Combined Small Business Breakout & Northeast Connection – May 2021

Date May 18, 2021

Time 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Zoom Call

Topic: “The Impact of Small Businesses in our Communities”

Tim James, President & CEO, Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber
Angelle R. Laborede, CCE, President & CEO, Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center
Carl Blackstone, President & CEO, Columbia Chamber

Join us for a Combined Small Business Breakout and Northeast Connection to hear our area Chamber executives highlight the value of small businesses as we celebrate Small Business Month. Small businesses account for 99% of all business in the US (Better Accounting) and are described as the lifeblood that keeps the American economy functioning. ShopSmall.SaveLocal. is critical to keep our businesses profitable.

According to a report issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2019, small businesses account for 44 percent of economic activity in the United States. Small businesses create two-thirds of new jobs and deliver 43.5 percent of the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP).

Please register beforehand. Once you have registered, you will be emailed information to join the call. 

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The Small Business Council, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, hosts these meetings to provide a forum for education, networking, and motivation.

The Columbia Chamber’s Northeast Connection brings small businesses in the Northeast region together in one location. The NE Connection serves as an advocate for small businesses in our community and provides a forum for education, networking, and motivation. The Chamber is focused on creating and promoting an environment where businesses can flourish. The link between the Northeast region and downtown Partners will strengthen relationships, promote growth, and enhance community awareness for small businesses.

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