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State of Business w/ Secretary of State
October 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for with SC Secretary of State, Mark Hammond over lunch at the Oldfield Club to hear about the State of Business in South Carolina.
$25 for members of Chambers of Commerce
$35 for public
*Fee includes food & beverage
Items of Interest accomplished by Mr. Hammond;
Initiating reforms targeting charity and telemarketing abuses, collecting more than $1.3 million in fines to date;
Requesting and implementing improvements to the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act to facilitate enforcement of the Act, assuring charitable donors more accountability and transparency from nonprofit organizations;
Offering SC Business One Stop (SCBOS), a Web-based program that allows users to electronically register a new or existing business or apply for other licenses with several state agencies at one time
Offering online search capabilities for boards and commissions vacancies, notaries public, Uniform Commercial Codes filings and recorded statutory liens;
Championing for and getting new legislation offering clear statutory definitions for notarial acts as well as other needed updates;
Seizing over $51.5 million in counterfeit merchandise, resulting in the arrest of more than 550 people; and
Continuing the annual Scrooges and Angels list of charities, and providing the percentage of receipts that actually go toward the charitable cause.