Business In Brief - February 27, 2008

Come-See-Me logo to be unveiled today

Rock Hill's Come-See-Me Festival will unveil its colors and logo for 2008 this morning at the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business Before Hours event.

The free networking event, sponsored by the festival, will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Baxter M. Hood Continuing Education Center, 452 S. Anderson Road. All chamber members are welcome to attend. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

Tiffany Burke joins Robert Palmer and Associates

FORT MILL -- Tiffany Burke has been appointed a senior tax accountant at Robert Palmer and Associates, located on Market Street in Baxter Village.

Burke will be in charge of tax preparation of individual and corporate returns. Other responsibilities include keeping the firm current on new tax regulations, overseeing internal tax compliance and small business accounting and reporting. Burke has eight years of experience in the financial industry.

For more information about Robert Palmer and Associates, call (803) 547-7066.

YouLead applications available to sophomores

Applications for the 2008-2009 Youth Leadership York County program are available to sophomores at any York County high school.

The free youth leadership program, a joint effort of the chambers of commerce of York County, is an eight-month experience for students at both public and private schools in the community. YouLead participants will meet local and state government officials, tour area businesses with local industry leaders, volunteer with York County service agencies and gain a greater understanding of the community.

Through the program, the local chambers hope to not only enhance leadership skills, but also to encourage the students to further their education after high school and to then apply their own life experiences as they live, work and become active members of York County.

High school students who are rising juniors in Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill or York school districts, Trinity Christian or Westminster Catawba Christian schools may apply for the program. Applications are available online at www.yorkcountychamber. com and at youleadyork. Students also can download applications and brochures from the Youth Leadership York County Facebook Web page.

Completed applications must be submitted to the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce no later than March 15. Finalists will be invited to participate in an interview process and all applicants will be notified of their status by May 1.

For more information about YouLead, contact the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce at (803) 324-7500 or e-mail cdaly@

Mediation center to host open house Sunday

Husband and wife duo Kevin and Kay Faulkenberry recently opened The Mediation and Family Services Center at 2025 Ebenezer Road, Suite J-2, in Rock Hill, and will welcome guests during an open house Sunday.

The business provides family court mediation to couples who are seeking a divorce. In addition, the center offers Families in Transition, a divorce education class designed to strengthen parental skills and assist children in dealing with the negative effects of divorce on a family. The center also offers individual and family counseling services.

Kevin is trained by the S.C. Bar Association as a Family Court Mediator and is a licensed master social worker. Kay is licensed by the state as an independent social worker and is certified as a family court mediator by the S.C. Bar Association.

The open house will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the center. Guests are invited to stop by to meet the staff and learn more about the services.

For more information, call (803) 366-2525 or visit

Little Bits consignment sale starts Thursday

Semi-annual consignment retailer Carolina's Little Bits will be open Thursday through Saturday at The Body church in Rock Hill.

The sale will offer a wide variety of clothing and children's items. Organizers also are accepting more merchandise.

The sale will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 1711 Cherry Road.

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