Queen’s Feast returns to Charlotte Jan.18-27

January 6, 2013 

Queen’s Feast returns Jan. 18

The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week returns for its 10th showing Jan. 18-27 featuring a record 112 participating restaurants in six counties.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion with upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants can be found across Charlotte and into Matthews, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Waxhaw, Lake Norman area, and Fort Mill.

Additionally, some Queen’s Feast restaurants will extend an exclusive offer to AAA members via the AAA Show Your Card & Save program and have the opportunity to purchase a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant for $25.

Reservations during Queen’s Feast are strongly recommended. Visit CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com for the complete listing of restaurants, menus and reservation information, as well as newly added hotel discounts.

Group dog training class begins Jan. 26

Perfect Pet Dog Training will begin its group classes Jan. 26 at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Classes run for six to seven weeks, and include AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Life and Social Skills, and Novice Tricks class. Classes will be held indoors.

Alison Pennington of Lake Wylie is the owner and trainer at Perfect Pet Dog Training. She is a graduate of Highland Canine Training School for Dog Trainers and is certified in on- and off-leash obedience and canine behavior modification.

A free Canine Good Citizen testing will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at the church.

Class spaces are limited. Call 803-210-9380 or visit www.perfectpetdog.com.

Festival of Trees raises $1,100

HarborChase of Rock Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care recently announced the HarborChase Festival of Trees, held Dec. 20 at its 1611 Constitution Blvd. location, raised $1,100 to support the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Fraser Fir trees were decorated with a theme by more than 15 business and individual sponsors, and auctioned off to raise money to support Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. Sponsors included The Carolina Sportsman, The Shoppes at River’s Edge, Hospice Care of South Carolina, @Home Care, NHC Home Care, Pat-A-Cakes Bakery, Ribald Farms Florist and Nursery, Kathleen Storey, Tracy Temple & Family, Morgan Batton & Nicci Melton, Jewell Family & Elder Medicine, Ebenezer Grill, Weston Group and Agape Hospice.

In addition to a live auction, guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

For more information about the community, visit harborchase.com.

Clover chamber selling anniversary bracelet

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 from the Clover chamber and at Good Things Consignment & More and Siopa on Main, both in downtown Clover. The packaging for the bracelet has a card attached that tells when 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 make its railroad history, a Palmetto 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.

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 http://visityorkcounty.com/reunion/, 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.

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 scmep.org/business-innovation-workshop/.

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 lakewyliebusinesses.com.

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