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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


Haley visits Hengst at German motor show

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.

November 20, 2013 | | Business


Industry Spotlight - Nov. 18, 2013

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.

November 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


HCB holding company announces dividend

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.

November 01, 2013 | | Business


Have unique gifts designed and made at Emmie’s

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.

October 30, 2013 | | Business


A Hifalutin new restaurant is now open

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.

October 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Duke to help prepare 500-acre Lugoff site for industrial development

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.

October 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Tax Tips -- Sept. 4, 2013

Tax information can be difficult to understand in any language. It can be even more difficult if English is not your first language. The IRS provides a wide range of free products and services on its Spanish language web pages. Visit IRS.gov/espanol to get federal tax help in Spanish.

September 04, 2013 | | Business


INVISTA celebrates 1 million injury-free hours

This month, INVISTA Camden employees completed 1 million hours without an U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable injury -- an industry milestone.

September 04, 2013 | | Business


Business Brief

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.

August 28, 2013 | | Business


County unemployment rate still improving

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.

August 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Economic Development 101

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.

August 19, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Lucky Duck relocates to Broad Street, changes name to Camden Hometown Treasures

The Lucky Duck, previously located at 1714 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden has relocated to 2511 Broad Street in the Dusty Bend Shopping Center and has changed the name to Camden's Hometown Treasures.

August 14, 2013 | | Business


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


First Community Bank expands advisory board

First Community Bank recently announced that Jeffrey R. Graham and Lindsey Kelly Mitcham have joined its Camden Advisory Board. Created in 2006 when First Community Bank merged with the Bank of Camden, the board works to enhance the bank's community presence and outreach to local businesses.

Graham is a Camden native and remains deeply engaged in the life of his community. He served one term as the youngest mayor in South Carolina, 2008-2012, and is currently vice-president of Graham Realty Inc. He is a member of the Kershaw County United Way Housing Partnership, Rotary Club of Camden and a ...

August 07, 2013 | | Business


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