Business Briefcase 1-2-19

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

SBDC offers free business services
The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Jan. 3 (first Thursday of each month) at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, 453 Colonial Ave., Lancaster.
Business consultant Eduardo Venegas offers business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, sales and growth strategies, financial management, human resources, veterans and minority business programs and resources and referrals.
For details or an appointment, call (803) 283-4105 or visit www.winthropregionalsbdc.org.
Morning Business Connections Jan. 4
The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s next Morning Business Connections is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at INSP/CrossRidge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert will speak. RSVP to brenda@lancasterchambersc.com and bring business cards to share.
Farm Bureau offices donate to HOPE
Lancaster County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents brought a little more joy to this holiday season by helping those facing hardship.
The local offices donated $1,000 to HOPE in Lancaster, which helps local individuals and families in crisis to recover and get back on their feet.
The donation is part of a company-sponsored holiday community outreach program called Farm Bureau Cares. Through Farm Bureau Cares, county Farm Bureau offices across South Carolina provide monetary donations in December to help a family or charity of their choice. Each local donation made by the County Farm Bureau and local agents is matched by Farm Bureau Insurance.
Walmart donates $19M to charities
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $19 million in cash and in-kind contributions to nonprofit organizations in South Carolina this year. These donations support programs focused on hunger relief, healthy eating, workforce development and disaster preparedness.
Walmart’s contributions include more than 10 million pounds of donated food to local food banks and hunger relief organizations. Walmart associates also performed more than 16,000 hours of volunteer service in their communities throughout fiscal year 2018.
Red Rose Farmers Market open Jan. 17
The city of Lancaster, Lancaster County and Eat Smart Move More Lancaster County host the Red Rose Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17 (third Thursday of each month) in the Lancaster County Administration Building parking lot, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
Chamber’s annual Soiree Jan. 30
The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host its 63rd annual Soiree Jan. 30 at The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by a meal and live music.
Ticket prices for the event are $60 per member and $80 for non-members. The deadline for reservation is Jan. 23. For details, or to RSVP call (803) 283-4105 or email Melissa@lancasterchambersc.com.
UW seeks tax prep volunteers
United Way of Lancaster County is looking for volunteers to do taxes for Lancaster residents this tax season. Volunteers will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $54,000 or less with their federal and state individual income tax returns.
Accounting experience not required. For details or to volunteer, call (803) 283-8923.
IL Rotary Club meets at Cruzin Reubenz
Indian Land Rotary Club welcomes anyone interested in putting “Service Above Self.” The club meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Cruzin Reubenz, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, contact Don Hagwell at (216) 533-0150 or dhagwell@yahoo.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.