Grammar Chic in Lake Wylie expands

June 24, 2013 

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,” said Kevin Clark, the company’s director of marketing and operations. “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 accepting applications at or by phone at 803-831-7444.

See new homes at celebration Thursday

A grand opening and ribbon cutting Business After Hours with David Weekly Homes and Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Cottages at the Landing, the new neighborhood development in Shoppes at the Landing. The new model homes will be ready to showcase at this preview event.

For more information, call the chamber at 803-831-2827 or visit

Gaston network program begins Thursday

The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce announces a new program, Prospects Pipeline, dedicated to growing business for chamber members. The first meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd.

“The Chamber recognizes our role in helping members to increase their business,” says John Kimbrell, chamber president and CEO. “This new leads group will afford members an opportunity to learn more about the variety of businesses represented in our chamber and to glean viable leads from one another.”

The basic format of the new group will be each participant will have an allotted time to talk about their business and it’s value. The format will include:

• The participants will assist each other in methods that work to grow their business.

• There will be casual discussions about everyone’s business and how to identify their ideal client.

• There will be referrals from the group.

The first meeting will discuss the proposed format and receive feedback on other ideas needed from a referral group. The group will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 4p.m. at the chamber office.

Register to attend online at

Restaurant job fair Saturday

Twins Rivers, a new restaurant opening in the former River Rat, will hold a job fair Saturday, June 29, at the 5301 Hwy. 557 location.

General Manager Marc Biscornet said he and partners Scott Boyd and Breck Fabish will be hiring 30 to 35 employees. Job applicants must arrive by 2 p.m. or before for the job fair.

For employment information, Biscornet said, stop by the restaurant and leave your email address on the list by the front door.

Photographer offers children’s camps

Local artist and owner of KL Creative, Katherine Leonard, offers photography summer camps for children and teens at River Hills Marina.

Classes also include multi-media instruction and feature daily themed assignments. Students will take home a mini-portfolio of their finest work.

Classes are offered July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, and Aug. 5-9.

Leonard also offers private lessons, custom workshops, corporate team building, as well as portrait photography at her River Hills Marina studio.

Call 704-460- 6948 for information.

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