News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

The Hive Open House Shares Innovative Approach to Learning with the Community

February 10, 2011

ROCK HILL—On Monday, February 7, York Technical College hosted an open house for The Hive, a work-based learning cooperative in Old Town Rock Hill focused on Internet marketing as well as web design & development. Hive students shared their excitement and experiences in the program, which launched a few weeks ago, with a steady stream of guests.

Food and beverages for the open house were provided by Citizen Corners, McHale’s, Old Town Bistro, and Thi’s Catering.

The program includes 30 students from York Technical College and Winthrop University, who not only learn Internet marketing and web design/development skills, but work with Rock Hill-based web marketing company RevenFlo to provide those services to real clients—local small businesses and non-profits—bolstering the success of those organizations while using the work as curriculum.

Located on the 3rd floor of the Citizen Building, The Hive is a collaboration of York Technical College, Winthrop University, Comporium, the City of Rock Hill, Becca & Harry Dalton, and RevenFlo, all having found a way to align their goals, objectives, and efforts to create a true synergy.

The Hive also serves the community by bringing more energy and people to Old Town Rock Hill and by training students for the new knowledge-based services economy, one which they could participate in from here.

For more information, contact Edie Dillé at (803) 981-7314 or

York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC  29730