• Chamber Soiree is Jan. 30

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and its members will celebrate their 2018 accomplishments and kick off the new chamber year at its Soiree on Jan. 30.
    Founders Federal Credit Union is presenting sponsor.
    The 63rd annual meeting will be held at The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land.
    The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception preceding the meal and live music and the business portion of the event.

  • Business Briefcase 1-16-19

    Restaurants part of Queen’s Feast
     Two restaurants with local ties are taking part in Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week on Jan. 18-27. During the event, the restaurants are offering three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 per person. See Queen’s Feast menus online.

  • Hospital gets 5 Zero Harm awards

    from Springs Memorial Hospital
    Springs Memorial Hospital was awarded five Zero Harm Safety Awards by the S.C. Hospital Association on Nov. 27.  

  • Business Briefcase 1-9-19

    Zamek chair of S.C. Alzheimer’s group
    Seth Zamek, owner and executive director of Senior Helpers, has been appointed chairman of the S.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. His term began July 1, and lasts two years.
    As chairman, Zamek leads a board of 21 members from around the state.
    The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier voluntary health organization battling Alzheimer’s disease. The association serves to provide support, educate and conduct and fund research on the disease.

  • County may charge private trash haulers more

    Lancaster County’s garbage-disposal costs are soaring as the Panhandle’s population skyrockets, and officials are considering a new payment system to shift more of those costs to the people producing the trash.
    “We’re seeing so much coming in that it’s overwhelming,” said Jeff Catoe, the county’s public works director.
    There’s even more pressure on the county now because changes in the marketplace have ended almost all recycling, adding to the tonnage going into landfills.

  • Business Briefcase 1-2-19

    SBDC offers free business services
    The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Jan. 3 (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.

  • Email fraud targets PCI

    An Indian Land company was the victim of a cyber crime last month, costing it more than $13,600.
    Christian Kropac Jr., president of PCI Group Inc., said the communications and security company was the target of a “spear-phishing” attack, in which the culprit sends a fraudulent email that appears to come from a trusted source, to trick the recipient into divulging valuable information.
    Kropac emphasized that the criminal did not hack into the company’s computer system or have access to any customer information.

  • Business Briefcase 12-26-18

    Servpro sponsors football bowl game
    Servpro will sponsor the inaugural Servpro First Responder Bowl on Dec. 26 at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium.
    The newly renamed bowl is designed to honor the sacrifice and service of the brave men and women who are the first line of defense in local communities when the unexpected or the unthinkable happens, said James Plemons of Servproof Kershaw and Lancaster counties.
    Kickoff for the event, televised by ESPN, is 1:30 p.m. Dec. 26, featuring Boston College and Boise State University.

  • New mortgage-servicing firm to bring 1,000 jobs to IL

    ServiceMac, a new mortgage-servicing company, is setting up its headquarters in Indian Land and plans to hire 1,000 employees there over the next five years.

  • County ninth in U.S. for drawing business talent

    A new national study ranks Lancaster County one of the top 10 small counties in the nation for luring the best and brightest workers.
    Lancaster placed ninth nationwide for drawing new residents, new jobs, skilled workers and developing a more skilled and better-educated workforce, according to the third annual Talent Attraction Scorecard published by labor-market researcher Economic Modeling LLC, also known as Emsi.
    The county was in the 5,000-99,000 population category.