Business In Brief - October 5, 2007

Klaiber earns certificate in retirement planning

FORT MILL -- Kelly Klaiber, a financial professional with AXA Advisors and a member of the company's Sterling Group, has earned a certificate in retirement planning from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Klaiber is one of 550 professionals nationwide to complete the program.

The Wharton School's program includes 50 hours of study taught by 10 Wharton School faculty members during one week. Participants are required to complete ongoing continuing education provided by Wharton's Learning Continuum and AXA Equitable.

Klaiber has 27 years of experience, the last 16 years in banking. She is a board member of the Catawba Care Coalition, and a fundraiser for United Way.

Richard Heckard joins Heckard Financial

Richard Heckard, a certified public accountant, has joined his father, Steve Heckard, at Heckard Financial Services at 1162 Ebenezer Road.

Steve Heckard is a certified financial planner and owner of Heckard Financial Services, an affiliate of FSC Securities.

Richard Heckard has a degree from Furman University in accounting and Spanish. He has worked in the corporate world for eight years with Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton.

Physical therapy center plans open house

FORT MILL -- Physical Therapy of America will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at its building, 8765 Charlotte Highway.

Refreshments will be served.

For details, call 1-800-882-3951.

Photographer opens Fort Mill studio

FORT MILL -- Stephen Hollis Photography recently opened a Fort Mill studio with a gallery viewing.

The company relocated to 2020 Carolina Place in Fort Mill from Nashville, Tenn. Stephen Hollis Photography focuses on commercial photography. Clients include Britax USA, Cigna Health Care and Upper Palmetto YMCA.

Hollis has five years of commercial photography experience. More information and a portfolio are available at www.stephenhollisphoto. com.

For an appointment, call (704) 831-8094.

Fall MBA lecture at Winthrop Wednesday

The fall MBA lecture at Winthrop University's College of Business Administration will be Wednesday at the Frances May Barnes Recital Hall lobby.

CeCe Sutton, executive vice president and head of the Retail and Small Business Bank for Wachovia, will speak.

A reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. with the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.