Category Archives: Business

Programs offered to help start a new business

By David Meade
The Town of Williamston through Envision Williamston currently has two grant programs available designed to help local businesses or to start a new business in Williamston.
Envision Williamston is currently taking applications for Facade Improvement Grants and a Main Street Challenge.

Find out more about starting a new business

Biscuits and Business
A complimentary workshop on starting a business will be held from 8 am to 10 am on Tuesday, April 25 at Williamston Town Hall.
Anyone thinking about or planning to start a new business is invited. Coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Ben Smith, Area Manager and Business Development Specialist at the Clemson Area Small Business Development Center will speak on the topic,

Palmetto Business Association to Sporting Clay Tournament April 22

The Palmetto Business Association will hold their 3rd annual sporting Clay tournament on Friday, April 22 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Belton Gun Club.
Entry fee is $80 per person or $320 for a four person team.
Entry fee includes clay targets, breakfast and lunch.

Envision Williamston Main Street Challenge offers $10,000 incentive

Envision Williamston is now accepting applications for a Main Street Challenge Program.
This program is an entrepreneurial start-up competition for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy in Williamston and is offering an incentive package in excess of $10,000 to each of the winning entrepreneurs who are selected to open their new business in Williamston.

Envision Williamston announces two new projects

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced recently that the program is launching two new projects to encourage beautification, growth and economic development in the town.

Palmetto Business Association Easter Egg Hunt April 8

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under Saturday, April 8 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Rain date for the event will be the following Saturday, Apr. 15 . Ages and time schedules are as

Palmetto Business Association to hold Sporting Clay Tournament

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will hold their 3rd annual sporting Clay tournament on Friday, April 22 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Belton Gun Club.
Entry fee is $80 per person or $320 for a four person team.
Entry fee includes clay targets, breakfast and lunch. Drinks and snacks will also be provided.

Palmetto Business Association to meet Mar. 21

The Palmetto Business Association will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 12 noon at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Williamston.
The meeting is expected to be about one hour.
Agenda items include Clay Shoot (April 21), Easter Egg Hunt (April 7), and Party in the Park. The guest speaker for the April After-Hours Event will also be announced..
For more information contact Blake Sanders President, Palmetto Business Association, PO Box 503 Williamston, 29697 or email president@palmettobusiness.org

Facade Improvement Grants now available

Through Envision WilliamstonThe Town of Williamston through the Envision Williamston economic development program is now taking applications for Facade Improvement Grants.
Funding for the program is provided through the Palmetto Business Association in partnership with The Municipal Association of South Carolina and Envision Williamston (EW).
The Facade Improvement Grant Program (FIGP) provides financial assistance to commercial property owners and business owners within the town limits for certain improvements.

Palmetto Business Association hears building trends for area

Toast and TopicsBy David Meade – Members of the Palmetto Business Association met Tuesday morning for the first Toast and Topics breakfast held at the Williamston Municipal Center.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant that has opened in the former location of Boots & Thelmas in West Pelzer, sponsored the event and provided breakfast.

Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam project 77 percent complete

By David Meade
Work on the new 750-Megawatt Natural Gas Combined-Cycle plant at the Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam Station site is about three quarters complete while excavation and removal of coal ash now includes a second basin.
According to Duke Energy Corporate Communications spokesperson Danielle Peoples, both projects are progressing as expected and remain on time and on budget.

Statewide business license raises questions for local officials

Information presented at County Municipal meetingBy Stan Welch
Two bills purportedly designed to streamline and standardize the issuance of business licenses across the state have ruffled quite a few feathers among the leaders of some of the small towns in the area.
Introduced by Rep. Bill Sandifer, House Bills 3650 and 3651 are the latest efforts to address business license reform in the General Assembly.

Envision Williamston Facade Improvement Grants now available

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced this week that the town’s economic development program is launching a “Facade Improvement Grant Program,” this spring.
“It is intended to stimulate improvements to the exterior of commercial buildings within the Town of Williamston,” Crandall said.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Barret Foust, President and Owner of Goodwin Foust Custom Homes, will give a presentation on the State of South Carolina Real Estate, addressing future growth patterns, needs for infrastructure, and what to expect over the next decade in real estate trends.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant in West Pelzer, is sponsoring the event, making the event free for Palmetto Business Association members.

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