York County Regional Chamber of Commerce seeks members

June 15, 2013 

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The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership drive with more than 100 volunteers working against the clock to recruit new members.

Jimmy Cusano and Your Chamber Connection has developed the high energy membership campaign.

“It’s about business,” Cusano said. “The Chamber of Commerce is the business community. This brings everyone together to build our chamber. It’s a membership-based organization and most people don’t like ‘membership drives.’ With a membership event they come together in a competitive fun setting and tell the Chamber story. When others hear about everything the Chamber does, all of a sudden you have a great deal of enthusiasm for the Chamber, and a great deal of support.”

The York County Regional Chamber’s membership event begins Tuesday and ends Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn-Rock Hill. For information on how you can be involved, call Becky Adams, Membership VP at the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce at 803-326-5086 or email at becky.adams@yorkcountychamber.com

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The three-day conference themed, “Helping the American Trail Rider Understand Conservation Policy” will feature presentations on the future of wilderness, various policies that affect trails, trail horses and trail riders; the qualities of good horse trails, protected species and how they affect land use, the use of private lands, preserving open space, and creating trails through partnerships.

Conference registration is $225, with early registration discounts offered. Sign up online by June 14 and pay $175. A single day registration is also available for $80.

For information contact Deirdre Perot Lightsey at 828-288-3911 or Rebekah Ardis at 803-329-5200.

• Local literary consultancy Grammar Chic, Inc., has recently expanded.

“We have recently hired eight new writers and are looking forward to reaching a payroll of 20 by June 30, which entails opening up five additional positions,” said company president Amanda Clark. “Our business partners have experienced tremendous growth and these strategic relationships have allowed us to continue to expand, as well.”

“When Grammar Chic started it was certainly a niche business, one that appealed to creative writers and the like,” Kevin Clark, the company’s director of marketing and operations, asserts. “But now we have taken on content marketing, social media marketing, and other forms of writing that are valuable to professionals in virtually every industry.

The most recently hired employees include: Mollie Turbeville (English, North Carolina State University), Megan Saylor (journalism and public relations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Gary Burkhead (creative writing, Lindenwood University), Lauren Bongers (communication studies and English, University of North Carolina Charlotte), Brennan Girdler (creative writing, University of Evansville), Brian Gregory (vocal studies, Winthrop University), Brooke Martens (creative advertising, Michigan State University), and Alex Reale (English, Temple University).

The Grammar Chic, Inc. team is currently accepting applications at http://grammarchic.org/job-opportunities or by phone at 803-831-7444.

•  Janiva Willis of Rock Hill, clinical supervisor at Youth Villages, has received a Sustained Excellence award for Therapist Adherence from MST Services.

Multisystemic Therapy is a form of intensive in-home treatment in which counselors meet with emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families in their own homes. MST can help young people age 12 to 17 who display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors. Youth Villages provides MST in North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Dothan, Ala.

Willis was selected for the award based on her Therapist Adherence Measure which assesses how well counselors follow the MST model based on feedback from the families they work with.


THURSDAY Complete Wellness Chiropractic 1520 Onyx Ridge, Suite 101 in Fort Mill, is hosting its first Patient Appreciation Day on Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Donations are gratefully accepted for the Humane Society of York County. For information, to www.CWChiro.com.

JUNE 24Sterling House of Rock Hill, a Brookdale Community will host “Starting the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Parents about Aging” at 6:30 p.m. Sterling House of Rock Hill is an assisted living community at 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Complimentary admission and refreshments, register by June 20th.

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