• Business Briefcase 3-20-19

    Ag+Art Tour seeking farm tour sites
    The South Carolina Ag+Art Tour is seeking farms to participate in the nation’s largest free farm tour in June. The self-guided tour is an opportunity for farms to showcase their operations and expand their exposure to locals and visitors. The tour includes local artisans on location at participating farm sites during the tour weekends.

  • SMH now Lancaster Medical Center

    It’s official. At 8:16 p.m. Feb. 28, the Medical University of South Carolina signed the closing documents to purchase Springs Memorial Hospital.
    The next morning, MUSC leaders welcomed hospital staff and elected officials in the lobby of the newly christened MUSC Lancaster Medical Center.
    Dr. Patrick Cawley, MUSC Health CEO, said the mission of the Charleston-based medical university is to improve the health of all South Carolinians.

  • Business Briefcase 3-13-19

    Collective Goods Pop-Up Sale March 13
    A Collective Goods Pop-Up Sale, sponsored by the hospital auxiliary, is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14 and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15 on the mezzanine at MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s scholarship fund and other projects.
    IL Dental Care to cut ribbon March 14

  • Indian Land institution moves south

    Yarborough Tractors & Equipment, founded in Indian Land in the 1940s, has moved south, relocating to U.S. 521 Bypass South between Lancaster and the Elgin community.
    The business now occupies the former Shute Body Shop building near J&S Concrete. It opened there Feb. 4.
    “The only things that’s changed are the address and phone number. Everything else is the same,” said business owner Tim Howie, who runs the tractor and equipment business with his son, Andrew Howie.

  • Business Briefcase 3-6-19

    Chamber member orientation March 6
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber 101 is 8:30-9:30 a.m. March 6 in the board room at TownePlace Suites, 1047 Red Ventures Drive, Indian Land.
    The program helps new members get involved and informs them of great ways to better use their chamber membership.
    RSVP to brenda@lancasterchambersc.com or (803) 283-4105 to register or for details.
    SBDC offers free business services

  • County losing planning director

    Lancaster County Planning Director Penelope G. Karagounis has resigned to take the same position with the town of Fort Mill.
    A county employee since 2004, Karagounis was named planning director in 2012. Her last day here was Feb. 19.
    “It’s the same title. I’m moving from planning director to planning director,” she said of her new role in Fort Mill, where she will supervise a staff of four, compared to five in Lancaster.

  • IL Rotarians want to form second club

    In the 12 years since the Indian Land Rotary Club was established, a lot has changed in the northernmost point of the county.
    With far more businesses, residents and issues to face, Indian Land might be primed for a second Rotary club, which would meet at lunch to complement the breakfast club.
    “The reason for the lunch club is because of the expansion of Indian Land,” said past club President Tracy Little, who started the first IL Rotary. “If we’ve had that much success with the breakfast club, we can have success with the lunch club.”

  • Business Briefcase 2-27-18

    HOPE offers free tax preparation help
    HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, will be offering free tax help through SC Thrive noon-3 p.m. Feb. 28. To qualify for this free service, applicants should have an adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less per year for individual filers and $95,000 or less for married coupes filing jointly. For details or to request an appointment, call (803) 577-3456 and leave a message and number.

  • Housing planned for Van Wyck Road

    The story of development in Indian Land continues, with another potential project slated for a 49-acre site wedged between U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road.
    Charlotte-based Van Wyck Partners owns 24 acres along Van Wyck Road, and is in talks to buy an adjacent 24 acres, owned by the Agnes W. Yarborough Living Trust.
    The project, Carolina Crossings, is in the early stages, with Van Wyck Partners seeking approval to rezone the property from its general business and low-density residential status to regional business zoning, which is more of a mixed-use category.

  • Business Briefcase 2-20-19

    Chamber offers new member orientation
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce offers Chamber 101 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Comporium board room,1091 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. The program helps new members get involved and inform them of great ways to better use their chamber membership. RSVP to brenda@lancasterchambersc.com to register or for details.
    HOPE offers free tax preparation help