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Business Briefcase 1-10-18

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A weekly listing of local business news and events

New IL Pharmacy opening Jan. 16

Indian Land Pharmacy, owned by pharmacist Ronak Patel, will open Jan. 16. The pharmacy is at 8437 Charlotte Highway in the Commons at Doby’s Bridge shopping center. Its hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. For details, call (803) 228-0268. 

S.C. AgriBiz & Farm Expo Jan. 17-18 

The sixth annual SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is Jan. 17 and 18 at the Florence Civic Center. The expo kicks off with a Farmer Appreciation Breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday and the S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, with classes and different speakers throughout both days. Admission and parking is free. Tickets for Taste of Carolina at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday are $25 and the tickets for the commissioner’s breakfast are $35. For details or to buy tickets, visit www.SCAgriBizExpo.com.

Chamber annual soiree Jan. 18

The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual soiree, presented by Founders Federal Credit Union, is 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at  the Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. Admission is $50 for chamber members and $75 for non-members. For details or to RSVP by Jan. 12, email Melissa@LancasterCountyChamberSC.com or call (803) 283-4105.

UW seeking tax season volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking volunteers for the upcoming 2018 tax season. 

Those interested will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help those whose income is $54,000 or less with federal and state income tax returns. 

Volunteers will work around four hours each week at a designated Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site using computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns. Accounting experience is not required.  

For details or to volunteer, call Deborah Boulware at (803) 283-8923.

Budget workshop for farmers Jan. 30

The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition kicks off its 2017-18 Farmer Workshop Series with Planning for Profitability, a budget workshop for farmers, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at The Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester.

Dr. Nathan Smith with Clemson Extension Agribusiness will lead the workshop, designed to help farmers reduce financial risks through farm budget planning. 

Cost is $20 for the general public, $10 for Catawba Fresh Market vendors and free for S.C. New and Beginning Farmer Program participants.

To register by Jan. 29, email catawbafresh@gmail.com or call (803) 385-6181. 

SBDC offers free business services

The Small Business Development Center offers free services the first Thursday of each month at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, 453 Colonial Ave., Lancaster. 

Eduardo Venegas, SBDC’s business consultant, offers business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, sales and growth strategies, financial management, human resources, veterans business programs, minority business programs and resources and referrals. 

To schedule an appointment, call (803) 283-4105 or visit www.winthropregionalsbdc.org. For details, call (803) 283-4105.

Walgreens offers vets free flu shots

The Department of Veterans Affairs has again teamed up with Walgreens to give free flu shots to all veterans who are enrolled in the VA health-care system. To get the shots anytime through March 31, 2018, vets simply need to present a veterans identification card and a photo ID at any participating Walgreens Pharmacy. The group ID is VAFLU.

Join Indian Land Rotary Club

The Indian Land Rotary Club welcomes anyone interested in putting “Service Above Self.” The club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Tavern at the Lakes in Carolina Lakes Golf Club, 23012 Kingfisher Drive. For details, call Garrett Strader at (704) 621-6994 or gstrader3@gmail.com.

 

 

Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. Send business information to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.