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Apr 30, 2020

SBA launches trial PPP window for small lenders only

The Small Business Administration sealed off an eight-hour window Wednesday to process Paycheck Protection Program loans only from lenders with an asset pool less than $1 billion.

Apr 23, 2020

Zooming In for April 23

Zooming In: Your weekly resource for staying in the loop while staying at home.

Apr 23, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: Greenville Area Development Corp.

Storefronts may lie dim along Main Street, but Mark Farris, CEO and president of the Greenville Area Development Corp., sees a light around the corner.

Apr 22, 2020

Small-business survey respondents oppose May 1 reopening; schools to remain closed

Over half of the small-business owners surveyed by the Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform — co-chaired by Frank Knapp, CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, are opposed to reopening the economy on May 1.

Apr 20, 2020

Governor and S.C. Chamber to launch task forces this week

Gov. Henry McMaster plans to launch the Accelerate S.C. Task Force, possibly this week, according to Ted Pitts, S.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO.

Apr 20, 2020

GADC, Greenville Chamber survey results in

Of the 330 businesses polled in a Greenville-area survey released April 16, about 41% have laid off staff or cut hours, while 70% seek financial assistance such as the Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Apr 16, 2020

Zooming In for April 16

Your weekly resource for staying in the loop while staying at home.

Apr 14, 2020

SBA extends assistance to Upstate businesses impacted by storms

Following tornadoes and severe storms that whipped across the state in February, Spartanburg, Greenville, Laurens and Union counties have been approved by the Small Business Administration for low-interest disaster assistance.

Apr 10, 2020

Chamber surveys probe COVID-19 business impact

The Greenville Chamber and Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce have released surveys to keep an ear to the ground for Upstate business concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 9, 2020

Zooming In for April 9

Zooming In: Your weekly resource for staying in the loop while staying at home.

Apr 8, 2020

Viewpoint: Running a business in pandemic requires careful planning

For employers, operating amid a worldwide pandemic is difficult. Managing the core business and doing so in compliance with the federal, state and local laws that govern the workplace is challenging enough.

Apr 6, 2020

Governor issues ‘stay home or work’ order

Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday issued a mandatory stay home or work order and laid out stricter social distancing requirements for businesses, measures he said are necessary because of mounting COVID-19 cases and continued noncompliance.