Business In Brief - July 11, 2007

Two attorneys to attend Liberty Fellowship

Two Rock Hill attorneys will participate in the Liberty Fellowship, the statewide leadership initiative sponsored by Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute.

Stephen M. Cox of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, and John P. Gettys, a partner in Morton and Gettys, will be among 20 in the class of 2009.

The class was chosen from more than 100 nominees throughout the state from the business, government and the nonprofit sectors.

Prior to practicing law, Cox clerked for Judge R. Markley Dennis Jr. of the S.C. Circuit Court. He is board chair of Pilgrims' Inn, which provides services to the homeless, and of the Early Learning Partnership, which develops programs to ready children for school. He is former president of the York County Bar Association. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in history and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

A member of the Rock Hill City Council, Gettys began his career with Harrelson, Hayes and Guyton in Rock Hill, becoming partner in 2000. He then formed his law firm and practices in the areas of real estate, personal injury, wills and estates. Gettys is chair of the United Way Vision Council.

He received his bachelor's degree from Erskine College, and his law and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Leadership York County accepting applications

The Chambers of Commerce of York County are now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 Leadership York County class.

Leadership York County activities are designed to illustrate positive leadership opportunities through civic involvement and community service.

The class begins in August with a reception, followed by an overnight team building and planning retreat in September. The course continues monthly for seven months as area leaders in business, government, media, education and health services discuss issues facing York County. The program ends with a graduation in the spring.

The Chambers of Commerce of York County is comprised of the York County Regional, Greater Clover, Greater York and Lake Wylie Chambers of Commerce.

Applications are available through the York County Regional, Greater Clover, Greater York and Lake Wylie Chambers of Commerce. Tuition is $600 per person for chamber member businesses and $800 per person for nonmembers.

Carowinds to hold midsummer job fair

FORT MILL -- Carowinds will accept applications and conduct on-site interviews for positions during the second half of the 2007 season during a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20.

The job fair is open to applicants who are looking for seasonal employment at the 108-acre theme and water park for the rest of the 2007 season, including SCarowinds. Numerous positions are available, with an emphasis in the areas of food and beverage, merchandise, admissions and park services. The park also will hire rides associates who are 18 and older.

Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Seasonal park applicants can report to the employment office located behind the park on Catawba Trace Boulevard.

Those who are not able to attend the job fair may apply at the park's employment office daily (except Mondays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or online at

For more information, call 548-5300, toll-free at 1-800-888-4386 or visit the park's Web site at

Williams to speak at Expo of Entrepreneurs

Gary L. Williams of Williams & Fudge will speak at an Expo of Entrepreneurs on July 10 at York Technical College.

The expo will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Anne Springs Close Library, Room L100.

For more information, contact Ginger Moore, Business Administration Department Manager, at 981-7387.