Pope honor by S.C. chamber
COLUMBIA The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 20 honored 29 legislators who had a perfect score on the 2014 Legislative Scorecard. The awards were presented at Business Speaks to members of the General Assembly, including District 47 Rep. and Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope.
“Recipients of the Business Advocate Award are a testament to the importance of improving the state’s business climate, and we appreciate their commitment to moving the state forward,” said Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
The 2014 Legislative Scorecard tracked key votes on workers’ compensation, student reading initiatives, tort reforms, government restructuring, Certificate of Need and more.
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Truliant opening Feb. 5 in Steele Creek
STEELE CREEK Truliant Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony 10-11 a.m. Feb. 5 at RiverGate Shopping Center, 14318 Rivergate View Drive, suite 300.
Refreshments follow the ceremony.
Truliant is based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Call 336-293-2054 or visit TruliantFCU.org for information.
Economic development director honored
ROCK HILL David Swenson, York County’s director of economic development, has been named one of the top 50 economic developers in North America by Connect, a consulting agency that bridges the gap between economic developers and site consultants.
“The list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers was developed as a way to acknowledge the work of these 50 economic development leaders and elevate the conversation around best practices in the industry,” said Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect.
Economic developers were chosen based on nominations by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community. Some of the selection factors included excellent practices, innovation and success in building the communities they serve.
Swenson will be part of an upcoming podcast, “From The Ground Up: North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.”
For information about North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers, or to subscribe to the podcast, go to http://consultantconnect.org/category/econdev-podcast/. The podcast series is also available via iTunes by searching, From The Ground Up: North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.
Budget bootcamp starts Feb. 18
LAKE WYLIE Pam Horack of Pathfinder Planning LLC is offering Budget Bootcamp this month.
The four-week workshop provides real-life exercises to get financially fit. The program is designed for couples to lay the foundation for building wealth.
Classes are held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 18-March 11. Cost is $450 per couple.
For information, call 704-301-7522 or visit pathfinderplanningllc.com/budget-bootcamp.html.
York County Day Feb. 24
COLUMBIA Feb. 24 is York County Day in the state of South Carolina providing opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators from across the state to promote the successes and challenges of this growing community.
Learn more about ongoing and upcoming legislation that affects business in York County, and communicate the needs of business and industry in the community.
Invited presenters include: SC Secretary of Commerce, Bobby Hitt; York County Economic Development Director, David Swenson; Speaker of the House, Rep. Jay Lucas; SC Secretary of Education, Molly Spearman; SC Commission on Higher Education Executive Director, Dr. Richard Sutton; SC Technical College System President James C. “Jimmie” Williamson; SC Secretary of Transportation Janet P. Oakley.
York County Day is a program of the council of chambers of commerce of York County, including the York County Regional Chamber along with the Greater Clover, Greater York, and Lake Wylie chambers.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the program beginning at 1:30. Registration fee is $55 and includes afternoon sessions and the legislative reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Call 803-324-7500 for more information.