Lake Wylie to celebrate Lowcountry theme
LAKE WYLIE -- The Lowcountry comes to Lake Wylie for the Lake Wylie chamber's next after-hours event, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Allen Tate, 1000 Village Harbor Drive.
"The Low Country Comes to Lake Wylie" theme will include a shrimp boil, beach music by Agape Entertainment and a small boat show. Lake Wylie Travel will provide desserts and travel information on trips to the Lowcountry.
For details, call (803) 831-2827.
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Visitors bureau board elects officers for 2008
The board of directors of the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau has elected officers for 2008.
Jon Percival of Rock Hill has been elected chairman of the board. Percival is the facilities manager for Symcor for the Southeast. Wenonah Haire, DMD, is the vice chairwoman of the board. Haire is the executive director of the Catawba Cultural Center (Preservation Project). CVB board treasurer Bonnie Whisenant is the general manager at Wingate by Wyndham, and Jeannie Marion, deputy director for marketing and visitor services at the Culture & Heritage Museums, is the board secretary.
The Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau is responsible for marketing and promoting York County as a destination for meetings, sports and group tours. The CVB also is involved in supporting the development of tourism products and maintaining current products.
The board meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m., usually at the Rock Hill/York County Airport. For more information, call Bennish Brown, executive director for Rock Hill/York County CVB at 329-5200.
Small business seminar returns at Winthrop
The "How to Start a Small Business" seminar at Winthrop University will resume at 6 p.m. April 21 at 212 Thurmond Hall.
Entrepreneurs wishing to start a business are encouraged to attend the free seminar. The session will provide basic information needed to start a small business, including how to write a business plan and apply for financing.
The Winthrop University Small Business Development Center is located in 118 Thurmond Building. For details, call 323-2283.
Charlotte still adding jobs, chamber reports
CHARLOTTE -- Despite a slowing economy, Charlotte's business community continued to grow in the first quarter, according to a report released Tuesday from the Charlotte Chamber.
There were 282 new businesses or expansions announced in the first quarter of this year, and those firms will create 3,010 new jobs, the report said.
That's slightly fewer than in the first quarter of 2007, when 286 new businesses or expansions were announced, creating about 3,070 jobs.
This year's numbers are up from 224 new or expanded businesses in the first quarter of 2006 and 251 in the first quarter of 2005.
Charlotte Chamber researchers attribute the trend to Charlotte's growing commercial development and health-care industries.
-- The Charlotte Observer