• Business Briefcase: Feb. 13, 2019

    HOPE offers free tax preparation help
    HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, will be offering free tax help through SC Thrive noon-3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 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.

    Chamber offers new member orientation

  • Women of Distinction

    Five of the county’s most active business and community leaders were honored Wednesday at the local chamber’s annual soiree, and for the first time since the group began giving the awards three decades ago, all of the winners were women.
    “It makes me so proud,” said Melissa Prince, the incoming chair of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. “These are professional women who care, and are smart, and are out there making a difference.”

  • County OKs 264 apartments on U.S. 521

    A 45-acre multi-use development that includes office space, retail stores and 264 apartment units will be built along U.S. 521 just south of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.
    After reviewing a conceptual site map at its Jan. 28 meeting, Lancaster County Council passed third reading of the Widewaters Land Co. zoning request that changes two tracts from general business to regional business, which will accommodate the multifamily housing units.
    The vote was 6-1, with Terry Graham opposed.

  • RedStone prepares for Phase 2

    Almost a year after its grand opening, the RedStone shopping center has almost completed Phase 1, consisting of over 70,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and commercial space, in addition to the Stone Theatres 14-screen movie complex.
    RedStone, which is being developed by MPV Properties of Charlotte, is located on U.S. 521 at S.C. 160 in the heart of Indian Land.
    “We’re very pleased with Phase 1,” said MPV Properties Development Manager Mike Bilodeau. “We’re happy with the execution. We love the location.”

  • Business Briefcase 2-6-19

    SBDC offers free business services
    The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Feb. 7 (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.

  • Business Briefcase 1-30-19

    United Way offers free tax preparation
    United Way of Lancaster County volunteers in Indian Land and Lancaster are offering free tax return preparation starting Jan. 30 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

  • Movement buying Lennar lender

    Indian Land-based Movement Mortgage announced Jan. 9 that it is acquiring construction giant Lennar Corp.’s mortgage subsidiary, Eagle Home Mortgage.
    Movement Communications Director Adam O’Daniel described the acquisition as a terrific opportunity.
    “Eagle Home Mortgage is a company that we’ve respected for a long time,” he said. “We have been actively recruiting their top loan officers for the last few years.”

  • Bretagne open house Saturday

    from M/I Homes
    Charlotte-based M/I Homes will host a free open house of its homes in the Bretagne neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 26.
    The event at 2290 Loire Valley Drive in Indian Land will include a live radio broadcast at noon with Ramona Holloway from 107.9 The Link’s  “Matt & Ramona Show.” Bring your children for games for all ages from the 107.9 The Link crew.

  • Business Briefcase 1-23-19

    Forever stamp prices going up 10 percent
    If you’re looking to save money on postage, now is the time to buy first-class stamps.
    On Jan. 27, the price of a Forever Stamp jumps from 50 cents to 55 cents, the largest percentage increase in three decades.
    The Postal Service is also increasing other prices. Flat-rate shipping boxes and envelopes will cost more. Priority Mail Express rates will increase 3.9 percent, and Priority Mail will increase 5.9 percent.

  • County launches job-search site

    The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development has launched a new website that showcases open jobs that are available at local manufacturers and corporate facilities. 
    The standalone website – www.lancastercountyscjobs.com – is designed to connect manufacturing and corporate facilities to prospective employees, and sorts open jobs into manufacturing or professional categories.