SAFE Federal Credit Union members received extra benefits Dec. 31 when bonus dividends and loan interest rebates totaling $2.5 million were posted to accounts. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received a 15 percent bonus based on dividends received in 2012. Loan accounts (except credit cards) received a 10 percent interest rebate based on total interest paid in 2012.
First Palmetto Bank recently purchased the tallest office building in Camden. The four-story brown brick building Located at 1111 Broad Street sits adjacent to the bank's operations center and is ear-marked to house future operation functions.
After more than $33 million in new investment and an estimated 100 jobs brought to Kershaw County in 2012, Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean believes 2013 will be another active year in her office.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce will vote on the state chamber's 2013 Competitiveness Agenda at its Dec. 20 meeting. The S.C. State Chamber of Commerce presented the new agenda at the chamber's Nov. 15 meeting.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to adopt two resolutions at its monthly board meeting last Thursday. President Chip Galloway, of Galloway Enterprises, presented one resolution on the John Hardee Expressway and one on sequestration.
Through a $20 million capital investment, INVISTA's Performance Surfaces and Materials business is set to grow its Camden production facility and add approximately 50 new jobs by the first part of 2014. The company believes the investment will allow it to better serve its carpet mill customer base located throughout the U.S. as well as specifically in the southeast region.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to approve a two-year strategic plan at its board meeting Thursday.
Despite cars, trucks and vans being moved around, temporary buildings erected and construction going on, the owners and managers of Lugoff Toyota want the public they're not only open for business, they're at full capacity to serve customers.
The Internal Revenue Service has some important information for those who have sold or are about to sell their home. If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may be able to exclude all or part of that gain from your income.
AgSouth Farm Credit recently reported second quarter earnings totaling $11.09 million, bringing year-to-date income, as of June 30, for the cooperative to $21.5 million. This compares to $9.0 million for the second quarter of 2011 and $17.07 million year-to-date on June 30, 2011.
Wateree Boat Club, a new membership club offering recreational boating, has opened at Wateree Marina on Lake Wateree. "Wateree Boat Club is a private club designed for people who enjoy boating but prefer not to own a boat," Manager Cook Young said.
Most taxpayers get a refund from the Internal Revenue Service when they file their tax returns. For those who don't get a refund, the IRS offers several options to pay their tax bill.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:
If you are opening a new business this summer, the IRS has some basic federal tax information to help you get started.
After realizing the key role small businesses play in keeping Kershaw County thriving, North Central High School student Kayla Bowers set up a Facebook page -- Shop Local Shop Camden -- to highlight small businesses in Camden and encourage residents to shop locally. Kayla is also challenging residents to do 25 percent of their holiday shopping in Camden.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has a new captain at the wheel as Chamber President Spencer Graham recently took a new job in Charleston and relocated there. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton broke the news at the chamber board's monthly meeting Thursday and said Amy Kinard, who had been first vice-president, has moved into the president's position.
As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.
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