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Business Briefcase 12-26-18

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

Servpro sponsors football bowl game
Servpro will sponsor the inaugural Servpro First Responder Bowl on Dec. 26 at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium.
The newly renamed bowl is designed to honor the sacrifice and service of the brave men and women who are the first line of defense in local communities when the unexpected or the unthinkable happens, said James Plemons of Servproof Kershaw and Lancaster counties.
Kickoff for the event, televised by ESPN, is 1:30 p.m. Dec. 26, featuring Boston College and Boise State University.
“It’s a privilege to have the Servpro name associated with an event that celebrates the dedication and selflessness of first responders,” Plemons said. “These men and women are true hometown heroes and first on the scene when disaster strikes, helping to save lives and protect property.”
The game will honor police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue teams, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel with first responder training.
Event organizers planned to distribute 10,000 complimentary tickets to verified first responders and their families who signed up at https://www.firstresponderbowl.com/first-responders.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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