Business news for Aug. 15

August 15, 2013 

Windy Hill to open this week

Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in York will open for the 2013 apple season on Friday, Aug. 16.

This year the orchard will be offering tastings of its award-winning hard ciders, as well as offering their usual apple products. The hours of operation, apple picking conditions, and calendar of events can be found at

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 nonmembers.

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 is 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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