Business In Brief - December 4, 2007

Tax service to open in downtown Rock Hill

A new tax service business will open in downtown Rock Hill on Friday.

Provision Tax Services, owned by Shayla Wallace-Magwood of Charlotte, will open in the historic Hampton House across from City Hall at 9 a.m. Friday.

The business offers tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. A reception will be 7 p.m. Friday.

For more details, call (803) 366-TAXX (8277) or visit

John McCraw honored at water conference

John McCraw of York, the assistant supervisor of the York County water and sewer department, recently received the South Carolina Water Distribution System Operator of the Year Award. He was honored at the annual South Carolina Rural Water Conference in Myrtle Beach.

The award recognizes his many years of service as a water distribution operator.

Founders FCU opens two school branches

LANCASTER -- Founders Federal Credit Union is opening two banking branches inside local elementary schools in Lancaster.

The North Elementary School branch will open from 6:50 to 7:20 a.m. Friday mornings, and the Heath Springs Elementary branch will open from 6:50 to 7:20 a.m. Tuesday mornings during the school year so students can make deposits to their accounts.

The branches, operated by instructors at the schools, will teach students the value of money and the importance of saving.

Founders now has five school branches. Last school year, Founders opened a branch inside Brooklyn Springs Elementary in Lancaster and also Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill. Earlier this year, Founders opened a branch at McDonald Green Elementary School in Lancaster.

CPA to speak to Carolina Business Leaders

FORT MILL -- Business and community development group Carolina Business Leaders will host CPA Robert Palmer of Robert Palmer and Associates as a guest speaker at their Wednesday meeting.

Palmer, a licensed CPA in North and South Carolina, will provide an update on changes to existing tax laws that will take effect in 2008. He also will preview proposed new tax laws and how they will affect area taxpayers and businesses.

The meeting will be 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at Ida Roselle's restaurant at 235 Main St., Fort Mill.

Carolina Business Leaders meets every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. at Ida Roselle's. Anyone interested in attending a meeting as a guest may do so at no charge. Contact CBL President Ben Link at (704) 442-3417 or for more information.

Junior Achievement names eight to board

Junior Achievement of York County recently named eight individuals to the organization's board. They are: Paul Lindsey of Comporium Communications; John McLaughlin, retired; Tyeshia Miller of Family Trust Federal Credit Union; John Ryan of RBC Centura; Steve Sannella of First Reliance Bank; Jeff Sheetz of Tyco Electronics; Larry Stevens of Winthrop University Small Business Administration; and Rick Winn of Duke Power.

JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12. JA offers educational programs that focus on business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy and career development.

Students in grades second through sixth grade have JA throughout York County. For more details or to volunteer, contact Ann Elliott at (803) 980-6363 or

Clemson Sports Travel offers bowl packages

CLEMSON -- The Clemson Alumni Association, in conjunction with Clemson Athletics and IPTAY, is offering football fans the opportunity to see the Tigers play Auburn on Dec. 31 on the official Chick-fil-A Bowl tour.

Included in the travel packages are hotel accommodations at the official Clemson fan hotel, game transfers, a pre-game event, souvenirs and more, Clemson Sports Travel said.

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-924-9993.

US Airways to add Charlotte-Daytona flights

CHARLOTTE -- US Airways announced Monday that the airline will begin daily nonstop service from Charlotte to Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 1.

The carrier, which operates more than 80 percent of flights in Charlotte, is planning three daily flights to the coastal city, departing at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The scheduled flight time will be one hour and 45 minutes, and the aircraft will be an 86-seat regional jet.

With the new route, US Airways will have 65 daily flights to 12 Florida cities from Charlotte, airline officials said.