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Business

  • Understand your homeowner’s policy

    The devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has reminded us how important it is to understand the fine points of homeowner’s insurance.
    It’s always best to know ahead of time what a contract covers in the event that you may actually need it. Here are some things to be aware of regarding homeowner’s insurance.

  • Growers focus on buzz-iness

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association toured Dixie Bee Supply and Country Store last month to shop, get the buzz on bees, taste locally made raw honey, sample naturally-made skin lotions and observe how to use a manual honey extractor.  

    The association is a group of 25 gardeners and small-scale commercial farmers interested in learning about gardening, farming and farm-related businesses. 

  • Founders partners with Clemson as Tigers’ Official Credit Union

    From release

    Founders Federal Credit Union is teaming up with Clemson University on a seven-year partnership that expands Founders’ involvement with the university and its athletics programs. 

    As part of its $6 million commitment, Founders becomes the university’s Official Credit Union Partner. It will have an enhanced presence in the Clemson community, with expanded visibility in athletics and greater integration into campus life. In addition, Founders will offer its members a Clemson-cobranded debit card.  

  • Opening soon! We’re nearly certain, says Fancy Pokket

    The owner of Canadian bakery Fancy Pokket said Friday that the company’s long-delayed Lancaster County manufacturing operation should be up and running in January.
    Mike Timani made the announcement during a conference call from Canada to the company’s gleaming new plant in Lancaster’s Air and Rail Industrial Park on S.C. 9 West.
    The January estimate is the latest of many start-up projections for a company plagued by delays almost from the start. As of late last year, it was to have begun producing gluten-free baked goods this past March.

  • Aldi spending $2.2 million to upgrade Lancaster store

    Aldi is investing $2.2 million to renovate its Lancaster store at 1201 Old Charlotte Road, just north of S.C. 9 Bypass, according to the Lancaster Building and Zoning Department.

    The grocery company is aiming to expand and remodel over 1,300 stores by 2020 through a $1.6 billion nationwide plan. According to Aldi, the Lancaster store is one of 31 stores in the Charlotte area that will be part of the company initiative. The grocery chain has set aside $48 million for remodeling these stores. 

  • Dignitaries christen Giti Tire plant

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – Dignitaries marveled at Chester County’s new economic jewel Wednesday – the $560 million, 1.7 million-square-foot Giti Tire plant, likening it to the BMW and Boeing investments that have transformed other parts of the state.

  • Biosecurity measures protect S.C. farms, food and people

    Tom Hallman

    Clemson University

    NEWBERRY – Cleanliness, it’s said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives – untold numbers, in fact.

    On farms and in food processing and handling facilities, this kind of cleanliness is more than just washing your hands. It’s full-fledged biosecurity, and it’s changing the way farmers involved in animal agriculture work.

  • Springs Memorial names new CEO

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • Long-awaited 521 BBQ opening

    Restaurateur and barbecue pit master Mike Dial no longer has to say “soon” when someone asked when the new location of 521 BBQ is opening in downtown Lancaster.

    Those who ride down South Main Street this week will know it’s time when they roll down their car windows and deeply breathe in the aroma of barbecue pork pit-cooked for 14 hours.

    “I’ve been asked that question thousands of times,” Dial said. “The time was right to do something.” 

  • Anytime Fitness program helps military vets readjust

    Anytime Fitness has joined with the national Lift for the 22 organization to offer free one-year gym memberships to military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The program’s goal is to fight suicide among veterans by bringing them together while also increasing their health and wellness. 

    Karen Phillips, manager of the Anytime Fitness gym on the Lancaster bypass, said one of her relatives suffered from PTSD, and the program is “just something that touched my heart.”