Parker Gibson may have closed the store bearing the name of his business, Springdale Antiques, almost two months ago, but he hasn't retired. Gibson, who turned 73 in September, is still doing some of what he's done for more than four decades: restore antebellum Southern furniture. He only closed the store for health reasons that he prefers to keep private.
SAFE Federal Credit Union members received extra benefits December 31, 2013, when bonus dividends and loan interest rebates totaling $2 million were posted to accounts. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received a 20 percent bonus based on dividends received in 2013. Loan accounts (except credit cards) received a 7 percent interest rebate based on total interest paid in 2013.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce wants to recognize businesses that have improved the exterior look of their buildings and is asking for community input. The chamber has presented Community Pride Awards in the past, but Chamber Director Liz Horton told the chamber board of directors at its Jan. 16 meeting that changes are being made in the process.
The Kershaw County Economic Development Office recently produced and released a promotional video touting the advantages of basing a business at one of the county's major industrial sites. The 4-minute 28-second video showing the potential of the Central South Carolina MegaSite, is on YouTube and has been sent via e-mail to industries the economic development office hopes to impress.
A consumer advocacy website, NerdWallet.com, recently posted an article naming Kershaw County the No. 3 county in the state for job seekers. NerdWallet.com describes itself as seeking to help consumers locate "where the jobs will be."
Mancor Carolina Inc., located off U.S. 601 in Lugoff, primarily produces fabricated components for construction and agricultural equipment, according to plant manager George McKnight. Its parent company is Mancor Canada Inc. Its primary customers are Caterpillar, John Deere, Freightliner and Husqvarna, McKinght said.
Skin Harmony Esthetics & Eyelash Studio recently opened at 626 DeKalb Street in Camden. Owner Linda Jordan (center) says Skin Harmony offers facials, waxing, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, lash/brow dye and eylash extensions. "(We're) helping you discover your natural beauty so you can love the skin you're in," Jordan said. Skin Harmony is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Call 724-8493 for more information.
It's not every day that a furniture store manager can say their company spent $350,000 -- a little more, actually -- to give their retail space a facelift both inside and out. That's the estimate Kimbrell's Furniture Manager Ann Bass gave earlier this week of how much the company invested in exterior façade and extensive interior upgrades.
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley visited the Hengst booth at the International Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany in September. Hengst of North America is headquartered in Camden, where it established its U.S. production facility in 2005.
Suominen Nonwovens' primary product at its Bethune plant is nonwoven roll goods, such as baby wipes, floor mops, toilet wands, alcohol prep pads and undercast wraps. According to Plant Manager Darryl Fournier, its parent company is Suominen Corporation, located in Helskinki, Finland. The plant -- under various names and owners -- has been in Bethune for 60 years, Fournier said.
Regional Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Heritage Community Bank, today released unaudited results of operations and other financial information for the third quarter of 2013. In addition, its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend to its common shareholders of $0.04 per common share, payable on November 25 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 18. Future dividends will be subject to board approval.