Lake Wylie chamber holding events April 23 and April 24

April 20, 2014 

Lake Wylie chamber hosts events this week

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce announces the following events:

• Appreciation Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at River Hills Country Club.

• Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Long Cove Marina in Steele Creek. Come by boat or car.

Free document shredding

Family Trust Federal Credit Union and Cintas Document Management will provide free document shredding for the public from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 26, as part of Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County on Mount Gallant Road.

Shredding will be provided for personal and business documents in trucks located at Mount Gallant Elementary School. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc., do not need to be removed before shredding. Destroyed documents will go directly to a paper recycling plant.

Properly destroying confidential documents can protect individuals against identity theft, which occurs to an estimated 9 million Americans each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Earth Day Birthday will feature activities, games, a 4-H petting zoo, educational exhibits and an eco-marketplace. Pony rides and food will be available for purchase.

Zaxby’s opening Monday

Zaxby’s will open its Lake Wylie location at 143 S.C. 274 on Monday, April 28.

Assistant Manager Ontario Thompson said the restaurant will hold a ribbon cutting and have giveaways.

Thompson said as work continues with setting up the interior of the restaurant, hiring and training will also continue. Visit to apply.

Store hours will be 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. The store number is 803-831-2634.

According to the company website, Zaxby’s operates more than 600 locations in 15 states. An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers prepared-at-order chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads. Zaxby’s most popular items are its hand-breaded Chicken Fingerz and Traditional or Boneless Wings, smothered in a choice of nine sauces with names like Wimpy, Tongue Torch, Nuclear and Insane. The menu also offers Tater Chips, Spicy Fried Mushrooms and Fried White Cheddar Bites, as well as party platters.

Jeweler holding event May 1-3

Jewelry designer David Wysor will be extending hours for his Mother’s Day sale event May 1-3 at the Lake Wylie D David Fine Jewelry store at Lake Wylie Plaza.

The store will be open until 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 803-831-0355.

Job fair May 2 for Charlotte outlets

A job for for Charlotte Premium Outlets to fill more than 900 positions is scheduled May 2.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte. Positions include management, sales and customer service.

Charlotte’s first outlet mall, being built off Interstate 485, is scheduled to open July 31 with 100 stores. Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers expect the mall to generate $140 million in annual sales.

The mall is about 400,000 square feet. Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth will be the biggest tenant. Other stores include Adidas, American Eagle, ASICS, The Body Shop, Brooks Brothers, The Children’s Place, The Cosmetics Co. Store, Crabtree & Evelyn, Fossil, Gold Toe, Haggar, Jockey, Justice, Kay Jewelers, Kitchen Collection, Le Creuset, Lindt Chocolate, Perfumania, Rack Room Shoes, Robert Wayne Footwear, Samsonite, Seiko, Skechers, Swarovski, The Uniform Co., Vitamin World, Wet Seal and Wilson’s Leather.

Archer Limousine fleet grows

Archer Limousine LLC is celebrating its third year in business with an expanded fleet.

Archer Limousine is owned by Mark Pfizenmaier, Mike Shea and Ted Bowman with services available throughout the Carolinas for events including weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions, corporate accounts, trips out of town and special events, and any special request.

Its fleet includes a white, 2009 Lincoln Town Car stretch limo with seating for eight, and now the addition of a black Lincoln Town Car limo with seating for six.

Call 803-979-5602 or visit

Flight passenger numbers rise

Passenger traffic rose 1.3 percent during the first two months of 2014 with 6,488,139 passengers traveling through Charlotte Douglas International Airport, compared to 6,406,183 that same time period last year.

Contributing to that increase, international passenger traffic jumped 1.9 percent from 378,794 travelers (January-February 2013) to 385,912 through February this year.

Due to winter storms that caused thousands of flight cancellations nationwide, aircraft movements decreased 4.7 percent. There were 83,133 aircraft movements (January-February 2014), compared to 87,232 at the beginning of 2013.

Cargo numbers were also down by 3.3 percent. CLT handled 20,072 tons of cargo (January-February 2014), compared to 20,753 tons last year at that time.

Provisions Local Market open in Belmont

Meredith Coggins of Provisions Local Market and Sandy Creek Herb Co. held a grand opening of the new Provisions market at 21 N. Main St. with Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce members and friends.

Belmont is the fourth retail outlet for Provisions, with others in Columbia, and Waxhaw and Shelby, N.C. Provisions is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. More information, call 704-829-8168 or visit

Belmont cycle shop moves

The historic Piedmont & Northern Railroad depot building in Belmont became the new home of South Main Cycles on April 12 with a grand opening celebration and Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting.

The 2-year-old bicycle business, owned by Steve Pepitone and Talia Simons, moved one block from its former location to 4 N. Main St. The store name will remain the same.

South Main Cycles is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and until 7 p.m. Tuesday. More information, call 704-825-8585 or visit

Farmers market seeks vendors

The Market at Inman Farms is accepting vendor registrations for the second season to start May 10.

The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through mid-October.

Vendors must meet homegrown and handmade product criteria. Vendor space is free but limited. Vendors wanted include those selling local produce; fermented, pickled and staple foods that meet guideline standards; flowers, plants and herbs; soaps, candles and pottery; and other artisan and agriculture items. Nonprofits, Scouts and church groups are invited to participate with fundraisers.

In addition to the weekly Saturday market, there will be a Midweek Market offered for a trial time from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in May.

For more information or to register, call 803-207-6682 or visit

Vendors wanted for Clover market

The Clover Farmers Market is looking for local vendors.

The market will be behind Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., and open 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 6 through fall, weather permitting.

The mission of the Clover Farmers Market is to provide a venue where local farmers, high-quality crafters and artisans come together to provide fresh, healthy produce and related products directly to the consumer. The market is meant to promote nutritious food choices and to foster social opportunities between the farmers and the community.

The town business license fee is included in the annual fee of $40. For more information or to request a registration form, email

Burris earns TMP certification

Sonja Burris, communications manager for the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional after completing the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.

Burris was one of 57 new TMPs recognized at the STS spring meeting March 25 in Lexington, Ky. STS Marketing College started in 1992, and 804 people have earned TMP certification.

Course topics include special events marketing, media relations, tourism advertising, vacation research, crisis management, branding and community/rural tourism. After the classroom work, students also must complete a project that relates to their employment.

Chamber marks salon event

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting April 4 for Living Art Salon and Spa at 1510 Onyx Ridge Road, Suite 105.

There are five hair stylists, including owner Melissa Bennett Gray. The spa now offers nail and massage services, in addition to esthetic.

For info, call the chamber at 803-324-7500.

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