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Business

  • 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.  

  • From Albania to South Main

    The Chicken King is open for business in downtown Lancaster, bringing all forms of fried and grilled chicken, classic American burgers and seafood, some with a Greek culinary twist.

    “People are very excited about the food and us being here. It’s had a positive impact,” said Tom Canxh, one of the managers of the business. “We had 20 to 25 state troopers come in here, and the firefighters come here a lot. We can’t thank them enough.”

  • Let's go to the movies!

    Denise Johnston

    For The Lancaster News

    RedStone 14 theater in Indian Land celebrated its grand opening Friday. The theater boasts 14 screens and the only PDX Large Format Auditorium in South Carolina.

    The lobby of the theater was decked out in balloon arches simulating popcorn popping out of red and white striped boxes. Vases of flowers in the theater’s theme colors of blue, gold and yellow sat in the center of each café table. The atmosphere was warm and inviting with a sense of anticipation in the air.

  • RedStone opening this week

    Few of Indian Land’s development projects have stirred as much excitement in recent years as the RedStone shopping center, with its plans for a dozen new restaurants and the area’s first movie theater.

    And now, after three years in the making, the wait is nearly over – RedStone Theatre 14 will hold its grand opening Friday, along with at least one restaurant and others soon after.

    The project has been under way since 2015, a partnership between MPV Properties and internet marketing firm Red Ventures.

  • Joe Ghent Jr. wins state award for leadership in conservation

    From release

    Joe Ghent Jr., a third-generation leader in Lancaster County’s conservation community, has been named Outstanding Commissioner of the Year by the S.C. Association of Conservation Districts.

    Ghent has been a Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner for 16 years and currently serves as chairman. He received the state award Feb. 27 during the 2018 Conservation Partnership Conference in Columbia.

  • Clinking glasses: Renovation wraps up at ‘Best Craft Beer Bar in S.C.’

    The Craft Stand celebrated its post-renovation grand reopening this month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a room packed with patrons and, of course, good beer.

    “Thank you, guys. We wouldn’t be here without you,” said Brandy Geraghty, co-owner of the Lancaster business along with husband Don. “You keep my lights on and my kids fed, so I don’t have to look for a real job.”

    The Main Street watering hole has also been named the 2018 Best Craft Beer Bar in South Carolina by the website CraftBeer.com.