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Chamber changing Community Pride Award procedure

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.

January 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


Video aimed at attracting new industries to Central South Carolina MegaSite

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.

January 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


Website says county is No. 3 for job seekers

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."

December 27, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Industrial spotlight

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.

December 24, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Skin Harmony now open in Camden

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.

December 18, 2013 | | Business


Kimbrell’s makes $350,000 investment to upgrade store

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.

December 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


KC chamber adopts state chamber agenda

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's (SCCC) 2014 Competitiveness Agenda at its November 12 meeting.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Business


INVISTA raises big bucks for United Way of Kershaw County

INVISTA of Camden has a had a rather successful campaign drive for the United Way of Kershaw County this year, according to Kathy Sharp, the plant's quality manager.

November 22, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Haley visits Hengst at German motor show

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.

November 20, 2013 | | Business


Industry Spotlight - Nov. 18, 2013

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.

November 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


HCB holding company announces dividend

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.

November 01, 2013 | | Business


Have unique gifts designed and made at Emmie’s

Owner Deborah Horton Holland and managers Heather Bock, Rebecca Conrad and Edith Grawbosky are ready to make and design a unique gift and clothing for you at Emmie's, located on Broad Street next to Sam Kendall's.

October 30, 2013 | | Business


A Hifalutin new restaurant is now open

Hifalutin is a new restaurant opening today on Camden's Broad Street in the building most will remember as the Crescent Grille. Business partners Zane Jackson and Amanda Stork along with corporate chef David Schulman have developed a dining concept that "takes Southern cuisine and gives it a slightly different twist," Jackson said.

October 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Duke to help prepare 500-acre Lugoff site for industrial development

Duke Energy Progress (DEP) will help prepare a 500-acre site in Lugoff for potential industrial development. A recent DEP press release listed the property as the "Emanuel Site," named for the family that owns the property. It said the land is located less than five miles from I-20 in Lugoff.

October 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Tax Tips -- Sept. 4, 2013

Tax information can be difficult to understand in any language. It can be even more difficult if English is not your first language. The IRS provides a wide range of free products and services on its Spanish language web pages. Visit IRS.gov/espanol to get federal tax help in Spanish.

September 04, 2013 | | Business


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