• Business Briefcase 1-17-18

    S.C. AgriBiz & Farm Expo Jan. 17-18 

    The sixth annual S.C. Agri-Biz & 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. 

  • Hospital limits visits because of flu


  • County extends Founders’ tax deal

    The county has extend its current fee-in-lieu of taxes (FILOT) agreement with Founders Federal Credit Union through 2020, though one councilman was still apprehensive about the proposal.
    “If we do it for one, we should do it for any of ’em,” said Lancaster County Councilman Jack Estridge, noting the extension could set a precedent.  

  • Business Briefcase 1-10-18

    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 

  • Save gas receipts for state deduction

    The receipt available with fuel fill-ups is no longer an insignificant slip of paper to discard.
    State taxpayers have a chance to save a little extra money by hanging onto fuel receipts.
    On Jan. 1, a new income tax credit went into effect to offset the gas tax increase passed by state lawmakers last spring, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Revenue.

  • U.S. small-business optimism soaring

    From the National Federation of Independent Business
    COLUMBIA – Not since the roaring Reagan economy has small-business optimism been as high as it was in November, and S.C. business owners share that sentiment, the National Federation of Independent Business said Dec. 12, 2017.
    “We haven’t seen this kind of optimism in 34 years, and we’ve seen it only once in the 44 years that NFIB has been conducting this research,” said NFIB President Juanita Duggan, releasing the group’s Index of Small Business Optimism.

  • Business Briefcase 1-3-18

    IL Morning Business Connections Jan. 5

  • Business Briefcase 12-27-17

    IL Morning Business Connections Jan. 5

  • Workers cheer ‘mudbreaking’ at Movement Mortgage

    Movement Mortgage held a raucous pep rally and a “mudbreaking” in the rain Dec. 20, launching construction of a facility that will double its workforce in Indian Land.
    Nearly 800 cheering employees packed the lobby of the company’s not quite two-year-old headquarters in Bailes Ridge Corporate Park.

  • Aldi recalls apples sold at some stores in Carolinas

    Grocery chain Aldi has voluntarily recalled certain apples supplied by Jack Brown Produce Inc. because of a Listeria contamination.
    The affected products were available for purchase after Dec. 13, and limited to certain Aldi stores in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina, the company said in a statement.
    Aldi has two stores in Lancaster County – in Lancaster and Indian Land. The statement did not say whether the local stores had sold any of the apples, but the manager of the Lancaster store said neither of the local stores had.