• 5 businesses win annual awards

    Five Lancaster County companies received recognition last Thursday at the second-annual Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast.
    Presented by the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development and the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, the event honors industries in five categories – small industry of the year, large industry of the year, new industry of the year, international industry of the year and gold standard.

  • Comporium offers faster internet in Kershaw, Heath Springs areas

    Comporium customers in Kershaw and Heath Springs will soon have access to internet download speeds significantly faster than the national average.
    Comporium plans to complete a system upgrade in early August that will enable approximately 2,500 customers served by the company’s cable system to access internet download speeds of up to 750 megabits per second.

  • CrossRidge picks designer, contractor for office project

    INDIAN LAND – Design and development firms have signed on to create the high-end office building that CrossRidge Center is planning near the new YMCA site in Indian Land.
    When government officials gathered May 31 to break ground on the Upper Palmetto YMCA, CrossRidge Center chief operating officer Ben Cerullo announced plans to develop a 75,000-square-foot Class A office building as part of the CrossRidge Center complex.

  • Huddle House opens in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Huddle House opened its doors in Kershaw on July 23, and business has exceeded expectations.
    “Generally, Huddle Houses do well when they open,” BAM Ventures operations director Ty Reeves said. “We’ve had a large amount of sales volume in Kershaw. A big percentage of our orders are to go. It’s been great… more than what we expected.”

  • Keer settles age-bias suit for $32K

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land textile manufacturer Keer America Corp. will pay $32,000 to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit, according to a U.S. District Court consent decree.
    The plaintiff, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claimed that the company offered Scott Gamble, a then 47-year-old sales leader, a job on April 18, 2015, but terminated his employment a few weeks later due to his age.

  • Gilbert earns advanced S.C. certification

    From release
    Jamie Gilbert, the county’s economic development director, has received the South Carolina Certified Economic Developer designation.
    The certification program, offered through the S.C. Economic Developers Association, is an advanced level of course work for those with at least four years of economic-development experience and have additional education prerequisites.

  • Duke spotlights Airport Business Park

    Duke Energy has identified another site in Lancaster County for potential industrial development – the ninth assessed by the Duke Site Readiness Program since 2007.
    The 483-acre property is the Lancaster Airport Business Park located at Lancaster County Airport.
    “With this property being at the airport, it really represents some tremendous opportunities,” said county Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert. “It’s a very good site from an infrastructure standpoint.”

  • Gedney made L&C an economic engine

    After nearly 30 years of leading the Lancaster & Chester Railway, Steve Gedney formally retired from the railroad June 30.
    Gedney was running the Eastern Shore Railroad in Virginia when the Springs Co. offered him the position of president of the L&C Railway and L&C Development Corp.

  • MUSC Health – Lancaster receives awards for stroke treatment

    From release
    MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
    The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • Massage and facial spa opens in IL

    A Waxhaw couple have combined their skill sets to open Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Indian Land.
    With nine years of practice as a licensed massage therapist, Abbey Cameron brings her expertise in health and wellness. Her husband, Scott Cameron, has worked in the financial sector for many years and brings his business background to the collaboration.
    The recently opened spa, located at 7756 Charlotte Highway, Suite 108 in Promenade at Carolina Reserve, offers massage therapy and facials.