Business news for Aug. 8

August 9, 2013 

Family Trust names manager, plans youth day

Lisa Gutierrez recently was promoted to assistant branch manager at Family Trust Federal Credit Union, according to Ty Miller, senior vice president of member services.

Gutierrez joined Family Trust in 2006 as a part-time teller and later was named a member service representative and a loan officer. As assistant branch manager she will be in charge of daily operations at the York branch at 1690 Old York Road.

A resident of York, Gutierrez graduated from York Comprehensive High School in 2000.

The credit union will host its annual Youth Day event from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at its branches at 1219 S.C. 55 East in Clover and on Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill. The beach-theme events will feature cash prizes, face painting, snacks and crafts. The first 50 children will receive goodie bags. Both events are free and open to the public.

Family Trust’s 13th annual Youth Celebration will be through Aug. 16 and invites children age 12 and younger to open an Explorer’s Club savings account, deposit $25 or more into their current savings account, or bring in a friend to open a savings account.

Participants will receive a prize and will be entered in a drawing for a family beach trip.

York sites collecting school supplies

The following York sites are collecting school supplies for needy students this month:

• Robert Winkler’s Edward Jones office, 128 N. Congress St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

• Woodforest Bank, inside Walmart, 970 E. Liberty St.

• York Public Library, 21 E. Liberty St.

• Bi-Lo grocery stores are offering “Give a dollar; help fill a backpack.” Each dollar donated will help a local charity.

Applications accepted for LYCO

The chambers of commerce of York County are accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership York County program. Deadline is Aug. 20.

LYCO begins in September with an opening reception, followed by an overnight teambuilding and planning retreat where the group of 30 class members work together to “adopt” a cause they will address through the development of a group service project. The selected project will offer opportunities for professional and personal leadership development, and will benefit a York County nonprofit agency.

Beyond the service component, the course continues monthly for seven months as area leaders in business, government, media, education and health services come together to inform and enlighten participants on multiple challenges facing York County, as well as our many successes. The program culminates with graduation activities in spring 2014.

Applications for LYCO are available online at and through any of the local chambers of commerce including the York County Regional, Greater Clover, Greater York and Lake Wylie chambers of commerce. Tuition costs $650 per person for chamber member businesses and $850 per person for non-members.

For applications or more information, call 803-324-7500 or visit

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.

Nominations are due by Aug. 16 and will be voted on at the October board meeting. They may be submitted by telephone at 803-684-2590, fax to 803-684-2575, email to or by mail to P.O. Box 97, York SC 29745.

Details: Paul Boger, 803-684-2590.

Vendors may reserve Summerfest spots

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

Because many vendors already have registered to participate in Summerfest, all merchants who want to participate with a space in front of their business are asked to register. Call Paul Boger or Karen Fritz at 803-684-2590 or email

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