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Complimentary Webinar: A TOP TEN LIST YOU CAN’T IGNORE (OSHA TOP TEN)

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As a member benefit, Federated Insurance is hosting a complimentary webinar on OSHA’s Top Ten List you can’t Ignore Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1 PM CT. Promoting This Educational OfferingPlease use your experience (and the resources attached, if desired) to decide how best to promote this webinar to your members. Federated looks forward to continuing…

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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION RELEASE from SLOAN, MONTGOMERY, GREGORY & HALL, INC.

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FROM:           Sloan, Montgomery, Gregory & Hall, Inc. SUBJECT:     New Year Reminders DATE:            January 1, 2019 Social Security/Medicare The age for receiving full retirement benefits in 2019 is 66 for persons born from January 2, 1943 to January 1, 1955.  The full retirement age for persons born in 1955 is 66 years and 2 months. The full retirement age will increase by…

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State House News: January 7th – 11th

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January 11, 2019 The 123rd session of the South Carolina Legislature began on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, starting the first year of the two year 2019-20 legislative session. The inauguration for Gov. Henry McMaster (R) was held on Wednesday, as he celebrated his first election as governor of the state. Gov. McMaster’s speech focused on education, specifically investment in…

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SC Executive Order In Place Waiving Transportation Regulations due to NC Winter Weather

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SCACS Members, The SC Office of Regulatory Staff has been updating SCACS on the winter storm approaching.  Governor Henry McMaster has issued an Executive Order 2018-61 today waiving certain transportation regulations due to the storm.  Please see Ms. Taylor’s email below for additional details from the Governor’s Office.  This order does NOT activate our state’s…

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SC Winter Weather Update–12/8/18 AM

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Attached is a recent one pager from NWS GSP as well as their 5am Update.  Below is a forecast from the SC State Climatologist Office. Good Morning, No change to the synoptic situation for Sunday’s winter event; just an orderly rearranging of the deck chairs with the iceberg dead ahead.  Snow and ice totals have crept…

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The FDA is Unfairly Targeting Convenience Stores

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NACS is asking for your help!!!! The FDA is Unfairly Targeting Convenience Stores!  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced on November 15 that they plan to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in areas that are not age restricted like convenience stores. The Washington Post reported, “‘Our aim is to make sure…

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Customer Service Wednesday – FriendShip Food Stores Earns Customer Service Recognition

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We all know that customer service is one of the most important things in the C-Store industry.  While this convenience store is in Ohio, read below how they earned a Customer Service Recognition for their company.   FriendShip Food Stores Earns Customer Service Recognition 11/21/2018 FREEMONT, Ohio — The results are in and FriendShip Food…

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Adoption of Voice Ordering on the Rise

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Adoption of Voice Ordering on the Rise By Tammy Mastroberte, Convenience Store News – 11/14/2018 NATIONAL REPORT — When you hear about a new technology that both Amazon and Google are involved with, and then you add in companies like Walmart, Starbucks and Dominos, it’s definitely something to pay attention to — and in this…

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FDA Update on E-Cigarette

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GOP Lawmakers Speak Out Against FDA’s E-Cigarette Crackdown 11/26/2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is feeling some heat from lawmakers over the agency’s regulatory directives aimed at electronic cigarettes and flavors, including a possible menthol cigarettes ban. Taking to Twitter, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) expressed concerns over the agency’s proposal…

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Meat Snacks Reign Supreme

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Meat Snacks Reign Supreme By Lisa White, Contributing Editor – November 16, 2018 Meat snacks are evolving to accommodate consumers’ changing tastes and ingredient preferences. Meat snacks seem to be tailor-made for the convenience channel. This is a food that has widespread appeal, is satiating and easy to grab and eat on the go. Even with…

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Customer Service Wednesday – Beyond the Brand

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Beyond the Brand This week’s Convenience Matters podcast talks with NACS Show keynote speaker Scott Stratten about how to stand out from the crowd.  – November 21, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On this week’s episode of Convenience Matters, “Stop Spending So Much Time Marketing Your Brand,” hosts Jeff Lenard and Stephanie Sikorski of NACS discuss branding…

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More Advanced Technologies on C-store Retailer Agendas

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More Advanced Technologies on C-store Retailer Agendas By Chelsea Regan – 10/26/2018 Nearly half of the surveyed retailers plan to add self-checkout in the near future. NATIONAL REPORT — With technology touching nearly every aspect of convenience retailing these days, investing in more advanced technologies as a means to bolster one’s business is a no-brainer….

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Four Food Startups Are Influencing the Marketplace

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Four Food Startups Are Influencing the Marketplace Fledgling companies succeed by sticking with their objectives and meeting consumers’ needs. November 19, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Four young companies are challenging traditional ways of doing business and succeeding at the checkout counter, according to a report at Fooddive.com. Last year, Halo Top became the leading pint…

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EMPLOYERS WILL RECEIVE 2019 UNEMPLOYMENT TAX RATE NOTICES THIS MONTH; UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS FOLLOWING HURRICANE FLORENCE

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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION RELEASE FROM:     Sloan, Montgomery, Gregory & Hall, Inc.  SUBJECTS:  Employers Will Receive 2019 Unemployment Tax Rate Notices This Month;   Unemployment Payments Following Hurricane Florence  DATE:       November 2018   The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security will be issuing 2019 unemployment tax rate statements…

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We are still in Hurricane Season/Be Emergency Ready Information for SCACS Richland Members

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We are still in Hurricane Season/Be Emergency Ready Information for SCACS Richland Members Available As part of a federal flood recovery grant, Richland County is distributing free emergency preparedness brochures and accompanying display holders. (See attached photograph.) We are targeting Richland County residents through businesses and organizations that serve them – and we think convenience…

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