• Business Briefcase 10-31-18

    Sign up now for leadership program
    There is still time to sign up for Leadership Lancaster, which begins in November 2018 and continues until May 2019. For details, contact the chamber at (803) 283-4105 or Brenda@lancasterchambersc.com.

  • Ross donates $2,500 to Friends of DW Library

    from Friends of the Del Webb Library
    The Ross Stores Foundation believes in giving back to the communities where the company’s stores are located.
    The new Ross Dress for Less store at 7810 Charlotte Highway in the Promenade at Carolina Reserve is no exception.
    The foundation researched local nonprofits and chose the Friends of the Del Webb Library as the recipient of a donation in honor of the store’s grand opening celebration.

  • Business Briefcase 10-24-18

    Chamber’s After 5 Mix & Mingle! Oct. 25
    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s next After 5 Mix & Mingle! is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Tavern at the Lakes at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Sun City Carolina Lakes, 23012 Kingfisher Drive, Indian Land. The winners of the chamber’s annual Rub of the Green will be announced at the event. There is no charge for this event, which is sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union. RSVP to the chamber at (803) 283-4105 or Brenda@lancasterchambersc.com.

  • Chamber wins group’s top award

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce has been named Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
    The local chamber competed against 27 other accredited chambers with 700 or fewer members. The award was presented at the CACCE’s annual management conference in Blowing Rock, N.C.

  • Movement Mortgage lays off 75 in IL

    Movement Mortgage, a big driver of the Panhandle’s recent economic boom, announced layoffs of 180 workers Thursday, Oct. 4, including 75 at its Indian Land headquarters.
    The company blamed lower loan volumes, a consequence of rising interest rates that have triggered a downturn in housing and mortgage markets across the country. It cited predictions for continued softening of loan demand in 2019.

  • Resolute selling Catawba plant for $300M

    Resolute Forest Products is selling its Catawba paper mill – the old Bowater plant, a major regional employer since the 1950s – to a California-based maker of cardboard-box materials for $300 million.
    Under the agreement’s terms, buyer New-Indy Containerboard will offer employment to all 460 Catawba employees when the sale is finished, likely around year-end, Resolute said in a statement.

  • Business Briefcase 10-10-18

    Morning Business Connections Oct. 12
    The next Morning Business Connections will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at INSP’s CrossRidge Café, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land.
    Pamela Trimnal will speak on behalf of the “Be in Favor” campaign supporting the upcoming county recreation bond referendum.

  • TLN ad staff named No. 1 among S.C. weekly papers

    The Lancaster News advertising staff, which also handles advertising for Carolina Gateway, won 26 awards in the S.C. Press Association’s 2018 PALMY Advertising Contest, including the President’s Award for best overall advertising content in a weekly publication.
    The honors included 10 first-place, seven second-place and eight third-place awards in categories ranging from fashion to events and entertainment. TLN was judged against 28 other SCPA newspapers across the state.

  • Sharonview promotes two to vice president

    from Sharonview Federal Credit Union
    Sharonview Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Indian Land, has promoted Rosalyn Hudson to vice president of member service operations and Shaundra Warren to vice president of loss mitigation.

  • Business Briefcase 10-3-18

    SBDC offers free business services
    The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Oct. 4 (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.