Tega Cay Wal-Mart opening today
TEGA CAY -- The new Wal-Mart will fling open its doors today after a 7:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The store -- whose facade resembles a Main Street streetscape -- will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The grand opening event will include giveaways and product samples. Activities will continue throughout the weekend.
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The Rev. Kevin Cooley of Philadelphia United Methodist Church will deliver the invocation at the opening ceremony. Fort Mill High's ROTC will present colors. Tega Cay Mayor Bob Runde and area business leaders will cut the ribbon.
Located off S.C. 160 on Stonecrest Boulevard, the 203,000-square-foot Wal-Mart includes a Tire and Lube Express, a vision center, a pharmacy, a lawn and garden center, a photo lab and a Wal-Mart Connect Center for cell phones and accessories.
To celebrate the grand opening, the Tega Cay Supercenter will contribute $18,000 to area organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of York County, Carolina Community Care, the City of Tega Cay, Gold Hill elementary and middle schools, Fort Mill High, I'm a Kool Kid Foundation, Habitat for Humanity International, the Rock Hill Parks Foundation and The Salvation Army.
More than 350 people are expected to be employed there.
Small business seminar Monday at Winthrop
The Winthrop University Small Business Development Center will host a "How to Start a Small Business" seminar at 6 p.m. Monday.
The free sessions will provide basic information needed to start a small business, write a business plan and apply for financing. The seminar will be in 212 Thurmond Building on the Winthrop campus.
For more details, visit the Web site cba.winthrop.edu/sbdc or call the office at 323-2283.
Rock Hill Area IAAP to sponsor Excel tutorial
The Rock Hill Area Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the School of the Deaf and the Blind, Midlands Outreach Center, 197 Piedmont Blvd., Suite 202, Rock Hill.
Lavette Walden will conduct a Microsoft Excel tutorial. All administrative and office professionals are welcome. For more information, contact Debi Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.orgsites.com/sc/ iaap-rock-hill.
IRS workshop for small businesses Tuesday
The Internal Revenue Service is sponsoring a free tax workshop for small business owners or prospective small business owners in the Rock Hill area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Small Business Development Center at Winthrop University.
The workshop is designed to provide information and instruction about business taxes, tax benefits and obligations connected with starting a business as well as tax responsibilities for new employers. Other topics to be discussed include tax record keeping and tax filing deadlines.
To register for the workshop or to get more information, call 323-2283.
Chamber seeks human resource nominations
The York County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and the York County Regional Chamber are seeking nominations for Human Resource Management Professional of the Year for 2008.
Nominations are being sought in four categories: human resources management consultant serving multiple organizations; human resources management professional for organizations of 200 or less employees; organizations with 201 to 750 employees; and organizations with more than 750 employees.
Anyone can nominate a human resource professional in any of the categories. Nominees must be employed in Chester, Lancaster or York counties or in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Nominations are due April 4.
Chosen nominees will be recognized during a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 29 at the City Club of Rock Hill. The awards are sponsored by the York County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Family Trust Federal Credit Union and First Sun EAP.