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Celebrating Black Business Month: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Communities

By | August 7, 2023

2 minute read Celebrating Black Business Month: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Communities Summary:  Black Business Month celebrates the achievements of African-American entrepreneurs, showcasing their contributions across various sectors. By supporting black-owned businesses, individuals foster economic growth within local communities, creating job opportunities and circulating wealth. Beyond financial backing, participating in this observance prompts essential conversations about…

Local Government Update – July 2023

By | August 1, 2023

In our first Local Advocacy update video, we’re featuring quick hits from the month of July for Tega Cay, York, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and York County governments. Some items are important for existing business while others impact future recruitment and hiring through quality of life considerations. Want to know more? Email

One Company’s Bold Move Increased Worker Satisfaction by 20%

By | July 25, 2023

SUMMARY Disengagement among employees is a significant problem, with only one-third of workers feeling engaged at work. Companies are seeking innovative solutions, such as replacing managers with coaches, to boost employee satisfaction. Employee dissatisfaction often stems from not feeling valued or not experiencing a sense of belonging. Workers desire more personal and professional development opportunities,…

#Member News, 7.25.23

By | July 25, 2023

Laurel Business Institute Laurel Institutes, a well-known family of post-secondary technical schools, is providing residents of York County, SC, and surrounding areas with a chance to preview their new healthcare educational facility at 127 Ben Casey Drive, Suite 101, in Fort Mill, SC on Wednesday, August 9 from 4-7 PM. Laurel Institute of Technology’s Fort…

Ones to Watch Profile: Porter Gable

By | July 19, 2023

Porter Gable is the vibrant Communications Coordinator for York Electric Cooperative (YEC). Since joining the team in 2009, she has been an invaluable asset to the organization. In her role, Porter excels at handling communications, community outreach, and overseeing YEC’s social media programs. She also manages two crucial nonprofit organizations within YEC: Operation Round Up…

Ones to Watch Profile: Tyson Blanton

By | July 19, 2023

Tyson Blanton is the District Manager for Government & Community Relations at Duke Energy, serving Lancaster, Chester, York, Cherokee, Union, and Fairfield counties. She is known for her exceptional communication skills and commitment to excellence. Recently, Tyson delivered a captivating presentation at the Chester County Tourism Talks event, explaining Duke Energy’s whitewater project in an…

Ones to Watch Profile: Summersby Okey

By | July 18, 2023

It’s #OnestoWatchWednesday and we’re highlighting Summersby Okey, Vice President of Collective Impact for the United Way of York County. She is the visionary creator of the Financial Stability Network (FSN), a groundbreaking program that connects low-income working families with organizations to overcome common barriers to financial stability. With intensive case management and motivational coaching, Summersby…

Ones to Watch Profile: Sarah Scoggins

By | July 11, 2023

Introducing Sarah Scoggins, the Supply Chain/Purchasing Manager for Comporium. Having first joined the company as a summer intern, she was then hired on full-time and was soon-after rewarded for her outstanding performance as she quickly climbed the ladder from an entry-level role to that of Purchasing Supervisor. In 2018, Sarah was promoted to her current…

Talent Flow: Addressing Workforce Challenges Through Innovation

By | July 7, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving economy, businesses face numerous challenges when it comes to building and maintaining a skilled workforce. The need for innovative approaches to tackle these challenges has never been more apparent. Recognizing this, the Regional Chamber Foundation is organizing an education and workforce summit called “Talent Flow: The X Factor in Employee Recruitment…

The Mental Health Oasis: How Scheduled WFH Days Can Boost Employee Retention

By | June 30, 2023

  While many small- to mid-size companies have returned to pre-pandemic work plans, the concept of offering occasional work-from-home opportunities has gained significant traction. Beyond its convenience, this flexible arrangement holds remarkable potential for improving employee mental health. As an employer, it’s crucial to recognize the positive impact that remote work can have on the overall…

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