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Business briefs: Nominations wanted for arts partnership award

Models cheer following the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Appreciation Luncheon and Fashion Show on April 22 at River Hills Country Club. Styles were by Alta of Rock Hill and River Hills Country Club pro shop.
Models cheer following the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Appreciation Luncheon and Fashion Show on April 22 at River Hills Country Club. Styles were by Alta of Rock Hill and River Hills Country Club pro shop. LAKE WYLIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Nominations wanted for arts partnership award

Arts Council of York County is accepting nominations for Business and the Arts Partnership Award.

Created in1992, the award recognizes businesses whose partnership with the arts has been demonstrated during the calendar year. The winner will be honored at the Arts Council of York County’s annual Celebration on June 25 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.

Criteria considered includes impact on the arts community; involvement in the arts through employee volunteers, donation of in-kind services and goods, tie-ins that involve the arts in advertising, marketing, promotion and public relations campaigns, establishments of arts collections; and originality of the support programs.

Nomination are due at 5 p.m. May 23. Forms are available at Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St. For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit

Lawyer makes super list

Thomas E. “Tommy” Pope has been selected to the 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list.

This is the third consecutive year that Pope, managing partner at Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill, has been named to the list.

Fewer than 5 percent of South Carolina lawyers earn this award. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selection includes a statewide survey of lawyers and an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and other publications.

Pope is was elected in 2014 as S.C. House Speaker Pro Tempore.

For more information, visit

Chamber posts events in May

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce posts upcoming events.

▪ noon May 20, The Fresh Expert - Tupperware ribbon cutting, 210 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Corinne Brown, independent sales director, is earning her ninth expense paid company car. For more information on The Fresh Expert- Tupperware, call 980-22-0548 or visit

▪ 4-6 p.m. May 21, Business After Hours at Wellmore of Tega Cay, 111 Wellmore Drive, Tega Cay. The Grand Preview Party at 3 p.m. with entertainment, tours, food and spirits will be followed by the after hours with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. For information, call 803-324-7500.

▪ May 23, All Day: Buy Local Day celebrated by York County Regional Chamber and iBuy Local Committee encouraging York County to buy at local businesses before looking outside the state and county.

▪ 12:30 p.m. May 27, The Joint chiropractic office ribbon cutting celebrating its one-year anniversary. Call 803-548-4200 or visit

Allen Tate Realtors raise $104,000

Allen Tate Realtors and employees recently contributed more than $104,000 to arts and cultural programs and United Way agencies through its Tate Cares giving campaign.

This year’s campaign marked the third year for Tate Cares, a combined event to support cultural initiatives and the United Way. The Tate Cares umbrella also includes FUNday, an event held each fall to raise money for public education.

Regional chairmen for the 2015 Tate Cares campaign were Mike Ransom, Charlotte; Robert Smith, Triad; Barbara O’Rourke, Triangle; and Lindsie Sink, Upstate.

Comporium holding photo contest

Comporium is holding a photography contest sanctioned by the city of Rock Hill highlighting the 90-by-70 foot fountain at Fountain Park on East Main Street. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. June 1.

With variable configurations throughout the hour, a water show begins shortly before the top of each hour that builds up to a center jet burst that goes nearly 110 feet on days when the wind is light.

The grand prize will feature the winning photo on the cover of the next York County directory that will be distributed at the end of August, along with prizes and money for the top three winners.

Anyone wishing to enter may submit three entries. High resolution JPEGs are requested with resolution no less than 300 dpi. Prints, disks or USB sticks may be delivered to Comporium’s office at 330 E. Black St. or to the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St. For a complete set of rules, visit the Arts Council of York County’s at

For more about the fountain, visit

KL Creative opens summer camp registration

KL Creative offers innovative summer camps starting the week of June 15 and running through Aug. 10 in Lake Wylie.

This year, digital photography camp includes marine photography by boat on the lake with a licensed captain and runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 8 and older.

Guest artists include New York photographer Deena Feinberg teaching The Art of I-phoneography. Learn about composing in-camera and demonstrating the artistic possibilities within the darkroom in the phone. This camp is available 1-3 p.m. the week of July 6 for ages 10 and older. Campers can use an iPhone, iPod or iPad to take pictures and will be supplied with an iTunes card to download apps.

Local artist Rose Grigg, a nationally board certified art educator with a bachelor’s in fine arts and master’s in art education, will return to lead hands-on art explorations using mixed media, paper sculpture, printmaking and painting. Her class meets 1-3 p.m. the weeks of July 13 and July 20 for ages for ages 6-12.

During the weeks of Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, Isabel Shankel, Danish Yogini, will lead Yoda + Yoga 1-3 p.m. for ages 8 and older. This meditation and yoga practice was created for children to learn flexibility, strength, focus and relaxation.

Class sizes are small. Weekly digital photography sessions cost $250 and include materials. Afternoon specials camps costs $125. Call Katherine Leonard at 704-460-6948 or email to register or for more information.