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Business Briefcase 8-14-19

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast
The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development and the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast 7:45-9:30 a.m. Aug. 15. The event will be in the Arnold Special Events Room of USC Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster.
The event will honor five existing businesses for their economic impact and contribution to Lancaster County over the past three to 10 years. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette.
Tickets are $15 each. RSVP to bmthompson@lancastercountysc.net or call (803) 286-3623.
Sweetwaters grand opening next week
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 9623 RedStone Drive, Suite 500, Indian Land, will offer special giveaways and deals (while supplies last) during its grand opening week, Aug. 17-23.
The coffee shop will hold a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Aug. 21, with the help of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and local government officials. The public is welcome to attend.
Tide Cleaners grand opening Aug. 23
Tide Cleaners in RedStone will hold its grand opening and ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at 9624 RedStone Drive, Indian Land.
The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster County government officials will assist with the celebration. 
All residents are invited to this event.
SBDC offers free business services
The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Sept. 5 (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.
Mackey offers diabetes program
Mackey Family Practice, 1025 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, is offering a diabetes prevention program with trained coaches to help participants lose weight and prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. The program is free to all Medicare beneficiaries. For details or to sign up for the next session, call (803) 285-7414.
Indian Land Rotary Lunch Club meets
The Indian Land Rotary Lunch Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Oak Room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. All are welcome. For details, call or text (803) 984-5059 or email RCILLunch@aol.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.
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.
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, through October. The Steele Hill farmers market sells locally grown fruit and vegetables. For details, call Mae Barber at (803) 286-8355.
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 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.
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.

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