Business Resources

Supporting A Thriving Business Community

With 80% of our members being small business, we understand the value of resources to support your business growth. The Chamber is focused on providing our members access to connections and resources to drive business development.

Below you will find resources varying from organizations to government agencies to business publications and more that will help guide your business through start up, funding, taxes and government relations, new technology and social media and much more.

Need a space to meet with a client?

The Chamber’s Catalyst Center can accommodate a variety of meeting sizes and arrangements and is available for Chamber members to use.

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Bringing the Chamber to You

Local Areas bring the Chamber to where our members are, providing a dedicated focus to our community and allowing for greater connectivity to fellow members. While we are a regional Chamber, each community has unique issues and needs.

Charleston Regional Data Center

The Data Center is a source for economic, demographic and workforce data on the Charleston region. It is a partner project with the Chamber, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments and SC Works Trident.

Lending for Opportunity, Impact and Justice

CLIMB Fund is a not-for-profit Community Development lender whose mission is to ensure access to capital for small businesses and affordable housing developments that cannot secure traditional financing.

Based in Charleston and serving the entire state of South Carolina, CLIMB Fund has more than 40 years of history lending to entrepreneurs who have been turned away by for-profit banks. There are numerous iconic local businesses we’ve helped start and grow, but the most important impacts we have are providing new pathways to success and helping people realize their dreams.

Doing Business Better

Doing Business Better, presented by Wells Fargo, are virtual, high impact sessions featuring insightful and informative presentations tackling small business owners’ greatest challenges and providing resources for their continued growth and success.

Member Discounts

The Chamber’s Member Discounts program helps you tap into savings, maximize your membership investment and improve your bottom line. Take advantage of significant discounts on health insurance plans, virtual healthcare, office supplies, certificates of origin and more!

Not a Chamber Member?

Let Us Help You Get the Word Out

Submit your news or upcoming events that you’d like to share, and we will help you get the word out! Submit your organization’s news Have a job opening? Send it our way and we can help you find the right candidate. Post a job Look for candidates to fill your job openings. View Job Seekers

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Notary Services

Great news! We offer notary services to our members to help make your life a little bit easier.

Trade Assistance and Government Programs

U.S. Commercial Service, S.C. – Export advice and assistance specific to South Carolina. U. S. Department of Commerce – Grants, contracting and trade opportunities. A list of available grants, government contracts and other resources for businesses seeking either government assistance or government contracts.

South Carolina Department of Commerce – From assistance with the location of new sites and buildings to grant opportunities. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – The government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Find information on visas, passports, immunization and more.

See how our Government Relation’s team is helping your business

Emergency Preparedness

Businesses can do a lot to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world, including:

  • Natural hazards (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes)
  • Widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic
  • Human-caused hazards (accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism)
  • Technology-related hazards (Failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software, hacking or ransomware attack)