Business Briefcase 12-19-18

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

Moseley wins USGBC leadership award
Moseley Architects, which designed the new Van Wyck Elementary School and new Indian Land High School, which is seeking to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, won a sustainable business leadership award in the Community Change Agent – Professional Services category from the Carolinas’ U.S. Green Business Council.
With a nearly 20-year history of promoting sustainable design, a diverse portfolio of LEED projects and a strong commitment to sustainability, Moseley Architects, with offices across the Carolinas, has positioned itself as a Community Change Agent that is dedicated to USGBC’s mission of transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
The award goes to a leader, organization, company or governmental entity that has demonstrated leadership in sustainability at an exceptional scale, demonstrated through their commitment and impact through such activities as LEED and other certifications, GRESB  reporting or other verified indicators.
The award was presented at the annual Carolinas Green Gala and Sustainable Business Awards banquet Nov. 28 in Charlotte.
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.
Red Rose Farmers Market open Dec. 20
The city of Lancaster, Lancaster County and Eat Smart Move More Lancaster County host the Red Rose Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. Dec. 20 (third Thursday of each month) in the Lancaster County Administration Building parking lot, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
Farmers market still open Saturdays
The Lancaster County Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, is open 7 a.m-1 p.m. Saturdays in December, while supplies last.
The market offers local and South Carolina-grown produce. Call (803) 285-5545 for details.
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.
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.

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