There’s strength in numbers. Whether we’re talking to Washington, Columbia, Beaufort County or our local government representatives.
Your chamber recently signed on in support of the bipartisan federal highway and transit bill through our partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce. It’s the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions. The bill passed with overwhelming support in both the House and the Senate. What does that mean to you? It means that states will have the flexibility to target federal transportation funds where they are needed most. Doesn’t that make sense? That those who live in the Lowcountry can best determine what our needs are and how to utilize federal funding in a way that meets those needs and help draw more private investment into infrastructure.
Keeping our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in government is something we do on behalf of our members fifty two weeks a year. You might have noticed in your Monday Morning Briefings that we provide a list of the government meetings that we attend weekly on behalf of our members. Trust me when I say, we don’t attend because we have a passion for meetings. We’re there because important decisions are being made, many of which impact you and your business. Has it made a difference? You bet it has. Not only does it assure that we’re informed on what government is doing, it reminds our elected officials that the business community is actively engaged in the process.
We often report on hot topics of interest to our members, but if you’d like to receive a weekly overview synopsis of what’s transpired in government, email email@example.com to be on the mailing list. We also have a very active Government Affairs Council that delves in deeper and makes recommendations to the board of directors regarding items that should be looked at closely from a local business perspective. We welcome your involvement in the council which meets monthly.
While you’re busy each day “minding the store” we’re busy too, making sure that you’re aware of what’s happening in government that impacts you and your business.
Have a great week.