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Business

  • Epworth gets double scoop of grant money

    Megan Parrott
    Carolina News & Reporter
    Epworth Ice Cream, a Columbia company launched in July, announced in mid-October that it received $100,000 in grant money from the Google Impact Challenge.
    The company initially announced on Oct. 2 that it had won a $50,000 Google Impact Challenge grant. The additional $50,000 was received after winning a People’s Choice voting event.

  • Founders Federal Credit Union opens Rock Hill Center

    Founders Federal Credit Union recently opened its Rock Hill Center. Purchased in 2016 from the Rock Hill School District, the location is 42,000 square feet and houses 80 back-office employees, with a future capacity of 200. Operations include eBranch, contact center, loss control, recovery services and consumer lending. Lancaster-based Founders Federal, founded in 1950 in Fort Mill, serves more than 219,000 members at more than 30 locations and has more than $2.3 billion in assets.

  • Lennar gives children’s home $10K

    VAN WYCK – Homebuilder Lennar Carolinas has donated $10,000 to the nonprofit Lancaster Children’s Home.
    “Our whole purpose is to get some additional notoriety for the children’s home. Hopefully, this will get some more local companies to pay attention to them,” said Jon Hardy, president of Lennar Charlotte.

  • Indian Land projects win Heavy Hitter Awards

    MPV Properties
    Indian Land was a big winner at the Charlotte Business Journal’s fifth-annual Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 1.
    On a night when the real-estate industry recognized the 25 best developments in commercial real estate from 2017-18 in the Greater Charlotte region, two Indian Land projects – RedStone and CompuCom – walked away with two of the top awards.
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  • Executives sample Discovery Education

    More than 100 Lancaster County business owners and executives gathered at Second Baptist Church on Thursday to explore the Lancaster County School District’s newest partnership – Discovery Education.
    “We’re letting the community know our vision and goals for education,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We want to have better partnerships with the community, seeing schools ready for kids to get going to work.
    “Part of the things we need to ask is, are we teaching kids what they need to know in the workforce?”

  • HomeGoods to open April 28

    The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is filling up, with another big retailer set to open this month at the 300,000-square-foot shopping complex in Indian Land.
    HomeGoods will open its doors to customers for the first time at 8 a.m. April 28. It will be the company’s seventh store location in the Charlotte regional market.
    HomeGoods merchandise includes furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and more.

  • Builders Supply puts the sun to work

    LANCASTER – Besides passing solar legislation in 2014, S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory learned about the benefits of solar power by reading Elon Musk’s biography.
    “Elon Musk is essentially the Thomas Edison of our time,” Gregory said. “Something really interesting I read in that book is that the sun generates enough energy by shining on the Earth for one day to power every mechanical thing on the Earth for one year.”

  • Red Ventures shifts 260 jobs to IL

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures is bringing an additional 260 jobs are coming to Lancaster County.
    The internet-marketing company announced Wednesday that it was closing its north Charlotte call center and merging it with its Indian Land headquarters.
    The Charlotte location is at University City, near the UNC Charlotte campus.
    Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias said all the employees at the Charlotte operation will be offered sales jobs in Indian Land. 

  • Nutramax grows again

    Nutramax Laboratories broke ground Thursday on another $20 million in facilities that will double its manufacturing operations in Lancaster.
    A large crowd attended the ceremony, including Gov. Henry McMaster and many local government leaders, as company officials celebrated the expansion.

  • Preserving Van Wyck charm

    Van Wyck, the quiet hamlet at the base of the booming Panhandle, will soon have an economic expansion of its own – but one fitting to its history and scale.
    Karen Andrade, an architect and business developer from Waxhaw, has bought three historic homes in the heart of town and is renovating them, hoping to open a restaurant, a salon and another building that might house several businesses.
    The owner of Bene Properties has been investing in real estate for over 30 years, and when she stumbled upon Van Wyck, she knew she had found something special.