CLOVER -- Curves recently announced that the Clover Curves club has earned the prestigious Shining Star club designation. This recognition is given to clubs that meet rigorous standards in their business practices, service quality, and adherence to the Curves methods.
"At the heart of the Shining Star program lies a desire to provide a consistent experience at every Curves location," said Corporate Communications Manager Becky Frusher in a press release. "Members expect to receive the same great quality and service no matter where they go, and the Shining Star program will enable us to provide that."
Clubs applying for Shining Star status must complete a lengthy checklist of items in a number of different categories, and then submit it to their area director. Shining Star Club status is given only after all documentation is reviewed and approved by corporate.
"Becoming a Shining Star Club wasn't easy," said Jennifer Hartsell, Clover Curves franchise owner. "But the process helped us to identify areas where we could improve and also highlighted areas where we were already excelling. We are proud to be a Curves Shining Star club and share that recognition with our Clover members."
Shining Star clubs receive many benefits from the designation, including window decals, Web site identification, staff ID pins, and special recognition at corporate events.
Leadership program taking applications
The chambers of commerce in York County are accepting applications for the 2008-2009 Leadership York County program.
Leadership York County is committed to developing a group of informed, dedicated and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic and progressive leadership for our community. LYCO's goal is to give participants an overview of York County's past, present and future; to help them identify opportunities for involvement; and to encourage active participation in leadership roles.
The program begins in September with an opening reception, followed by an overnight teambuilding and planning retreat. 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 issues and concerns facing York County. Each day, topics will be addressed that highlight situations, needs and opportunities within our area. The program culminates with graduation activities in the spring of 2009.
Applications for LYCO are available online at yorkcountychamber.com and at any local chambers of commerce including York County Regional, Greater Clover, Greater York and Lake Wylie. Tuition is $650 per person for chamber member businesses and $850 per person for non-members.
For applications or additional information, contact Colleen Dick at 324-7500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YORK -- The Downtown York Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October on North Congress Street in York.
For more information on participating as a vendor, call Curry at (704) 299-2322 or Jim Dickerson at 684-4225 or e-mail email@example.com. Also, check out the market blog spotlight at www.yorkfarmersmarket.blogspot.com.