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Business

  • Lancaster music publisher shares secret of success

    LANCASTER – Music made in downtown Lancaster has played in TV shows such as “America’s Next Top Model,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” thanks to Fi-Water Music Group.
    Business owner Michael Brooks said the best title to describe his work is music publisher.

  • Take the downtown-revitalization survey

    The city of Lancaster is asking for your input on its downtown revitalization project.
    MKSK, an urban-design company the city hired for the project, recently launched an online survey tool to assess the community’s desires for downtown.
    “The purpose of the survey is to help the city and the consultant team understand our community’s current relationship with downtown, as well as our hopes and dreams for the future of downtown Lancaster,” City Administrator Flip Hutfles said.

  • Soccer fields at HS Industrial Park

    Local officials have identified a potential site for the Heath Springs/Kershaw area soccer complex, and it’s on property that’s already owned by the county.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to subdivide 12 acres of property at the back of the Heath Springs Industrial Park to develop the $5 million artificial-turf soccer complex.
    The property is along the Boyd Faile side of the industrial park just north of Heath Springs’ town limits. The main access would be just behind Small’s Food Center.

  • 100+ jobs available at job fair

    Cherri Flinn
    SC Works
    Across the country, it’s prime season for hiring employees, as new high school and college graduates enter the workforce and employers juggle staffing issues during summer vacations.
    To assist Lancaster County businesses that are staffing up and to help local job seekers find work, Lancaster County Economic Development is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12 at INSP CrossRidge in Indian Land.

  • City gets update on downtown plan

    MKSK, an urban-design company based in Greenville, updated Lancaster City Council on the city’s downtown-revitalization project during a recent special council meeting.
    The company kicked off the 11-month planning process in February and is currently in the second phase of four, which involves reaching out to the community for input.

  • Carolina Hemp Co. opens store in IL

    It helps to have a passion for your product when you work in the retail business.
    That’s how Amber Young feels about CBD.
    Young opened Carolina Hemp Co.’s Indian Land branch in March. An Asheville, N.C.-based company, Carolina Hemp has been in business for five years and is a retailer and wholesale distributor of hemp flower extracts, such as sublingual oils and other hemp products.

  • Road-paving industry needs workers

    With S.C. roads in desperate need of repair, the state’s asphalt industry is just as desperate for employees to go out and do the work.
    The job market is ripe for those seeking employment in the road-rebuilding field, with more than 350 positions available across the state.
    Since the passage of the 2017 S.C. road-repair bill, which raised gasoline taxes gradually over six years to fund highway improvements, demand for asphalt workers has skyrocketed. The paving industry anticipates creating more than 1,000 jobs in the state within the next five years.

  • Kershaw Huddle House might be ready by July

    KERSHAW – Those wondering when the Huddle House will open across the street from the ADM soybean processing plant won’t have to wait much longer.
    “We’re about 50 percent complete and should be ready to go in June, with a possible opening in July,” said Tyler Reeves, director of operations for BAM Ventures.
    BAM is a Los Angeles-based investment group that is building Huddle House on Kershaw Camden Highway near East Second Street.

  • Chamber’s China trip delighted participants

    Last month, 124 people traveled across the world with the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on a sightseeing tour of China.
    Residents from throughout the county took advantage of the opportunity, bringing along friends and family from other parts of the United States.
    “It was an exceptional trip,” said chamber Vice President Melissa Walker-Price, who traveled with the group in April. “We saw wonderful things like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City.…”

  • 2 new fast-food chains arrive soon in Lancaster

    It’s time to lay the rumors to rest. The big red-clay construction site across U.S. 521 from Bojangles’ in Lancaster will soon become two restaurants – Captain D’s and Church’s Chicken.
    Both eateries are slated to open this summer. Franchisee Shawn Eby, CEO of Goalz Restaurant Group LLC, said 55 to 60 workers will be hired at each location.
    Headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyo., Goalz Restaurant Group owns another franchise in Denver, N.C., just northwest of Charlotte.