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Business

  • 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.

  • Rite Aid on Main Street closing
  • Benford hosts successful United Way spring fling

    About 150 people gathered at Benford Brewing Co. in Lancaster on Saturday for the United Way’s spring fundraiser.
    United Way Director Deborah Boulware said the pilot event, United We Play, was a huge success.
    “I think we’re on to something with our spring fundraiser,” she said. “We’re going to build upon this. We want to make it bigger and better each year.”

  • Remodeling at local Walmart this year

    Lancaster’s Walmart Supercenter is one of eight S.C. stores scheduled for remodeling this year, part of the retailer’s plans to spend $45 million on innovations and upgrades across the state.
    The Lancaster remodel is slated for the fall and will likely take 14 weeks to complete. Walmart renovations typically consist of updated pharmacies with private consultation rooms, new signage and flooring, updated apparel departments and fresh coats of paint on interiors and exteriors.

  • Very active playtime

    There’s a new business in Lancaster that has children literally jumping for joy.
    The Jumpin Jax Fun Center, an indoor playground, opened Saturday with a giant soft play and climbing facility for kids – and parents – to enjoy.
    “You would be amazed at the workout just going through that thing,” business owner Christina Tucker said this week. “My kids sleep through, and I know why!”
    Jumpin Jax is Tucker’s second business venture in Lancaster, following Tumble-N-Roll, the cheer gym she opened downtown 20 years ago.

  • Cauthens open another Subbies in Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Having grown up in Heath Springs, Brooke Cauthen can recall a time when every parking spot was taken in the downtown business district.
    And she longs to see that again.
    “A lot of people had their livelihood here and I just think Heath Springs needs more of that,” she said. 

  • Guest Column: The unique tax advantages of health savings accounts

    There’s a lot of talk today about health savings accounts and their benefits.
    An HSA operates a lot like a savings account that is used for the tax-free payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses.
    You have to be enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) in order to qualify for an HSA. These plans pay benefits only after a high annual deductible has been met. You can use funds from your HSA to pay for health expenses not covered by your HDHP.    

  • Watercrest assisted living under construction in IL

    Watercrest Senior Living Group is bringing more top-tier senior housing and amenities to Indian Land, with the construction of Watercrest Assisted Living and Memory Care.
    The site is just off Jim Wilson Road, between the Promenade at Carolina Reserve and The Greens, a 198-unit townhome development under construction by Lennar.
    The 107-unit, resort-style senior living community broke ground in February and is expected to open in early 2020.

  • The Fish Hook gets fast start in Buford

    Spencer Horton
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – Bobby Craig loved to eat at the Fish Hook in Rock Hill until it closed, so when Jojo McManus of Jojo’s BBQ in Buford suggested that the two of them open a restaurant, Craig knew exactly what he wanted to name it.
    On Jan. 25, Craig opened The Fish Hook at Buford Crossroads with the help of his wife, Trisha, and Jojo and his wife, Tracy.