Belmont cycle shop moves shop

April 26, 2014 

Job fair Friday for Charlotte outlets

A job for for Charlotte Premium Outlets to fill more than 900 positions is scheduled Friday, 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.

Pope makes Super Lawyers List

For the second consecutive year, Thomas E. “Tommy” Pope, managing partner at Elrod Pope Law Firm, has been selected to the 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers list, which is awarded to less than 5 percent of South Carolina lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selection includes a statewide survey of lawyers and an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

Before joining Elrod Pope Law Firm in 2008, Pope served as 16th Circuit Solicitor since 1993 where he became nationally known for his successful prosecution of Susan Smith in Union County for the 1995 drowning deaths of her two children. Today, he is frequently called upon by various national and international media outlets to provide legal commentary on cases involving parents who kill their children. Pope is a partner at Elrod Pope along with Jack Leader, David Benson and Harold Staley and associate attorneys, Drew Creech and Garrett Johnson. In 2010, he was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives for District 47 and is in his second term.

Elrod Pope Law Firm serves clients with wrongful death, personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and social security disability matters. It has offices in Rock Hill at 212 E. Black St. and by appointment in Lake Wylie at 264 Latitude Lane, suite 102.

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.

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

Senior Helpers celebration Wednesday

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting for Senior Helpers at noon Wednesday, April 30, at 2314 Ebenezer Road.

The company services include companion and personal and live-in care, peace of mind visits, transition and sitter assistance and respite care. They have a special expertise in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Call the chamber at 803-324-7500.

Clover Farmers Market opens May 6

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

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

Nominees for arts partnership award accepted

The Business and the Arts Partnership Award was created in 1992 to recognize businesses whose dedicated partnership with the arts has been demonstrated during the calendar year. The judges represent business, the arts and government. The winner will be honored at the Arts Council of York County’s Annual Celebration to be held June 12 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.

Past recipients of the Business and the Arts Partnership Award include: Bi-Lo, Founders Federal Credit Union, O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits, The Herald, Williams & Fudge and Comporium Communications.

The following criteria will be considered for each business: impact; involvement in the arts such as employee volunteers, donation of in-kind services and goods, tie-ins that involve the arts in advertising, marketing, promotion and public relations campaigns, establishments of arts collections; and originality of the support programs.

Nomination forms are available through the Arts Council of York County. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. May 23.

For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit

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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