Lake Wylie Friends in Business meeting Dec. 18

December 14, 2013 

Friends in Business meeting Wednesday

The Lake Wylie Friends in Business will hold its lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at All Saints Catholic Church.

A catered lunch will be available. Visitors are welcome. The Lake Wylie Friends in Business is a local business networking group and is seeking new members. Visit for more information.

New restaurant opening in Fort Mill

A new restaurant is coming to Fort Mill.

Flipside Cafe, 3150 Hwy. 21 N., in Regent Park area near Carowinds Boulevard, is opening this week or next, the owners said. The restaurant will be open breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The menu features a range of dishes from lobster quiche to meatloaf mac and cheese.

“My husband and I have been in the industry for a combined 30 years, but this is our first adventure in starting our own, so we are very excited,” co-owner Amy Kumpf said.

To view menu items and get more information, visit

Siopa on Main holds weekly holiday market

Siopa On Main in downtown Clover is hosting a Holiday Market event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the shop, 112 S. Main St.

The organizers are looking for vendors of arts, handcrafted items, home decor and home-based businesses to participate. For information, call 704-813-2882 or 704-648-7600, or go to and complete the contact form.

Credit union offering free workshops

Family Trust Federal Credit Union will offer a free money management workshop series at its Clover and Fort Mill locations beginning Jan. 14.

The series, "Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom" will be held from 6:30 to 7:30. Basic budgeting will be the first topic presented Jan. 14 at the Clover office, 1219 Hwy. 55 E. The speaker will be Jennifer Panther, certified financial counselor at Financially Focused Inc.

Registration is available at or call 803-326-2187. Handouts will be provided.

Other topics will include improving your credit score, home-buying basics and documents needed in the event of death or incapacity. Speakers will include representatives from Family Trust’s Mortgage Service Center, and Mitchell Payne of Warner, Payne and Black. Participants will be entered to win prizes at each workshop.

Other Clover workshops: Improve Your Credit Score, Feb. 11; Home-Buying Made Easy, March 11; Growing Old is No Place for Sissies, April 7.

Fort Mill workshop: Home-Buying Made Easy, Feb. 4.

Join Gaston networking program

The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.

Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.

Register to attend at

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