Fort Mill Times

Business briefs: Lake Wylie chiropractor offering stress management lecture

Learn how to deal with stress July 11

Dr. Amber M. Pederson of Lake Wylie Family Chiropractic is offering a free lecture on stress and the symptoms it creates at 11 a.m. July 11 at 244 Latitude Lane, suite 106.

Pederson will share techniques and coping mechanisms to help decrease stress based on an individual needs.

Avoid identity theft seminar July 14

Baker Financial Group will hold Learn How to Avoid Identity Theft at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at Palisades Country Club, 13704 Grand Palisades Parkway.

Dinner will be provided. Reservations required by July 6.

Call 704-587-9596 or email

Mattamy Homes names new president

Homebuilder Mattamy Homes has named Mike McElroy president of its Charlotte division, effective June 8.

Most recently, McElroy served as division president for M/I Homes in Charlotte, and before that he was division president for Centex Homes in Charlotte and Tampa, Fla.

In his new role at Mattamy, McElroy will oversee the company’s business in the Carolinas.

“We ... look forward to (McElroy) taking the reins for Mattamy Homes in Charlotte to guide the division through an exciting period of growth,” Jim Leiferman, president of Mattamy’s US Group,” said in a statement released this week.

McElroy has a degree in building construction from the University of Florida.

Mattamy Homes is one of the largest privately owned homebuilders in North America. It has several Canadian locations and in the U.S., has offices in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Charlotte, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Sarasota.

Some of the homebuilder’s projects locally include a residential development in Lake Wylie’s Five Points area and townhouses in the Berewick development in southwest Charlotte.

Allen Tate celebrates new Fort Mill office

Customers, friends and local business leaders were on hand June 17 for an open house to celebrate the new location of the Fort Mill office of Allen Tate Realtors at 870 Gold Hill Road, suite 105.

The event featured tours, prize drawings, refreshments and music by Nicholas Rash of Fort Mill.

Guests were asked to bring donations for the Fort Mill Care Center, Foundation for Fort Mill Schools and the Humane Society of York County. A painting, Modern Sunflowers by Kristen Hampton of Fort Mill, was auctioned with proceeds benefiting these three community organizations.

The office, which accommodates more than 35 realtors and staff who serve the greater Fort Mill area, opened in March.

“This was a great event, full of fun, friendship and goodwill, where we could share our new office with our colleagues, neighbors and friends,” said Carol Hampton, Fort Mill branch leader.

To contact an Allen Tate agent in the Fort Mill office, call 803-547-1185.

Sheriff’s office seeks business support

Law Enforcement Publications is contacting York County business owners to advertise in the 2016 calendar, a new fundraising initiative by Sheriff Bruce Bryant and the directors of the Sheriff’s Foundation of York County Inc.

The proceeds supplement money earned from the annual golf tournament and go to charity.

The foundation has given $49,000 in scholarship money to York County students. An additional $9,000 has been used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for York County students in need. Money raised will benefit school safety patrol programs, fund Law Enforcement Day at The Children’s Attention Home and provides financial support for Boy Scout Explorer Post 1786.

Law Enforcement Publications is based out of Morristown, Tenn. Learn more at

Buy local with mobile app

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.

York County visitors app available

The Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched its first mobile app: Visit York County, SC. It is available in the Apple Store for iPhone users and on Google Play for Android users.

Visit York County, SC is an eat, stay, and play app and was created to help visitors and residents find restaurants, places to stay, and things to see and do.

Visit for information.

Join Gaston networking program

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