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  • Benford Brewery draws praise at international beer competition

    A beer crafted by Bryan O’Neal of Benford Brewery in Lancaster, with label artwork by local artist Ray Douglas, has won high praise at the New York International Beer Competition.

    Benford Brewery was chosen “South Carolina 2018 Weiss Beer Brewery of the Year,” competing among over 600 entries from 14 countries in 50 categories. This was the seventh year of the international competition, the only such contest judged by industry trade buyers. 

  • Pelican’s Snoballs in Lancaster experiences blizzard of business

    Caleb Clayton-Molby had dreams of being an NFL linebacker.
    He gave it his best shot, but fell just short. So now he's tackling the business world as owner of Pelican's Snoballs – and it's as big a hit as he ever experienced on the football field.
    “It’s been awesome,” he said.
    The establishment, which serves New Orleans-style shaved-ice treats, opened just weeks ago at 331 S. Main St. in downtown Lancaster. Already, it has become a go-to spot for families, who routinely swamp the shop seven days a week.

  • Craft Stand bringing specialty coffee shop back to downtown

    Downtown Lancaster is getting its first specialty-coffee shop in half a decade, as The Craft Stand broadens its usual offerings to include perkier brews starting Monday morning.
    The Main Street craft-beer retailer and gathering spot will be serving coffee drinks from 7 until 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
    “It will be basic in the beginning,” owner Brandy Geraghty said. “We will have drip and an espresso machine to make lattes and cappuccinos and I don’t know what else because I haven’t learned yet.”

  • IL Walmart adding home delivery

    Whether you need a carton of eggs or a lawnmower, your local Walmart is gearing up to serve you in a way it never has before.

    Starting May 17, the Indian Land Walmart, located at 10048 Charlotte Highway, will become the first store in South Carolina to offer home-delivery for nearly everything the retailer sells, said Heidi Welch, assistant manager of e-commerce.

    The only exceptions? Alcohol and apparel. Aside from that, the store will deliver groceries and anything else it has in stock – no matter how big or small, according to Welch.

  • Keer America ramping up new plant

    A fresh infusion of manufacturing jobs is coming to Lancaster County.

    China-based Keer America is set to add 350 jobs when its newest yarn production plant on Old Bailes Road in Indian Land opens later this month and becomes fully operational sometime in mid-June, company officials said Tuesday.

  • Chamber is China-bound

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is betting that a 15,000-mile excursion will bring local business people – and the community as a whole – closer together.

    The organization, led by incoming chairwoman Melissa Prince and Vice President Melissa Walker-Price, is inviting chamber members – and anyone else who wants in – on a sight-seeing tour of China.

  • Fancy Pokket ‘hiring event’ draws crowd, no start date

    After four years of delays, Lancaster’s Fancy Pokket USA baking operations may soon be ready to inject some steam.
    Wednesday morning at the SC Works building on White Street, about two dozen people had gathered by 9:30 a.m. in search of 20 advertised jobs at the 58,000-square-foot plant at Lancaster County Air-Rail Business Park along the S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • New pet-sitting service opens in the Panhandle

    From release

    Local pet owners have a new option when it comes to finding someone to care for their pets when they can’t do it themselves.

    Indian Land Pet Sitting opened in January to serve the Panhandle area with professional pet sitting and dog-walking services.

    “The Indian Land area of South Carolina is growing rapidly, with many pet-loving residents who travel frequently or commute for work into Charlotte” said Lucie Miller, owner of the new business.

  • Signing day for interns, apprentices

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    The auditorium was packed as students prepared to sign letters of intent. Representatives of their destinations prepared to add their own names on the dotted line.

    This is a familiar routine when it comes to student athletes on signing day, but it’s a new scene for student interns and apprentices.

  • Chamber's Marketplace Forum set for Friday

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Marketplace Forum from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at INSP’s Crossridge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. 

    This event is designed to educate the chamber’s small business members on how they can be included on the vendor list to sell products and services to some of Lancaster County’s larger businesses.