Clover chamber selling anniversary bracelet

December 31, 2012 

The Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the sale of a charm bracelet to mark the 125th anniversary of Clover.

The bracelet is $25, available at the Chamber, Good Things Consignment & More and Siopa on Main in downtown Clover. The packaging for the bracelet has a card attached that tells what each of the 10 charms represents.

The bracelets are silver-plated and each charm has a special meaning for the town. The charms represent Clover’s name, an eagle for the home of the Blue Eagles, a Celtic braid for its Scotch-Irish heritage, a key to represent the key to Clover’s heart, a train to mark its railroad history, a Palmetto tree for the state of South Carolina, a ball of yarn for the town’s textile heritage, the clover that grew under the town’s water tank, love to represent “the town with love in the middle” and a 2012 charm to mark the 125th year.

Renewable energy company looks at Rock Hill

York County’s first renewable energy company has plans to set up shop in Bluestar Silicones’ former facility on East White Street in Rock Hill.

County Council last week approved financial incentives for a solar and wind energy company that wants to locate about a mile from downtown Rock Hill.

“Project Turbine,” as it’s being dubbed through the incentive negotiation process, has Fort Mill ties. The company sells street lighting products that are powered by the sun and wind energy.

For more, visit

Reunion Tradeshow vendor space available

Plans are under way for the second annual Reunion Tradeshow to be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Baxter Hood Center.

The event will feature area attractions, hotels, caterers and other local vendors with products and services that support reunions, club parties and social gatherings. Some vendors will offer food samples, special offers and information that will help coordinators plan. There also will be information presentations by local travel and tourism professionals.

Businesses and organizations interested in reserving booth space can download the application at, or pick up an application at the York County Visitor Center at the Baxter Hood Center. The deadline to submit an application is Dec. 28.

For more information, call 803-329-5200.

Business growth workshop scheduled

The Chester County Economic Development and South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership are hosting a Business Innovation Masterclass Workshop to help companies implement a sustainable business growth system. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at Gateway Commons Business Park, 3200 Commerce Drive, suite B, Richburg.

South Carolina’s leading economic development engines along with statewide private consulting groups are facilitating the event. This half-day workshop will teach companies how to implement a sustainable system to introduce new products or services, expand into to new markets, and launch new messaging campaigns. The workshop covers business innovation strategy, marketing, and modeling and simulation for growth. Executives and upper level managers from manufacturing and distribution companies are encouraged to attend.

The workshop facilitators are representatives from the SCMEP, which will help participants with developing better business innovation strategies to benefit companies. Participants will learn how Nike, Hewlett Packard, Walt Disney, Procter & Gamble, Slumberger and Ford Motor Co. have applied this system to generate sustainable business growth. The workshop will include presentations, demonstrations and one-on-one breakout sessions.

The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. To register, call 803-252-6976 or 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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