Business In Brief - November 10, 2007

Flavors of India opens this weekend

Flavors of India, Rock Hill's first Indian restaurant, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend at 489 S. Herlong Avenue, next to PW's Ice Cream.

Food, drink and entertainment specials are available. Flavors of India serves a full buffet during lunch and stocks a full bar. It also offers catering services. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

A ribbon-cutting sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be at noon Tuesday. For more information, call 985-4321 or visit the Web site

Catawba Village models open today

FORT MILL -- KB Homes, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, will hold grand opening activities for its townhome community Catawba Village this weekend.

During its opening weekend, the community will celebrate the regional history of the Catawba Indians with a display of more than 20 pieces of handcrafted pottery. Keith "Little Bear" Brown, a Catawba Indian storyteller, will explain the craftsmanship involved in making Catawba pottery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Catawba Village's model homes, ranging from 1,500 to 1,800 square feet with prices beginning at $140,000, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The pottery will be on display in the Catawba Village community center until all townhomes are sold.

Catawba Village is located on Pleasant Road in Fort Mill. More details about the community are available at the Web site or by calling 1-888-524-6637.

Albert Adams is winner of business plan competition

ROCK HILL -- Albert Adams, a student in York Technical College's Entrepreneurial Specialization in the associate in business degree program, recently was named the winner of the Business Administration Department's first Business Plan Competition.

The judges chose Adams' business plan for Adams Painting LLC, a residential and commercial painting company in Fort Mill. He was presented $1,500. The competition, held from Aug. 21 through Oct. 10, was made possible by a grant from the Coleman/Hughes Foundations. The business plans were judged by Gary Williams of Williams and Fudge, Neal Kyber of NBSC, Angela Sloan of Sloan Financial, Ben Schiller of Schiller Law Firm and Susan Brackett, York Tech's Dean of Continuing Education.

Carolina Business Leaders hosting after hours event

FORT MILL -- Business and community development group Carolina Business Leaders will host its November business-after-hours networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Felder Allstate at 318 Tom Hall St.

Area business owners are welcome. Admission is three nonperishable food items to be donated to Fort Mill Care Center. Food and beverages will be supplied by Ida Roselle's restaurant and sponsored by Fire and Ice Heating and Cooling of Rock Hill.

Carolina Business Leaders also will host Fort Mill school board Chairwoman Martha Kinard as guest speaker at their Nov. 14 meeting.

Kinard will provide an update on changes occurring in the Fort Mill school district and the areas those changes will affect. The free meeting is open to the public. The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. at Ida Roselle's restaurant, 235 Main St.

New design showroom to open in Fort Mill

FORT MILL -- Carolina Design, part of the Carolina Design Network, will open its new showroom located at 2028 Gold Hill Road on Nov. 19.

The new location will feature examples of decorating and staging and will offer retail items for use in interior decorating and home staging.

For more details, call (704) 492-3643 or visit the company Web site at

Jackie Kyles accepted to Realtors Land Institute

FORT MILL -- Keller Williams Realty has announced that Jackie Kyles has met all requirements and has been accepted as a member of the Realtors Land Institute. She is one of only three members in the York, Lancaster and Chester counties areas, the company said.

The Realtors Land Institute's main objective is to bring together real estate professionals interested in the improvement of their professional competence in activities related to land, including land brokerage, agribusiness, land management, planning and developing, appraising, acquisition and any other land specialty areas.