Document shredding day Nov. 11 in Rock Hill

November 5, 2012 

Family Trust Federal Credit Union and Cintas Document Management will provide free document shredding for the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 as part of America Recycles Day at the Museum of York County on Mount Gallant Road.

Shredding will be provided for personal and business documents. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc., do not need to be removed before shredding. Destroyed documents will go directly to a paper recycling plant.

The free event will include hands-on activities and games.

Learn about home buying Nov. 13

A free workshop on how to buy a home will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the York County Library on Black Street.

“Home-Buying Made Easy” will be conducted by Lisa Young, vice president of mortgage services at Family Trust Federal Credit Union. She’ll explain how to qualify for a mortgage, the types of loans, the differences between fixed and adjustable rates, and how to apply. Handouts will be provided.

Books on the topics will be available for checkout. Participants are asked to register in advance at or by calling 803-326-2187.

The workshop is part of “Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom,” an eight-month series being conducted free by the library and Family Trust the second Tuesday of each month through April. Participants can attend one or all the workshops.

Other workshops will be: Auto-Buying Basics: Dec. 11; Understanding Home and Auto Insurance: Jan. 8; Investing with Confidence: Feb. 12; Identity Theft: Who’s got Your Number?: March 12; and Legal Planning for Seniors: April 9.

Home inspector honor as HouseMaster

HouseMaster recently honored Brian Wetzel of Wetzel Enterprises, LLC with The HouseMaster Man Award and 2012 Sales Achievement Award at the company’s annual conference held Oct. 10-13 at the Stein Erickson Lodge in Park City, Utah.

The HouseMaster Man award is presented to the HouseMaster franchisee who embodies the spirit of the HouseMaster family. The Sales Achievement Awards were presented to franchisees who experienced significant growth in their businesses during the 12-month period from July 2011 through June 2012.

“It was very gratifying to be recognized at our conference this year,” said Brian Wetzel. “We’re proud to be a source of quality home inspection services for our community.”

Founded in 1979 as the first home inspection franchise operation in the United States, HouseMaster provides home buyers and sellers an independent, third-party, professional evaluation of the condition of the major elements of a home. For more information, call Wetzel Enterprises, LLC at 803-831-0057 or email

Chamber gala reservations accepted

The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce annual Holiday Gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 6 at River Hills Country Club.

Music will be by The Classics. To make a reservations, call 803-831-2827.

Allen Tate posts Winner’s Edge grads

Allen Tate Realtors announces Susan Farrell, Matt Hermansen and Denise Kunse of the Lake Wylie office have graduated from the company’s Winner’s Edge training.

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

Tennis shop opens

Queen City Tennis Shop will hold a grand opening event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at 7868 Rea Road, suite F, at StoneCrest at Piper Glen Shopping Center.

Shop owner Mike Leffke says the new store will be a one-stop destination for area tennis players, providing racquets, clothing, shoes and other equipment from leading tennis brands such as Wilson, Babolat, Head, Prince, Gamma, K-Swiss, Asics and Tail.

Customers will receive 10 percent off on all purchases of $50 or more, and free stringing with the purchase of a new racquet during the celebration. In addition, QCTS will be raffling tickets to the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. A Racquet Tuning Center will be available that day to measure weight, balance and swing weight of a racquet.

The shop offers adult and junior tennis racquets, apparel for men, women and children, and footwear for adults and children.

The Queen City Tennis Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 704-910-1625 or visit

PBWA seeks vendors for show

The Professional Business Women’s Association of York County is looking for vendors for The Candy Cane Market to be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at York Tech Baxter Hood Center.

Vendor openings are available for artists, craftsmen, gift suppliers, quilters, seamstresses, church groups and any one who wants to sell products in a Christmas craft show environment.

Proceeds from The Candy Cane Market benefit the PBWA Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit

Friends in Business invites new members

Friends in Business of Lake Wylie is a local specialty-business networking group that welcomes visitors.

The group meets at 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Cafe 49, and 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at All Saints Catholic Church. For more information, call 803-631-5161 or visit

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