• Buisness Briefcase 9-19-18

    Lancaster County Career Fair canceled
    The Lancaster County Career Fair scheduled for Sept. 20 has been canceled and will be rescheduled later. Applications for current vacancies can still be made online at www.mylancastersc.org/jobs and paper applications are available at the human resources office at 101 N. Main St., Lancaster; or by emailing jkennington@lancastercountysc.net.

  • Chamber drive nets 30 new members

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce bumped its membership up by almost 10 percent in its annual membership  drive.
    “We are excited to welcome 30 new members who have joined the chamber and partner with us to make Lancaster County a better place to live, work and do business,” said Dean Faile, the chamber’s president and CEO.

  • County government holds its first job fair Sept. 20

    With Lancaster County’s low jobless rate and an influx of economic activity, employers are having a hard time filling many positions.
    The county government is organizing its first-ever job fair next week to round up applicants for its own vacancies, which number about 20.
    “It seems we have more jobs than people to work,” said county spokeswoman Jessica Kennington.

  • Business Briefcase 9-12-18

    Ross hiring event this week
    Ross Dress for Less is holding an appointment-only hiring event for its new Indian Land store 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.

  • Gilbert to become master in his field

    Some might rightfully say Jamie Gilbert has already become a “master practitioner” of economic development, but soon he could have a piece of paper certifying it.
    Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director, has been approved for a new and highly selective program for senior-level economic development leaders that should only burnish his skills, and potentially help the county accrue even more business investment in coming years.

  • Woodie’s Auto Service opens first S.C. shop

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    The Woodie family opened its 11th Woodie’s Auto Service in June. Located at 9528 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, the facility is Woodie’s first location in South Carolina.
    It features 12 service bays and is staffed by about 14 employees. Longtime Woodie’s employee and manager Duane Hutcheson is managing the new location.
    “Indian Land is an area we’ve really wanted to be in for quite some time,” said company Vice President Brad Woodie.

  • Business Briefcase 9-5-18

    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.

  • Hobby Lobby shopper ‘can’t wait to get inside’

    The long-awaited shopping at The Promenade at Carolina Reserve has officially begun.
    At a little past 9 a.m. Monday morning, as more than 100 people waited patiently outside for an official ribbon-cutting to conclude, Hobby Lobby opened its doors to customers.
    It’s the first retailer to open in the mammoth 300,000- square-foot complex, located at the corner of U.S. 521 and Jim Wilson Road, across from Carolina Commons shopping center and Sun City Carolina Lakes.

  • Business Briefcase 8-29-18

    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.

  • A victory lap for Lancaster County

    What a difference a decade can make.
    It was just 10 years ago, as the Great Recession took hold, that Forbes magazine listed Lancaster as the “most vulnerable” town in America.