Columbia SC News Update 01-05-2011
Auâ€™some LLC, a Hong Kong-based candy company, announced it will invest $6 million and create 120 jobs to establish its first U.S. candy production facility in Sumter County. The company will locate its facility in a former Bosch building at 1 Corporate Way in Sumter.
Prices rose from $252 per thousand board feet at the end of December 2009 to $263 at the close of 2010. Prices were mixed in 2010 as the number of grades/dimensions that were down in price nearly equaled the number of grades/dimensions that increased.
Gov.-elect Nikki Haley today announced James F. Etter as the next director of the S.C. Department of Revenue. Etter, a Blythewood resident, is vice president and CFO of Norco Equipment LLC.
The SBA approved nearly 22,000 small business loans for $10.47 billion, supporting a total of $12.16 billion in lending, the agency said.
Columbia businesswoman Dawn Richardson is opening a Doctors Express urgent care center here. Richardson has more than 15 years experience in health care management and is partnering with Dr. Lori Lord. The team plans to establish a walk-in medical center that is comfortable and convenient for patients.
The nine-day event will be held Jan. 14-22 in the Upstate, Lowcountry, Grand Strand and the Midlands. Food lovers across South Carolina can dine in style at some of the stateâ€™s best restaurants for a fraction of the cost of a regular meal.
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