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Business

  • Estrada reopens center

    A local hang-out for area teens and college students is open again.

    Owner Sal Estrada said his business, Estrada Extreme Sports, at 106 Elm St., had become time-consuming, which is why he initially shut the doors.

    He was finding it hard splitting his time between his job as an assistant vice president at Founders Federal Credit Union, coaching the women’s soccer team at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and spending time with his four children.

  • Renovating on a budget

    ChristopherSardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    With many companies either downsizing or losing customers this fall, one business is giving a slow economy the brush off.

    Home interior painting company Fresh Coat, based out of Ohio with a franchise in Lancaster, has seen its numbers remain fairly steady, with only a slight drop-off throughout the recent economic downturn.

  • Hinson stages homes to sell

    Trying to sell your house? You’re not alone.  

    There are about 415 houses on the market in Lancaster County alone.   

    With so much competition, you might be interested in one of the latest concepts available to help sell your house faster – home staging.  

    Judy Hinson, who’s sold real estate for more than 20 years, recently earned certification as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).  

    Staging is creating a feeling in the room that makes buyers want to come in and stay a while.

  • Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm has a variety of trees for the picking

    KERSHAW – Nothing can compare to the aromatic beauty of a live Christmas tree when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit.

    And a drive to the mountains isn’t necessary to choose and cut your own tree, thanks to Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm, located about 14 miles east of Lancaster at 6980 Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903).

    In operation for 22 years, the farm offers 40 acres of Virginia pine, white pine, Leland cypress, Colorado blue spruce and Eastern red cedar.

  • Brunson to cruise in Mary Kay Career Car

    Patricia Brunson of Lancaster, an independent sales director for Mary Kay, is on the road to success.  Brunson earned the use of a new Saturn Vue AWD XE due to her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business. The Saturn Vue is one of the newest additions to the Mary Kay Career Car program.