Marketplace: CPA, sports skills company among new area businesses

Published 3:28 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New businesses

Jolie Kelly, CPA, has opened a tax and accounting office at 37 W. Mills Street, Columbus, above the Garden Patch. Kelly received her master&39;s in accounting from the University of North Florida and has CPA certificates in Florida and North Carolina. She has more than 25 years experience in public accounting, private industry, non-profit, and governmental accounting. She offers tax and accounting services along with her husband Scott Kelly, CPA/PFS, owner of MSK Financial Services, at the same location. They can be reached at 894-5120.

Power Alley Sports, LLC, has opened at 102 Jones Street, next to Kent&squo;s Restaurant in Landrum. Owners Barry Bruce and Kevin Scruggs are offering indoor batting cage rentals for baseball and softball, individual hitting/pitching lessons, facility rentals for teams, speed/agility classes and more. They are open 7 days a week.

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For hours and additional information call Bruce at 864-529-7915 or Scruggs at 828-817-0800.

Owners Rich and Joni Rauschenbach have opened The Cellar at the Saluda Inn, a retail shop and wine bar. They offer special wine classes, tastings, flights, and forums. Wines offered are sourced from all over the world and are not your typical fare, the owners say.

The Cellar is located at 229 Greenville Street in Saluda. For upcoming events call 749-9698 or email

The owners of A Growing Concern Garden Center, Chuck and Ann Carter, are pleased to announce the grand opening of their new garden center located at 2676 E. Highway 108 in Columbus on April 3-4.

Locally grown annuals and perennials grown in three state-of-the-art greenhouses will be for sale along with trees, shrubs, pottery, soils, and more. The staff will also be available for landscape design and/or installation. The Carters have owned A Growing Concern Garden Center in Hendersonville, N.C., for the last 24 years and look forward to providing the residents of Polk County the best selection of quality new and unusual plant material.

Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Hospital is now open at 205 Highland Lake Road, Flat Rock, south of Hendersonville. They offer 24-hour, around the clock care for pets.The 7,000 sq.ft. facility was completed in September, 2008 and is owned by Drs. Fred Rosen and Ted Owen. The hospital uses the latest technology and offers an a full range of family veterinary services including health maintenance for pets, medical and surgical service and boarding for clients. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. After regular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, the Veterinary Emergency Hospital offers emergency and critical care service for the Western Carolina area. For more information call 828-697-7767 or visit

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Jay Geddings, financial advisor for Edward Jones in Columbus, says that Edward Jones has been ranked No. 2 by &uot;Fortune Magazine&uot; in its tenth year on &dquo;Best Companies To Work For&dquo; list. It was also named No. 1 for &dquo;Companies Its Size.&dquo; The full list and related stories appeared in the February 2 issue of &uot;Fortune.&uot;

Ashdown Roses has announced that the business will be moving to Motlow Creek Gardens, located about 3 miles from their current location at 2220 S. Blackstock Road, Landrum. This is a different location than originally planned by owner Paul Zimmerman. Visit for more information.

Jordan Josey, a 17-year veteran of the securities industry with Raymond James and Associates, has joined the Landrum office of Raymond James as a vice president of investments. The announcement was made by John N. Boyle III, vice president of investments, and Cynthia Boyle, senior vice president of investments. Josey graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1988 and received his wealth management specialist designation in 2006. For additional information call 864-457-2848.

Advent Internal Medicine has welcomed Kimberly Wilson, ANP to the office. Wilson is a graduate of USC Upstate, having received her BSN in 2007. She earned her MSN from Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2008. She is a board certified adult nurse practitioner who specializes in geriatric care. Advent Internal Medicine is located at 2536 Lynn Road, Suite B in Lynn. For an appointment call 859-7659.

Mia Kuettel, owner of Artistry Above Hair Studio in Columbus, will be donating her tips to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills during the month of February. For more information, call 828-817-4820.