SunTrust Bank opening celebration Feb. 27 in Steele Creek

February 21, 2014 

SunTrust Bank at RiverGate celebration Feb. 27

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for the opening of SunTrust Bank from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at 12916 Walker Branch Road, RiverGate shopping center.

Records show SunTrust bought the 1.06-acre branch site from CK RiverGate LLC in September 2008 for $975,000, The Charlotte Observer reported in October. The city granted approval for construction in June 2008, and Mecklenburg County awarded a certificate of occupancy in June 2010. Construction costs for the branch were $708,000, according to permit records.

Bank hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Call the chamber at 803-831-2827 for information. Call 704-587-7676 or visit

York County Day March 4 in Columbia

Council of Chambers of York County will host York County Day on March 4 in Columbia.

York County business community members will travel to Columbia for the 27th annual York County Day program beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St.

Invited speakers include S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt; chief of the S.C. Water Bureau David Wilson; S.C. Insurance Commissioner Ray Farmer; and S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Duane Parrish, among others; as well as members of the York County Legislative Delegation.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. A legislative reception begins at 6 p.m.

Call 803-374-3910 or 803-448-1900.

Daimler selling land near Wylie

Daimler Trucks North America is selling the 400 acres of undeveloped land near Lake Wylie it purchased with the help of $2 million from South Carolina.

Daimler is listing the property with CBRE of Charlotte, said a company spokesman.

At one time the property was intended to be the location of a 200,000-square-foot office building. Daimler purchased the land near Crowders Creek and Allison Creek in 2008.

The 400-acre site will be marketed in several ways, said Bryan Cutcher, first vice president with CBRE, including as a residential development, a corporate campus site or mixed use.

Mark Farris, York County economic development director, has said his office will assist in the sale but only if the land is used for corporate, commercial or industrial uses, which will produce jobs.

In 2008 South Carolina gave Daimler Trucks $2 million to help buy the land. The company paid $16.1 million for the property.

In 2009, state officials determined while Daimler never built on the land it met the conditions of the state grant when it opened a sales and marketing facility in Fort Mill that initially employed 300 workers. The facility, located near the former Knights stadium, now employs about 500 people. Because Daimler met the terms of the grant it will not have to repay the $2 million.

The state grant had required a $26.7 million investment, purchase of 200 acres and creation of 300 new jobs.

Home buying class March 11

Family Trust Federal Credit Union is continuing a free money management workshop series.

Workshops scheduled in Clover at 1219 S.C. 5. E: Home-Buying Made Easy, March 11; and Growing Old is No Place for Sissies, April 7.

Speakers 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.

Registration is available at or call 803-326-2187.

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