• 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.

  • Continental Tire evacuates after bomb threat

    A corporate headquarters in Indian Land was evacuated Thursday afternoon after one of its workers got an email saying there was a bomb in the building.
    Employees at the Continental Tire of Americas center in MacMillan Business Park off U.S. 521 were sent home just after 1 p.m. Dec. 13, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield.
    “Somebody there got an email saying there was a bomb in the building and unless they received money, the bomb would be set off,” he said.

  • Business Briefcase 12-19-18

    Moseley wins USGBC leadership award
    Moseley Architects, which designed the new Van Wyck Elementary School and new Indian Land High School, which is seeking to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, won a sustainable business leadership award in the Community Change Agent – Professional Services category from the Carolinas’ U.S. Green Business Council.

  • Lennar gives children’s home $10K

    VAN WYCK – Homebuilder Lennar Carolinas has donated $10,000 to the nonprofit Lancaster Children’s Home.
    “Our whole purpose is to get some additional notoriety for the children’s home. Hopefully, this will get some more local companies to pay attention to them,” said Jon Hardy, president of Lennar Charlotte.

  • Gilbert sings to thank major employers

    Recruiting industry to one of the state’s fastest-growing counties is serious business, requiring lots of no-nonsense, straight-laced, data-filled communication.
    Well, maybe not all the time.
    The Lancaster County Economic Development Department has produced a light-hearted, zany, lip-sync video to the Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” It highlights several local industries as a way to say thank you.
    The video, taped in September and posted Nov. 19, is gaining viewership on Facebook.

  • Business Briefcase 12-12-18

    Hemp oil information event is Dec. 13
    Curious about hemp oil? Michelle Simonetti will host an information event on hemp oil at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Southern Olive, 8356 Charlotte Highway, next to Publix in Indian Land.
    IL Rotary Club meets at Cruzin Reubenz
    Indian Land Rotary Club welcomes anyone interested in putting “Service Above Self.” The club meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Cruzin Reubenz, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, contact Don Hagwell at (216) 533-0150 or dhagwell@yahoo.com.

  • Disability coalition to host employment seminar Dec. 11

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    The S.C. Disability Employment Coalition will host a free employment workshop for individuals with disabilities in Lancaster next week.
    The workshop “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Work for You!” is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC Lancaster. It will explore misconceptions about how work affects disability benefits.
    The workshop is part of the Hire Me SC campaign, a multiyear, statewide workforce-development drive to change the culture of disability employment.

  • Atrium data breach affects patient records at CMC, some other hospitals

    Hackers may have accessed more than 2 million Atrium Health customers’ billing information and Social Security numbers in a breach reported by the company Nov. 27.
    Charlotte-based Atrium, formerly Carolinas Healthcare System, operates major medical facilities that serve many Lancaster County residents, including Carolinas Medical Center and regional hospitals in Pineville and Waxhaw.