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Haier breaks ground on $72 million expansion

Haier America, with help from Gov. Nikki Haley, officially broke ground on the $72 million expansion to the company's existing $40 million Camden manufacturing facility Thursday afternoon. The project will increase the square footage of the plant from the current 365,000 to 550,000 and is expected to add 410 new full-time jobs during the next five years, growing the plant's production by approximately 50 percent..

August 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business


AgSouth launches initiative to find agriculture’s best and brightest

As part of its centennial celebration, AgSouth is participating in the national Farm Credit Fresh Perspectives Program.

August 19, 2015 | | Business


Haier to break ground on expansion Thursday

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August 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business


MCCU opens its doors to Blythewood community

For the first time in its history, Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) will open its doors outside of Kershaw County. MCCU will open its new full-service Blythewood branch Tuesday at 10350 Wilson Blvd. It will become the credit union's fourth branch.

August 05, 2015 | | Business


Novel set in Camden launches Aug. 4

"A Peach of a Pair," a new novel by author Kim Boykin, will release Tuesday, Aug. 4.

August 03, 2015 | | Business


Revamped Armory restaurant could open in September

If everything Ed Caraminas is working on goes as planned, he'll open his new downtown Camden restaurant in mid-September or early October, maybe earlier.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


INVISTA looks to fill 200 positions in Lugoff

INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in Lugoff. The bulk of the new INVISTA Camden roles will be transitioned from previous contractor positions, according to a press release issued Thursday.

July 24, 2015 | | Business


Heritage celebrates 25 years as family-owned dealership

Although the Weiss family is celebrating 25 years of owning and operating Heritage Chevrolet Buick GMC in Lugoff, the real story started 54 years ago in 1961.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Ice cream shop owner purchases Old Armory restaurant

A limited liability corporation whose registered agent is a Camden ice cream shop owner purchased the building which housed Old Armory Steak & Seafood for $300,000 the day before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auctioned off the restaurant's inventory.

July 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | 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 July 24, 2015, will be payable July 31, 2015.

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Discover Camden-Kershaw County magazine available at welcome centers

Discover Camden-Kershaw County magazine, a joint publication of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, city of Camden and Camden Media Co., is once again being placed in all state welcome centers. Discover, an invaluable tool made available to tourists at all S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism welcome centers across the state, helps the city, county and chamber generate and welcome visitors to discover the "Classically Carolina" place residents call home.

July 15, 2015 | | Business


City Laundry and Cleaners celebrates 90 years in business

Harvey Clarke, owner of City Laundry and Cleaners, chuckled as he remembered his first day at the business he's run for the last 47 years.

July 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business


Small Jr. named president of First Palmetto Bank

The board of directors at Camden-based First Palmetto Bank recently named Sammy Small Jr. as president of the bank. Small Jr. will continue serving as First Palmetto's general counsel and chief operating officer while taking on the role of president.

July 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


A grand opening

Adams Hay & Feed, 40 East DeKalb St., recently held a ribbon cutting and grand opening. Owners Regina and Ronald Adams, and Manager Timo Koenig said the business offers a variety of hay, straw, shavings, animal feeds and supplies, tack, barn supplies, lawn and garden needs, fencing products and "gifts for the whole family" as well. "We also have coffee, hand dipped ice cream and snacks," they said. "We pride ourselves in providing quality service to our customers." The Adams and Koenig were joined by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns (second from left), Camden Mayor Tony Scully (third from left ...

July 10, 2015 | | Business


A (N.C.) State visit

North Carolina State University engineering students visit a Praxair's Camden air separation facility in to learn about the company's business, distribution and engineering operations. Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX) is the corporate sponsor of the North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program which enhances the academic and social maturation of incoming minority engineering freshmen prior to the start of the regular academic year. Praxair employees with the students are (back row, from left) are Technician Mike Brown, Mechanic Jeff Catoe, LTOP Engineer Charles Debrah, Technician Paul Branham, Key Account Manager Brett Harris, Facilities Manager Cara Toneys and Manager/University ...

July 10, 2015 | | Business


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SCADA, Lugoff Toyota grant automotive scholarships

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 ...

September 02, 2015 | | Business


C-I to become twice weekly newspaper in October

Following a national trend, and to perform as efficiently as possible, the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) will transition from publishing three times a week to a twice ...

September 02, 2015 | | Business


FCB celebrates 20 years today

First Community Bank will recognizes its 20th anniversary today with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


Camden native joins Keller Williams NE Market Center

Jan Marsh, a Camden native, and Linda Clyburn, both real estate sales professionals in Columbia, have joined the Keller Williams Columbia NE Market Center, according ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


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