Business briefs for July 18

July 16, 2013 

York chamber seeks board candidates

The Greater York Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its board of directors class year 2016. Input from all members is sought.

Six candidates will be elected. Candidates should be current members, willing to lead a committee or project at least two of three years, work actively to promote the chamber and community and be willing to recruit new members.

Board meetings are 7:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All nominees will be contacted in advance about their willingness to serve on the board.

Nominations are due by Aug. 16 and will be voted on at the October board meeting. They may be submitted by telephone at 684-2590, fax to 684-2575, email to info@greateryorkchamber.com or by mail to P.O. Box 97, York SC 29745.

For details, call Paul Boger, 684-2590.

Martial arts center plans ribbon-cutting event

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the North American Martial Arts Center, 505 W. Liberty St., York, will be at noon Saturday, July 20. A free women’s self defense awareness seminar will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m., and a karate demo will be at 12:15 p.m.

Chambers give donations to PATH

The Greater Clover and Greater York chambers of commerce recently presented checks of $500 each to PATH, or People Attempting to Help, which serves needy families in the York school district. The donations were proceeds from the Western York County Senior Expo in May.

Space reservations for Summerfest being taken

The Greater York Chamber of Commerce has begun accepting vendor and merchant space reservations for the annual Summerfest, which will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.

Because many vendors have already registered to participate in Summerfest, all merchants who tht want to participate with a space in front of their business are asked to register. Call Paul Boger or Karen Fritz at 684-2590 or email infor@greateryorkchamber.com.

Wylie restaurant to open in August

Twin Rivers is looking at an early to mid-August opening.

Originally the plan was to open the new restaurant in mid-July at the former River Rat location at 5301 Hwy. 557 in Lake Wylie.

Marc Biscornet, general manager, said there were delays including having to tap into a water line.

He also said hiring is underway, and the restaurant has received more than 250 applications.

Biscornet has two business partners, Scott Boyd and Breck Fabish. Twin Rivers will be a full-service restaurant and bar with catering. The menu will include prime rib, grilled seafood and steaks, house-ground burgers and a from-scratch kids menu.

Look for more online at facebook.com/TwinRiversProperties.

Jeter hired at blood center

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has hired James Jeter as developer for York, Chester and Lancaster counties.

Jeter is responsible for managing relationships with businesses, high schools, colleges and the faith-based community to help increase blood donations through sponsored blood drives. He brings three years of blood donor recruitment experience to his role. He also was an in-home treatment services intern for the South Carolina Department of Social Services and served as president of Advocates for Progress while attending Winthrop University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.

For more information, call 704-972-4700 or go to cbcc.us.

Credit union’s golf event raises $32K

More than $32,000 was raised for the Children’s Attention Home Charter School, Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home, and Boys & Girls Clubs of York County at a May charity golf tournament sponsored by Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

Thirty-plus teams from the two Carolinas participated in the tournament at the Tega Cay Golf Club. Platinum sponsors for the tournament were Williams & Fudge and J.M. Cope Construction; gold sponsors were Burns-Fazzi, Brock, Cintas Document Management, and STR Mechanical Inc.

Prizes, food and in-kind donations were provided by 50 businesses. A vehicle for a hole-in-one was provided by Fort Mill Ford.

The Children’s Attention Home serves abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home Charter has been serving serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live at the Children’s Attention Home. The Boys & Girls Clubs of York County provides after-school programs and summer camps three locations.

The Family Trust Charity Golf Tournament has raised $115,000 since it began five years ago.

Queen’s Feast starts Friday

The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week returns July 19-28, featuring 109 upscale restaurants in the metro Charlotte area.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants can be found across Charlotte and Fort Mill, Matthews, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Waxhaw, the Lake Norman area and Statesville.

Visit CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com to see participating restaurants’ prix fixe menus and reservation information.

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