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Clicks supporting bricks

Clicks supporting bricks

These days, small businesses often struggle to compete in a world where a growing number of consumers do their shopping on the Web, online retailers have a global reach, and technology evolves quickly. However, even mom-and-pop merchants can harness the power of the Internet and social media and use it to boost their businesses.
The power of partnerships

MEO Institute September registration open

Online registration for the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government’s “Municipal Economic Development” and the “Forms of Municipal Government” session is now available. The sessions will be held at the regional councils of governments on September 18.
Have your voice heard

Have your voice heard

Municipal officials will have ten opportunities to attend a Regional Advocacy Meeting this fall to share local issues and challenges and to brainstorm legislative solutions. These discussions will assist the legislative committee and the Association’s board of directors in setting the legislative priorities for the two-year session beginning in January 2015.
Retirement Reform

2015 Retirement Rate Increase

Retirement reform legislation enacted in 2012 provided that if the scheduled contribution rates were not sufficient to maintain 30-year amortization periods for the SCRS and PORS unfunded liabilities. In June, the Budget and Control Board approved the SC Public Employee Benefit Authority's recommendation for the rate increases effective July 1, 2015.
2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting


More than 1,100 elected officials, staff and guests participated in the Association's recent Annual Meeting. Read the City Connect blog post to find out what you missed or get links to handouts, audio files from Mayor Riley's speech and Sec. Hitt's session, and articles about session topics.