FIRST PICTURE: Recently, the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, along with elected officials, friends and family, celebrated the grand opening of Professional Development and Training Services (PDTS) LLC with a ribbon cutting. PDTS provides Certified Nursing Assistant training. Exemplifying the highest levels of professionalism, they teach students the skills needed to successfully pass the nurse aid state exam and also help students prepare for the workplace; giving them the tools and equipment to be stable in employment and be professional in all they set out to do. PDTS, at 931 Broad St. in Camden is open by appointment only, with classes ...
Sam Kendall's, on Broad Street in downtown Camden, recently announced it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
Nelson Lindsay, who served as Kershaw County's director of economic development for 14 years, is now working for the S.C. Department of Commerce. Lindsay joined the agency Oct. 20 as its director of global business development.
Mark Mason Sr., president of the Lugoff Automotive Group and Midlands Automotive Group, recently announced its dealerships have made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist Columbia-area residents with flood relief.
The economic development future of Kershaw County apparently continues to improve, as the agenda for Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting includes a closed-door executive session to discuss an item being referred to at this time only as "Project Stagecoach," which is to include an investment of at least $88 million. A resolution and first reading of an ordinance are also listed.
The S.C. Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA), its board of directors and Lugoff Toyota recently granted a $2,000 Scholarship for Automotive Excellence to 2015 Andrew Jackson High School graduate Phillip Russell Byrd Jr., of Kershaw.