S.C. Chamber Launches New Business Week Website
May 23, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State Chamber is proud to launch scbusinessweek.com - its new website for Business Week 2016 which will take place July 24-29 at Presbyterian College. Now in its 33rd year, the S.C. Chamber-sponsored South Carolina Business Week prepares students for higher education and careers in business by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility, and entrepreneurship.
The new website makes it easier for students to apply and find information about the week, and is responsive to mobile devices and tablets. The site will feature students as they are at Business Week and allow students to share comments about the week to organizers. In addition, now anyone can sponsor Business Week online. State Chamber President Ted Pitts said of the website launch:
“Business Week is one of the ways that the Chamber contributes to building a talented and capable workforce to ensure the success of our state’s businesses for years to come. As this event is centered around South Carolina’s students, we understand their needs to digital access to information are growing. The website we’ve launched is a response to the need for a mobile, immediate, and interactive resource for the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. We look forward to a successful Business Week this year and urge students and sponsors to use our website as a resource.”
Business Week Background
- Starting with just 200 students in 1984, total student attendance has now exceeded 6000
- 113 businesses and individuals contributed last year, giving over $133,500 to make the week possible
- Throughout Business Week’s history, 600 business leaders have donated a week of their time and we have had financial contributions exceeding $2,465,700
- Business Week faculty is made up of South Carolina professionals and CEOs in business, education, and government who share their specialized knowledge and skills with students.
- At the conclusion of Business Week, four students are awarded college scholarships totaling $17,000