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  • 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.

  • 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.
    Top retail development

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?”

  • Passion for helping clients overcome life’s obstacles

    Lancaster resident Lana Stover was singled out as one of the top contributors to her field at the state conference of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities earlier this month.
    Stover, originally from Heath Springs, was presented the award for outstanding service in the areas of research/education, training/supervision and management.
    She has been the program coordinator at the Chester-Lancaster Disabilities and Special Needs (CLDSN) office since 2007.

  • Fab Fours honored for innovation

    Cutting edge is more than a catch phrase at Lancaster-based Fab Fours.
    If company owner and CEO Greg Higgs can come up with a better way to design and produce a high-end aftermarket bumper or accessory for a truck or Jeep, you can count him in.
    “Every day, that’s part of our challenge in manufacturing… and Fab Fours is just getting started,” said Higgs, whose company recently was recognized as Innovator of the Year by the S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

  • Grants available to train companies’ existing staff

    From release
    S.C. employers are getting a new tool to upgrade the skills of their current employees, as the state divides up a $1.5 million grant into the state’s 12 Workforce Development Areas.

  • Ross donates $2,500 to Friends of DW Library

    Friends of the Del Webb Library
    The Ross Stores Foundation believes in giving back to the communities where the company’s stores are located.
    The new Ross Dress for Less store at 7810 Charlotte Highway in the Promenade at Carolina Reserve is no exception.
    The foundation researched local nonprofits and chose the Friends of the Del Webb Library as the recipient of a donation in honor of the store’s grand opening celebration.

  • Duke targets Kershaw for free electricity-conservation efforts

    KERSHAW – Town residents are about to get some help with their electricity bills.
    Duke Energy will offer its Neighborhood Energy Saver Program for all 1,100-plus homes in the Kershaw area starting the first week of December.
    “It’s all about energy efficiency,” said program manager Sue Dinnsen, noting that the program focuses on communities where at least 50 percent of the households have readily identifiable energy-conservation issues and somewhat limited resources to make improvements.