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Biz Brief: New Storage One location on Sumter Highway

Josh Denton has opened a new Storage One location at 338 Sumter Hwy. (U.S. 521) in Camden.

February 26, 2016 | | Business


Camden native among magazine’s ‘50 Most Influential People’

Columbia Business Monthly recently included Camden native Charlie Banks on its list of "50 Most Influential People in the Midlands." Banks is the co-founder and managing director of the S.C. Angel Network (SCAN).

February 12, 2016 | | Business


Bhatia named Capella SVP/chief medical information officer

Capella Healthcare recently named Vishal Bhatia, MD, MBA, as senior vice president and chief medical information officer (CMIO), according to a press release issued by Capella President and CEO Michael Wiechart.

January 19, 2016 | | Business


City of Camden, Camden Media Co. announce new magazine launch

In a joint statement today, the city of Camden and Camden Media Company announced plans to launch a new glossy publication to market the city of Camden.

January 15, 2016 | | Business


Bethune’s Drakeford is trucking company’s 2015 Driver of the Year

A.N. Webber Logistics Inc., a transportation, logistics and warehousing firm headquartered in Kankakee, Ill., recently named Harrison Drakeford of Bethune as the 2015 winner of its Sam Kinder Driver of the Year Award."

January 15, 2016 | | Business


Camden girl, 12, starts business after hardship

Kylah Johnson of Camden is a designer and CEO of jewelry company Twine Designs at the tender age of 12. Kylah's company, designs TicTocRings, a line of tween girl's fashion watch rings.

January 15, 2016 | | Business


First Palmetto declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $385 per share of common stock.

January 12, 2016 | | Business


KC Board of Realtors recognizes top producers and raises money for charities

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors recognized the achievements and contributions of the county's real estate professionals during their Annual Awards Banquet held on December 3rd at the Water's Edge Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Lugoff. As part of the event, the Board's new officers for 2016 were sworn in: President, Jeffrey Graham; President Elect, Lora Compas; Vice President, Cathe Epps; Secretary/Treasurer, Cassandra Hollis; Past President, Dan Long; and Members-at-Large Greg Nettles, Mindy Player and Tiffany Reeves. A silent auction of items donated by local business and individuals raised money that will be donated to Sacks ...

January 12, 2016 | | Business


Bloomsbury owners win Olde English hospitality award

Katherine and Bruce Brown, owners of Bloomsbury Bed & Breakfast in Camden, are the 2015 recipients of the Betty Skeen Hospitality Employees of the Year award from the Olde English District Tourism Commission. The Browns received the award at an annual luncheon sponsored by Duke Energy on Dec. 15, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Park Lodge in Union.

January 08, 2016 | | Business


Camden native opening new State Farm office in Conway

Mark Nash, formerly of Camden, is opening a new State Farm Insurance office on Highway 544 across from Coastal Carolina University on Jan. 4, 2016. Nash's office will be at 748 Highway 544 in Conway.

December 24, 2015 | | Business


Liggett’s moving, joining Landy’s in Columbia

Long-time compounding pharmacy Liggett's is leaving Lugoff and Kershaw County to relocate and merge with Landy's Pharmacy on Clemson Road in Columbia.

December 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Business


LifeNet holds open house at Camden’s Woodward Field

Members of LifeNet, a commercial emergency helicopter transport service, showed off their new home at Woodward Field east of Camden during an open house Dec. 9. The company, which has served Kershaw and other surrounding counties' first responders and hospitals for a number of years, recently replaced its offices at the Kershaw County Airport with a new, large trailer.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Hall TV closing Dec. 31

Two weeks after he graduated from Camden High School, Ronnie Bradley received a telephone call from Harvey Hall, owner and founder of Hall TV in Camden, offering Bradley a job. Bradley, who had studied auto mechanics and woodworking in high school, told Hall he appreciated the offer but knew nothing about televisions.

December 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business


Chamber of Commerce welcomes new businesses with ribbon cuttings

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center recently helped celebrate the openings of four new businesses with ribbon cuttings. The businesses include Hunter's Trace Farm Hay and Feed in Camden's Dusty Bend, the Boykin Mill Store in Boykin, and Sweet Lili's and The Armory Steakhouse in downtown Camden.

December 15, 2015 | | Business


S.C. Chamber names Funderburk a Business Advocate of the Year

The S.C. Chamber of Commerce recently named State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk as one of its 2015 Business Advocates of the Year. Funderburk received the award during the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Board of Director's November meeting. Funderburk is one of 47 legislators so named, including Kershaw County representatives Jimmy Bales and Speaker of the House Jay Lucas, who received their awards during a separate ceremony.

December 11, 2015 | | Business


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Family venture, family feel; Haile Street Grille reopens

An old favorite has re-opened with a new look, menu, and ownership.

July 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Business


Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


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