Protective Packaging Inc. of Lugoff is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the company's quarter of a century in the custom folding carton industry, Protective Packaging is celebrating with a variety of special activities in 2012, including an oyster roast, a golf tournament and other events throughout the year.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and the S.C. Department of Commerce recently recognized Karen Eckford, vice president and city executive for NBSC in Camden, as an ambassador for economic development from Kershaw County.
SC Yutaka Technologies, an ATV and motorcycle parts manufacturer will close its Lugoff plant June 29, causing 150 employees to lose their jobs. Assistant Vice President of Operations Jim Edwards said the plant is being closed due to "external economic conditions."
Accuride, a supplier of commercial vehicle components, will expand its operations in Kershaw County.
Jean Whitley admits opening her new business, Carpet Outlet Inc. at 1123 U.S. 1 South in Lugoff, was a big leap … maybe even a "leap off a cliff," she thought at the time.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Mullikin Law Firm back home to Camden was held by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce recently. The firm is located at 1308 Broad St., in Camden and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Mullikin Law Firm is a leading government, policy, regulatory and public affairs firm that focuses on energy, environmental and health care issues. The phone number for the Mullikin Law Firm is 425-7771.
Bojangles' presented hundreds of books to school district teachers of the year in South Carolina last week, including Kershaw County School District Teacher of the Year Helen Walker.
Belk invites schools and other nonprofit organizations in the company's 16-state market area to participate in its semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. April 21. The four-hour, in-store shopping event offers an a fundraising tool for participating organizations and an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts on purchases during the event.
Jackie Sutton has joined First Citizens as retail sales manager. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing sales and business plans and promoting the First Citizens brand in the local market. Sutton will be based at First Citizens' Camden branch, located at 404 E. DeKalb St.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has been named a Platinum level firm by the Cartus Broker Network in four of its Carolinas' markets, including the Midlands, Charleston and Sumter markets in South Carolina and the Charlotte market in North Carolina. Platinum is the highest of the Excellence Award recognition levels presented to qualifying principal brokers. Only 17 percent of the network's principal brokers received Excellence Award recognition for 2012.
AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $33.3 million during 2011.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce unanimously approved the S.C. Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Competitiveness Agenda. The competitiveness agenda is a grassroots effort crafted to reflect the concerns of local chambers' legislative priorities.
Construction will begin this spring on a new home for Lugoff Toyota, to be built on the dealership's existing site at 878 U.S. 1 South in Lugoff.
Nearly 6-year-old plans for the development of a 3,500-acre, resort-style community on Lake Wateree remain stalled.
Matt Hudson, formerly of Liberty Hill, was named one of The State's "20 Under 40" honorees recognized as "rising business stars under the age of 40 in the Midlands who are committed to bringing a brighter future to South Carolina's capital city."
Camden Media Co. is proud to announce the return of Jim Tatum to the staff of the Chronicle-Independent. Tatum, who most recently worked for the Summerville Journal Scene, begins working as the C-I's senior staff writer Monday. In addition, Tenell Felder is being promoted to design editor, a reflection of her excellent design work for several Camden Media Co. publications.
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