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The Sumter Economic Development board named Becton Dickinson, now known as BD, as its Economic Development Manufacturing Partner of the Year for 2016 recently, highlighting the company's commitment to the industry as well as illustrating community … more
When Barbara Pearson assisted her aunt, Sally Amos, as she prepared floral arrangements for everything from weddings to retirement parties, she never thought about going into the business. But Amos noticed Pearson's diligence and attention to … more
The 20th Contracting Squadron of Shaw Air Force Base will host its 14th Annual Small Business Forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. The squadron will host the free event at Swan Lake Visitors Center, 822 W. Liberty St. Registration is … more
Farmers' Exchange, which originally organized as a cooperative for shareholders in 1931, will close its doors Friday after nearly 85 years. John B. Tindal started out as a manager of the store in 1936, bought out shareholders in the 1950s and … more
Nicole Norris Design Studio Inc. and Nicole Norris received three awards for design excellence on April 28 at the American Society of Interior Design Carolinas Spring Conference and Gala in Charlotte. Norris won first place for a bathroom design … more
Sumter resident Charles B. "Chas" Bostic III has added a franchise home inspection business to his State Farm insurance and real estate businesses. Bostic, who graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and has a business degree from University of … more
L. Travis McIntosh, a financial adviser in BB&T Scott & Stringfellow's Sumter office, has been promoted to senior vice president. A news release said McIntosh's promotion recognizes the hard work and dedication he has shown to his clients and the … more
The 20th Contracting Squadron of Shaw Air Force Base wants to involve more local companies in securing local contracts for projects such as HVAC repair, asbestos removal, lead-based paint removal, air compressor repairs, fire extinguisher … more
CHICAGO (AP) - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it's unlikely that their children or grandchildren will experience the same job tenure. The survey of more … more
Discount Furniture Outlet General Manager Brad Beasley says he's getting some sales off his website, www.outletfurniture.com, without much effort. Now he wants to know strategies that he can use to maximize his sales opportunities on the … more
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