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After more than two decades with the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Corbett, vice president of operations, is leaving the Chamber. Nicole Milligan, who was hired as vice president for membership development last year, will be the new … more
JACKSON CENTER, Ohio - Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: "Airstreams? They still make those?" Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel … more
WASHINGTON - The United States is back and ready to drive global growth in 2015.After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great Recession, the world's biggest economy is on an extended win streak that is edging it closer to … more
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans. Their pain may be easing. Friday's jobs report signaled that raises have … more
NEW YORK - The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The … more
NEW YORK - In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic. The housing market had collapsed. Lehman Brothers had gone under and General Motors was on the verge of bankruptcy reorganization. The U.S. was in a deep recession, and stocks had plunged … more
Creating new, well-paying jobs and a strong commitment to the community are reasons the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award was given to Apex Tool Group. Sumter Economic Development Board member George Kosinski … more
CHARLOTTE - Sumter native Jarvis Holliday has joined Luquire George Andrews (LGA), one of the Southeast region's leading advertising, digital and public relations agencies that serves major regional corporations to global Fortune 500 companies, as … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to … more
Glenn Evans made a 30-year career out of building custom homes in Sumter, becoming what some call the "premier" builder in the area. Now he's turning a page on his life and career and is moving south. Evans moved his construction business, … more
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