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  • Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Newsletter: May 6, 2021

    What's Great in Greater Bluffton....
    Stay on top of what is happening around town!
    Business Tip of the Week:
    What is networking and why is it so IMPORTANT?
    Networking is simply "building and maintaining mutually-beneficial, long-term relationships with others." Through networking, you will build connections, which "can provide you with invaluable opportunities to exchange information, get advice from experiences peers, and in many cases achieve your career goals."
    Boogaard, Kat. “18 Networking Tips You Need to Know in 2021.” GoSkills.com, GoSkills, 23 Sept. 2019, www.goskills.com/Soft-Skills/Resources/Networking-tips. 
    A Few Days Left to Celebrate!
    Did you know that 99.4% of businesses in South Carolina in 2020 were considered small businesses? For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
    Over the past year, businesses have faced unique challenges, but never gave up. Join us in celebrating our small businesses for Small Business Week (May 2nd - 8th)! Additional information can be found on the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page during those dates.
    Member Spotlight!
    Upcoming Events & Member Opportunities:
    Are you interested in expanding your network with fellow Young Professionals? Looking for professional development opportunities? Don't wait to become part of BCYP!
    Request for Action!
    How did your business approach marketing in 2020? Dick Broadcasting has partnered with the national media research firm, Borrell Associates, Inc., to assess just that. We encourage you to take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey by Friday, May 14!
    With the waning interest in the COVID-19 vaccine, we would like your feedback in regard to accessibility. Please take two minutes to provide us with your feedback.
    Is your business interested in hosting an upcoming in-person event? As we begin to resume in-person events, we would love to showcase your business by hosting an event in your space! Don't forget that this is great publicity for your business!
    Chamber Member Benefits!
    Don't forget to post your job openings...
    Promote your business by exposing a new audience to your products and services...
    Increase your exposure by sharing your businesses news!
    Promote your upcoming event to a wider audience!
    Let us celebrate your momentous occasion!
    Use the Member Information Center to update your personal and company profile, pay invoices online, manage events, and much more!
    Let us feature your business in a Member Spotlight while helping you share your story!
    SBA COVID-19 Resources
    Did you know that there are still COVID resources available to you and your business? Below are resources that are still available:
    • Shuttered Venue Operators Grand (SVOG)
    • Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)
    • Reevaluation of a declined Targeted EIDL Advance Application
    • Increased lending limit for COVID - 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
    • Extended deferment period for all Disaster Loans, including COVID-19 EIDL Program
    • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) extended to May 31, 2021
    Chamber & Community Events
    Want to know when the next chamber event is scheduled or when town committees meet?
    Stay on top of what's going on in the Chamber and with our community partners through our event calendar and community news page.
    For more information...
    or contact us at: info@blufftonchamberofcommerce.org or 843-757-1010

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