The Dental Business opens in Belmont
BELMONT The Dental Business opened June 17 in downtown Belmont with a Montcross Area Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new location in suite 205 at The Stowe Building, 110 N. Main St.
The business consults with dental practices to help them become more efficient, productive and profitable. Owner and consultant is Mary Fisher-Day.
For more information, call 704-904-5070 or visit thedentalbusiness.com.
‘New’ Belmont Reserve hosts chamber
BELMONT New and larger home plans with double garages, a new local builder and a new local marketing firm were announced when Coldwell Banker MECA Realty of Belmont hosted chamber members and friends for Network After Work last week at the Belmont Reserve community at the intersection of South Main Street and Eagle Road in Belmont.
Coldwell Banker MECA Realty is the marketing firm for Belmont Reserve, and Integrity of the Carolinas construction is the builder. For more about Belmont Reserve, call 704-266-5080 or visit belmontreserve.com.
Agapé Rehab awarded
ROCK HILL Agapé Rehab Post-Acute Care Center has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Commitment to Quality Award.
The center was one of 390 to receive the award. The award will be presented during American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s 65th annual Convention and Exposition Oct. 5-8 in Washington, D.C.
The award is the first of three distinctions through the National Quality Award program that honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
The program has three levels, and centers begin the quality improvement process at the first level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Centers must also demonstrate an ability to implement a performance improvement system. Examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria.
For more information, call 1-800-411-2427.
Nine graduate from leadership program
ROCK HILL Nine employees at Family Trust Federal Credit Union recently completed a Leadership Institute to develop leaders within the credit union.
During the eight-month program conducted by Lee Gardner, president and CEO, participants attended workshops, read books and completed assignments. The series culminated with presentations outlining strategies for the credit union.
Topics included personal development, emotional intelligence and collaboration; communication; process management; organizational structure and theory of strategy.
Call 803-326-2127 for more information.
Great Clips supports cancer patients
LAKE WYLIE Great Clips introduces Clips of Kindness, free clipper cuts to anyone facing hair loss from cancer treatments.
“As a current and former cancer patient, I personally understand the emotions that surround a cancer diagnosis and hair loss,” said Deb Phillips, owner of the Lake Wylie Great Clips. “Not only are you in a battle for your life, often dealing with debilitating chemotherapy treatments, but you must deal with the dramatic change in your appearance. It can be a very difficult time.”
No appointment is necessary. For a private cut, appointments are available.
Farmers markets open
• The Clover Farmers Market behind Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., is open 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through fall, weather permitting. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Market at Inman Farms is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through mid-October. Market vendors must meet homegrown and handmade product criteria. Nonprofits, Scouts and church groups are invited to participate with fundraisers. In addition to the weekly Saturday market, there will be a Midweek Market offered for a trial time from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays this month. For more information or to register, call 803-207-6682 or visitinmanfarmsyorksc.webs.com
• Rock Hill’s Old Town Farmers Market is open 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Aug. 28 on Caldwell Street. Organizers have market memberships available. For information, visitonlyinoldtown.com/market
Buy local with mobile app
ROCK HILL The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce announces a new buy-local partnership with Thanx Inc. to motivate people to support local businesses.
Thanx is a mobile application that connects businesses to customers and allows them to reward those customers with each return visit. Using the app, customers can flip through a list of all participating local merchants and track their progress toward available rewards. As new merchants join, customers will be alerted through their mobile device.
Each participating business will have access to a private merchant analytics dashboard through Thanx, which reveals insights and data on that individual business. York County retailers, restaurants and service providers can get started with Thanx by calling 803-324-7500.
Join Gaston networking program
GASTONIA The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.
Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.
Register to attend at gastonchamber.com.