Business Briefcase 4-24-19

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

Social Media Boot Camp for farmers
The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition will hold a Social Media Boot Camp for farmers 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 at the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St., Fort Lawn.    
A beginner session is 10 a.m.-noon, farmer panel lunch is noon-1 p.m. and an advanced session is 1-3 p.m.
Sessions are $15 each or $25 for both or free to S.C. New and Beginning Farmer Program members. Register by April 25. For details or to register, visit catawbafarm-andfood.org/workshops.
Paws hosts grand opening April 27
Paws in the Panhandle Animal Rescue and Adoption will host a grand opening noon-4 April 27 at its Palmetto Kennel location, 222 Palmetto Kennel Lane, Lancaster.  
Everyone is welcome to tour Lancaster County’s first privately owned no-kill sanctuary. There will be lots of family fun, food and shopping with numerous vendors, a silent auction, free bounce house and face painting, snow cones, popcorn, music, pony rides and even piglets.
All available pets waiting for their “forever” homes will be out and about with various volunteers or resting comfortably in their new habitats.
For details, call (803) 285-1809.
Tour of The Ivy Place Farm April 30
The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association will host a tour of The Ivy Place Farm at 4 p.m. April 30 and pick strawberries afterward.
The farm is just south of the entrance to the house at 8603 Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck.
Host Terry Graham will talk about the different crops on the farm and the farm operations.
For details, call Ann Christie at (803) 286-4455, extension 101, or association President Mae Barber at (803) 286-8355.
Ag+Art Tour seeks artisans/crafters
The 2019 Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County is seeking artisans to take part in the June 22-23 event.
The tour is seeking individuals who make hand-crafted products or value-added food products. Artisans will be located at each farm sites where they may sell their products.
There is no fee to participate. A list of participating farm sites can be found at www.agandarttour.com/sites.
Application deadline is April 30. Visit http://www.agandarttour.com/artisans to apply or for more info.
Sun City fresh market opens May 1
Sun City Carolina Lakes Fresh Produce Market will be held every Wednesday, beginning May 1 through the end of September.
It has local vendors’ booths offering vegetables, breads, take-home foods, eggs, fresh-baked goods, dressings, olive oils/vinegars, fresh seafood, fresh flowers, cheese, pickles and knife-sharpening services.
The market is open to all at The Lodge, 3955 Sun City Blvd., at the corner of Del Webb Boulevard. For details, call (704) 651-6671.
SBDC offers free business services
The Small Business Development Center offers free business services May 2 (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.
IL Rotary Club meets at Cruzin Reubenz
The 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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