Fort Mill Times


The Lake Wylie Chamber's grand opening of its new visitor center featured a "red carpet welcome and ribbon cutting" with chamber officials and dignitaries. Piedmont Medical Center and Lake Wylie Business Center sponsored a special Business After Hours to celebrate the grand opening of the new facility on Latitude Lane in Lake Wylie.

Sen. Harvey Peeler, Congressman John Spratt, Reps. Herb Kirsh and Carl Gullick joined me and the chamber board, along with LWBC developers Leonard and Jay Jackson, Sheriff Bruce Bryant, York County Councilman Tom Smith and Charlie Miller of Piedmont Medical Center, above left.

The Wilkins Design Group at Shoppes at the Landing will celebrate the opening of its new business with the grand opening and ribbon cutting with the chamber at Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Wilkins Design Group, owned by Mark and Rita Wilkins, above right, is a full-service interior design business.

M.L. Ford and Sons-Lake Wylie will be putting the final interior design touches on its new building and host a LWCC Business After Hours with its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the new location on S.C. 49. M.L. Ford and Sons has been located in Clover for more than 100 years as a funeral home and fine furniture store. The new Lake Wylie M.L. Ford Funeral Home will give families a place close to home for services and memorial gatherings. Chamber Board Chairman Ed Stewart will manage the Lake Wylie location. M.L. Ford is owned by Brian Hall III.

Lake Wylie is experiencing another explosion of growth. The LWCC encourages you to support our businesses. They support our community.

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• Robert DeBoer is the new owner of Monogram Fever, having purchased the company from Fred and Lindy Wetherell in December 2007. During the transition, Fred Wetherell will divide his time between Monogram Fever and Sterling Source Inc.

• Dr. Karen Shuler has opened her Lifestyle Physical Therapy practice at 4543 Charlotte Hwy. She offers physical therapy for adults, teen and children who are experiencing orthopedic, neurological or neuromuscular problems or who have low back pain, neck pain or chronic pain involvement. Call Shuler at (803) 831-1454 for office hours.

• New Home Guide is a free publication targeted at consumers who are looking for a newly-built home. This handy magazine is a great starting place and a great resource for the prospective buyer. Contact marketing consultant Renea Mathews at (704) 676-4262 for more information.

• Peneé Esthetics & Makeup Studio is located in York's historic district at 35 N. Congress St. There, aesthetician Penny Moss Gourley offers state-of-the-art skin care treatments including facials, chemical peels, makeup and body wraps. For a full description of treatments and products, visit, then call (803) 628-1777 for an appointment.

• Several Chamber members have recently moved their businesses to new locations. Lake Wylie Family Chiropractic and About Face Skin Therapy are now neighbors of the Chamber, at 244 Latitude Lane, Suite 104. Allan Gregory of Edward Jones has moved his office to 4937 Charlotte Highway, Suite 11. Lake Wylie Doggie Daycare is now at 1027 Brandon Road in Clover.