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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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."
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.
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.
Members of Camden City and Kershaw County councils joined representatives of SC Works for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden. SC Works recently moved from its original Camden location on East DeKalb Street. Managers Qualisha Belton and Marvin Jackson said SC Works is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is part of a nationwide network of one-stop career centers supporting job seekers and businesses, they said. "SC Works is here to help job seekers find a job and businesses find ...
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, third from left) and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton (second row, far right) joined other local officials for a ribbon cutting for J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling recently. J Dog, 1751 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff, is owned by T.R. and Melanie Hoffman. The business is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon. J Dog handles commercial and residential cleanouts, junk removal, local hauling and delivery. "We do business the military way -- with respect, integrity and trust," T ...