News In Brief - July 27, 2007

York County Regional Chamber gets intern

Brian Reburn of Rock Hill recently began a summer internship with the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

He will mainly be working with the Government Relations Division but also will assist staff with their program areas.

He graduated in May from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

For details about internships with the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, call 324-7500.

Greater York Chamber to hold event Tuesday

YORK -- The Greater York Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McCelvey Center Theatre, 212 E. Jefferson St.

The event will include a special presentation by the South Carolina Arts Commission, announcement of 2007/2008 Showcase Series-17th year, special musical entertainment by Wesley Bolin and food catered by Thi's on Main in Rock Hill. A drawing will be held for two tickets to a Showcase performance of choice, a framed McCelvey print using old theater flooring and a Culture & Heritage family membership.

For more information, call 329-2121, Ext. 140, or e-mail

Sales rep joins Signature HomeStyles

YORK -- Kim Ross of York recently became an independent sales representative with Signature HomeStyles, an award-winning Chicago-based company. She will conduct organizational and decorating idea sessions in the area.

Signature HomeStyles offers an exclusive line of organizing and decorating essentials including baskets, linens, dishes, wall decor and holiday decorations. The products are guaranteed and available through more than 8,000 sales representatives throughout the United States and Canada who have built businesses of their own.

For information on having an Idea Show or part- and full-time career opportunities at Signature HomeStyles, call 628-1701 or e-mail

Coldwell Banker gets new sales associate

David Wynn has joined the Rock Hill office of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors as a sales associate.

The office is located at 1326 Ebenezer Road. The phone number is 324-1515.

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, Carolinas Region has 17 offices and 624 sales associates in the Greater Charlotte area, including Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Lancaster.

Tax volunteers needed at AARP's Fort Mill site

FORT MILL -- The Fort Mill AARP TaxAide Program has grown such that more volunteers are needed. The program provides free federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing for everyone with special emphasis on senior adults and those with middle to low incomes.

Volunteer greeters and counselors are needed for the Fort Mill site at the Fort Mill Library in Baxter Village. Each volunteer should be willing to attend 40 hours of training in January and to work four hours each week for 10 weeks during tax season.

Counselors will be IRS certified to prepare federal, South Carolina and North Carolina income tax returns once they complete training and pass a test. Greeters are not required to take the test.

All returns are prepared on laptop computers on IRS supplied software, and more than 80 percent are e-filed.

If interested in volunteering, contact Bill Weaver at 547-5442 or Lonnie Shrine at 547-7196.

Small business seminar to be at Lancaster library

LANCASTER -- A free seminar on opening a small business will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Lancaster County Library.

"So You Want to Be Your Own Boss: A Seminar on Opening a Small Business," co-sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center and the Catawba Regional Development Corp., will help attendees examine important questions every small business owner must answer.

Business consultants Dianne Hockett, director of the Small Business Development Center and Randy Imler, director of Catawba Regional Development Corp., along with successful Lancaster entrepreneurs, will provide information for anyone considering opening a small business and answer questions. Topics to be discussed include: characteristics of successful small business owners; choosing the legal form of business; registration and licensing; developing a small business plan; getting financing; promoting the business; and keeping proper records.

Potential small business owners are invited to attend and receive planning information and handouts, meet some people who are on the front lines managing their own businesses and get answers to questions. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is requested.

To register, call the Lancaster Chamber at 283-4105.