Massage studio open house Feb. 16 in Lake Wylie

February 10, 2013 

Advanced Massage & Bodywork will announce the opening of a new studio at River Hills Marina Club with a community grand opening celebration and open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at suite 100, Marina Road.

Owner Robert K. Vincent, a licensed massage and bodywork therapist and American College of Sports Medicine exercise instructor with more than 25 years experience, serves as fitness director for River Hills Country Club.

“I have been working with River Hills members, golf and tennis players, athletes and those interested in maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle,” he said. “There may be a common misconception that therapeutic massage applies only to elite athletes, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Massage benefits everyone – athletes, non-athletes and weekend warriors.”

Vincent opened Advanced Massage and Bodywork in 2008, operating from Lifestyle Physical Therapy in Lake Wylie before relocating to his location at Club Fitness, 11108 S. Tryon St., Steele Creek.

Along with Vincent, Sheri Lynn Stepp, who has been practicing in for more than five years in the Carolinas, will specialize in neuromuscular therapy, Swedish massage, cranial-sacral therapy, pre-natal therapy and Reiki.

For more information, call 704-969-2472 or visit

Affordable Care Act seminar set

Gaston Regional Chamber and CaroMont Health will hold an Affordable Care Act Seminar from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Pine and Elm Rooms, 2525 Court Drive.

Michael Schenk, benefits compliance leader for Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc., will talk about basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act effective in 2014; the impact on small and large employers; determining full-time employees using look-back guidelines; strategies for making 2014 ACA provisions manageable for employers; and additional fees on employer-sponsored plans being implemented in 2013.

Seating is limited. Reserve a seat online at

Chamber event Feb. 21

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce invites members to its next Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce at Lakeside West center off S.C. 49.

The event is sponsored by Elrod Pope Law Firm. For more information, call 803-831-2827.

Learn about identity theft March 12

The York County Library and Family Trust Federal Credit Union are offering free workshop called “Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the library on Black Street.

Another free workshop, Legal Planning for Seniors, is scheduled April 9.

Participants are asked to register at or call 803-326-2187.

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

Chamber selling charm bracelets

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.

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