• A+ Embroidery emerges from home

    When Elizabeth Venditti was laid off from her job at a land survey and engineering company, she and her husband, Chris, decided it was an opportunity.

    Last month, the couple took what had been a home-based business and opened A+ Embroidery at 8765 Charlotte Highway in Indian Land Plaza.

    Chris Venditti has applied his experience in the printing industry to operating a screen press and embroidery machines to create custom apparel and items.

  • Tire firm opening headquarters here this week

    Continental Tire will celebrate the grand opening of its new Indian Land headquarters this week.

    The company, which moved its headquarters from Charlotte, will mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 75,000-square foot building at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26.

    Matthias Schoenberg, CEO of Continental Tire North America, will speak at the event, followed by refreshments and a building tour. There will also be a mobile exhibit called “Untamed Innovation,” which spotlights various Continental tire technology.

  • Chamber to host luncheon April 7

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Business/Industry Council will hold a special luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center on the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus.

     The chamber, Catawba Regional Education Center and Comporium Communications are co-hosting this meeting about a new program being introduced by the S.C. Personal Pathways to Success and Kuder Connect 2 Business.

    E-mail lanchamber@comporium.net or call (803) 283-4105 to make reservations by April 3.


  • See Lancaster is now on Facebook and Twitter

    See Lancaster, the nonprofit group responsible for marketing and promoting Lancaster County, has embraced the social media phenomenon by establishing itself on Facebook.com and Twitter.com.

    The Web sites allow users to communicate with each other using status updates, a quick sentence explaining what the user is doing at any given moment. The sites have become extremely successful in the past few years, particularly with the increased speed of the Internet and the capability of downloading information onto cell phones.

  • In Business

    Healthy Woman event March 24

    The next Healthy Woman event will be “Getting Healthy ZZZ’s,” presented by Garrett Galloway and Kathy Davidson, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Garden Cafe of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster. The event is free to Healthy Woman members. For details, call (803) 416-8350.

    Career fair for veterans March 26

  • In Business

    Chamber Council to meet Thursday

    The Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at the law office of Blackwell Trimnal, in the Indian Land Professional Building at River Road and U.S. 521.

    Lancaster County EMS Director Lanny Bernard will be the guest speaker.

    Wilson offers  foreclosure clinic

  • Tex-Mex restaurant opens

    Indian Land’s first Tex-Mex restaurant – Las Tejanitas – is owned by two women entrepreneurs.

    Hope Williams, who grew up locally, worked for six years at a restaurant in Fort Mill before joining her former sister-in-law Olga Sanchez in business.

    Sanchez previously operated the Antijitos Mexicanos lunch truck in Indian Land.

    She is originally from Mexico and later lived in Houston, Texas, before moving to the area.

  • Locals nominated for human resources award

    The York County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and the York County Regional Chamber have partnered to recognize outstanding individuals in human resource management. The nominees will be recognized at the Second Annual Human Resource Management Awards Luncheon at the Rock Hill City Club at noon Thursday, March 12. 

    Local nominees are:

    • Lisa Bell, Jameson Corp

    • Phyllis Bunkley, Founders Federal Credit Union  

    • Jeff Bushardt, Comporium Communications  

  • Burke leaves local ESC

    The former director of the Lancaster County office of the Employment Security Commission has been promoted to the same position in the Midlands.

    Lynda Burke, who was the local director for seven years, is now director of the Lexington County office. Her last day working in Lancaster was Feb. 26 and her first day in Lexington was Feb. 27.

    Last week she talked exuberantly about her new post while expressing how difficult it was to leave Lancaster.

    “It happened to be the right thing to do,” Burke said about the job shift. 

  • Racer opens performance garage

    A new motor sports service has raced into Lancaster County.

    Performance Technologies, a company focused on race car preparation and set-up, officially opened Feb. 2, though it has been open since mid-January.

    Owner and racing enthusiast Ron Read recently moved to Indian Land from northern Virginia. The Charlotte area attracted him because of its close association with motor sports, particularly NASCAR.