salute to Small Business is the Palmetto State’s annual National Small Business Week event. Now in its 13th year, the 2016 Salute will be held Wednesday, May 4, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia. Small Business Week 2016 is May 1-7.

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