Q2U celebrating 4 years
LAKE WYLIE Q2U Catering and BBQ Pit is celebrating its four-year anniversary Aug. 31 at the restaurant at Lake Wylie Plaza.
There will be a music by Carolina Rhythm Band from 7 to 11 p.m., plus food and drink specials all day.
Co-owner Brian Rich said, We will also have drawings all day, including one for a pound of barbecue a week for a year.
Also through June 2014, Rich said, Q2U will donate $1 from every bottle of barbecue sauce sold to the Lake Wylie Fireworks Fund.
For more information, call 803-831-8883.
Regional chamber luncheon Wednesday
ROCK HILL The York Regional Grassroots Network Luncheon is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St.
In addition to staff and members of York County Regional and South Carolina chambers, business and community leaders from the chambers in the Clover, Lake Wylie and York areas will be included.
This open-forum session is one of the first steps in creating the annual Competitiveness Agenda, the state business communitys annual list of legislative priorities. It will begin with a legislative review from the S.C. chambers public policy staff before moving into an open discussion of legislative issues to be addressed during the next legislative session.
Once issues are defined and strategies developed, the chambers work with legislative officials to create an environment that will improve the business climate for York County and throughout the state.
The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-chamber members, which includes lunch and materials.
For more information, call 803-324-7500.
Free shredding day Sept. 3
FORT MILL Seras LLC, along with Shred360, is hosting a free community shredding day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, 115 Massey St.
All consumers in the Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Charlotte surrounding areas may bring up to five bags or boxes.
Seras provides document scanning services. Shred360 provides document shredding services.
Business group meeting Sept. 4 in Steele Creek
LAKE WYLIE The Lake Wylie Friends in Business September Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 4 at Randazzos Grid Iron in Steele Creek.
This is a local business networking group and is currently seeking new members. For more information, visit lakewyliefib.com.
Budget Bootcamp begins Sept. 5
LAKE WYLIE Pam Horack of Pathfinder Planning LLC will be offering Budget Bootcamp, a hands-on four-week intensive workshop of classroom training and real-life exercises to get participants financially fit.
The first session will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5-26 at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. The second session is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 12, location to be set.
Taught by a live instructor, this program is designed for couples to lay the foundation for building wealth by developing a commitment to financial planning, creating a household budget and emergency fund, paying off debt, determining insurance needs, estate planning, retirement savings and an action plan.
Cost is $450 per couple, but singles welcome, too.
For more information, call 704-301-7522 or visit pathfinderplanningllc.com/contact.html.
Meet Launch Pad contestants Sept. 6
GASTONIA Gaston Regional Chambers First Friday Focus will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Dogwood Room. Contestants of the Launch Pad will be introduced to business community.
• Round 2 Presentations to Committee, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 10-11, Gaston Regional Chamber. The field will be narrowed down to the final contestants who will compete at the Oct. 8 event.
Sponsored by Parkdale, Duke Energy and GSM Services, Launch Pad is an entrepreneurial challenge of the Gaston Regional & Montcross Area Chambers of Commerce with a total of $23,500 in grants awarded to the top three finalists.
Launch Pad Live Competition, which is open to the public, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Gaston College, Kimbrell Campus & Textile Technology Center auditorium.
For more information, and to see the list of contestants and mentors, visit gastonchamber.com.
10 join Rinehart Realty
YORK COUNTY Rinehart Realty with four locations in York County welcomes 10 new agents:
• Lake Wylie: Paula Barros, Tyler Cain, Patti Hyre.
• Clover: James Jeffcoat.
• Fort Mill: Annie Cullon, Christie Norris.
• Rock Hill: Lori Fullington, Naomi Keller, Spencer Lee, Matthew McDaniel.
Belmont business hosts backyard griller contest
BELMONT The seventh annual Summer Sizzlin at Caravan in Belmont starts Sept. 13 with judging and awards on Sept. 14.
This is a non-sanctioned event and is not open to professional teams and individuals. Applications are due Sept. 10.
The public is invited to come out Sept. 14 for samplings beginning at 11 a.m. and to vote for Peoples Choice award.
For information, call 704-829-7711.
Protect our troops, send sunscreen
LAKE WYLIE Local Mary Kay consultant Heather Catts is asking the community to help protect our troops through Operation Sunscreen.
Mary Kay has teamed up with Soldiers Angels, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to the troops, to supply soldiers with suncare products.
A suncare package which includes broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, lip protector broad spectrum SPF 15 and package of cleansing cloths costs $40. Donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, call 704-231-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers market open
FORT MILL Fort Mills new farmers market is open at 121 Monroe St.
The market is managed by the Fort Mill Economic Council in cooperation with the town of Fort Mill and runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26.
The market is for vendors selling agricultural products, produce and plants produced or grown themselves in South Carolina or North Carolina. Brokers will not be allowed. Each 10-by-10 space costs $10, and vendors provide their own tent.
Completed applications and the required documentation must be received two weeks before the vendor expects to sell. Applications are available by calling 803-207-0851 or by emailing email@example.com.
Join Gaston network program
GASTONIA The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerces Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd.
Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.
Register to attend online at gastonchamber.com.