• Soliant lays off some employees

    Soliant LLC in Lancaster laid off employees about a week ago.

    The company, which manufactures paint film used in several different industries, used to employ about 100 people, according to a press release issued last year when the company was acquired by AkzoNobel.

    Soliant Human Resources Manager Diane Thompson refused to say how many people have been laid off at the plant. She also would not say how many people work there.

    “We have had a reduction in force and it was related to the economy,” Thompson said Thursday.

  • Go green - even in death

    CHARLOTTE – Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services is the first in this area to offer a “green burial” program.  

    “With the owners and operators of Heritage Funeral Home being from the Baby Boomer Generation, we feel it is important to respond to the needs and desires of a segment within the Baby Boomer Generation,” said Harris High, owner and founder of the first location of Heritage Funeral Home in Indian Trail in 1998.

  • 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