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Local Credit Union will hold free shred event & community food drive Thursday

The Mid Carolina Credit Union will host a food drive, a branch wide bake sale to benefit the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) and a free community shred event on Thursday.

October 15, 2014 | | Business


Hengst to expand to tune of $8 million, create 20 jobs

Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade.

October 08, 2014 | | Business


MCCU to hold free shred event and food drive

International Credit Union Day is Thursday, Oct. 16, and this year's theme is "Local Service. Global Good," and that's just what Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) will be doing.

October 08, 2014 | | Business


Chamber Selected as a 2014 Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

In an effort to encourage Kershaw County residents to shop and dine locally this holiday season, the Kershaw County Chamber applied and was chosen by American Express, to be a Neighborhood Champion, promoting locally-owned independent small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014. The Chamber will also once again be sponsoring their annual "Home for the Holidays" Campaign which will kick off on the Monday following Thanksgiving, December 1, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | Business


Brown earns CPPO certification

Jo Marie Brown, CPPB, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's procurement manager, recently earned Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).

September 08, 2014 | | Business


Upchurch & Jowers announces promotions

Victor Jowers, president of Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc., proudly announces the promotion of two employees.

September 05, 2014 | | Business


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...

July 30, 2014 | | Business


First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock.

July 16, 2014 | | Business


Local dentist receives AGD Mastership Award

Harry J. Koutroulakis, DMD, MAGD, of Lugoff, recently received the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) Mastership Award. He received the award during the AGD's annual meeting June 26-29 in Detroit, Mich.

July 11, 2014 | | Business


Camden native’s daughter’s invention on sale soon

Gabrielle Goodwin, 7, and her mother, Rozalynn, invented something that will actually be available for people to buy at a local store soon. Gabrielle, whose father, Michael, is a Camden native, and her mother invented what they consider the solution for securing the ends of girls' pigtails, braids and twists. It's called the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY and, according to a press release, is considered the first of its kind.

July 09, 2014 | | Business


Sam Kendall’s awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Sam Kendall's recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, according to a press release. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

July 09, 2014 | | Business


Industrial Spotlight - June 2, 2014

Almost any machine with moving parts requires two things to keep it performing smoothly and trouble free for a long time: lubrication and an efficient way to filter that lubricant so it remains in peak condition to do its job. Hengst Automotive, 29 Hengst Blvd. in Steeplechase Business Park in Camden, manufactures filters and filtration systems for oil, air and fuel for auto and machine manufacturers and also used as after-market additions to large industrial machinery and vehicles.

June 02, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


Chamber honors Prestages at annual awards banquet

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce presented its President's Award to Drs. Ron and Cindy Prestage, capping off its 104th Annual Awards Gala at the Robert Mills Courthouse on Friday. The Prestages are owners of Prestage Farms, which operates in seven states with 1,900 employees, including 170 in South Carolina.

May 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


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Book signing

Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.

October 22, 2014 | | Business


Piggly Wiggly in Camden to stay open, says manager

Camden's Piggly Wiggly on East DeKalb Street, is receiving its wholesale goods from a new supplier, but store manager Steve Jackson said shoppers won't notice a difference, other than gradual expansions and improvements planned for the store.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


SAFE cuts ribbon on new Lugoff branch

SAFE Federal Credit Union officially opened its new branch in Lugoff with a ribbon cutting Thursday. The new facility replaces the SAFE location in Camden's Springdale Plaza. Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce President Spencer Graham opened the proceedings.

October 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of Oct 24, 2014 will be payable October 31, 2014.

October 17, 2014 | | Business


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