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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
When Allen and Victoria Bailey bought C.A. Harler Trophies & Engraving LLC three years ago, they thought their business would be about, well, trophies. They soon found out there was much more to it than plated statues of sports figures. "We … more
Dixie Products Inc. has been in the business of outfitting trucks from all across the state for nearly 50 years. The Sumter-based company sells many accessories for trucks including truck camper tops, tool boxes, ladder racks, side steps, body … 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
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes edged higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & … 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
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