Business In Brief - August 7, 2007

Young-Taylor returns as Herald advertising chief

Kim Young-Taylor has been named The Herald's director of advertising and will begin Aug. 20, according to Valerie Canepa, publisher.

Young-Taylor returns to The Herald after three years with the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., where she has served as Group Advertising Manager/Advertising Director for The (Smithfield) Herald and The Eastern Wake News. She replaces Andy Bass.

Young-Taylor, 39, started her career at The Herald as a classified advertising assistant in 1990. She also was account executive and later was general manager and then publisher of the Carolina Newspapers, formerly known as the Clover Herald and Yorkville Enquirer. She was named Employee of the Year in 1995.

She has a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a master's degree in education from Winthrop University. She serves on the board of the Johnston County United Way and is a graduate of Leadership York and Johnston counties. She has previously served as an executive committee member of the South Carolina Press Association. She belongs to the National Association of Minority Media Executives, has served as past president and board member of the Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce and was a National Fellow, McCormick Tribune Foundation.

Chamber lunch Aug. 22 for statewide agenda

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and chambers from York, Chester and Lancaster counties, will host a grass-roots luncheon at noon Aug. 22 at the City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St.

The meeting is the first of nine regional events to begin the process of developing the state chamber's Competitiveness Agenda for 2008. The regional chamber uses the information to formulate its legislative agenda for the upcoming year.

Reservations are recommended. The cost for chamber members in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties is $10 and includes lunch. To register, call Aimee Pertuset, 324-7500 or e-mail apertuset@yorkcountychamber. com or visit, call Andi Gougarty at (803) 799-4601 or e-mail

Champions Gymnastics staff attend workshop

Staff at Champions Gymnastics attended the national gymnastics preschool workshop Thursday and Friday conducted by national gymnastics preschool expert Jeannie McCarthy in Philadelphia.

Participants were Haydan Erwin, Lauren Fowler, preschool directors; and Lydia Sorrow, president. The workshop focused on preschool gymnastics development, themes, music, safety and progression.

The company also announced Erwin has been promoted to Swinging Monkeys Gymnastics director and All-Star cheerleading coach. Fowler has been promoted to afternoon Tumble Bear Gymnastics director.

Champions Gymnastics, located at 1061 Camden Ave., is a training facility for children ages 2 to adult. For information call 366-0505 or e-mail

Chester after hours event to be Friday

CHESTER -- A business after hours event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Chester Regional Medical Center, One Medical Park Drive, Building 1, Suite C.

To make a reservation, call Dr. Williams Epps, (803) 581-4142.