Chamber names new hires
GASTONIA The Gaston Regional Chamber has hired Reeves McGlohon and Andrea Grenier Schrift.
McGlohon, a part-time education consultant, will develop ways to measure success for a system of education that meets the workforce needs of Gaston County.
Previously the superintendent of Gaston County Schools for more than seven years, McGlohon also served for 15 years as deputy superintendent for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh. He served as assistant superintendent of human resources until 1996 when he became deputy superintendent of administration.
Schrift, the new program and events specialist, will be responsible for developing and managing events of the chamber, and work closely with members.
A Gastonia native, Schrift graduated from Catawba College with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and minor in sociology. She most recently was employed with Edward Jones Investments. She is past president of the Bessemer City Chamber and serves as board chairwoman for the Gaston County Jaycees.
For more information, call 704-864-2621.
Power Lunch Wednesday in Rock Hill
ROCK HILL The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts Summer Power Luncheon featuring Dr. Kelly Pew, superintendent of Rock Hill Schools, at noon Wednesday, July 23, at City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St.
Hear her thoughts on where businesses fit into the school system, and the connection between economic development and education.
The luncheon is open to the public. Cost is $20 for chamber members, or $25 for nonchamber members. Registration is recommended.
Call 803-547-5900 or visit yorkcountychamber.com.
Queens Feast continues
CHARLOTTE The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, July 27, featuring 113 upscale restaurants in the Charlotte area offering $30 prix fixe menus of three courses or more.
The Feast spans seven counties. Price does not include tax or gratuity. Visit CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com to see participating restaurants’ menus and reservation information.
Great Clips supports cancer patients
LAKE WYLIE Great Clips introduces Clips of Kindness, free clipper cuts to anyone facing hair loss from cancer treatments.
“As a current and former cancer patient, I personally understand the emotions that surround a cancer diagnosis and hair loss,” said Deb Phillips, owner of the Lake Wylie Great Clips. “Not only are you in a battle for your life, often dealing with debilitating chemotherapy treatments, but you must deal with the dramatic change in your appearance. It can be a very difficult time.”
No appointment is necessary. For a private cut, appointments are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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. In addition to the weekly Saturday market, there will be a Midweek Market offered for a trial time from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays this month. For more information or to register, call 803-207-6682 or visit inmanfarmsyorksc.webs.com.
• Rock Hill’s Old Town Farmers Market is open 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Aug. 28 on Caldwell Street. Organizers have market memberships available. For information, visit onlyinoldtown.com/market.
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.
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.