Healthcare Solutions brings 35 jobs to Indian Land
INDIAN LAND -- Integrated Healthcare Solutions has moved its headquarters and data center to 521 Corporate Center in Lancaster County, the company president said.
The company, which offers software for electronic medical record-keeping and practice management, brought 35 jobs and invested $470,000, said Gary Hamilton, IHS president. The company moved from the Ballantyne area of North Carolina in early January.
Incentives and grants offered by South Carolina lowered company costs more than 20 percent, Hamilton said. He plans to grow 20 to 25 percent this year and to construct a new building with a minimum 20,000 square feet in the next five years. The company currently occupies 7,500 square feet.
Operational since 1998, IHS was incorporated in 2003, Hamilton said. It has 2,000 users in 20 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Lancaster County Council chairman Rudy Carter said the project is one of many attracted to Indian Land's proximity to Charlotte and the area's low cost of doing business, according to a written statement from the S.C. Department of Commerce.
Zaxby's restaurant coming to York
A Zaxby's restaurant will open later this year in York, the company announced Wednesday.
Constrution on the 2,700-square-foot casual dining restaurant, famous for its chicken fingers, already has begun at 867 E. Liberty St. It is expected to open later this year. The York location will join the Rock Hill Zaxby's to become the second in York County.
Operation Thank You slated for next week
The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Operation Thank You, an appreciation event for Chamber members, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28, in the Eagle Room at the Winthrop Coliseum.
The event, presented by Godbold Financial Associates, involves several volunteers hand-delivering membership materials to the chamber's 1,100-plus members and personally thanking them for their support. The membership materials include the new Business Resource Guide, a membership directory with faxes, Web site and email addresses, a plaque and a decal. Chamber members are asked to be on the lookout for the delivery of their new membership materials between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Before the Business Resource Guides are delivered, the newly designed cover will be unveiled to the public at 8:30 a.m. by Regional Board Chair Wayne Wingate. Breakfast will be sponsored by Panera Bread. The event officially ends at 4 p.m. with a wrap up reception and prizes awarded to volunteers.
Complimentary Business Resource Guides will be available at the chamber offices in Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Tega Cay. For more information, contact Pat Pardue at (803) 324-7500 or email@example.com.
SCBT welcomes Meredith Sullivan
South Carolina Bank and Trust of the Piedmont recently announced that Rock Hill native Meredith Sullivan has joined the commercial banking team as a commercial relationship manager.
Sullivan, a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church and the daughter of Gene and Brenda Sullivan of Rock Hill, has a background in special projects management and construction lending. She was previously employed with SCBT in Columbia for two years. She was named a bank officer in 2007 and was selected to attend South Carolina Bankers School. Sullivan's primary focus will be on commercial banking and business development in the Piedmont area.
South Carolina Bank and Trust of the Piedmont, a subsidiary of SCBT Financial Corporation, is headquartered in Rock Hill and has six offices in York and Lancaster Counties. For more information, visit www.SCBTonline.com.
Honda Cars to host after hours event
Honda Cars of Rock Hill will host Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at 686 Galleria Blvd.
Business After Hours is a monthly networking event open to all members of the York County Regional Chamber. RSVPs are not required for this event. For more information about Business After Hours, contact Trina Ricks at (803) 324-7500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stocks decline after huge rally
NEW YORK -- Stocks pulled back sharply Wednesday, erasing most of the previous session's big gains as investors grew concerned about the possibility that banks remain vulnerable to further problems from soured debt. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 300 points after rising 420 on Tuesday.
Some retrenchment was to be expected after the previous day's huge advance. But the decline also reflects investors' continuing uneasiness about the world's financial system and the U.S. economy.