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Business

  • Victory lap for county

    What a difference a decade can make.
    It was just 10 years ago, as the Great Recession took hold, that Forbes magazine listed Lancaster as the “most vulnerable” town in America.

  • 10 days of events for IL Fall Festival

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    The best week of fall will be Oct. 26-Nov. 4 when the 13th annual Indian Land Fall Festival takes place. 

    Festival chairman Michael Neese previewed this year’s event at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Morning Business Connection on Aug. 3. 

  • ‘Boss Lift’ shows employers Guard and Reserve in action

    Thanks to a U.S. Defense Department program, a small group of Lancaster County employers will get a first-hand look this week at what it’s like to train and serve in the National Guard and Reserves.

    Despite low unemployment currently for most veterans, the impetus is to enable employers to gain greater appreciation and understanding of their service-member employees, who may either be deployed overseas or called away periodically from their jobs to train.

  • Scott visits 'Bentley of bumpers' plant

    Business is booming at Lancaster-based Fab Fours. But business would be a lot better if the company didn’t have to contend with Chinese-made knockoffs resulting from theft of the manufacturer’s intellectual property, according to owner and CEO Greg Higgs.
    Chinese IP theft was Higgs’ major focus Wednesday as he hosted a visit from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

  • Steel maker to bring HQ and 139 jobs

    Lancaster County’s already dominant manufacturing base is set to expand even further.
    County and state officials announced Tuesday that Synergy Steel, based in Union County, N.C., will be moving its headquarters and metal fabrication facility to Lancaster over the coming months.

  • Business incubator to open downtown

    Downtown Lancaster’s path to revival is on the cusp of taking yet another step.
    A family-owned company based in Indian Trail, N.C., is in the final stages of purchasing the long-vacant First Citizens Bank building at 115 W. Gay St. – ideally situated at the intersection of Catawba Street directly across from the historic Springs House.

  • Burlington ready to hire for IL’s Promenade store

    INDIAN LAND – One of the first stores expected to open at the massive Promenade at Carolina Reserve shopping center has begun the first phase of hiring.

    Burlington Stores, a discount brand-name retailer of clothing and home decor, is expected to open its 40,000-square-foot store at Promenade this September, store officials announced. It is located at 7822 Charlotte Highway. 

  • Forbes ranks Sharonview tops in S.C.

    Sharonview Federal Credit Union has just been named the top-rated credit union in South Carolina by Forbes, the Indian Land-based financial institution announced last month.

    The magazine teamed up with market research firm Statista, surveying over 25,000 credit union members across the United States for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. 

  • Sharonview expanding, relocating HQ

    INDIAN LAND – Sharonview Federal Credit Union is relocating its corporate headquarters within Lancaster County to a larger facility and plans to add more than 100 jobs as a result, the organization announced Wednesday.
    Sharonview President and CEO Bill Partin said the credit union will move from its current cramped digs in the 521 Corporate Center near the Red Ventures campus in Indian Land to new headquarters located less than a mile south on U.S. 521 in the former HSBC building at Edgewater Corporate Center.

  • Duke Energy tops 5K solar customers in S.C.

    From release

    GREENVILLE – More than 5,000 of Duke Energy Carolina’s S.C. customers have installed solar panels on their homes and businesses, reaching the company’s legislative goal for customer-owned solar capacity.
    Customers can still install solar – and sell the electricity they produce to Duke Energy – but no longer at the price established under the legislation. They will get the same price the utility pays for electricity generated by large solar power plants.