• Business Briefcase 7-25-18

    Steele Hill Farmer’s Market now open
    The Steele Hill Farmer’s Market, which features fresh, local vegetables, opens at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Steele Hill AME Zion Church arbor, 6021 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. For details, call Mae Barber, (803) 286-8355.

  • Business Briefcase 7-18-18

    Orientation meeting for China trip July 19
    An orientation meeting for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s trip to China is 11 a.m. July 19 at The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, and 5:30-7 p.m. at The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. For details, call (803) 283-4105.

  • 2 projects could bring 400 jobs

    Lancaster County is close to landing two large employers that would bring a total of $43 million in investment, more than 400 jobs and one corporate headquarters to the county.
    The unidentified companies, code-named Project Green Onion and Project Wine, have been on the county’s radar screen for 18 months and three months, respectively, said Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert.
    “Lancaster County has become a real desirable place for corporate headquarters and facilities, especially up in Indian Land,” he said.

  • Business Briefcase 7-11-18

    Redstone Family Vision event July 13
    Redstone Family Vision, 9700 Redstone Drive, Indian Land, will hold its grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. July 13.
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster County government officials will assist with the event. All residents are invited to this event. For event details, contact the chamber at (803) 283-4105 or brenda@lancasterchambersc.com.
    For more information on Redstone Family Vision, call Bhumkia Patel at (803)548-3937.

  • Business Briefcase 7-4-18

    Sun City produce market now open
    Sun City Carolina Lakes Fresh Produce Market is open 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through the end of September. The market has local vendors’ booths offering vegetables, breads, take-home foods, eggs, fresh-baked goods, dressings, olive oils/vinegars, nuts, cheese, pickles and knife-sharpening. The market is open to all at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., Indian Land. For details, call (704) 651-6671.

  • Fireworks sales blow up for July 4

    From mom-and-pop stands to large year-round marts such as Phantom Fireworks, an Ohio-based chain, the approaching July 4th holiday is the busy season for fireworks retailers.
    Sitting in her office, assistant manager Andrea Carrigan said the store, located at 9999 Charlotte Highway, is expecting tons of business over the next week for the store’s 35 peak-season employees.
    As Christmas season is key for other retailers, Independence Day is for the fireworks business.

  • SoBa @ RedStone building to begin

    Indian Land’s next major development is slated to get under way soon.
    SoBa @ RedStone – a 260-apartment complex to be built on the Red Ventures campus on U.S. 521 – is set to begin construction by the end of July, according to Ethan Zoeller, construction estimator for Charlotte general contractor Fortune-Johnson.
    SoBa (which stands for “south of Ballantyne”) will feature an array of upscale studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, Zoeller said earlier this month.

  • Business Briefcase 6-27-18

    Ribbon-cutting at Sharonview June 27
    Sharonview Federal Credit Union, 9695 Redstone Drive, Indian Land, will hold its ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. June 27, with assistance from the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome.

  • Business Briefcase 6-20-18

    Richi joins paper’s advertising staff
    Lauren Richi has joined the advertising staff at Carolina Gateway/The Lancaster News.
    Originally from Lancaster County, she graduated from Indian Land High School in 2002. After high school, Richi worked for Verizon, and then moved down to Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Before joining the newspapers, she worked with Westinghouse, supporting nuclear projects.
    Richi moved back to Lancaster in November. She has two children, Bella, 11, and Liam, 5, and is getting married Oct. 20.

  • Business Briefcase 6-13-18

    Red Rose Farmers Market June 21
    The City of Lancaster, Lancaster County and Eat Smart Move More Lancaster County will host the Red Rose Farmers Market 4-6 p.m. June 21 in the Lancaster County Administration Building parking lot, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. It is open the third Thursday of each month.