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Goodwin tapped as superintendent in Chesterfield County

Dr. Harrison Goodwin was named this month as the new superintendent of Chesterfield County School District.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


INVISTA to host blood drive

Summer is coming and so is the INVISTA blood drive. June 5 is the day when the American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in the parking lot waiting for your gift of life. Did you know 1 pint of blood can save three lives? Increased warm weather activities lead to increased accidents and the need for a robust blood supply. The strange fact is blood can't be manufactured by any means other than the human body. The blood supply relies on your generous donations.

May 16, 2012 | | Business


Horton earns U.S. Chamber national scholarship

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton is the recipient of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Institute Scholarship. Horton is only one of 30 professionals across the country to receive the scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management (IOM), which recognizes each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.

May 02, 2012 | | Business


‘Diamond Club’ donation

Frankenmuth Insurance has recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency as a "Diamond Club" agency based on its 2011 performance. Representing Frankenmuth Insurance 2007, Upchurch & Jowers earned Diamond Club status by achieving a host of criteria including total premium volume, profitability, growth and retention goals. "It is the loyalty and dedication of our Independent Insurance Agency partners that enables Frankenmuth Insurance to continue serving policyholders with comprehensive insurance solutions," said Frankenmuth Insurance President and CEO John S. Benson. "The effort and professionalism of the management and staff at Upchurch & Jowers reflects our own goal of exceeding the expectations of those we serve ...

May 02, 2012 | | Business


2012 legislative forum Monday at FAC

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and AT&T will present the 2012 legislative forum and reception, to be held Monday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden.

April 27, 2012 | | Business


Fickling passes N.C. Bar exam

McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, P.A. attorney James E. L. "Eddie" Fickling has passed the North Carolina Bar Exam. He practices in the areas of workers' compensation defense, civil litigation, subrogation and workers' compensation appeals.

April 25, 2012 | | Business


Protective Packaging Inc. marks 25 years in operation

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.

April 25, 2012 | | Business


Leading the way

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.

April 20, 2012 | | Business


Yutaka to close June 29

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."

April 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Accuride set to expand Camden plant

Accuride, a supplier of commercial vehicle components, will expand its operations in Kershaw County.

April 11, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Business


Whitley is new owner of Carpet Outlet Inc.

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.

April 11, 2012 | | Business


Mullikin Law Firm

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.

April 04, 2012 | | Business


Bojangles’ honors Walker, other teachers of the year

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.

April 04, 2012 | | Business


Belk to host charity benefit sale

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.

March 28, 2012 | | Business


Sutton joins First Citizens in Camden as retail sales manager

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.

March 28, 2012 | | Business


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