A Letter From Our President: Proposed usage of Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding questioned

A Letter From Our President: Proposed usage of Federal American Rescue Plan Act funding questioned

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce’s Microloan Programs help create access to capital for those businesses that have been denied business financing in the traditional lending markets. From my unique perspective, I have seen firsthand the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the businesses and communities we serve, and I am opposed to Beaufort County’s…

County Library Branches Hosting Free Federal and State Income Tax Return Preparation

Once again this year, Beaufort County Library System is hosting the Lowcountry Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax help to persons generally earning $57,000 annually or less, differently-abled persons, persons 60 and older, and limited English-speaking persons.  In collaboration with the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc., free…

Beaufort County Selling Surplus Property

Beaufort County is now accepting bids on surplus County owned property.  Individuals who wish to bid can see a list of the properties on the County website https://www.beaufortcountysc.gov/ click “Online Services”,  then go down to Surplus Property or click on this link: https://bcgov-536008.workflowcloud.com/forms/69504418-bd76-4f95-9131-c4e736fc6e49 One of the properties is listed as 270 Gibbet Road, which is…

County Council Member Hosting a Meeting to Promote Education, Job Skill Development and Employment Opportunities

Beaufort County Council Member York Glover (District 3) is hosting a community event at 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 25th, at the St. Helena Branch Library. This event will promote education and job skill development needed for employment with the new businesses coming to Commerce Park.   Guests speakers include: John O’Toole, Executive Director, Beaufort County…

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will revitalize main street

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will revitalize main street

America’s small businesses account for more than 40 percent of U.S. GDP, create two-thirds of net new jobs, and employ almost half of America’s workers. However, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s aging infrastructure prevented too many small businesses from reaching their full potential. President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will equip America’s Main Street…