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Business Briefcase 7-17-19

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

Last day for senior produce vouchers
The final day to receive Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers is July 18. Vouchers help supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh produce and support South Carolina’s small farmers.
The seasonal USDA grant program allows individuals age 60 and older to buy fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs through Oct. 15.
Participants get five checks of $5 each to spend at authorized locations. Checks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants must provide proof of identity and county residence and declare their household income. Homebound seniors may provide a statement granting permission for someone to apply on their behalf, with proof of identity and income for the homebound senior.
Vouchers will be issued 9 a.m.-noon July 18 at HOPE Senior Wellness Center, 305 E. Arch St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 898-1760 or email Seandra.Kelly@dss.sc.gov.
Chamber offers trip to Tuscany in March      
The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is offering a nine-day trip to the Tuscany region of Italy, departing March 24, 2020. The trip price is $3,399, if booked by Oct. 24. For details, contact Melissa Walker-Price at (803) 283-4105 or Melissa@lancasterchambersc.com.
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.
Steele Hill Farmers Market now open
A small farmers market opens at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at Steele Hill AME Zion Church, 6021 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, and will be held through October. The Steele Hill farmers market sells locally grown fruit and vegetables. For details, call Mae Barber at (803) 286-8355.
Carolina Country Store hosts market
Carolina Country Store, 9510 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, is hosting a farmers market 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays through August.
It features local organic greens, pasture-raised eggs, local baked goods, pimento cheese, pickles, hot sauces, crafts, flowers and plants.
For details, call (803) 547-5146 or visit www.thecarolinacountrystore.com.
SCCL Fresh Produce Market open
Sun City Carolina Lakes Fresh Produce Market is open every Wednesday, through the end of September. It has local vendor 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. For details, call (704) 651-6671.
County farmers market now open
The Lancaster County Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, is open 7 a.m-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August. The market offers local and South Carolina-grown fruits and vegetables. Call (803) 285-5545 or visit mylancastersc.org and search for “farmers market” for details.
SBDC offers free business services
The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Aug. 1 (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, call (803) 283-4105 or visit www.winthropregionalsbdc.org.

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