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Business

  • Folk artist to speak at chamber’s annual meeting

    Jim Shore, creator of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Limited Edition Historic Sites Series in 1993 and a nationally-known award-winning American folk artist, will be guest speaker at the chamber’s 53rd annual meeting Jan. 29.

    The event, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, will be held at the Fairway Room of Lancaster Golf Club, beginning at 6:15 p.m. with a reception before the 7 p.m. dinner meeting.

  • Plumber strives for customer satisfaction

    Day or night, you’ll never have to worry again about overflowing toilets, a broken water heater or clogged pipes.

    Chris Carter, owner of Carter Quality Plumbing, assures customers that he and his staff will provide professional and courteous service promptly, every time they are called, he said.

    “My philosophy is that the customer will be 100 percent satisfied, with no questions asked, 100 percent of the time,” Carter said. He promises that each call will be answered by a “live person” all day and all night.

  • Comporium drops two S.C. cable stations

    ROCK HILL – Federal Communications Commission regulations now require cable companies to obtain broadcast TV stations’ permission to carry their signals on the cable system. 

    Across the nation, cable TV companies and broadcast station owners are working out what the new broadcast station fee will be and how much it will mean on each subscriber’s monthly bill. 

    Comporium, which serves customers in Lancaster and York counties, said negotiations with the seven Charlotte broadcast stations are nearly finalized.

  • Families urged to protect seniors from influenza

    This past holiday season, America’s senior citizens were surrounded by people sneezing, coughing and spreading germs. It happens at the mall, the holiday concert or the family dinner, and those germs could potentially be fatal. That’s why Senior Helpers, one of the leading providers of in-home care for seniors, is advising families to get their elderly loved ones a flu vaccine before the flu season arrives in full force.

  • In Business

    Open house at IL chamber, LCEDC

    An open house will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the joint offices of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Catawba Regional Workforce Investment Board and Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce in Indian Land.

    The offices are in Suite 135 in the Pinckney Building of 521 Corporate Center on U.S. 521, north of S.C. 160.

    The Indian Land Chamber Council will not meet this month. It encourages its members to attend the open house instead.

  • Liberty Tax Service offers free classes

    Liberty Tax Service offers the public a free opportunity to learn the latest tax changes and improve their tax preparation skills in its Rapid Tax Class.

    The one-week class starts Jan. 5 at the new Liberty Tax Service, 5441 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) in the Villages at Doby’s Bridge in Indian Land.

    No prior tax experience is necessary to register and take the class.  

    Liberty’s goals are to educate tax students to reap more savings on their own returns and ready them for possible employment in the tax industry.  

  • Springs tower clock to tick again

    A piece of Lancaster history will find a new home.

    The rebuilding of the Lancaster Plant clock tower, a project that has been in the works for more than four years, will take place at the site of the new three-story Founders Federal Credit Union Corporate Center.

    The headquarters will be on 30 acres at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads.

    Founders plans to complete the first phase of the headquarters’ construction within the next few months.

  • State jobless rate still climbing

    South Carolina’s unemployment rate continued to soar in November reaching 8.4 percent, the state Employment Security Commission reported Dec. 19.

    This is half a point above the revised rate of 7.9 percent in October and the  highest rate since September 1983. The number of unemployed rose 11,500 to 182,900, while the state’s labor force was little changed at 2,171,400.

  • In Business

    Rodriguez joins Thompson

    Ernie Rodriguez joined Thompson Financial Group in September as an investment advisor representative and is now serving clients in the Fort Mill/Indian Land community with their personal and business financial needs.

    Rodriguez works out of the firm’s Charlotte office and can be reached at (704) 840-2255.

    Rodriguez and his wife, Kathleen and their two daughters, Angela and Emily, moved to Indian Land from the Detroit, Mich. area.

  • New owner takes over IL nightspot offers live music

    Jane Alford

    cgnews@thelancasternews.com

    A popular Indian Land nightspot has changed hands again.

    Myra Bowers bought the former Palmetto Ale House (once known as Palmetto Jack’s) from Kevin Wagner in November.

    Bowers, who has owned and managed bars in this region for 30-plus years, is excited about her new place in Indian Land.

    “I inherited three wonderful cooks when I bought this place,” she said, so the Pour House offers excellent food.