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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Darryl Cannon and Tony Pereira are the owners of Pizza Shack, a new restaurant located on Main Street in Elgin. They have been in the pizza and Italian food business for over 30 years and have managed restaurants from New York to South Carolina. Pizza Shack serves Italian food including pizza, spaghetti, lasana and subs. "Our specialty is our stomboli, a lot of people like that." Pereira said.
Kershaw County's unemployment rate is steadily improving as it fell from 7.9 percent in June to 7.2 percent in July. In July 2012, the county's unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, meaning the current unemployment rate is down 2.1 percent from last year. The number of employed people in Kershaw County rose from 27,661 in June to 27,760 in July. A year ago, the number of employed persons in Kershaw County was 27,206.
Peggy McLean and Lauren Reeder's job descriptions are unique. Unique to the point that McLean often offers what she calls Economic Development 101 to people when they ask, "What do you do?" McLean works as the director of the Kershaw County Economic Development Office. Reeder is the marketing and administrative assistant.
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.