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This Week’s business information compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber TeamTax Relief Measures Passed; Major Broadband Legislation Passed; and Business License Tax Reform Bill Passed  1. Tax Relief Measures PassedLast week, the legislature passed the Phase II CARES Act allocations which included $420 million for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund. This is in addition to the $500…

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This Week’s business information compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Team includes Business License Tax Reform Advances, Federal and State Legislative Updates, and Governor McMaster Announces Expansion of “Datacasting” Technology for Students 1. Business License Tax Reform Advances, Still Needs to Pass Senate Last week, in a huge win for the business community, the Senate…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s business update compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber Team includes: SC Senate Introduces Liability Legislation, SC Legislative Updates, and Governor Announces SC Has Been Approved for Federal UI Supplement. 1. SC Senate Introduces Liability Protection Legislation Last week, during a one-day Senate session to take up expanded absentee voting in the general election in…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s business update compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber Team includes: Governor McMaster Seeks $300 per Week Federal Unemployment Supplement,Legislative Meetings Cover Criminal Justice Reform and CARES Act Allocations, and Telework Updates from USDOL and SCDOR. 1. Governor McMaster Seeks $300 per Week Federal Unemployment Supplement Last Wednesday, Governor McMaster announced that South Carolina has…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s business update compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber Team includes: It’s Time to Get Business License Tax Reform Across the Finish Line, Liability Protections Update, and SC’s Latest Unemployment Numbers 1. It’s Time to Get Business License Tax Reform Across the Finish Line As the September 15th legislative session approaches, Chambers of Commerce in…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s business update compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber Team includes: President Trump Issues Four New COVID-19 Executive Orders, All SC School Districts’ Reopening Plans Now Approved, Senate Re-Open Committee Discusses Testing, Broadband, and the State of Tourism.  1. President Trump Issues Four New COVID-19 Executive Orders Over the weekend, in the wake of…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s COVID-19 business information compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber Team includes: Hundreds of South Carolina Businesses Call on Federal Delegation to Pass Liability Protections, Federal Stimulus Bill Negotiations Ongoing, Broadband, Liability, and UI Trust Fund Lead SC Legislative Discussions This Week 1. Hundreds of South Carolina Businesses Call on Federal Delegation to Pass…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s business update compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber team includes New Federal COVID-19 Legislation Introduced this Week, Governor McMaster Announces New COVID-19 Allowances and Requirements for SC, SC House Holds First Criminal Justice Reform Hearing of the Summer, Chamber Pushes Sunday Retail Alcohol Sales 1. New Federal COVID-19 Legislation Introduced this Week Federal Liability…

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Dear Chamber Members, This week’s business update compiled by your Greater Sumter Chamber Team includes: Need for Liability Protections Gaining Steam Around the Nation, Governor McMaster Announces New K-12 Education Grant for Private Schools, SC House COVID-19 Public Education Committee Discusses Broadband, School Reopening Plans 1. Need for Liability Protection Gaining Steam Around the Nation Chambers of Commerce…

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A Word from the President On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff and over 800-member businesses, we thank you for your support. For more than 100 years, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce has served as the anchor for business and community advocacy.  Today, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is the recognized resource…

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