BUSINESS Small Business Council
While the Small Business Council is here to serve all York County Regional Chamber’s small business members, we take special pride in one program in particular as it accomplishes the heart and soul of the Council’s purpose.
Small Business Council's purpose:
To address the needs and challenges of Chamber members who are small business owners and managers. The overall goal is to provide businesses with 25 or fewer employees the tools, training, information and support that will empower them to succeed. The Small Business Council focuses on companies with 1-25 employees, but not to exclude those who do not fit within that size. We are aware that companies under 100 employees (and sometimes more) are still considered small businesses within their particular fields. We are happy to consider those companies that face similar needs and challenges to our own.
The SBC serves small businesses by providing education and information on local resources available to small businesses through:
-business seminars, networking opportunities, roundtable groups; Definition of a small business:
-recognition of business achievement; and
-quality programs and services provided in partnership with local entities, including Winthrop, York Tech and SCMEP, Catawba Regional COG, City of Rock Hill's "Open for Business" program, local governments and others
The SBC is governed by an advisory committee that would include members of the Regional Board and include diverse representation of the Chamber’s membership. This committee is commissioned by the Regional Board, and assisted by Chamber staff, to develop the SBC’s purpose, objectives, membership, activities, events, etc.
If you would like to join us in presenting your concern or ideas, please contact Bernice Woodard at 803-324-7500.
Small Business Council's 2015 Advisory Board Members
Chair: April Simpkins - HRS & S Consulting, LLC
Jason Botko - A+ Medical Company, Inc
Sakesha Caston - MJS Family Eyecare
Mike Collins - Lift South, Inc.
Edie Dille – York Technical College
Dr. Jessica Harden - Providence Chiropractic
Dawn Johnson - State Farm Insurance
Daphne Mahon - Legacy's Child & SC Palmetto Shop
Tiffany Mayers - Primerica
Bill Meyer - City of Rock Hill - Open for Business
Randy Pellisero - Catawba Regional Council of Government
George Richards - Business Fit for Life
Larry Stevens – Small Business Development Center at Winthrop University
Seth Zamek - Senior Helpers
Definition of a small business: