Business Briefcase 2-6-19

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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 Feb. 7 (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.

Natural Foods hosts cooking series
The Natural Foods Academy, 1030 Wells Lane, Indian Land, will host a cooking series, “The Power of Food for Prevention & Survival,” with classes beginning Feb. 7. The four-week class meets weekly to discuss the benefits of plant-based nutrition, with tips, cooking demonstrations and lots of food. The cost of the series is $197. For details or to register, visit healthyinstructor.com/bonnie-jean-crook.

North Corner Haven hosts open house Feb. 9
North Corner Haven, 3420 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, will host an open house noon-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Vendors will sell food and beverages, and bluegrass artist Josh Daniels will perform. To attend the free open house, RSVP at northcornerhaven.com/rsvp/. For details, call (980) 293-5229 or email info@northcorner-haven.com.

Free tax assistance service available
Free tax preparation assistance is available 1-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15 at the Lancaster County Council on Aging, 309 Plantation Road, Lancaster.
Bring a photo ID, Social Security cards or ITIN numbers for all statements of income, W-2 and 1099 forms, brokerage statements of sales of stocks or bonds, health-care forms, marketplace exemption letters, and checking and savings account information for direct deposit or refund. Walk-ins welcome.
United Way offers free tax preparation
United Way of Lancaster County volunteers in Indian Land and Lancaster are offering free tax return preparation for those with household incomes of $55,000 or less through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Tax preparation will be done at the Lancaster County Library and the Del Webb Library in Indian Land.
Volunteers prepare basic tax returns, including Schedules A, claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits, and comparable state tax forms. Volunteers do not prepare business or complex returns.
Taxpayers must have photo identification and Social Security cards (or individual taxpayer identification numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2), interest and dividend statements (Form 1099), a copy of last year’s return, and any other income and expense information.
For joint e-filed returns, both spouses must be present to sign forms.
To register for an appointment, call 2-1-1 or (866) 892-9211.
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.

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