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Allen Tate names training grads in Lake Wylie area

Allen Tate names training grads

Graduates of the Allen Tate Realtor Winner’s Edge training in the Charlotte region include Heather Hermansen of Lake Wylie and Lauren Fox and Krystle Nicholas, both of Steele Creek.

Exclusively for Allen Tate Realtors, Winner’s Edge is a required, comprehensive real estate training program. The curriculum includes national real estate trends, technology, license law, sales and marketing techniques, integrated with detailed information about the local real estate market.

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After hours Oct. 23 in Rock Hill

York County Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting for Safelite Auto Glass at noon Oct. 23 at 710 W. Main St.

Safelite has been in business for more than 15 years as an industry leader in auto glass repair and replacement.

For chamber information, call 803-324-7500 or visit

Gaston chamber posts events

Gaston Regional Chamber, 601 W. Franklin Blvd., announces the following events:

• Small Business Smarts: Best Practices for Dealing with Employees, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23, chamber office. Kenny Colbert of Employers Association for Best Practices for Dealing with Employees talks about ensuring hiring the right employee, documenting performances and getting employees involved. Cost is $10 member, $15 nonmember.

• Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 23, Southeast Chiropractic, 616 Cox Road, Gastonia. All members are invited to this network event.

• Jumpstart, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28, chamber office. This program goes over aspects of chamber membership. Free and lunch is included.

• Professional Women’s Association Trick or Treat Table Fair, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29, Rodi, 245 W. Garrison Blvd. Businesses show off their products and services. There will be door prizes and giveaways. Cost is $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $50 exhibitor. Call 704-864-2621 to participate.

• Let’s Do Lunch at Hickory Tavern, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 12, Hickory Tavern, 1925 Hoffman Road. Members meet once a month for lunch at an informal gathering to support local restaurants.

• Small Business Smarts: Delivering Great Customer Service, 4-5 p.m. Nov. 19, chamber office. Tony Marder of ActionCoach talks about how customer service can create an edge over competitors. After the seminar there will be time to network with attendees and talk one-on-one with the speaker with light refreshments. Cost is $10 member, $15 nonmember.

Great Clips offers cuts for vets

Great Clips salons offers buy-one, get-one haircut card to give to a veteran.

The card can be redeemed Nov. 11-Dec. 31. Veterans can get a free cut or free cut card on Nov. 11. Proof of military service must be presented. The promotion applies to veterans, and active service men and women only.

For information, visit

Gaston’s Ready to Work application OK’d

Gaston County has become a North Carolina Certified Work Ready Community by ACT Work Ready Communities.

Gaston is one of six counties that met the Oct. 1 deadline for submitting an application to the state. Other counties are: Wilkes, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Pitt and Wayne.

The NCWorks Certified Communities initiative supports economic development by providing a workforce with documented foundational skills. Other benefits include competitive cost models through lower employee turnover, decreased training time and costs, and related efficiencies that enhance North Carolina’s global competitiveness. This project assesses and awards communities that meet Work Ready thresholds, evaluate the standards proposed for certification, motivate rural county participation, and introduce the Work Ready Initiative to employers.