With the new year, the Downtown Camden Guild (DCG) is renaming itself the Camden Business Alliance (CBA) and will no longer limit membership to downtown business owners or even to just merchants. The original DCG formed in September 2009 with the purpose of giving downtown merchants a stronger voice in local matters.
Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.
Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin LLP, a leading professional accounting firm in Camden, is pleased to announce that Marc A. Quigley, CPA, has joined the firm. Quigley will develop and manage client relationships with individuals and businesses throughout South Carolina, providing assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services for the firm's growing practice.
Mark A. Nash, son of Charlie and Pat Nash of Camden and Myrtle Beach, was recently appointed to the Georgetown Hospital System (GHS) Board of Trustees. Nash is president and CEO of Nash Oil Co., a Georgetown area marketer of petroleum-based products and services.
SAFE Federal Credit Union members received extra benefits Dec. 31 when bonus dividends and loan interest rebates totaling $2.5 million were posted to accounts. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received a 15 percent bonus based on dividends received in 2012. Loan accounts (except credit cards) received a 10 percent interest rebate based on total interest paid in 2012.
First Palmetto Bank recently purchased the tallest office building in Camden. The four-story brown brick building Located at 1111 Broad Street sits adjacent to the bank's operations center and is ear-marked to house future operation functions.
After more than $33 million in new investment and an estimated 100 jobs brought to Kershaw County in 2012, Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean believes 2013 will be another active year in her office.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce will vote on the state chamber's 2013 Competitiveness Agenda at its Dec. 20 meeting. The S.C. State Chamber of Commerce presented the new agenda at the chamber's Nov. 15 meeting.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to adopt two resolutions at its monthly board meeting last Thursday. President Chip Galloway, of Galloway Enterprises, presented one resolution on the John Hardee Expressway and one on sequestration.
Through a $20 million capital investment, INVISTA's Performance Surfaces and Materials business is set to grow its Camden production facility and add approximately 50 new jobs by the first part of 2014. The company believes the investment will allow it to better serve its carpet mill customer base located throughout the U.S. as well as specifically in the southeast region.
Despite cars, trucks and vans being moved around, temporary buildings erected and construction going on, the owners and managers of Lugoff Toyota want the public they're not only open for business, they're at full capacity to serve customers.
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently promoted to employees with Camden connections to regional branch manager positions. Brandon Oliver and Jenny Webb are now, respectively, the Region Three and Region Four branch directors, according to a press release.
NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.
First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.