Lake Wylie Pet Resort under new management
LAKE WYLIE Tracy Boyle is the new owner of Lake Wylie Pet Resort, effective Aug. 19. The facility offers dog daycare and luxury boarding.
“I am really proud to have this opportunity to continue to provide the highest level of service to pet owners and the best in care to their pets,” Boyle said.
Boyle plans to expand the grooming department and is looking for an experienced dog groomer.
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Former owner Rachel Gilmore, who is Boyle’s sister, had been transitioning away from the operations. Boyle has been running the facility as manager for several years.
Lake Wylie Pet Resort is at 5424 S.C. 55 E. For information, call 803-831-0481.
Retirement workshops set
ROCK HILL Family Trust Federal Credit Union will offer a free money management workshop series on retirement issues beginning Sept. 9 in Rock Hill.
The series, “Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom” will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex. Estate Planning (Part I) will be the first topic presented Sept. 9. The speaker will be Mitchell Payne, estate planning and elder law attorney.
Registration is available at familytrust.org/knowyourdough, or call 803-326-2187.
Topics will include understanding wills, trusts and probate; incapacity and asset management; long term care planning; budgeting into retirement; and transitioning into Medicare.
Speakers will include Matt Griffin, Family Trust Investment Services consultant, and Audrey Burton, claims representative with Social Security Administration.
Participants will be entered to win prizes at each workshop.
Other workshops: Estate Planning (Part II): Oct. 14; Budgeting into Retirement: Nov. 11; and Transitioning into Medicare: Dec. 9.
Yoga studio opening in Pineville
PINEVILLE Thrive Yoga Fitness is hosting a grand opening celebration 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the studio, 600 Towne Centre Blvd.
There will be free classes all day with live entertainment, exhibits, vendors and food. Visit ithriveyoga.net for information.
Launch Pad accepting applications
BELMONT The Gaston Regional and Montcross Area chambers announce the second annual Entrepreneurial Challenge – Launch Pad 2.0, a business plan competition designed to encourage, reward and support entrepreneurship and create jobs in Gaston County.
Contestants will have the opportunity to compete for grants of $12,500 (first), $7,500 (second), $3,500 (third) and a “Best Pitch” bonus of $1,000 based upon the audience vote during the live, final round.
Applications will be accepted from small business owners and entrepreneurs who have a desire to develop existing business or to start a new business in Gaston County.
Launch Pad participants will be judged on a point system based on the elements of a written business plan and an oral presentation of their concept. The judging panel will be made up of distinguished entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Final competition will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Gaston College. For information, call 704-864-2621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Hill lawyer named to best list
ROCK HILL Rock Hill attorney W. Henry “Hank” Sipe III of Sipe Law Firm, LLC was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Trusts and Estates. He has been listed for 13 consecutive years.
Sipe has more than 25 years of experience in estate planning, estate and trust administration, business/corporate law and tax. Sipe has a master of laws (LL.M.) in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a certified tax specialist.
Law firm offers app
ROCK HILL The Elrod Pope Law Firm offers a free app – Elrod Pope Carolina Accident Recovery App – offering step-by-step help in the event of an injury to gather and record information needed for insurance companies, medical care, police reports and attorney.
It is available for iPhone and Android devices. Learn more at elrodpopeapp.com.
Farmers markets open
• The Clover Farmers Market behind Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., is open 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through fall, weather permitting. For more information, email@example.com
• Market at Inman Farms is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through mid-October. Market vendors must meet homegrown and handmade product criteria. Nonprofits, Scouts and church groups are invited to participate with fundraisers. For more information or to register, call 803-207-6682 or visitinmanfarmsyorksc.webs.com
Buy local with mobile app
ROCK HILL The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce announces a new buy-local partnership with Thanx Inc. to motivate people to support local businesses.
Thanx is a mobile application that connects businesses to customers and allows them to reward those customers with each return visit. Using the app, customers can flip through a list of all participating local merchants and track their progress toward available rewards. As new merchants join, customers will be alerted through their mobile device.
Each participating business will have access to a private merchant analytics dashboard through Thanx, which reveals insights and data on that individual business. York County retailers, restaurants and service providers can get started with Thanx by calling 803-324-7500.
York County visitors app available
ROCK HILL The Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched its first mobile app: Visit York County, SC. It is available in the Apple Store for iPhone users and on Google Play for Android users.
Visit York County, SC is an eat, stay, and play app and was created to help visitors and residents find restaurants, places to stay, and things to see and do.
Visit visityorkcounty.com for information.
Join Gaston networking program
GASTONIA The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.
Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.
Register to attend at gastonchamber.com.