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Chamber hosts 105th annual meeting and awards ceremony

A packed house honored Richard "Dick" Lackey with a standing ovation as he received the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's President's Award during the chamber's 105th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business


Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


Upchurch & Jowers receives several Frankenmuth Insurance awards

Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc. of Camden as the 2014 "Diamond Achiever" for the state of South Carolina. According to a press release, the award is presented to the state agency attaining the highest overall percentage rating in profitability, growth and policy retention. This is the third consecutive year Upchurch & Jowers has been named the state's "Diamond Achiever."

May 15, 2015 | | Business


Stuber joins Heritage Community Bank as VP

Dennis Stuber recently joined Heritage Community Bank as a vice president and its Camden-area executive.

May 11, 2015 | | Business


AgSouth Farm Credit distributes nearly $44 million to members

Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Kershaw, Fairfield and Richland counties received nearly $672,000 in cash from its Camden office.

May 11, 2015 | | Business


Oliver, Webb promoted at SAFE

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.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Coldwell Banker’s Camden office part of NRT purchase

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.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


First Palmetto acquires South State Bank branches

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.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


SCE&G’s Camden office to close May 29

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) will close its Camden office May 29, according to a letter included with customers' most recent bills. The office's address is 205 Sumter Hwy., at the corner of Ehrenclou Drive where South Broad Street becomes Sumter Highway.

April 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


TruVista experiences outage

TruVista, which provides cable television, internet and telephone services, experienced an outage for much of Tuesday.

April 22, 2015 | | Business


Camden Media Co. welcomes Michell Holden as new advertising rep

Camden Media Co. announces the addition of Michell Holden as its new advertising sales representative. Holden will be calling on local businesses for advertising in Camden Media Co. publications.

April 17, 2015 | | Business


IRS seizes Old Armory Steakhouse

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and officers from the Camden Police Department (CPD) entered the Old Armory Steak & Seafood restaurant on Rutledge Street around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and seized the business.

April 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Springdale Plaza changes hands

Springdale Plaza has a new owner. In mid-February, ProVest PDQ Sprindale LLC, part of a merger between ProVest Properties, an investment company, and PDQ Properties Corp. Officially, according to a deed filed at the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds Office, ProVest PDQ paid $10 and "other valuable consideration" to DDR DownREIT LLC, an Ohio limited liability company. DDR used to be known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Suominen’s Bethune plant may expand

Suominen is looking to expand its Bethune operation, according to a press release published Thursday on the company's website.

April 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business


A peek at the competition

(Third in a series.)

April 08, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business


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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 ...

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 ...

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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