Business Briefs - Oct. 31, 2007

The Herald to host career fair Thursday

For area residents seeking a new career path or simply wanting to explore the job market, The Herald's Fall Career Fair just might have the solution.

With several businesses representing a variety of jobs and services, the career fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College in Rock Hill.

"We've assembled a variety of companies who have a lot to offer those who seek career enhancement or a totally new path to employment," said Mike Martoccia, director of marketing and business development at The Herald.

The participating businesses include: Kelly Services, Target, New Hope Carolinas, Founders Federal Credit Union, AFLAC, Chase Staffing, Fed Ex Ground and The Herald.

Officials with the participating firms will be on hand to accept resumes, review specific career paths and job openings and, in some cases, conduct interviews. The public is invited, and it's not necessary to pre-register. Appropriate dress is not mandatory but encouraged.

For more information about the Career Fair, sponsored by The Herald and York Technical College, or to secure a spot for your business, contact The Herald's Cherie Jones at 329-4014, Ext. 8477.

Tyndall Furniture to cut ribbon Thursday

FORT MILL -- Tyndall Furniture Galleries will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday at its newest store, located at 9741 Harrisburg Road.

The Pineville, N.C.-based furniture retailer opened the store in July. Both Pineville showrooms and the Fort Mill store will be closed until 2 p.m. Thursday to prepare for the ribbon-cutting. The doors will reopen shortly after 2 p.m. with grand-opening specials.

Paula Gillman & Co. to offer cooking classes

Paula Gillman & Co. will hold multiple cooking classes during the month of November, the store announced this week.

Italian dinner, hors d'oeuvres, beef, shrimp 'n' grits and styles of Asia classes will be offered. Wine tastings and classes also will be featured in November. The first class is Friday.

The courses, open to the public, range in cost from $35 to $65. Registration is required in advance. For a complete list of classes or for more details, call the store at 329-4567. The store is located at Millwood Plantation, 295 Herlong Ave., Suite 403, Rock Hill, and online at

Thunder Athletics to host ribbon-cutting

FORT MILL -- Thunder Athletics will hold a ribbon-cutting at noon Thursday at 2000 S.C. 160, Suite 111 (next to Towne Tavern Restaurant), sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The business primarily offers individual and team sports equipment, screen printing and embroidery. The company will provide custom spirit wear for local schools and team sports. It specializes in soccer, lacrosse, football, baseball, and volleyball.

Thunder Athletics is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 548-6079 or visit the Web site

RHEDC to have monthly meeting next week

The Rock Hill Economic Development Corp. monthly board meeting will be at noon Tuesday in Room 373 of City Hall. Agendas are available at City Hall.

For details, call 329-7090.

Bagel maker to add plant in Chesterfield County

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina Commerce Department officials say a bagel maker will locate a facility in Chesterfield County that will create 75 new jobs.

National Choice Bakery co-owner Michael Rouche says the investment will allow the company to develop a new product. The company hopes to create 140 jobs within three years.

National Choice Bakery was founded in 1990. The company's Web site says it was started as Twin City Bagel in Saint Paul, Minn.

The bakery makes bagels for store brands and other companies.

Officials say the company ships to 26 states.