Pregis establish operations in Anderson County

  August 3, 2021

$80 million investment will create 120 new jobs Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, today announced plans to establish operations in Anderson County. The $80 million investment will…

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Index ranks South Carolina tourists among the most polite in America

  August 2, 2021

NextVacay.com devised a ‘tourist politeness index’ to ascertain, state by state, which Americans have the best and worst reputations when they vacation domestically. Alaskans ranked the most polite tourists. Interactive…

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Alice Company reinvents itself for next century

  July 30, 2021

Fifth-generation of leadership drives new business while keeping Alice Company firmly rooted in serving the community, partnering with entrepreneurs, and building value GREENVILLE, SC – Entering its second century of…

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Cayce honored for special achievement in mapping technology

  July 19, 2021

The City of Cayce earned high praise for its Geographic Information System (GIS) by Esri, the global leader for location intelligence. The city received Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS for…

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Laurens County Delegation Stands with Keep Laurens County Clean

  July 15, 2021

BREAKING NEWS! Two members of the Laurens County Delegation (Gilliam and Jones) attended a meeting on Tuesday night organized by local residents and members of Keep Laurens County Clean. At that…

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Wingard’s Market makes cover of nationwide industry magazine

  July 14, 2021

Wingard’s Market, the Midlands premier full-service garden and plant center, is featured on the July cover of Green Profit Magazine. Green Profit is a national industry magazine that brings timely,…

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COMET Chat with LeRoy DesChamps – June 2021

  June 23, 2021

Greetings! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the June 2021 version of COMET Chat. This is our first “chat” since assuming my new role as Interim Executive Director…

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Clinton High School Senior Receives Richloom Scholarship

  May 29, 2021

Clinton High senior, Ella Kennington Cooper was recently presented with Richloom’s 2021 $500 Scholarship Award. Ella is the daughter of Chip and Miki Cooper. She will graduate with Honors from…

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Graduating senior recruitment event showcases local career opportunities

  May 26, 2021

Yesterday (Tuesday, May 25th), the S.C. Department of Commerce, Laurens County Development Corporation, and Laurens District 55 High School collaborated to host a Graduating Senior Recruitment event. Twelve local businesses…

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Fit Columbia celebrates 10 years in business

  May 24, 2021

Public is invited to anniversary celebration and grand reopening party at their new location in Five Points. Fit Columbia celebrates their 10-year anniversary and grand re-opening in their new space…

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Kerns Trucking, Inc. establishing operations in Cherokee County

  May 18, 2021

Kerns Trucking, Inc., a regional transportation and logistics company, today announced plans to establish its corporate headquarters in Cherokee County. The more than $7.9 million investment will create 136 new…

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Hill Electric employee recognized as EC&M 30 Under 30 All-Star

  May 4, 2021

EC&M, a trade publication for electrical professionals, recently recognized Ricky Smith of Hill Electric as one of their 30 Under 30 All-Stars for 2021. Smith, who currently serves as a…

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Be Pro Be Proud Provides “Big Rig” Experience to Laurens County Students

  April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, over 40 10th graders from Laurens District 55 High School and Clinton High School came out to the Piedmont Tech Laurens Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to explore…

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Endeavor welcomes three new entrepreneurs to its coworking community

  March 24, 2021

A restaurateur, accountant, and HR expert choose workspaces at Endeavor Endeavor, a coworking and shared office space community in downtown Greenville’s LEED-certified ONE tower, announces three new members: Olivia Esquivel,…

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The Art of Coffee and Books

  March 15, 2021

Looking for a hidden gem in Laurens County?  If so, head to Gray Court on the weekend to check out Arbitrary Art – A Chapter Left Behind Bookstore. Located at…

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National Smithsonian traveling exhibition now open in City of Westminster

  March 12, 2021

The City of Westminster has been selected as the only upstate stop for displaying the SC Humanities “Water/Ways” Exhibit. The Exhibit is now open at the Historic Westminster Train Depot,…

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Nexton named Best Master-Planned Community in the U.S. by NAHB

  March 9, 2021

Nexton, South Carolina’s most innovative and walkable community, was recognized as the top master-planned community in the U.S. by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). During NAHB’s 2021 Nationals…

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Firefly Distillery introduces Bend & Steal American Whiskey

  March 9, 2021

Firefly Distillery, South Carolina’s oldest working distillery, today announced the release of a new artisanal spirit, Bend & Steal American Whiskey. A tribute to the art of distilling, aging and…

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Switchgear opening ceremony

  February 11, 2021

Switchgear held its official opening ceremony this afternoon at their facility in Gray Court. The ceremony was also a celebration of the first product shipment from the Laurens County location—their…

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Reflect on 2020 with LCDC’s Year in Review

  February 2, 2021

What a year 2020 was. Even with the many unexpected challenges and roadblocks that came along with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) continued to grow and…

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S.C. Institute of Medicine and Public Health and DHEC release COVID-19 2020 Summary Report

  January 27, 2021

Report explores the impact of the coronavirus on South Carolina since March 2020 The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and the South Carolina Department of Health…

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Mechatronics: ‘Knowledge to Last a Lifetime’

  January 27, 2021

Using a hand-held controller, known as a “teach pendant” that somewhat resembles an artist’s palette, Andrew Tokarev deftly manipulates the robotic arm to execute his vision. The 20-year-old Piedmont Technical…

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Statewide public relations firm relocates to the City of Cayce

  January 26, 2021

MPA Strategies, a statewide public relations firm, has opened a new office at 2025 State Street in the City of Cayce. The firm, founded in 2011, offers clients a wide…

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Central Bark opens its first Doggy Day Care in West Columbia, SC

  January 25, 2021

Husband and wife team and local residents introduce Central Bark’s unique approach to doggy day care and enrichment to West Columbia and surrounding communities Central Bark, the doggy day care industry…

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CrossFit864 Relocates and Expands Services

  January 18, 2021

The business landscape in downtown Clinton continues to grow and change. CrossFit864 has completed the renovations at their new location (207 West Pitts Street) and they are open for business. …

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Ribbon Cutting for Holbrooks A1 Flash Moving

  December 29, 2020

    Join the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and members of the community for a celebratory Ribbon Cutting for Holbrooks A1 Flash Moving on January 5th at noon. We…

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Fukoku South Carolina Delivers Holiday Help

  December 21, 2020

On Monday, team members from local industry Fukoku delivered food items to the Baptist Crisis Center in Laurens. Fukoku holds a holiday drive annually to help those in need in…

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‘Skill Up’ Platform Aims to Connect Individuals with Career Pathways

  December 2, 2020

Upstate SC Alliance launches regional gateway to technical training programs Although the coronavirus pandemic has slowed some areas of the economy, within many sectors, businesses continue to grow. A new…

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