Published on January 25th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Senator Darrell Jackson Honored By South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Pictured above from left; Pamela Lackey, President, AT&T, South Carolina, Darrell Jackson, South Carolina State Senator and Mikee Johnson, Chairman, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Columbia, SC – Recently, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, honored legislators who had a perfect score on the 2014 Legislative Scorecard. The awards were presented at Business Speaks to members of the General Assembly, including South Carolina State Senator Darrell Jackson (D-Richland).
“The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Senator Jackson for his commitment to advancing issues that make South Carolina more competitive,” said Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. “Recipients of the Business Advocate Award are a testament to the importance of improving the state’s business climate, and we appreciate their commitment to moving the state forward.”
“It is a honor and a blessing to receive the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Business Advocate Award,” said Jackson. “A number of the issues the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce advocate for are very important to the long and short term success of South Carolina. I will continue to fight for those issues especially in the areas of education, infrastructure, healthcare, jobs and economic development. These issues are important to South Carolina families, particularly those I am blessed to represent, “ added Jackson
The 2014 Legislative Scorecard tracked key votes on workers’ compensation, student reading initiatives, tort reforms, government restructuring, Certificate of Need, and more.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is South Carolina’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 18,000 businesses and more than one million employees. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing wealth and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.