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B I Z Y M AG KERSHAW COUNTY BUSINESS + INDUSTRY

FITNESS ZONE VETERAN BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR GETS CREATIVE DURING COVID-19

HENGST

LOCAL INDUSTRY PIVOTS OPERATIONS TO HELP COUNTY AND STATE WITH NEW FACE MASK PRODUCTION

KERSHAW COUNTY COUNTY AND CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP STRENGTHENS DURING COVID-19


Tripp Montgomery .................... 803-243-9147 Lisa Moore ................................ 803-427-5516 Jo Montgomery ......................... 803-243-1813

www.MontgomeryandMoore.com

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The Team You Need For the Results You Want!


How LONG has it been since you have heard from your Insurance Agent? Do they even call you when it is time to renew? How do you know you are getting the BEST COVERAGE at the BEST PRICE? You do not know unless you call us! We appreciate our customers and we stay in touch. Give Us A Call!

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INSIDE

STARTING A BUSINESS Page 22

RELOCATION

14 28 40

Page 61

COMMUNITY PROFILE Page 48

SCHOOLS Page 59

BUSINESSES DIRECTORY Page 65

Getting into the Fitness Zone

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Hengst gives back with masks

County and Chamber COVID Partnership


WELCOME

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BUILDING ON THE NEW

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates We are in a changed world. COVID-19 has made us change our personal and professional lives. This edition of our business and industry magazine is all about “building the new,” adjusting and changing focus to move forward and persist in our purpose. Therefore, in the following pages you will read about: local businesses that have pivoted to ensure longevity as well as to support the community (see pages 14,28); a partnership between our local government and chamber to support Kershaw County businesses (see page 40); and about resources available to help entrepreneurs starting a new business (see page 22). We are proud of this community and our partnership, that brings you these stories and more! Our hope is that you too are proud to be part of such a resilient community that supports one another. In addition, we ask that you connect with the local businesses that are advertised and listed in this magazine. By working together and supporting one another, we will not only survive these changes in our world but build a “new” future that we are all proud to be a part of!

AMY KINARD Executive Director Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce

CHIP GALLOWAY President Committee Of 100

MIKE MISCHNER Publisher Camden Media Company

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Always Fast, Fair and Friendly

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Matthew A. Nettles, DMD

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Graham Realty, Inc. Built on Integrity, Customer Service and Community Involvement.

The Graham Realty Inc. team consists of (from left) Jill Thomas, Shelly Sloan, Leigh Floyd, Art Graham, Bill Herbert, Jeffrey Graham, Alex Singleton, Jack Crayne and Al Orton.

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Our Annual Fall Farm Day has been Cancelled this year At Old McCaskill’s Farm, 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert, SC 29128 So, We have decided to open the farm on the following Four Saturdays in October to visit the Pumpkin Patch Games — animals — and much more!

October 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st

(October 17th will be closed for private event)

10am-5pm

Each Saturday will feature a different Demo! Visit our website or our Facebook page for details. Admission is FREE Donations are greatly appreciated to help Feed the farm through the Winter.

Concessions will be available

SAVE THE DATE!

Christmas Trunk Show December 5 and 6

Social Distancing — Vendors will be spread out in the sheep pasture.

SHOULD BE FUN!!

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GETTING

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By Martin L. Cahn

George Gibson dealt with a lot of things during his 35 years in the Navy, and has dealt with more during a little more than 20 years as owner and operator of Fitness Zone, a 24-hour gym in Lugoff. But, he’s never dealt with anything quite like the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Gibson, recently honored as the SC Small Business Administration’s 2020 Veteran Small Businessman of the Year, closed the gym a week before S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order temporarily shutting down all such businesses. “So, we were closed for seven weeks,” Gibson said. “Most of my income is by auto-draft, but I didn’t think that was fair to the customers, so I stopped all the drafts. So, for those seven weeks, my income was absolutely zero.”

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Gibson, his granddaughter and friend, Joe Tilmont (oldest Fitness Zone member) at the 2019 Jingle Bell Run.

While the gym was closed, Gibson and his staff went in once a week to train on COVID-19 protocols, and conduct deep cleanings. “When we reopened, we had to go and put some of the equipment out of commission in order to maintain social distancing,” he said. That meant putting signs on half the treadmills, for example, so they wouldn’t be used. “We also hired someone to wipe down all the equipment after each use, even though the customers were doing a pretty good job of that themselves,” Gibson said. Other changes after reopening included moving classes from one small space inside Fitness Zone into a larger space where a Sears outlet used to operate in the same shopping center. Those classes are now smaller in size, too, for social distancing purposes.

“There were also little things, like doing temperature checks,” Gibson said. “The good news is we’ve only had two people have temperature issues.” The “biggest hit,” Gibson said, however, is that membership numbers are down. “It’s because people don’t feel comfortable coming back to the gym,” he said. “In past years, we’ve had a large group of people 60 and older … now the under 40 crowd is growing -- far more younger people.” Gibson said he is primarily using his Facebook page to keep in touch with members, along with a new email list for a newsletter. “I tried taking my membership list and calling them from home, but there were just too many. So, now I have the newsletter. A company puts

WHILE THE GYM WAS CLOSED, GIBSON AND HIS STAFF WENT IN ONCE A WEEK TO TRAIN ON COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, AND CONDUCT DEEP CLEANING.

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Gibson leads a LiveWell Kershaw exercise activity. it together and I provide the message. Just last week, I asked one of my employees to ramp that up further,” Gibson said; the only drawback? “Some people that are 65 and older don’t have email.” In addition to what his mother and father taught him growing up, Gibson said his Navy career prepared him for running a business thanks to the training, preparation and, most of all, discipline, it instilled in him. “I saw that a little bit when reopening,” Gibson explained. “We brought in the employees and trained them on how COVID-19 is transmitted, and we cleaned. Having the discipline the Navy taught me helps.” And, in addition to being part of the business community, Gibson and Fitness Zone are part of the wider Kershaw County community. Gibson has often made contributions to a host of organizations, volunteers and hold fundraisers. “Contributing to the community gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride,” Gibson said. “When you’re running a business and you make money, that’s fine, but when you’re helping people, it’s fulfilling. I can’t help but see the need in the community. I can’t do it all -- no one can -- but I can’t sleep at night without thinking about what I can do. That’s what drives me.” Gibson is also grateful for what the community gives back to him and his business via the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce.

“When we were closed, I wanted to know when we could open again and what protocols we would have to follow. I was always in touch with Amy (Kinard, chamber president) for information,” he said. He also received a Kershaw County grant that helped; those grants were administered by Kinard on the advice of a committee set up by Kershaw County Council. “I don’t know what we would have done without the chamber,” he said. In early September, Gibson estimated his business was off by 22 percent compared to the same time the previous year. He indicated that would be sustainable, but certainly not preferable. September is part of his slow season, and said he was waiting to see what would happen in January and February, typically Fitness Zone’s biggest months. “It will all depend on what’s going on with the virus,” he said. But Gibson’s optimistic, too. “In the little more than 20 years that we’ve been open, we’ve had steady growth until this year,” Gibson said. “I suspect, though, there will be a day -- maybe five years from now -- when we’ll look back and see that something good came out of this … new ways of doing business, maybe even new businesses. “Especially in the U.S.A., people figure out a way to do things.”

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Commitment to Community Fairfield Electric Cooperative actively recruits and promotes industry in our area. We partner with Chambers of Commerce, local governments and economic development organizations. We offer financial and rate incentives to industry, as well as other innovative programs. We realize that economic development is a key to growth, prosperity and quality of life in our region. It’s just another way we are committed to the community we serve.

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OPENING A BUSINESS IN KERSHAW COUNTY

Starting, or opening any business takes a significant amount of planning and research. In addition, exploring and evaluating your business goals is extremely important. Having a conceptual, brief plan that summarizes your business is very useful when meeting with property owners and financial institutions. Do you have or have you considered:

□ Purpose or mission of your business □ Developing a business plan □ Analysis of the competition □ Financial projections and financing needs □ Tax and insurance implications □ Marketing strategies (including marketing budget) □ Location and zoning requirements □ Legal requirements or implications □ Operation and management plans There are different rules and requirements for businesses, depending on the area in which your business is located. The grid below provides a quick reference for some of these requirements: * indicates taxes are collected by the state and distributed to the municipalities/county where they were collected.

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Speak to your accountant regarding additional requirements for your employees, such as unemployment and workers compensation contributions, federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes. 22 s BIZY/MAG Camden-Kershaw County s 2020/2021


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES LOCAL RESOURCES KERSHAW COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 80 Campus Drive, Camden, SC 29020 803-432-2525 kershawcountychamber.org CAMDEN CITY HALL 1000 Lyttleton Street/Post Office Box 7002 Camden, SC 29021 803-425-6045 cityofcamden.org KERSHAW COUNTY ECONOMIC (INDUSTRIAL) Innovation Way, Camden SC 29020 803-425-7685 kershawcountysc.org

DEVELOPMENT

KERSHAW COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING 515 Walnut Street, Camden, SC 29020 803-425-7233 kershaw.sc.gov

REGIONAL/STATE RESOURCES CATAWBA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Ed Brock, Senior Lending Officer – East Region 215 Hampton St, Suite 200, Rock Hill, SC 29730 803-327-9041 catawbacog.org SC SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Columbia Area SBDC (PTAC) 1225 Laurel Street, Third Floor Columbia, SC 29201 803-777-5118

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES SUMTER AREA SBDC 200 Miller Road, Room 216 Sumter, SC 29150 803-938-3833 SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS ONE STOP (SCBOS) scbos.sc.gov Click Business Resources tab for important links and the Partners tab for other departments such as: The Department of Revenue, the Secretary of State, etc.

SERVICE CORPS OF RETIRED EXECUTIVES (SCORE) 930 Richland Street, Columbia Chamber of Commerce – Lower Level Columbia, SC 29201 803-765-5131 midlands.score.org To schedule an appointment: core.score.org

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE 1550 Gadsden Street, Post Office Box 995 Columbia, SC 29202 803-737-2400 dew.sc.gov SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF LICENSE, LABOR AND REGULATION 110 Centerview Drive, Synergy Business Park; Kingstree Building Columbia, S.C. 29210 803-896-4300 llr.state.sc.us

SOUTH CAROLINA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION 1333 Main Street, Suite 500 Post Office Box 1715 Columbia, SC 29202 803-737-5700 wcc.sc.gov

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HENGST

GIVES BACK WITH MASKS

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By Martin L. Cahn

In addition to being named for company founder Walter Hengst, the “Hengst” in Hengst Filtration means “stallion” in German. According to the company’s website, the name coincidentally symbolizes a bridge between horse power -- the stallion -- and oil and fuel filters, which is what Hengst manufactures. This particular stallion could also symbolize a bridge with the community in which the company works, especially right now in Kershaw County. Immediately after the COVID-19 novel coronavirus hit the county, Hengst managers decided they wanted to find a way to help the community. “We’re a filtration company, so this was in our wheelhouse. We’re all about filtering particles,” Hengst North America President Brad Bially said. As the coronavirus spread across not just Kershaw County, but the country, Bially said, Hengst found its core customer sales dropping to “almost nothing.” As a result, they had to lay off employees and reduce salaries.

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Hengst employees construct new clean room to house the face mask production line.

However, it also presented a “super oppor tunity” to help. “We were struggling to get personal protective equipment (PPE) and with us being a filtration company, we wanted to help our employees,” Bially said. That’s when he and his team decided to see if they could shift a part of their business to making masks that would help stop the spread of COVID-19. Hengst’s Kershaw County plant ultimately hired back 36 employees, built a clean room from scratch, obtained the necessary equipment and materials, and cranked out an average of 25,000 to 50,000 masks per day. “Our high point was 75,000 masks per day, and we had three shifts,” Bially said. “As demand decreased, we cut

down to t wo shifts, but kept up at 50,000 masks per day.” If the numbers aren’t enough to impress someone for some reason, consider the turnaround from concept to implementation. Normally, Bially said, such a process could take anywhere from 24 to 48 months -- two to four years. “This took about 40 days,” Bially said.

“OUR HIGH POINT WAS 75,000 MASKS PER DAY, AND WE HAD THREE SHIFTS”

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Hengst spent over forty days working 12-hour shifts to build the clean room. “I was a little nervous. I remember it was a Saturday afternoon and I was sitting in my boat talking to the home office in Germany.” They gave the go-ahead. That still meant they had to purchase the machines to make the masks. From China, no less. “As you can imagine, it’s very difficult to get things in and out of China. We had to pay for the equipment before it even got to their airport. The machines spent 15 days in customs on their end and another week in customs here,” Bially said. He said the much-shortened time frame has inspired Hengst to look at how it can shorten innovation time frames for its regular products, although probably not to as short as what it took for the face masks. “It showed us what can be done when you cut out (internal) red tape,” he said. “It’s a perfect story of our culture, which we call PETE -passion, entrepreneurship, trustworthiness, and enabling.” Bially said that combination created a culture allowing those who remained after the layoffs and who were able to be brought back to spend 40-plus 12-hour days building the

clean room and commissioning the equipment. “One employee even came in even though he had been laid off. I couldn’t be more proud of the team,” Bially said. With that commitment, people -- including Bially himself -- did jobs that didn’t necessarily fit their title. Facilities Manager Ricky Blackwell and Bially went all over the county finding materials to build the clean room. Human Resources Director Dean Riddle helped build the walls. “There were about 12 to 13 people altogether who helped build that room,” Bially said. Of the 36 people rehired to work on masks, 22 remain. “Getting people to come to work is a struggle due to COVID,” Bially said. “Employees are getting tested -- we encouraged that.” Ironically, Hengst’s Kershaw County operation actually employs more people than it did before the pandemic hit. The average staff size is around 200 and it is currently employing 230 people, according to Bially. “Our whole vision is about making the planet pure. Purifying the air, filtering the virus -- it

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Hengst new produces 25,000 to 50,000 face masks per day.

fits right,” he said. “Giving back puts that in motion. If we’re going to be a part of the community, then we need to be doing everything to protect the community.” With that in mind, Bially said Hengst has donated masks to Kershaw Count y first responders, including police and firefighters, as well as the hospital. He said the company also par tnered with the Kershaw County Economic Development Office to lead the distribution effor t in the county. Kershaw County Marketing Manager & Public Information Officer Lauren Reeder said that effor t has included daycare facilities and small businesses. “We also talked a lot with (Existing Industry and Workforce Development Manager) Stewart Kidd, especially about how much (mask) material to order,” Bially said.

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Hengst mask “customers” have also included the S.C. Hospital Association and S.C. Emergency Management Division. “Our largest customers is the S.C. PPE Exchange. Of the 1.8 million masks in the state stockpile, we provided 1.5 million of that,” Bially said. For the moment, Hengst is not contributing to the national PPE stockpile, but Bially said that could change, allowing the company to add back the third shift. Meanwhile, Reeder noted that Hengst’s core business is beginning to pick back up. “Instead of them standing down, they got creative in shifting to face masks, so they’re offering t wo solutions in one facilit y,” she said. “I just can’t tell you how happy I am for the communit y, and how proud of my team I am,” Bially added.


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KERSHAW COUNTY INDUSTRIES’ OUTSTANDING RESPONSE TO COVID-19 By Lauren Branham Reeder

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In addition to Hengst pivoting operations to produce surgical-grade face masks, other Kershaw County industries have played an important role in the support of the local workforce and the nation’s infrastructure during the pandemic. At the onset of COVID-19, many of our local industries rallied to keep their workforce employed by obtaining special or essential business status. That allowed for several local manufacturers to produce or supply critical or essential industries including medical supplies, transportation, and defense.

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Cardinal Health, a manufacturer of surgical gause, maintained their commitment to the nation’s healthcare industry during COVID-19. A manufacturer of high-grade copper products used in domestic electronic circuit boards, Denkai America’s production continued to fill the demand for critical defense services and medical electronics. In addition to their new face mask production line, Hengst’s core business as a filtration supplier to automotive and transportation companies used guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue their operations of supplying critical transportation products to support the US’ commercial vehicles production and to bolster our country’s increasingly stressed supply chain. Cardinal Health, a manufacturer of surgical gauze and other fiber products maintained their commitment to the nation’s healthcare industry, and along with Cogsdill Tools of Lugoff, continued to supply the country’s aeronautics industry. INVISTA’s nylon applications that include air bags, tire cords, auto parts, electronics, and military/law

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Along with donating PPE (personal protective equipment) to Kershaw County EMS, GE Appliances also donated appliances to community non-profits including Meals On Wheels, United Way’s Mobile Nutrition Center, and New Day Transition Housing. law enforcement uniforms continued to serve essential critical infrastructure needs while Praxair, a manufacturer of industrial and medical gases, maintained their critical supply of medical grade oxygen to surrounding hospitals. A producer of wipes and fiber materials, Suominen Nonwovens located in Bethune, meet the demand of their customers who use the nonwoven fibers in sanitization wipes and medical applications. A medical supplier in Lugoff, Surgiform, pivoted their normal operations to manufacturer small batches of hand sanitizers while GE Appliances of Camden donated appliances to Meals on Wheels, United Way’s Mobile Nutrition Center, and New Day Transition Housing as well as gave extra personal protective equipment (PPE) they had on hand to Kershaw County EMS. 36s BIZY/MAG Camden-Kershaw County s 2020/2021

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COUNTY AND CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP STRENGTHENS DURING COVID-19

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A partnership created over the years to support the businesses of the community, Kershaw County and The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce found themselves leaning into each other even more during COVID-19. “Our partnership began right at the beginning of COVID-19 when we knew we needed a point person who could specifically handle the

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Kershaw County Public Information Officer Lauren Reeder and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Kinard created videos for businesses to stay informed during COVID-19.

communications for our local businesses,” stated Kershaw County Public Information Officer Lauren Reeder. “Without hesitating, I picked up the phone and called Amy Kinard.” As the Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Amy Kinard was already fielding calls and emails from chamber members asking for information and resources related to COVID-19. Amy said, “not only did we take what we were already doing for our members, we made that available to all businesses in Kershaw County and then with Lauren’s help we took it to the next level.” Together, Reeder and Kinard would craft a communications plan for businesses to include videos, social media, and a dedicated page on the Chamber’s website specifically for COVID-19 business information and resources. “One element of the business communications plan centered around a video series called Kershaw County Talks Business,” replied Reeder. “This is where I interviewed Amy and we discussed the most pressing COVID-19 topics for businesses going on at that time including loan programs, CARES Act, and Governor’s Orders.”

“AS A WAY TO COMBAT (COVID-19), COUNCIL ALLOCATED MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO ESTABLISH A SMALL BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT STABILIZATION GRANT PROGRAM.”

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As COVID-19 grew so did the County and Chamber’s partnership. “Kershaw County Council saw the negative impact COVID-19 was having on our local businesses and non-profits,” stated Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter. “As a way to combat this, Council allocated more than one million dollars to establish a small business and non-profit stabilization grant program.” With the County handling all non-profits grants, Carpenter reached out to Kinard and asked if the Chamber would be interested in managing the small business grants side of the program. Kinard willingly agreed. “This was no small feat,” replied Carpenter. “The Chamber would be responsible for facets of the entire process of the small business grants program to include collecting applications, working closely with the grants committee who reviewed the applications, and distribute the grant monies to awarded businesses.” The small business grants would help local businesses pay rent, utilities, and even employees while most businesses were closed due to the governor’s executive order to close non-essential businesses. “It was a daunting task due to the short timeframe we had given ourselves to help businesses as quickly as possible,” said Kinard. “In the end, however, it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve been a part of because I witnessed 256 Kershaw County businesses receive grants from the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program with the average grant being $3,164.”

“IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCES I’VE BEEN A PART OF ... I WITNESSED 256 KERSHAW COUNTY BUSINESSES RECEIVE GRANT ... ”

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“Our hometown is amazing! The people, our parks, our downtown, our sense of community welcomes all. We live in a city with the historic pride of the revolutions, with horses competing and training for national events, and a reputation for fine Southern hospitality. I love my “All America City” and the people who make it so!” - Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford

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WESTVILLE

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LAKE WATEREE

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LIBERTY HILL “The heart of historic Liberty Hill sits atop a ridge rising to over 500 feet, just minutes from Wateree Lake. With unbelievable sunsets, beautiful homes, and the spacious luxury of living in abundant wooded areas, residents enjoy the closeness of loving and caring neighbors. Once you live here, it will always be home.” - Sylvia Hudson, Liberty Hill Resident

BOYKIN

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EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT CCTC and Woolard Technology Center Offer Classes to Current High School Students Because of Central Carolina Technical College’s partnership with the Woolard Technology Center in Camden, local students can attend CCTC while still in high school.

head start. “It’s an opportunity for them to get at least 27 credit hours while they are still in high school,” Hancock said. “It’s a win-win type deal.”

For both the Mechatronics and Early Childhood Education programs students will take classes at the Woolard Technology Center, and receive college credit from CCTC before they obtain their high school diploma.

With those 27 credit hours, students could, according to Hancock, then progress to the advanced side of the program the summer immediately following their high school graduation. This allows students to gain college level experiences while in high school and graduate from CCTC well before they would without the partnership at the Woolard Technology Center.

For the Early Childhood Education program, students can take ECD 101, which is titled Introduction to Early Childhood. This three credit course has no prerequisite requirements, meaning it is open to all high school students in the area. By taking ECD 101, students will also be eligible for Early Childhood credentials in South Carolina, which according to CCTC’s Dean of Business of Public Service Pam Dinkins, is one of the necessary requirements for being hired in any childcare facility in the state of South Carolina. In addition to offering ECD 101 and the SC Early Childhood Credential, proficiency tests are available for other early childhood classes at the Woolard Technology Center. Students are also able to take classes within CCTC’s Mechatronics program, which provides graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of industrial equipment with mechanical, electrical and electronic components. Similar to the Early Childhood Education program, students take classes while in high school, expediting their path towards a college degree. Some courses that would be available for students Schematics and Industrial Skills. Bert Hancock, dean of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology at CCTC, views it as a chance for local students to get a 58s BIZY/MAG Camden-Kershaw County s 2020/2021

By offering these programs in both Early Childhood Education and Mechatronics, high school students gain a competitive edge in obtaining a degree or certificate, and CCTC will continue to be a top two-year institution of higher learning in the state of South Carolina. For more information on how to participate in these programs, contact Pam Dinkins at 803-778-7802 for Early Childhood Education and Bert Hancock at 803-778-6679 for Mechatronics. Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and series from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more: cctech. edu


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KERSHAW COUNTY

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is a countywide school system, accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and the South Carolina Department of Education. Dr. Shane Robbins, ATC, was named as the Superintendent for the KCSD in May 2018. Prior to coming to Kershaw County, Dr. Robbins served as a teacher and administrator in Indiana for over 20 years with the last 10 years serving as Superintendent. Dr. Robbins brings a sense of desire and passion to work collaboratively with staff, students, and the community to ensure schools are providing students with a 21st century learning environment. Visit the district’s award-winning website at www. kcsdschools.net for more information. Also, download the KCSD mobile app that provides access to news, calendars, emergency notifications, staff contact information and more.

DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS:

• More than 10,500 students and over 1,000 employees • Graduation rate over 90% and more than 90% of graduates attend college or some other form of continuing education, join the military or enter the workforce • Graduates received more than $14 million in scholarships • More than 70% of Kershaw County teachers have advanced degrees • 15% of Kershaw County teachers are National Board certified • Kershaw County teachers have an average of 16 years’ experience • Average class size is 1:11 in Kindergarten (all Kindergarten classes have a teacher + a teaching assistant), 1:20 in 1st-2nd grades, and 1:25 in 3rd12th grades • In November 2016, Kershaw County voters gave approval to a $129 million bond referendum and a 15year penny sales tax to fund 17 construction projects; visit https://www.kcsdschools.net/facilities for details • A Center for American Progress study rated KCSD as providing a “high return on its investment” (only district in the Midlands to receive this rating and one of only 10 in the state) • Named one of the country’s best for its use of technology by the National School Board Association • Received numerous awards for its communication

efforts from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association • Recipient of United Way’s highest volunteer recognition award • “Unqualified” finance audit results—best report possible

RELOCATION INFORMATION FOR KCSD:

• Identify the school(s) that your child(ren) will attend. Download the Kershaw County School District mobile app, click on the School Finder icon and based on your location, the map will show you the Elementary, Middle and High schools zoned for that location. Another way to determine school zoning is to visit the county’s website, www.kershawsc.wthgis. com, for their interactive map. • Visit the school(s) designated for your residence/potential residence. Go to www.kcsdschools.net and click on the Schools menu item. A listing of schools will display with addresses, phone numbers and website links. Feel free to call the school office to set up a tour. • Register your child(ren). Go to www.kcsdschools. net/new for information about the registration process, health forms and immunization requirements, as well as frequently asked questions.

OPTIONS DURING PANDEMIC:

KCSD is offering its students three different learning options for the 2020-21 school year so that families can choose the format that best meets their students’ needs: • Option 1 – Face-to-Face Instruction • Option 2 - Virtual “eCampus” Live • Option 3 - Virtual “eCampus” Self-Paced For more information about these options, please visit www.kcsdschools.net

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COUNTY, CITY AND TOWN OFFICES

Kershaw County Government 515 Walnut St., Camden, SC 29020 803-425-1500 www.kershaw.sc.gov For zoning information, use the interactive map at https://kershawsc.wthgis.com/ For details on Kershaw County’s Vision 2030 plan, visit www.visionkershaw2030.org City of Camden 1000 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020 803-432-2421 www.cityofcamdensc.org Town of Bethune 101 Elm St., Bethune, SC 29009 843-334-6238 Town of Elgin 2469 Main St., Elgin, SC 29045 803-438-2362 www.townofelginsc.com

CABLE TELEVISION Truvista 1637 Springdale Drive, Camden, SC 29020 803-432-3461 www.truvista.net

ELECTRICITY

Black River Electric Cooperative www.blackriver.coop City of Camden -- see details in County, City and Town Offices Duke Energy 800-777-9898 www.duke-energy.com Fairfield Electric Cooperative 803-425-1059 www.fairfield.coop Lynches River Electric Cooperative 800-922-3486 www.lynchesriver.com

NATURAL GAS Dominion Energy 866-517-3711 www.dominionenergy.com/ south-carolina

TELEPHONE AND INTERNET AT&T 1671 Springdale Drive, #14, Camden SC 29020 803-713-0534 www.att.com Sandhill Telephone Cooperative 843-658-3434 www.shtc.net TruVista see details in Cable Television

Windstream 866-445-8084 www.windstream.com

WATER Bethune Rural Water Company 110 Main St. N., Bethune, SC 29009 843-334-8425 www.bethuneruralwater.com Cassatt Water Company 2638 Old Stagecoach Road, Cassatt, SC 29032 803-432-8235 www.cassattwater.com City of Camden -- see details in County, City and Town Offices Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority 88 Boulware Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 803-438-2991 www.lescwater.com Town of Bethune Water Department -- see details in County, City and Town Offices

AUTOMOBILE/DRIVER’S LICENSE SC Division of Motor Vehicles 1056 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden, SC 29020 803-432-4340 www.scdmvonline.com

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE By Amy Kinard Executive Director Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has been serving businesses in the area since 1910. Over the years, the community and business environment have changed but the Chamber has been a consistent voice and resource for the Kershaw County business community. Our dedication to the Kershaw County community has become even more important during the pandemic. Businesses have had to shift and change to manage the new requirements of working in a pandemic, and so too the Chamber has had to shift and change our offerings to our members. Our focus during this time is in two specific areas. The first is to provide resources and information that businesses need to manage their work, employees and/ or services. Our webpage, www.kershawcountychamber. org/information contains the latest information regarding federal, state and local requirements, guidelines, and programs. We have also posted up-to-date information

and resources on our blog (found on our main page). In addition, we are now offering online programs to help business owners make plans for their future, allow individuals to build their leadership skills, and teach businesses new techniques to reach customers. The second focus area is to provide networking and promotion opportunities for our members. Due to the increased traffic to our website, we are offering new promotional opportunities for members through the business directory and banner ad placements. We are also shifting our networking events to online events, where members can still connect, learn about one another, and ultimately, support one another’s businesses. We strive to make Kershaw County THE place that businesses and families want to call home. Through our programs and services, we assist our members in building their businesses and ultimately, improving the quality of life in Kershaw County. For additional information about membership benefits, visit www.kershawcountychamber. org/member-benefits or call us at (803) 432-2525. We would love to learn more about your business, answer your questions, and share more about what the Chamber offers. We hope to hear from you soon!

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THE KERSHAW COUNTY COMMITTEE OF 100

Established in 1986, The Kershaw County Committee of 100 is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization providing private sector resources to The Kershaw County Economic Development Office. The Committee of 100’s purpose is to

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Cantey, Tiller, Pierce & Green, LLC 1204 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1436 www.ctp-cpa.com Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin, LLP 1011 Fair Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1424 www.shgcpa.com Stokes & Messier, LLC 1183 Highway 1, South Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-0005 www.stokesmessier.com

ANTIQUES

Camden Antiques Market 830 South Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-0818 www.camdenantiquesmarket.com

APARTMENTS

Bridle Station Apartments 44 Boulware Road (office), Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 713-7137 www.unitedmgtsvc.com Canterbury Apartments 103 East Canterbury Lane, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8556 Fox Run Apartments 148 Wall Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3997

APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE

Logan's Appliance Center 945 S. Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-4333

APPRAISER

Premium Home Inspections and Appraisals 1601 A Roberts Avenue, Camden SC 29020 (803) 427-6353

ART GALLERY

Artists' Attic 930 S. Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-9955 www.dotgoodwin.com Rutledge Street Gallery 508 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-0071 www.facebook.com/Rutledge-StreetGallery-197155187558079

ARTS CENTER

Arts Center of Kershaw County 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-7676 www.fineartscenter.org

ASSISTED LIVING

Morningside of Camden 719 Kershaw Highway, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-8668 www.morningsideofcamden.com The Colonial at Old Camden 209 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (843) 598-2744

ATTORNEY

Baxley, Pratt & Wells, P.A., Attorneys at Law 3 The Common - Ward Road, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-4200

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA 1201 Main Street, 22nd Floor Columbia SC 29201 (803) 779-3080

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Mullikin Law Firm 1308 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-7771 www.mullikinlaw.com Savage, Royall & Sheheen, L.L.P. 1111 Church Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4391 www.savage-lawfirm.com Smith Robinson Holler DuBose and Morgan, LLC 935 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1992 The Connell Law Firm 20 Townlee Lane Suite A, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-8500 www.lawconnell.com

AUTO PARTS

Midlands Auto Supply, Inc. 1019 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4351

BANKS

First Citizens Bank 404 E DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1995 www.firstcitizens.com First Citizens Bank 2464 Main Street, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 438-5416 www.firstcitizensonline.com

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MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY First Citizens Bank 844 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-6675 www.firstcitizensonline.com First Community Bank 631 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7575 www.firstcommunitysc.com

BOOK STORE Books on Broad and Coffee 944 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-7323 www.booksonbroad.com

BUILDING SUPPLY

First Palmetto Bank 300 King Street East, Bethune SC 29009 (843) 334-2265 www.sandhillsbank.com

Camden Builders Supply 914 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4219

First Palmetto Bank 407 DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-2265 www.firstpalmetto.com

Lowe's 11 Bay Lane, Camden SC 29020 (803) 572-9000 www.lowes.com

First Palmetto Bank 2310 North Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1982 www.firstpalmetto.com

Wateree Ace Hardware 886 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-1007

First Palmetto Bank 788 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-1461 www.firstpalmetto.com Synovus 501 E. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-1105 The Citizens Bank 2220 W. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 424-1619 www.thecitizensbank.cc

BARTENDING SERVICES King Haigler Cocktails, LLC (803) 243-0090 www.kinghaiglercocktails.com

BED & BREAKFAST Old McCaskill's Farm Bed & Breakfast 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert SC 29128 (803) 432-9537 www.oldmccaskillfarm.com

CAR WASH Tidal Wave Auto Spa of Camden 2239 West Dekalb St, Camden SC 29020 (706) 938-0991

CATERER Aberdeen Catery PO Box 56, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1060 Chelle's Sweets & Treats (803) 237-6103 Old South Catery, LLC 509 B Dicey Ford Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-7900 www.oldsouthcatery.com The Catery on Broad 514 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1011 www.thecateryonbroad.com The Decadent Dish, LLC Mayview Plaza, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 425-5112

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CHIROPRACTOR

Camden Clinic of Chiropractic 408 E. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-0990 www.thecamdenclinic.com

CHURCH Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-6131 www.ourlady-camden.org St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church 914 Market Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 227-2197 www.marymagdaleneanglican.org

CITY/COUNTY OFFICES City of Camden 1000 Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-2421 www.cityofcamdensc.org Downtown Camden Program 722 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-2421 www.cityofcamden.org Kershaw County Economic Development Office 95 Innovation Way, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-7685 www.kershawcountysc.org Kershaw County Government Offices 515 Walnut Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1500 www.kershaw.sc.gov Town of Bethune 101 Elm St, Bethune SC 29009 (843) 334-6238 Town of Elgin 2469 Main Street, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 438-2362


MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY CLEANING SERVICES

Bio-One SC (803) 669-7089 www.bioonesc.com

CLOTHING STORE

Pink Stable, LLC 1032 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-7866 www.facebook.com/pinkstable

CLUB/ASSOCIATION

American Legion Post #17 906 Brown Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-6299 BNI of Midlands (803) 996-3131 www.bniofmidlands.com Camden Community Concert Band PO Box 521, Camden SC 29021 www.camdencommunityband.org Camden Junior Welfare League 524 DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 553-3552 www.camdenleague.org Camden Rotary Club PO Box 383, Camden SC 29021 (803) 424-2230 www.members.tripod.com/ camdenscrotary Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP PO Box 503, Camden SC 29021 (803) 513-6474 Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society PO Box 606, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 432-4512 www.camdenjewelers.com Kershaw County Board of Realtors (803) 425-1978 Olde English District 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg SC 29729 (803) 385-6800 www.sctravel.net

The Boykin Spaniel Society 2337 N. Broad Street, Suite E, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1032 www.boykinspaniel.org The Kiwanis Club of Kershaw County (803) 420-0840

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY Central Carolina Technical College 90 Campus Drive, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-8388 www.cctech.edu

COMMERCIAL RENTAL PROPERTY

Arthur Investments/Camden Commerce Center 1103 Little Street, Suite 2, Camden SC 29020 (803) 669-3461

COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER

TruVista 1637 Springdale Drive, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3461 www.truvista.net

COMPUTER SERVICES PC Medics 2319 N. Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 424-0167 www.camden.net Potters Computer Systems, LLC (888) 297-3366 www.potterscomputers.com Spear's Computing & Network Solutions, LLC PO Box 1165, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 272-8858 www.spearscomputing.com

CONSTRUCTION/ CONTRACTOR

Agracel, Inc 15 S. Main Street, Suite 701, Greenville SC 29601 (800) 600-8085 www.agracel.com Bobbitt Design Build 1927 Thurmond Mall Boulevard, Suite 102, Columbia SC 29201 (803) 761-5550 www.bobbitt.com Delta Building Systems, INC. 1133 E Howe Springs Road, Florence SC 29505 (843) 413-1712 www.deltabuildingsystemsinc.com Denton Builders, LLC 1432 Wylie Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-5444 www.dentonbuilders.com Great Southern Homes, Inc 90 North Tower Drive, Irmo SC 29063 (803) 699-4734 www.greatsouthernhomes.com Hayes Building & Remodeling, Inc. Paul Hayes (803) 432-0061 www.hayesbuildinginc.com Jim Cliatt, Jr., General Contractor (803) 432-0935 LTM General Contractor 235 North Hampton Street, Kershaw SC 29067 (803) 475-2188 Marty Kelly Construction, Inc. PO Box 1625, Camden SC 29021 (803) 432-6067 Mashburn Construction PO Box 2466, Columbia SC 29202 (803) 400-1000 MB Kahn Construction 101 Flintlake Road, Columbia SC 29223 (803) 736-2950

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MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY McCrory Construction Company 522 Lady Street, Columbia SC 29201 (803) 799-8100

CREDIT UNION

Shirley Construction, LLC 437 Highway 601 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 432-3880

Mid Carolina Credit Union 719 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 432-7771 www.midcarolinacu.com

Wateree Construction and Improvements Steve Jr., Stephen III & Travis Kelly (803) 432-0446

Mid Carolina Credit Union 1015 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7263 www.midcarolinacu.com

CONSULTANT Julian Burns LLC (703) 282-3863 Total Grace Consulting, LLC 2548 Main St. Unit C, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 216-5161 www.totalgraceconsulting.org

COSMETICS / BEAUTY Mary Kay Cosmetics / Peggy Burroughs (803) 432-5498 www.marykay.com/pburroughs2 Patti Coates/Rodan & Fields Skin Care (803) 420-4568 www.patticoates.myrandf.com Rodan + Fields-Amy Kinard Independent Consultant (803) 243-2662 www.akinard.myrandf.com

COUNTRY CLUB Camden Country Club & Pro Shop 111 Knights Hill Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3322 www.camdencountryclub.com

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING IMA SE 222 Historic Drive, Mt Pleasant SC 29466 (843) 442-9009 www.imainfo.com

Mid Carolina Credit Union 2480 Main Street, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 432-7771 www.midcarolinacu.com SAFE Federal Credit Union 407 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-8600 www.safefed.org SAFE Federal Credit Union 624 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803)425-8600 www.safefed.org

DANCE STUDIO Dancin' on Broad 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 427-0753

DEALERSHIP Carolina Auto Sales 146 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-3711 www.buycarolinaautos.com Carolina Chrysler - Jeep - Dodge, LLC 891 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-9160 www.carolinacjd.com Lugoff Ford 979 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-6124

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Lugoff Toyota 878 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-7800 www.lugofftoyota.com

DENTIST/ORTHODONTIST Camden Oral Surgery 207 E. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 398-9900 www.neoralsurgerycom Joseph Dental Associates, PA 1301 Monument Square, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7627 www.josephdentistry.com Kenneth Carson, DDS dba Dental Care of Camden 400 Dicey Ford Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4202 www.drkennethwcarson.com Roderick D. Smith, DMD Family Dentistry 101 Standard Warehouse Road, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-3449 Wateree Family Dentistry 947 Highway 1 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-1845

DRY CLEANERS

City Laundry & Cleaners, Inc. 404 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1444

ELECTRICIAN Mills Electric Service, Inc. 140 Boulware Road, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-9472


MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY EMPLOYMENT AGENCY AllStaff Employment Services, LLC 2513 N. Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4515 www.allstaffsc.com Gallman Personnel Services, Inc. 1360 Browning Road, Columbia SC 29210 (803) 772-8046 www.gpsjobs.net Recruiting Solutions 50 Haier Boulevard, Camden SC 29020 (803) 806-8125

EQUESTRIAN SHOW FACILITY South Carolina Equine Park 443 Cleveland School Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 243-0948 www.scequinepark.com

EVENT SERVICES Southern Events, LLC (803) 425-0360 www.southerneventsllc.com

FINANCIAL ADVISORS ENGINEERING

Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. PO Box 8147, Columbia SC 292028147 (803) 779-2078 S&ME 134 Suber Road, Columbia SC 29210 (803) 561-9024

EQUESTRIAN

Buckrill, Inc. 683 Woodstock Lane, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1143 Carolina Cup Racing Association, Inc. 200 Knights Hill Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-6513 www.carolina-cup.org Kirkwood Stables / Elser Farms 402 Dicey Ford Road Suite G, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1661 www.kirkwoodstables.com Pear Tree Farm 82 Red Bank Road, Rembert SC 29128 (803) 432-9490 www.hunterhorse.com

Tenet Wealth Management 1039 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 781-1034 www.tenet-wealth.com

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT SERVICE Premier Financial Alliance 1662 Highway 1, South Unit 5, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 572-1307

FIRE & WATER RESTORATION SERVICES Best Option Restoration (803) 309-3729 SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties 128 North Hampton Street, Kershaw SC 29067 (803) 475-7500 www.servpro.com

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Lugoff Fire-Rescue 892 Highway 1 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-2553 www.lugofffire.com

FITNESS

BarBells Gym 1230 Rose Street, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 309-1537 www.barbellsgymsc.com Camden Wellness 1029 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 572-5481 www.camdenwellness.org Conde' Wellness 1053 Highway 1,South Unit 1 , Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 900-5659 www.facebook.com/condewellness Fitness Zone 814-B Highway 1, South, Wateree Plaza, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-3811 www.fitnesszonelugoff.com Workout Anytime of Camden - Panilly LLC. 1670 Springdale Drive Suite 13C, Camden SC 29020 (803) 464-7811 www.workoutanytime.com/camden

FLOORING Carpet Outlet, Inc. 1123 Highway 1 South, Suite B, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-8707 www.carpetoutletlugoffsc.com

FLORIST Longleaf Flowers, Plants & Gift, LLC 1011 A Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 310-9595 www.longleafflowers.com The Little Florist 123 N. Main Street Bishopville SC 29010 (803) 484-5210 www.facebook.com/Littlefloristbishopville

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MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOOD DELIVERY Kershaw2Go, LLC (803) 615-3035

FOOD FRANCHISE Galloway Enterprises, Inc. / KFC 1010 Mill Street Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-9559 Outlaw Enterprises / Taco Bell 816 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4305 Sensor Enterprises, Inc. / McDonald's 3924 Forest Drive Suite 12, Columbia SC 29204 (803) 787-6647 www.mcdonalds.com

FOOD/GROCERY Off the Hook Seafood Market 2339 Broad Street Camden, SC 29020 (803) 427-6754

FORESTRY CONSULTANT Forest Land Management, Inc. 525 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4320 www.forestlandmanagementinc.com

FUNDRAISING COMPANY Sweet Manna Fundraising (803) 432-3396 www.sweetmannafundraising.com

FUNERAL / BURIAL SERVICE Greenhaven Memorial Gardens & Life Tribute Center 11020 Two Notch Road, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 419-7110 www.greenhavenmemorialgardens. com

Kornegay Funeral Home 1112 Fair Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3583 www.kornegayfuneral.com M & L Monuments 1014 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 804-5547 www.facebook.com/pages/M-LMonuments-LLC/143869995705937 Powers Funeral Home, LLC 832 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-8711 www.powersfuneralhome.net

GAS/OIL COMPANY Speaks Oil Company 121 DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3501

GIFT/SPECIALTY SHOP

Persona 1009 Church Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 572-5908

HEALTH CLINIC Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County 110 C East DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-0806 www.cmcofkc.org

HEARING AID SALES, CARE & SERVICE Palmetto Hearing, LLC 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7032 www.palmettohearing.com

HEATING / AIR CONDITION

Needful Things 2401 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4567

Cool Care Heating & Air 3102 Bronx Road, Columbia SC 29204 (803) 772-7715 www.coolcarehvac.com

Palmetto Stitches and Quilts 405 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-0051 www.palmettostitchesandquilts.com

Flowers Heating & Cooling 1004 Wylie Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-5883 www.flowersheatingandcooling.com

SC Material Girls 1309 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-5488

HAIR SALON/ BARBER SHOP Ideation Professionals, LLC 1042 Broad, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4446 Lady D's Hair Extraordinaire 2310 Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-1350

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Powers & Gregory, Inc. 313 Thrush Lane, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-9616 www.powersandgregory.com

HISTORICAL SITE Historic Camden 222 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-9841 www.historiccamden.org

Home Health/Hospice


MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Grace & Mercy Home Health Care 2039 West DeKalb Street suite #2, Camden SC 29020 (803) 310-5280 www.graceandmercyhealthcare.org KershawHealth Home Health & Hospice 1165 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 425-1182 www.kershawhealth.org/services/ hospice.aspx

HOSPITAL KershawHealth 1315 Roberts Street Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4311 www.kershawhealth.org

HOTEL

Comfort Inn & Suites 220 Wall Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1010 www.choicehotels.com/south-carolina/ camden/comfort-inn-hotels Hampton Inn 122 Wall Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-0600 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/cdnschxhampton-camden Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 419 Sumter Highway, Camden SC 29020 (803) 424-5000 www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/ camden/cdnsh/hoteldetail

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING Paul Hilton, Human Resources Consulting, LLC (803) 305-8962

INSURANCE BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina PO Box 6170, Columbia SC 29260 (803) 264-3972 www.southcarolinablues.com

Chuck Nash State Farm Insurance Agency 1120 Little Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-9001 www.statefarm.com Clyburn & Sellers Insurance 2001A West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-9045 www.clyburnllc.com Fortress Insurance Solutions 708 Lafayette Avenue #2, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-4585 Funderburk Health + Life 506 Walnut Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-0188 Gary Patterson State Farm Insurance Agency 830 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-5000 www.garypatterson.net Larry DiBiase State Farm Insurance 2043 W. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4545 www.larrydibiase.com

F. D. Goodale, Jeweler, LLC 543 DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3445 www.fdgoodalejeweler.com

LAND SALES

Town & Country, Inc. PO Box 130, Camden SC 29021 (803) 425-5625

LAWN/LANDSCAPE SERVICES David Joseph Landscaping, Inc. 1021 B - West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 513-4677 First Class Landscaping, Inc. 1218 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-9503

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Fremont Consulting Group, Martha Clarke (803) 427-9459

Patteson Insurance Agency, Inc. 947 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8044 www.pattesoninsurance.com

LIBRARY Kershaw County Library 1304 Broad St., Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1508

Thaxton Insurance Group 2313 North Broad Street Camden, SC 29020 (803) 432-1453 www.cltinsurance.com

LIQUOR STORE

Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency, Inc. 2004 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8433 www.upjowers.com Van Horn Insurance 501 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8422 www.vanhornins.com

JEWELRY STORE

Camden Jewelers, Inc. 1008 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4512 www.camdenjewelers.com

Traders of Camden, Inc. 2412 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7565 www.tradersofcamden.com

LOAN SERVICE 1st Heritage Credit 1021 D West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-4103

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MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY Security Finance 415 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1247 www.security-finance.com

LOCKSMITH

Camden Lock Company PO Box 2045, Camden SC 29020 (803) 424-0090 www.camdenlockcompany.com

LOGGING Almond Forest Products, Inc. 2637 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-0491

MACHINE SHOP Midlands Tooling Systems, Inc. 152 Boulware Road, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-0800 www.midlandstooling.com

MANUFACTURING Canfor Southern Pine 1281 Sanders Creek Road, Cassett SC 29032 (803) 425-1810 www.canfor.com/our-company/ourcommunities/camden-sc Denkai America 29 Battleship Road Extension, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-7900 www.oakmitsui.com GE Appliances, Haier Company 50 Haier Blvd., Camden SC 29020 (803) 424-8424 www.geappliances.com Invista Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 425-3500

Weylchem US, Inc. 2114 Larry Jeffers Road, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 438-3471 www.weylchem.com

MASSAGE THERAPISTS Mindful Massage of Camden 921 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 900-1205 www.mindfulmassageofcamden.org

MORTGAGE LENDER

Beth Quick with Guild Mortgage 566 Spears Creek Church Rd, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 319-0733 Guaranteed Rate Affinity Todd McDonald (803) 463-7901 www.toddmcdonald.me Phoenix Services, Inc. 1670 Springdale Drive, Suite 9 PMB# 6, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1115

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Family Resource Center 509 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-4357 www.thefamilyresourcecenter.org Food for the Soul - Kershaw County 110 A DeKalb St., Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4771 www.foodforthesoulkc.org Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County 110 E Dekalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4333 www.kershawhabitat.org

Shawmut Corporation 412 Groves Street, Lugoff SC 29078 (508) 588-3300 www.shawmutcorporation.com

Kershaw County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs 1619 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4841

Suominen 500 Chesnut Street, Bethune SC 29009 (843) 334-6211 www.suominen.fi

Kershaw County Council on Aging, Inc. 906 Lyttleton Street Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8173 www.kershawcoa.org

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Mt. Moriah Outreach, Inc. 813 South Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4454 www.mtmoriahoutreachcamdensc.com Revolutionary War Field Days (803) 229-2891 The Health District of Kershaw County 700 W. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 310-9365 United Way of Kershaw County 110 DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-0951 www.uwkc.net Wateree Community Actions, Inc. 706 W. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3411 www.wcai.org

OFFICE SUPPLY Herald Office Systems 736 Broad Street, Sumter SC 29150 (800) 868-6575 www.hosnet.net

PAINT/BODY SHOPS Lugoff Paint & Body Shop, Inc. 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-3483 www.napaautocare.com/sc/lugoff/ lugoff_paint

PAWN SHOPS Cash Man Jewelry, Pawn & Discount Tobacco 1005 H Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 424-0088


MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY PERIODONTIST

John M. Stephenson, D.M.D. 402 Dicey Ford Road Unit E, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8362 www.camdenperiodontist.com

PEST CONTROL Brazell Exterminating & Home Repair 1803 Shipboard Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 238-9954 Terminix Service, Inc. 1325 Gordon Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7352 www.trustterminix.com

PHARMACY Hawthorne Camden Pharmacy 2534 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-8378 Hawthorne Lugoff Pharmacy 710 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-9589 www.hawthornesc.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Bow Tie Photography 112 Welsh Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 427-0883

PHYSICIANS - FAMILY MEDICINE KershawHealth - Elgin Family Medicine 40 Pennacle Parkway Suite 208, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 424-8055

PHYSICIANS – ORTHOPEDIC Camden Bone & Joint, LLC 1112 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4498

PHYSICIANS – PEDIATRICS Pediatric Associates of Kershaw County 1346 Haile Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1931

POULTRY FARM Prestage Farms of South Carolina 1889 Highway 1, North, Cassatt SC 29032 (803) 432-6396 www.prestagefarms.com

PRINTING SERVICES Davis Printing Company, Inc. 715 S. Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1901 www.davisprintingcompany.com The UPS Store 1670 Springdale Drive Unit 9, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-9623 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3479

PRIVATE CLUB Springdale Hall Club 161 Knights Hill Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3521

PROPANE GAS SUPPLIER Southern Propane 3 Roseborough Rd, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-6426

PUBLICATIONS Camden Living PO Box 2152, Camden SC 29020 (803) 427-1994 www.camdenlivingsc.com

Camden Media Company / ChronicleIndependent 909 W. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-6157 www.chronicle-independent.com The Kershaw County Current / AeroGraphics, LLC (803) 432-8439 www.facebook.com/thekccurrent

RADIO STATION WPUB/WCAM Radio Station #5 The Commons, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-9002 www.kool1027.com

REAL ESTATE Angela Knight, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (803) 727-4176 www.angelaknight.net Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 566 Spears Creek Church Road Suite 200, Elgin SC 29045 (803) 788-2811 www.cbunited.com Graham Realty, Inc. 519 E. DeKalb St. 2nd Floor, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-7370 www.grahamrealtyinc.com Home & Land Pros, Deseree Allen 179 Highway 601, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 397-7980 www.homelandpros.com Michael Thomas / Palmetto Homes and Land Realty 798 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 427-5073 www.sellinglakewateree.com

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MEMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY Mitch Rabon Realty PO Box 214, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-1881 Montgomery and Moore Real Estate 1501 Fair Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 427-5516 The Camden Group, LLC 2039 West DeKalb Street, Suite3, Camden SC 29020 (803) 999-5151 www.camdengrouprealty.com

RENTAL FACILITY Camden Shrine Club 1379 Kershaw Hwy., Camden SC 29020 (803) 427-8560 www.facebook.com/ thecamdenshrineclub National Steeplechase Museum 200 Knights Hill Road, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-0201 www.steeplechasemuseum.org Rock Bottom Pond 1530 Buck Hill Road, Ridgeway SC 29130 (803) 438-9788 www.rockbottompondventures.com Swift Creek Church & Rosalee's Cottage 73 Boykin Mill Road, Rembert SC 29128 (803) 713-0473 The Louise C. Proctor Hall 2030 Lyttleton Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1081 www.proctorhall.com

RESTAURANTS Blackmon's Little Midget Family Drive-In 1012 Market Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-3011 Candy's at the Granary 509 A Clyburn Lane Ext, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-9977 www.facebook.com/candysatthegranary

Chick-fil-A Camden 2211 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-0964

Mill Pond Steakhouse 84 Boykin Mill Road, Boykin SC 29128 (803) 425-8825 www.themillpondsteakhouse.com

Dave's Place 809 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 408-9669

Papa John's Pizza 1035 W. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-1234 www.papajohns.com

Everyday Gourmet 2204 1/2 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-1907 Firehouse Subs 2184-B West Dekalb St., Camden SC 29020 (803) 272-0222 www.firehousesubs.com Gadgets of Lugoff, LLC 96 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-0101

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KFC 857 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 438-1113

Taco Bell 662 Highway 1, South, Lugoff SC 29078 (803) 432-4305

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RETAIL SHOP Habitat ReStore 1019 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-8995 www.kershawhabitat.org The Tack Room 2532 N. Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-2264 www.tackroomonline.com Triangle Hardware 2615 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-9097 Walmart 2240 West DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 425-5746 www.walmart.com


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TOBACCO STORE Tobacco Corner 510 E. DeKalb Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-4735

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TRAVEL AGENCY Camden Travel Service, Inc. 402 Dicey Ford Road, Suite D Camden SC 29020 (803) 432-5164 www.camdentravel.com Travel Agency – Sporting Wings, Inc. 521 Rutledge Street, Camden SC 29020 (803) 713-9900 www.wingsport.com

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Planning Commission Votes to Recommend Red Gate Rezoning By Robert White Prior to addressing action items on the agenda for its September 8 meeting, the Blythewood Planning Commission received a presentation from Bucky Drake of Drake Development concerning a proposed 24 single family unit Oakhurst development expansion. Drake said, “This will be the third design we have gone through to try to get to what will be acceptable and to meet all the requirements with the new layout. We have avoided the items before that were questionable.” The addition of the proposed lots in the Oakhurst development has met with resistance from residents as well as the Planning Commission over the last four years due to concerns regarding access points, flag lots and inaccessibility to the development by first responders. Numerous Oakhurst residents attended the meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about the new design. Among those was Chris Shull, who commented on the number of smaller, non-conforming lots shown in the new

design and the affect this could have on the value of existing homes in Oakhurst. Responding to resident’s comments, Billy Carter, who serves as the project’s developer said, “We are going to try to make these lots conform to Oakhurst. We may lose 5 to 6 of the lots to make that happen, but we are not wanting to get into an argument with Oakhurst. We want to be good neighbors.” Finally addressing the evening’s action items, Planning Commission then voted 5-0 to recommend a zoning change on the Red Gate property consisting of approximately 143 acres of undeveloped land along Blythewood, Muller and Syrup Mill Roads from Planned Development District (PD) to Development District (D-1). According to Blythewood’s Application and Review Procedures, if a planned development is not initiated within 2 years of its establishment, the Planning Commission must initiate a rezoning of the property to an appropriate district classification in conformity with Blythewood’s Comprehensive Plan and

a change from PD to D-1 zoning will allow for predominantly residential or agricultural use. Finally, Planning Commission also voted 4-1 to defer a vote regarding the Board of Architectural Review’s unanimous recommendation that the BethelHanberry Gymnasium be designated as a Class I historic property. Remarking prior to the vote to defer the matter, Commission Chair Rich McKenrick said, “I have no problem designating it a historic building. I would just like to know why we are designating…What is the significance of it? I know it is there because I have heard people in Blythewood talk about it.” Planning Commission asked town staff to make the Board of Architectural Review’s minutes and report on this matter available so that they could schedule a special call Zoom meeting to discuss this recommendation prior to Blythewood Town Council’s public hearing regarding the Class I historic designation during its monthly meeting on September 28.

Boo Major Featured Speaker at GBCC Monthly Breakfast University of South Carolina head equestrian coach Boo Major was the featured speaker at the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast Photo by Tonya Page on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The longest serving head equestrian coach at the collegiate level, Major has led the team to three overall national championships as well as back-to-back SEC Championships in 2013 and 2014, setting a record as the only team in South Carolina history to win consecutive SEC titles. Speaking about the equestrian team’s facility at One Wood Farm in Blythewood, Major said, “The horses love it, the kids love it and it’s a beautiful facility…one of the things that I find is that anybody who comes here from other teams and looks at it realizes that it has a real homey feeling. I think that has a lot to do with the Town of Blythewood…This area has been great as far as our team is concerned.” Remarking on the upcoming season, Major also said, “I think the President (of USC) spoke this week of us competing in the fall with the SEC and if we do we will have a meet the day before Oktoberfest so that’s exciting and it will be Auburn coming to us…then we’ll also be hosting Georgia on the 13th of November, so it will be two meets here about a month apart.”

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