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Business

  • Verian breaks ground in IL

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Charlotte-based software firm Verian Technologies broke ground Friday on a new 25,000-square-foot headquarters facility in Indian Land.
    The firm, a leading producer of purchase-to-pay automation solutions for business, was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal.
    The new facility is located in the 22.5 acre Rosemont Office Park off S.C. 160, a project also being developed by company owners Tehseen Ali Dahya, Bilal Soylu and Bhavin Shah.

  • IL’s Red Ventures ranks 35th in region for growth

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region.
    The Charlotte Business Journal featured the Indian Land-based Internet marketing and sales firm as part of its Fast 50 ranking, which was announced last month.
    Companies applied for inclusion by submitting nominations that included financial performance. Companies had to have annual revenue of at least $1 million in 2009 and be based in the 16-county Charlotte region.

  • Johnny’s Pub & Grub now open in Indian Land

    Mary Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    The welcome mat is now out at Johnny’s Pub & Grub on U.S. 521.
    Their location has been used as a bar and grill for quite some time, but new owners Shelly Lavo and Noah Schueller are taking things in a new direction. As a bartender for 15 years, Lavo said she has a lot of ideas about what would make a great bar and grill.

  • Springs Physical Therapy open to all

    INDIAN LAND – Springs Memorial Hospital has opened a second physical therapy office in Indian Land.
    Springs Physical Therapy opened Monday Jan. 3, in Suite 500 of the Shoppes at 521 shopping center, 9789 Charlotte Highway.
    The location is an extension of a physical therapy office operated by the hospital in Sun City Carolina Lakes, which has been in business for more than three years, but only open to residents of that development.

  • Jurkowski, a leader in architecture

    Lancaster native Mary Louise “Lou” Jurkowski is founder and chief executive officer of BJAC pa architecture firm in Charlotte and Raleigh.

  • Lancaster native’s new job has him in Persian Gulf

    Lancaster native Gregory Kramer was recently appointed as the new editorial manager of the Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consulting firm, in Bahrain.
    Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf. It’s neighbor to the west is Saudi Arabia.
    In his new role, Kramer will coordinate the work carried out by OBG’s research and editorial team for the group’s forthcoming publication on the kingdom’s economy, “The Report: Bahrain 2011.”

  • Tree-growing tradition

    KERSHAW – The folks at PaPa John’s Christmas Tree Farm think there’s no substitute for a live Christmas tree. And they believe getting it locally is the only way to get a truly fresh tree. But owner, John Mangum, said it goes far beyond a fresh tree.
    For 22 years, he and his family have helped folks establish or carry on the old Christmas tradition of selecting and cutting their own tree right where it grows.
    Open from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas, the farm attracts individuals and families from Charlotte to Camden, and all points between.

  • Belk updates its logo

    With its 125th anniversary less than three years away, Belk Inc. has launched an updated corporate identity that projects the company’s restated mission “to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve.”
    A new graphics package will refresh the company’s visual identity with a new corporate logo, color palette and tagline - Modern. Southern. Style. The new logo and tagline represent the first significant change in the company’s brand identity since 1967.

  • Coldwell Banker opens at new Lancaster location

    Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has moved its Lancaster real estate office to 106 N. Woodland Drive.
    The new office is located in the North Woodland Shopping Center, between the S.C. 9 Bypass and North Main Street, beside McDonald’s.
    Coldwell Banker United, Realtors sales associates serve the Lancaster, Indian Land, Kershaw, Heath Springs and Fort Lawn areas.

  • SOI cuts ribbon to open Indian Land headquarters

    Carl Guidice is thrilled to be a part of Lancaster County.
    Guidice, chief executive officer of Strategic Outsourcing Inc., a professional employer service, welcomed a large group of employees, guests and local and state officials at a ribbon-cutting for his company’s new Indian Land headquarters Monday.