Business In Brief - July 4, 2007

Palmer & Associates acquires Tolbert

FORT MILL -- Robert Palmer & Associates, a full-service accounting, financial and small business consulting firm based in Fort Mill, has announced its acquisition of Tolbert Accounting Services. The acquisition expands its client base in the Carolinas.

Bobby Palmer, CPA and principal of Robert Palmer & Associates, has more than 16 years of national and international accounting experience. He is a native of Fort Mill and a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Tolbert Accounting Services, established in 1994, sought out a reputable firm to handle client relations upon the retirement of Judith Tolbert, CPA, and owner of the firm, according to the company.

Curves celebrates fifth year in Rock Hill

Curves for Women, at the Winthrop Commons Shopping Center, 725 Cherry Road is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Owner Corinne Kimble opened the first Curves all-women facility in Rock Hill on June 2, 2002. Her goal was to help women with weight loss. She now has 600 members, many of whom have been with her for the last five years.

Curves for Women is a gym exclusively for women that offers a 30-minute workout, weight loss and support.

For more information about Curves and discounts being offered in celebration of the anniversary, call 328-0766.

Business Associates won't meet Thursday

The Piedmont Business Associates will not meet Thursday but will resume meetings at 7:45 a.m. every Thursday at Shoney's restaurant on Cherry Road in Rock Hill, beginning July 12.

PBA provides a structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.

Borders joins training center

Marianne Borders recently joined readySC, formerly the Center for Accelerated Technology Training, as project manager at the York Technical College office.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She has 13 years of experience in work force and economic development training, including curriculum development. Recent training projects include 3D Systems, Sara Lee, Arvin Meritor, Kimberly Clark and Hella Lighting.

ReadySC is a part of the S.C. Technical College System, focusing on the training needs of new and existing business and industry in South Carolina. It provides recruiting, assessment, training development, management and implementation services to companies creating new jobs in South Carolina.