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Mason elected president of professional group

Glenna Mason was recently elected president of The South Carolina Affiliate of the America Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

An installation ceremony was held at the annual conference in Clemson.

Mason’s term will be for one year beginning in June 2016. As part of her responsibilities, she will attend the AAFCS national conference in Bellevue, Washington, this summer.

For the past five years, Mason has taught hospitality and tourism at Cope Area Career Center in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4. She was teacher of the year for Cope Career Center for 2015-16.

RMC names employer relations manager: The Regional Medical Center announced that Kevin Moyer has been named employer relations manager.

Moyer received a master of science in exercise science and a bachelor of science in exercise science, with a concentration in health sciences, both from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. A certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, Moyer has worked as a clinical exercise physiologist for the past three years, most recently at RMC. Moyer lives in Orangeburg.

RMC Employer Relations is a comprehensive health program for industries, businesses and schools that includes on-site health assessments, disease prevention education, disease detection screenings, treatment referrals and follow-up. As employer relations manager, Moyer collaborates with employers to identify, address and eliminate employee health risks before they result in health care claims.

Gift, consignment shop opens in St. Matthews: ST. MATTHEWS — A new gift and consignment shop has opened its doors.

Home and Hearth Gifts at 1703 Bridge St. opened March 5 in the former Reflections Beauty Supply store.

Home and Hearth Gifts sells gift items, home decor, ladies jewelry, candles, designer handbags and artwork.

“It (St. Matthews) is a great place to do business,” owner Barbara Crawford said, referring the friendly people and community. “There is nothing like my shop in St. Matthews. It is definitely the first of its kind.”

Crawford said Home and Hearth Gifts offers local residents a place to shop in the area without having to travel out of town.

Prior to moving to St. Matthews three years ago to be closer to family, Crawford also operated a retail consignment store in southwest Florida for about five years.

Crawford has also owned a title company and was a paralegal.

U-Haul partners with T&W Small Engine Repair: U-Haul Co. of South Carolina Inc. announced that T&W Small Engine Repair LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Orangeburg community.

T&W Small Engine Repair at 1745 Neeses Highway will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

T&W Small Engine Repair owner Anthony Huff said he is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Orangeburg County.

Alliance names Fleming development director: John Fleming has accepted the staff position of director of development with SouthernCarolina Alliance, the regional economic development organization marketing Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

“We are fortunate to have someone with John’s extensive knowledge of the SCA region, the member counties and municipalities served by SCA. Because of his engineering background and extensive project work within the area and state, he brings a unique skill set to the organization,” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips said.

Formerly Vice President of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Inc. (now Hussey Gay Bell), Fleming has already played a vital role in working on economic development projects in the region over the last decade.

Bojangles’ raises record amount for MDA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bojangles’ announced that its customers at company and franchise-owned restaurant locations raised $608,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during Bojangles’ 15th-annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy in-store campaign.

The record-breaking donation surpasses the company’s previous mark of $584,689 raised last year. One hundred percent of the funds raised this year will support week-long MDA Summer Camp experiences for more than 745 children with neuromuscular disease.

From March 4 through March 20, Bojangles’ customers at all company-owned and participating franchise locations were invited to support the MDA through purchasing a $1 or $5 shamrock. Each purchased shamrock was endorsed by the customer and displayed in the store dining area or kitchen.

Palmetto Health plans job fair

Palmetto Health, one of South Carolina’s largest health care employers, is hosting a job fair to recruit registered nurses, patient-support technicians, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, patient care technicians and respiratory therapists.

Registered nurses are asked to attend the job fair May 4 from 3-8 p.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites, 746 Citadel Road. Patient-support technicians are asked to attend the job fair May 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Orangeburg Center, 1804 Joe S. Jeffords Highway. All others are free to attend either location.

Registration is preferred but not required. For more information, call 803-978-7603 or email Pecolia.Johnson-Scott@PalmettoHealth.org.

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