• Business Briefcase 10-18-17

     Morning Business Connection Oct. 20

  • Publisher heads up national group

    Susan Rowell, publisher of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway, was elected president of the National Newspaper Association’s board of directors during the trade group’s 131st annual convention earlier this month in Tulsa, Okla.
    Rowell, who has served as a director for five years, said she is personally and professionally honored to lead the nation’s largest newspaper trade association, which represents 2,200 member publications.

  • Tax breaks detailed for Unique Loom

    A home décor distributor that is expanding into Lancaster County won’t have to pay its full share of county taxes for 10 years as an incentive.
    Unique Looms announced in May that it was creating 300-plus jobs in the next four years. Of those, 245 are new jobs and about 90 are moving here from York County. Unique Looms also has locations in downtown Fort Mill and near Carowinds.
    “They’re a great company,” said Jamie Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director, noting that Unique Looms plans to invest $4 million here.

  • Two medical facilities sign with RedStone

    from MPV Properties
    Charlotte – Two medical facilities will open in MPV Properties’ RedStone commercial development in Indian Land.
    MPV announced last week that MedFirst and iVision Associates will both lease space in phase 1 of the 310,000-square-foot retail development development, which is under construction now.
    MedFirst will occupy 3,221 square feet and iVision Associates will occupy 1,340 square feet.

  • Promenade to break ground next week

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center, the Promenade @ Carolina Reserve, will break ground next week.
    Tennessee-based developer Hutton, which is building the shopping center for Lennar Corp., announced last week that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.

  • Business Briefcase 10-11-17

    Chamber After 5! Mix & Mingle! Oct. 12

  • Arts mean big business for region

    The nonprofit arts sector accounts for $360 million in annual economic activity in the 16 counties that make up the Charlotte region, including Lancaster, according to a detailed study released last month.
    “It’s not just food for the soul, but putting food on the table,” said Randy Cohen, vice president of the national nonprofit Americans for the Arts.

  • Business Briefcase 10-4-17

    The Southern Olive ribbon-cutting Oct. 4

    The Southern Olive, 8356 Charlotte Highway, Suite 102, Indian Land, will hold its grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4, with assistance from the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome.

  • Blue Cross gets OK for 31% hike

    by Mark Manicone/reporter
    As debate over the Affordable Care Act swirls in Washington, insurance officials last week agreed to allow South Carolina’s only individual plan on the state’s ACA exchange to raise its premiums 31 percent next year.
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina initially asked for a 33.4 percent increase, saying this year’s premiums did not generate nearly enough to cover the insurer’s claims, taxes and administrative expenses.

  • Business Briefcase 9-27-17

    Collective Goods flash sale at SMH
    Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will host a Collective Goods flash sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept 28 on the hospital mezzanine.
    The sale is sponsored by the SMH Auxiliary and all proceeds benefit its scholarship fund and other projects.