Business Briefcase 9-5-18

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A weekly listing of area business news and events

Chamber seeking new members
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host its membership campaign Sept. 5-7. This year’s theme is college football.
The kickoff event, with cheering, awards, announcements of new members and fun for the teams, will be 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at The Craft Stand, 134 S. Main St., Lancaster.
The wrap-up celebration will be 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck.
For details or to volunteer for the campaign, email Brenda@lancasterchambersc.com.

IL Fall Festival kickoff event Sept. 8

The 2018 Indian Land Fall Festival kickoff event is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck. For details, email indianlandfallfest@gmail.com.

Beltone celebrates National Grandparents Day
Beltone will celebrate National Grandparents Day (Sept. 9) with parties at their Indian Land and Lancaster offices from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. There will be festive balloons, light refreshments and the first 20 grandparents who come in each office will receive a free Basic Clean Kit for their hearing aids (a $50.00 value) from Beltone.
The Indian Land office is in Suite 300, 6277 Carolina Commons Drive.
The Lancaster office is in Suite A, at 306 N. Main St.

Ross hiring event next week
Ross Dress for Less is holding an appointment-only hiring event for its new store in The Promenade at Carolina Reserve 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11-13 at the Lancaster SC Works Center, 705 N. White St., Lancaster.
Applicants should complete an application at the company website, https://corp.rossstores.com/careers, and then call (803) 313-7393 to schedule a date and time for an interview. Applicants must have an up-to-date resume in SC Works online system to receive a referral.
Applicants should arrive dressed and prepared for an interview, with no visible tattoos or facial piercings.

Sun City market appreciates its shoppers
Sun City Carolina Lakes Fresh Produce Market will hold Customer Appreciation Day 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 12 at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land.
In addition to its weekly vendors, it will hold  a free raffle for a basket of gift certificates from vendors.
The certificates can be redeemed on Sept. 19 or 26 with the vendors at the market.
It will also offer free samples from vendors, along with tasting samples made from seasonal vegetables and fruits. The raffle and tasting samples will be available under the Lodge Pavilion.
The public is always welcome at the market, which offers vegetables, breads, take-home foods, eggs, fresh-baked goods, dressings, olive oils/vinegars, nuts, pickles, take-home barbecue, hand-made cosmetic items and knife-sharpening services. 
The market is open to all through the end of September. For details, call (704) 651-6671.

Morning Business Connections Sept. 14
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Morning Business Connections 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at INSP/CrossRidge Café, 2001 Prayer Center Drive, Indian Land.
Pamela Trimnal will speak on the “Be in Favor” bond referendum campaign. Bring plenty of business cards to share.
To RSVP, email branda@lancasterchambersc.com.

Lancaster County Career Fair Sept. 20
The Lancaster County Career Fair will be held 4-7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the council chambers in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
For details, call (803) 416-9744 or email jkennington@lancastercountysc.net.

Red Rose Farmers Market is Sept. 20

The city of Lancaster, Lancaster County and Eat Smart Move More Lancaster County will host the Red Rose Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. Sept. 20 (third Thursday of each month) in the parking lot of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Steele Hill Farmer’s Market open Wednesdays and Saturdays

The Steele Hill Farmer’s Market, which features fresh, local vegetables, opens at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Steele Hill AME Zion Church arbor, 6021 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. For details, call Mae Barber, (803) 286-8355.


County Farmers Market open three days a week

The Lancaster County Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, is open 7 a.m-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while supplies last. The market offers local and S.C.-grown produce. Call (803) 285-5545 for details.

SBDC offers free business services

The Small Business Development Center offers free business services the 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.

Register now for leadership program
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for its seven-month 2018-19 Leadership Lancaster class.
The class is limited to 30 participants. Cost is $700 for chamber members, $750 for non-members.
Application deadline is Sept. 30.
Email brenda@lancasterchambersc.com for details on the program.

Join Indian Land Rotary Club
Indian Land Rotary Club welcomes anyone interested in putting “Service Above Self.” The club meets 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Tavern at the Lakes in Carolina Lakes Golf Club, 23012 Kingfisher Drive, Indian Land. For details, contact membership chair Don Hagwell at (216) 533-0150 or dhagwell@yahoo.com.

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