Business Briefcase 8-6-14

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A weekly listing of local business news and events

IL business hosts family fun day
PRO Martial Arts, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Suite 104 in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, Indian Land, will host a free family fun day from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
Families are encouraged to take a mini class, learn a self defense move from the ARMOR program, enjoy local food and walk away with a party favor bag. Spin the prize wheel for a new backpack, pizza party, T-shirts, gift cards and a reusable string bag. For details, call (803) 403-9693.
Mackey offers health programs
Mackey Family Practice, Suite 200, 1025 Meeting St., Lancaster, will present the following free programs:
• Alzheimer’s education program from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 with the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP by calling (800) 272-3900 or emailing jsmith2@alz.org.
• “Taking Control” with Drew Rainwater at 2 p.m. Aug. 21. This program will cover ways to control blood sugar. To register, call (704) 621-3220.
Next Business After Hours Aug. 21
Carolina Reserve by Lennnar Homes will host the next Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21.
Carolina Reserve is off Jim Wilson Road in Indian Land.
Business After Hours is a get-acquainted reception, mixing business and pleasure.
All chamber members are invited, and reminded to bring their business cards for door-prize drawings during the evening.
State of Education Breakfast Aug. 26
The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual State of Education Breakfast at 8 a.m. Aug. 26 in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
Invited speakers are Dr. Gene Moore, superintendent of Lancaster County School District; Dr. Walter Collins, USCL dean; Moryah Jackson, director of the Business Development & Enterprise Center at York Technical College, and Republican Molly Spearman and Democrat Tom Thompson, candidates for state superintendent of education. Each will offer an overview and update of education issues that concern the county business community.

Sponsorships are still open for this event.
The breakfast buffet will open at 7:45 a.m.
The breakfast is $20 for chamber members; $40 for non-members.
Seating is limited. To make reservations, call (803) 283-4105 or e-mail tanyaholland@lancasterchambersc.com by Friday, Aug. 22.
Farmers market open at Steele Hill
The Steele Hill Community Farmers Market offers local home-grown vegetables Wednesdays and Saturdays through October. The market opens at 8 a.m. under the Steele Hill AME Zion Church arbor, 6021 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Senior coupons/vouchers will be accepted For details, call (803) 286-8355.