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Business

  • Chester Veterinary Clinic under new ownership

    The Chester Veterinary Clinic at 655 Columbia Road will continue to offer the same great quality of service though ownership has changed. Russ White, veterinary assistant at the clinic, is also the new business owner and manager. White assumed ownership on April 15, he said.
    “I've worked in this practice on and off for the last 30 years,” he said. “Most people relate this practice with Crack Anderson.”
    Anderson operated the veterinary clinic at “reasonable costs” to the community, White said.

  • House of Distinction celebrates 27 years

    Bessie Vastis is having a huge inventory reduction sale but she's not going out of business; instead, she's just showing her loyal customers some appreciation, she said.
    Vastis will celebrate her 27th anniversary for House of Distinction at 178 Columbia St. on April 14-16. Everything in her shop will be on sale from 10 to 75 percent off the regular price, she said.
    “I want to give back to my good customers with great bargains in appreciation for the support they have given me,” Vastis said.

  • 2011 Spring Show at Hunter's Florist

    An event billed as Chester's own 'Southern Living' show will be held Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Hunter's Creative Florist at 182 Saluda St. Owner Terry Hunter is sponsoring this first-ever Spring Show in Chester to let the community know what resources are available right here at home, she said.
    “I'm letting other business owners participate to show off what they do,” Hunter said. “If we support our town, everyone will do better.”

  • Body massage at Styles Unlimited

    Nikki Enfinger has joined the staff of Styles Unlimited at 1948 J.A Cochran Bypass as a massage therapist. Enfinger, a native of Chester, attended Southeastern Institute in Charlotte for six months, took her board certification test and received her license, she said.
    “I've always wanted to do this,” Enfinger said. “I lost my job when my company shut down and that gave me the opportunity to go back to school and do what I've always wanted to do.”

  • Tuxedo rentals available at Hare Clothiers

    Grady Guy is operating a new business in town but found it beneficial to keep an old name.
    Guy is offering tuxedo rentals and industrial footwear at Hare Clothiers at 171 Gadsden Street.
    “I left the name because it's recognized for quality and good customer service,” Guy said. “Even now, everything remains the same.”
    The business offers tuxedo rentals from $59 to $124, Guy said.

  • Food Lion is district winner for Easter Seals

    The Chester Food Lion has been ranked No. 1 for raising the most money in its district during Easter Seals' 20th anniversary, said Store Manager Ronnie Catledge. The total amount raised by the district's 17 stores was $72,519 with the Chester store contributing $6,742 of that amount during a four-week period, Catledge said.
    “We did bake sales and business to business walk-ins,” Catledge said. “I'm happy that our store raised the money.”

  • Jobs are coming to Guardian...just not yet

    A $45 million expansion to Guardian Industries Corp will bring 50 new jobs to Chester County.
    Just not right away.
    The announcement of the expansion on Wednesday obviously got folks excited according to Lance Clarke, Guardian's human resources manager.
    "We got a lot of phone calls," Clarke said. "We probably had 15 or 20 people come by here asking about the jobs."
    Clarke said the hiring will begin later this year, perhaps sometime around August. The groundbreaking on the Guardian Expansion should come in May, he said.

  • Sparks are gonna fly!

    The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory, the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate will hold a demonstration of the wildfire research being conducted at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg on Thursday, March 24.

  • Fifty new jobs, $45 million investment coming at Guardian

    The code name "Project 1036" is no longer necessary after today.
    Chester County, Governor Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Department of Commerce have announced that Guardian Industries Corp., a manufacturer of glass products, will expand its float glass operations in Chester County. The expansion will mean a $45 million investment and is expected to generate 50 new jobs.

  • Dig, plant and harvest some green-money that is

    Gloria Kellerhals is looking to grow Chester County's economy through “acres of opportunity,” she said Tuesday at a Chester Rotary Club meeting. Kellerhals was the invited guest for the weekly gathering of local Rotarians at the Summit Restaurant. She addressed a crowd of about 30 on the possibility of jump starting a sluggish economy in Chester County by putting people to work using their own land resources.