Rock Hill’s BeaconMedaes expanding product line

BeaconMedaes of Rock Hill is expanding its suction and oxygen therapy product portfolio, adding products specifically designed for adults, toddlers and infants.

The oxygen required for an infant is much lower than oxygen required for an adult. Due to patient size, BeaconMedaes is offering products designed specifically for body size, said Bill Kaht, OEM Business Development Manager.

“The expansion of our suction and oxygen therapy line will enable our sales team to offer more comprehensive products to the health care market,” Kaht said. “The suction and oxygen therapy line, coupled with our existing medical gas offerings, will enable BeaconMedaes to gain a larger market share of the patient environment, Kaht said.

Business News

• The

United Way of York County

is accepting requests for new agency program funding for 2015.

The United Way provides financial support to organizations addressing health care, financial stability, or education. Organizations must qualify as eligible providers as a first step in the funding process. Eligibility applications are due Jan. 16. Agencies that qualify are then invited to submit a competitive program funding application.

For more information, contact Tamara Peterson, Community Impact Director, at 803-324-2735 or by email at

• Rock Hill’s

David Angel

has been inducted in the

Nationwide’s Insurance Hall of Fame.

Angel began his Nationwide career as a scratch agent and later acquired his father’s agency, David Angel Sr., who was his mentor.

Angel grew up in Rock Hill. He was an all-American basketball player at Clemson University where he led the Tigers in scoring and rebounding. Angel is a member of the York County sports hall of fame.

Angel is the first Nationwide recipient from South Carolina and only the 44th in the history of Nationwide Insurance to be inducted.


Russell Cook

has been named a managing director of

Comporium Ventures,

which focuses on managing a portfolio of investments and to identify and recommend new opportunities to acquire or invest in innovative new businesses.

Cook has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wofford College. He has worked in investment banking, real estate development, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and economic development.

Prior to joining Comporium, Cook was a managing director of 4e Ventures. 


Matt Griffin

, financial consultant with

Family Trust Investment Services,

was listed among the top 50 consultants in the December issue of Bank Investment Consultant magazine.

Griffin, who joined Family Trust Investment Services in 2009, was ranked 32 out of 50 consultants across the country. Griffin was one of only two South Carolina consultants on the list.

Griffin, 38, of Fort Mill, is a registered representative through LPL Financial. A graduate of UNC Charlotte, Griffin writes a blog, “Wall Street Steward” that can be found at


Martha Ferguson

is the 2014 recipient of the

Joann W. McMaster Volunteer of the Year award

from the

Friends of the York County Library

. The award is named in honor of Joann McMaster, who helped found the Friends of the York County Library organization in 1975 and served as its first president.

Ferguson has served as Friends of the Library president, coordinates volunteers for book sales and other events, and volunteers on a weekly basis at the library. She has logged more than 250 volunteer hours in 2014.

The Friends also recognized nearly 100 volunteers, who donated more than 3,000 hours on behalf of York County Libraries. For information on the Friends of the Library, visit or call 803-981-5837.

Store Openings

Main St. Antiques & Design Gallery is opening in Fort Lawn, and booth space is available for sellers of antiques, collectibles, jewelry and other items. The new antiques mall at 5840 Lancaster Highway is in a former mill.

For details, call 803-937-2106 or email

This is the second location for Main St. Antiques. The first opened in Mooresville, N.C., in August. “The concept is very appealing to shoppers. Our merchandise changes regularly, so there are always be different pieces to see,” said owner Michael Bay.

For information go to or

It’s All by Design has opened on Confederate Street in Fort Mill. The store feature handmade items from local artisans, home decor and consignments. The owner is Margaret McCray of Fort Mill. For information go to