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  • 2019 Legislative Priorities

    Education and Workforce Development

    The Greater Sumter Chamber Supports:

    • Collaboration between the State, Central Carolina Technical College and the Sumter School District to ensure the fulfillment of a Technical High School in Sumter.
    • Bringing South Carolina teacher pay equal to the 16 state Southeast average.
    • Providing a greater focus of soft skills development for Middle and High School students.

    The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Opposes:

    • The passage of Medical Marijuana which could lead to additional issues relating to workforce retention and hiring.

    Taxes and Regulations

    The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Supports:

    • Adopting a uniform business license application process to expedite permitting for companies across local jurisdictions without negatively impacting municipal revenue.
    • Reviewing the South Carolina tax code to find an alternative to Act 388, removing the undue tax burden on local businesses.
    • Reauthorize the Angel Investment Tax Credit to encourage South Carolinians to invest in startup businesses.

    Military

    The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Supports:

    • Full exemption of state income taxes for military retirement, making South Carolina the premier location for retirees.
    • Adoption of Reciprocal Licensing for military spouses allowing occupational or professional licenses to be honored from other states providing original license is maintained and kept current.

     

  • Welcome New Members

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      Sumter County Frierson Road EMS Station
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      Be U Boutique LLC
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      TintMan Gill, LLC
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      Ribbon Cutting for McLeod Health Occupational Health Clinic
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      Knights Delights
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      Patriot Park Pavilion
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      Washington Orthodontics
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      Palmetto Gas Company
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      Philip L. Edwards Business Person of The Year
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      Philip L. Edwards Business Person of The Year
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      Chamber Gala
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      Nonprofit of the Year
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      Military Citizen of the Year
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      Educators of the Year
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      2019 Annual Chamber Gala Presented by Thompson
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      2019 Annual Chamber Gala Presented by Thompson
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      Rub O' the Green Golf Tournament
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      Rub O' the Green Golf Tournament
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      Rub O' the Green Golf Tournament
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      Rub O' the Green Golf Tournament
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      Sumter High School Golden Apple
  • Life is Good in Sumter

    From Arts and Recreation to Dining and more, Sumter has great things to offer.