Business In Brief - July 31, 2007

Baker named fellow for rehabilitation association

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation recently selected Lynn Baker, director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster, as a fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The honor is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the field of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and to the care of people with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Baker graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in nursing in 1977 and a master's degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina in 1996. She was program coordinator for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation before becoming director in 1996.

She has been past president of the S.C. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association and is involved with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Eight attorneys chosen for S.C. Bar councils

COLUMBIA -- Eight attorneys from the Rock Hill area have been named section councilmembers for the South Carolina Bar for 2007-2008.

Appointed were: James Sheedy of Spencer & Spencer, chairman-elect of the corporate, banking and securities law section; Michael Hemlepp of Hamilton Delleney & Hemlepp, chairman-elect of the criminal law section; Connie Payne of Burnette & Payne, a council member of the family law section; Carolyn Rogers of Harper & Rogers, secretary of the probate, estate planning and trust section; Paul Dillingham of Spencer & Spencer, and Jeanne Pearson of Johnston Allison & Hord, council members of the real estate practices section; Maurice Holloway of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, chairman of the tax law section; and Luther Elrod of The Elrod Law Firm, a council member of workers' compensation section.

Chamber campaign to begin Wednesday

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will kick off its second Total Resource Campaign at noon Wednesday at the Palmetto Room at 135 E. Main St.

The campaign, which has a goal of $165,000, will continue until October. The theme will be "The Big Picture." Speaker at the kickoff will be writer and co-producer Jeffrey Stacy of "Gospel Hill," the movie filmed in Rock Hill recently.

The campaign raises money for expenses and future needs. Last year's campaign brought in $127,000.

Campaign chairs are Jon Percival of Targeted Enterprises and Jeff Brown of Outback Steakhouse. Teams include Bowater Coated & Specialty Papers, Chamber Ambassadors, Comporium Communications, First Citizens, Founders Federal Credit Union, The Herald, Piedmont Medical Center, Provident Community Bank, Rinehart Realty, South Carolina Bank & Trust of the Piedmont, Wachovia Bank, York County Natural Gas Authority, and the York County Regional Chamber Board.

For more information, call Becky Adams at (803) 324-7500 or e-mail badams@

Century 21 ribbon-cutting Thursday in Indian Land

INDIAN LAND -- Century 21 First Choice will have a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to celebrate the opening of an office at Indian Land in the Shoppes at 521 at the intersection of S.C. 160 and U.S. 521.

Indian Land's population has doubled since 2000 and residential permits have been issued for more than 15,000 new homes, said Century 21 First Choice owner Pete Hall.

Century 21 First Choice's Indian Land office will be staffed by five agents. Alex Dewey, vice president of Business Development, will oversee the office.