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Cleveland, Callison Tighe merging law practice

Camden resident Woody Cleveland is merging his Columbia law practice with Callison Tighe, a multi-faceted Columbia firm, to form a new practice group in banking and commercial finance.

March 26, 2014 | | Business


Industrial spotlight: Accuride shines in the wheel business

A Camden manufacturing plant is making high-end aluminum wheels for large trucks and trailers. Accuride Director of Operations Peter Wong said the company supplies the wheels directly to truck makers and other buyers.

March 03, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


SAFE FCU breaks ground on Lugoff branch

Now, everyone can know what will replace the former Burger King on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff: a new SAFE Federal Credit Union branch. SAFE and local government officials and others took part in an official groundbreaking for the new facility Friday.

February 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


Springdale Antiques closed, but Gibson still restoring furniture

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.

February 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


SAFE returns $2 million to members

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.

February 19, 2014 | | Business


Jeffrey Graham now licensed real estate broker

Jeffrey R. Graham, of Graham Realty Inc., is now the company's newest broker, having recently earned his South Carolina broker license.

February 19, 2014 | | Business


Jeffrey Graham now licensed real estate broker

Jeffrey R. Graham, of Graham Realty Inc., is now the company's newest broker, having recently earned his South Carolina broker license.

February 19, 2014 | | Business


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


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Chamber Selected as a 2014 Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

In an effort to encourage Kershaw County residents to shop and dine locally this holiday season, the Kershaw County Chamber applied and was chosen by American Express, to be a Neighborhood Champion, promoting locally-owned independent small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014. The Chamber will also once again be sponsoring their annual "Home for the Holidays" Campaign which will kick off on the Monday following Thanksgiving, December 1, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | Business


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