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Business

  • ‘Boss Lift’ shows employers Guard and Reserve in action

    Thanks to a U.S. Defense Department program, a small group of Lancaster County employers will get a first-hand look this week at what it’s like to train and serve in the National Guard and Reserves.

    Despite low unemployment currently for most veterans, the impetus is to enable employers to gain greater appreciation and understanding of their service-member employees, who may either be deployed overseas or called away periodically from their jobs to train.

  • 10 days of events for IL Fall Festival

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    The best week of fall will be Oct. 26-Nov. 4 when the 13th annual Indian Land Fall Festival takes place. 

    Festival chairman Michael Neese previewed this year’s event at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Morning Business Connection on Aug. 3. 

  • Burlington ready to hire for IL’s Promenade store

    INDIAN LAND – One of the first stores expected to open at the massive Promenade at Carolina Reserve shopping center has begun the first phase of hiring.

    Burlington Stores, a discount brand-name retailer of clothing and home decor, is expected to open its 40,000-square-foot store at Promenade this September, store officials announced. It is located at 7822 Charlotte Highway. 

  • Forbes ranks Sharonview tops in S.C.

    Sharonview Federal Credit Union has just been named the top-rated credit union in South Carolina by Forbes, the Indian Land-based financial institution announced last month.

    The magazine teamed up with market research firm Statista, surveying over 25,000 credit union members across the United States for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. 

  • Halloween in July

    The Craft Stand on Main Street hosted Halloween in July on Friday the 13th. The event featured live music, themed snacks and a costume contest.

  • Comporium matches $10K in local FCA fundraising

    Comporium Communications has donated $10,000 to the Lancaster chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    The donation was given by Comporium last month as a match to the $10,000 already raised by the FCA chapter.
    Randy Mellichamp, the area director of the Lancaster FCA, said this was one of the largest donations ever given to the local group.
    Shaun Barnes, director of external relations for Comporium, said the donation continues the company’s longtime support for the group.

  • Duke Energy tops 5K solar customers in S.C.

    From release

    GREENVILLE – More than 5,000 of Duke Energy Carolina’s S.C. customers have installed solar panels on their homes and businesses, reaching the company’s legislative goal for customer-owned solar capacity.
    Customers can still install solar – and sell the electricity they produce to Duke Energy – but no longer at the price established under the legislation. They will get the same price the utility pays for electricity generated by large solar power plants.

  • Promenade nears completion

    Lancaster County’s largest current retail construction project is closing in on completion.

    Work at The Promenade at Carolina Reserve, located in southern Indian Land, is on schedule with the first stores slated to open later this summer, said Brad Combs, vice president of real estate for Hutton, the Tennessee-based project developer for property owner Lennar Corp.

  • 2 new hotels target Richburg

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    There will soon be more places for people to live in Richburg, but there will apparently also be more places for folks who are just passing through. 

    The Chester County Zoning Board of Appeals recently heard plans for another new hotel and some extended-stay suites. According to minutes of the June 14 meeting, applicant Edlin Monsour addressed the commissioners and asked to have the developer introduce the proposed project.

  • Firework sales blow up for July 4

    The aisles and registers at Phantom Fireworks in Indian Land were quiet Tuesday morning, but that won’t last for long.

    From mom-and-pop stands to large year-round marts such as Phantom, an Ohio-based chain, the approaching July 4th holiday is the silly 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 herself and the store’s 34 other peak-season employees.