A Message to Our Business Community, From Ted Pitts

Email to COVID-19 Mailing List: April 17th

If any of us didn’t think the global community and economy were tied together before the COVID-19 pandemic, we know now. Most South Carolina businesses already knew about the connectivity and interdependence because South Carolina has long been a leader in exports and foreign direct investment. Now, the world’s economy has been shoved into a recession at a speed and to the depths of which could not have been imagined just a couple of months ago.

During this unprecedented time, your State Chamber has been focused on working with our partners to be a conduit for information between businesses and government. In addition to staying in constant communication with the Governor, state and federal agencies, Congressional leaders and legislative leaders, we have tried to link you directly to these leaders and the most important information through calls, webinars and communications like the daily “Three Things to Know.” We have opened up access to these opportunities to not only our members but also non-member businesses during this time.  We are in this together and all need each other to get out of it.

We thank our members and investors for making what the SC Chamber does happen. The South Carolina Chamber is the strongest advocacy group for the state’s business community because your investment makes it possible. We need you to continue to stay engaged with our efforts and help us help you. We also need for those non-member businesses that have found the SC Chamber helpful during this time to join our team, where your investment in us is an investment in the recovery of our state.

One way all businesses can help, is by taking the time to fill out the Chamber’s Restart SC Survey that we’ll send to you next week. The Governor’s Team, through the new Accelerate SC Task Force, will work with us to develop the survey questions so that we can understand what you are facing and how the task force and other policymakers can help. As South Carolina begins to prepare to reopen the state to more normal business activity, we’ll use the survey, along with the Chamber’s policy committees, to develop a revitalization and recovery plan in coordination with Accelerate SC in order to address the needs of the business community.

Thank you for being there for us. We are here to serve and create value for our investors and the state.

Reminder: Join Us Monday for a Call with US Senator Lindsey Graham

As Congress continues to consider additional legislation to help employers and workers affected by COVID-19, the Chamber is pleased to organize a call for our membership with US Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday, April 20th, at 2:00 pm

Senator Graham was integral in the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the most significant relief package in American history, designed to help businesses and the economy during this time of crisis.

Thank you to those who submitted questions. The Chamber will moderate and ask as many of them as we can during our call.

   Call Details: Register in advance for this webinar as spots are limited.

  • Date and Time: Monday, April 20th, 2020, 2:00 pm ET
  • Topic: COVID-19: SC Chamber & Senator Lindsey Graham