Business

New 10,000-sq. ft. “Steel Hands” production brewery coming to Cayce

1/4Groundbreaking Wednesday morning Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Steel Hands Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Steel Hands 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Steel Hands 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Plans for Steel Hands Brewing were announced Wednesday morning groundbreaking at 2350 Foreman St. in Cayce. The new business is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. It is described as…

Economic impact of Richard County’s Hamilton-Owens Airport tops $16 million

1/3Airport 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Airport 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Airport 1 Show Caption Hide Caption A new study by a statewide organization shows Richland County’s airport contributes $16.1 million annually to the local economy. In its 2018 Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Report, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) studied the financial effects of each of the state’s…

Mayors Metro Forecast addresses municipal issues at Power Breakfast

Three mayors and a mayor pro-tem from four Midlands municipalities dressed local issues Thursday morning at the Mayors Metro Forecast. Mayors Metro Forecast addresses municipal issues at Power Breakfast The event was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton n Conference Center and it is part of the Power Breakfast Series 2018, presented by the Columbia Regional Business Report and Sharp Business…

Dominion Energy’s Paul Briggs talks about SCANA merger at C-WC Chamber Breakfast

Dominion’s State Policy Director Paul Briggs. A Dominion Energy representative said the Richmond, VA -based company would love to merge with SCANA, but the deal has stipulations. Dominion’s State Policy Director Paul Briggs spoke at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast, Tuesday, at the Brookland Baptist Church Conference Center. Specifically, Briggs repeated the warning if the state’s General Assembly…

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana has opened in Lexington

Alodia’s 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Alodia’s 1 Show Caption Hide Caption The Lexington location of Alodia’s Cucina Italiana opened earlier this month  The new restaurant is on the first floor of the Shirey’s building at 101 West Main St. It’s in front of the town’s Icehouse Amphitheatre. Alodia’s is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week. No reservations….

Lifesaving grant awarded to Columbia Fire for 500 smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins – CFD photo. A grant will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins. The Columbia Fire Department announced, Thursday, the award of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for $7,885.00. This grant was used to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms that will be distributed…

Tony Pearson wins 94.3 The Dude’s Biggest Valentine contest

Tony and Tammy Pearson Show Caption Hide Caption Samantha Pearson, 14 months Show Caption Hide Caption Grace billboard Show Caption Hide Caption Tony Pearson won 94.3, The Dude’s Biggest Valentine contest. The contest was called “American Country Love Song.” Contestants were asked to complete the lyrics to famous country love songs. Tony knew the lyrics to “I Swear” by John…

State Street Trading Co. cuts the ribbon at 134 State Street, West Columbia

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber was on hand Friday to cut the Ribbon at State Street Trading Co. Lainie Lewis is the owner. She is pictured with Anna Huffman of the City of West Columbia and Richard Skipper, Executive Director of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber. State Street Trading Co. is at 134 State Street in West Columbia. The shop offer art,…

Rep. Joe Wilson lauds tax cuts at Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair in West Columbia

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson presents Bill Mooneyhan with photo of Wilson and President Donald Trump at tax cut bill signing. Bill Mooneyhan Jr., Mike Green and Ben Homeyer were also on hand. Congressman Joe Wilson held a press conference at Mooneyhan’s Auto Service in West Columbia Monday to congratulate owner Bill Monneyhan on the expansion of the small business. Wilson…

Columbia’s Colonial Life touts more benefits, higher wages and HQ renovation

Colonial Life is investing millions of dollars in its employees, its infrastructure and its community. The announcement was made via press release, Thursday.  Colonial Life will offer a new paid parental leave benefit for mothers and fathers, increased compensation to a minimum of $15-an-hour. the company also announced a major renovation of its Columbia headquarters, and expanded charitable contributions. The…

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin talks about a bright 2018 in his “State of the City” address

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Lexington County in position to compete for industry says Councilman Todd Cullum

Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum at a January meeting. Will 2018 be a good year, economically, in Lexington County? There is a lot that is positive in Lexington County said District 9 Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum, of Cayce. District 9 covers Cayce, Pine Ridge, Dixiana, and part of Edmund. Cullum just ended a stint as Lexington County Council Chairman….

2017 has highest number of closed home sales ever recorded in South Carolina

Mungo Homes photo South Carolina REALTORS® released its 2017 annual market report for the state, Monday. The report shows 2017 as a record-setting year for closed sales at 83,570. It’s the highest number of closed sales ever recorded in the state. There were 12,780 total closed sales, up 4.7 percent, in Greater Columbia. The Greater Columbia area includes Lexington County….

Capital City Women’s Expo is April 7

The Capital City Women’s Expo is coming to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Saturday April 7, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. This one-day event will feature nearly 100 exhibitors, inspiring speakers, interactive experiences, pampering, pop-up shops, food, wine, expert advice and the opportunity to connect women with services and products for themselves and their family. “Columbia has been…

Town of Lexington plans for multi-county industrial parks, 155 jobs, $11.4 million investment

The Town of Lexington announced Monday the addition of two Multi-County Industrial Parks that will be inside Lexington’s municipal limits. The sites are on Brickyard Road and Industrial Road. The park will include Tidewater Boats and Electro-Spec, both who will be contributing major economic investments to our community. Tidewater Boats, which began in Lexington County in 2006, currently employs 160…

Love for the arts leads to opening of State Street Trading Co. in West Columbia’s River District

Lainie Lewis Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 5 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 1 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 3 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 4 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading Show Caption Hide Caption Lainie Lewis, State Street Trading Co. There is another local vendor who will soon be…

Lexington property sold for location of a financial planning firm

1520 North Lake Drive, in Lexington Southern Visions Real Estate announced Wednesday the sale of a 1,400-sq. ft. office building. The building is on 2.37 acres at 1520 North Lake Drive, in Lexington.  Southern Visions Real Estate Sales Associate Rhett Kelly represented the sellers, Robert P Wilkins, Jr and Gary Stanfield in the $340,000 sale to Robert Berry for Berry…

Firenza Pizza opens, and brings a little of Italy to Lexington

Firenza 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 7 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Pizza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Square has a new business in it.  Bruce Rickman and his wife Eileen have opened Firenza Pizza. It…

Walmart says it’s expanding benefits for 18,400 employees in S.C.

Walmart has announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company, according to a release issued Tuesday, is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined…