On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Ginny Deerin, candidate for Secretary of State, will begin a statewide small business listening tour where she will hear from small business owners across the state on issues relating to transactions and information retrieval from the office.

“How efficiently and effectively the Secretary of State’s office performs these services affects every company in this state,” said Deerin. “Because, if they have to spend too much time filling out forms, if they have to pay unnecessary fees to get information, and if essential information is not readily available to them, South Carolina’s businesses are wasting their most precious resources: time and money.”

Deerin has an extensive business background. She was vice president of Rawle-Murdy, a Charleston-based full-service marketing firm, where she worked with a variety of for-profit and non-profit clients. Currently, Deerin serves as president of Lewis Walton, LLC, providing consulting services in the areas of management, marketing and fundraising. In 2010, Deerin was awarded The Order of the Palmetto, which recognizes lifetime achievement and service; it is the highest civilian honor in the state of South Carolina.

“The first step to solving problems is understanding what they are and the first step to making improvements is understanding the opportunities,” said Deerin. “I get the importance of listening and appreciate the time so many business people are spending with me.”

For further information, contact Ginny Deerin at 843 437-5565 or

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