Mark Owens will make his debut today as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at the monthly’s First Friday luncheon at City Hall.
Owens, formerly vice president at the chamber, was selected after a nationwide search. Today’s luncheon will be the first time Owens will address the group as its new leader.
Greer Idol is down to three performers and Idol Teen to five singers in Friday’s next-to-final week in the rain-delayed competition. The finals are rescheduled for Aug. 8.
Tunes in the Park will be sandwiched around the Idol and Idol Teen semifinalists. Rock and Roll Reunion with TV personality Tom Crabtree will perform.
Here’s your task for today.
Think ahead 15 years and participate in the Greer Community Master Plan survey. It’s a Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT) community initiative for the future of Greer.
Jason Farmer finished third in the Best Bagger Competition in Amelia Island, Fla.
Farmer represented Quality Food of Greer after winning a state qualifying competition in Hartwell, Ga.
Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director with the Greer Development Corporation, presented to City Council an online map showing the locations and the number of spaces available for public parking in the central business district Tuesday evening.
There are more than 500 public parking spaces available in Greer Station. After businesses like BB&T, Century 3, Greer Florists and CBL close, an additional 125 spaces become available.
The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.
City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.
Children, their friends and neighbors are invited to Greer City Park tonight through Thursday for “Turn It Up” hosted by Freedom Fellowship Church of Greer.
Music, crafts, games and worship through Thursday are held throughout the park. The final evening, Thursday, parents and children come together for food, inflatables and Christian fellowship.
Cameroon Cigars is celebrating its grand opening Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at 207 Trade Street.
The store, owned by Dixon Howard and operated by Mark Grant, sells cigars and accessories and smokers are invited to enjoy offerings of wines and craft beers.
Customers continue to reward Greer restaurant entrepreneur Jason Clark with accolades that translate into national and regional awards.
TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality web site, awarded BIN112 with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the second year in a row the fine dining restaurant earned that designation. It’s the third time BIN112 has received the award.
By Dana Jordan
Kody Young took his $500 winnings from 2013 Greer Idol Teen and parlayed that into his first single. That’s a long way from when he made his first public appearance on stage at last year’s Freedom Blast.
A green ribbon with a bow centered stretches between the double doors of the office that serves the president and chief executive officer at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
Mark Owens will usher in a new era in Greer when he cuts the ribbon to enter an office he has sought as the next phrase in his business life.
John Garrison and Elizabeth Haney were eliminated from Greer Idol and Zelena Hull and Sha Jackson were ousted from Idol Teen.
Jeff Neil Syngery Violins is too loud performing outdoors in downtown Greenville.
So Brad Blevins, owner of Rhythm & Brews, has invited the violinist indoors to share his love for music with Greer Sunday.
The Greer Fire Department took delivery of a $490,000 custom-made pumper truck today in the midst of firefighters sounding the horn, flicking lights and checking out the state-of-the art features.
City Council approved the truck for fiscal year 2013-2014 that ended June 30. A committee of Kevin Meadows, Kevin Holtzclaw, Joe Borrelli and Jody Norris, were commissioned by the fire department to study and recommend the design and equipment.
The 17th Annual Kids Parade was as Americana as it gets.
Near-perfect weather, sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s, is forecast for the 17th Annual July 4th Kids Parade at 10 a.m. Friday.
The parade begins its mile-long journey at the 200 block of West Church Street in downtown Greer. The route, led by a police escort, will navigate the Arlington-Davenport neighborhood.
The field for Greer Idol is down to seven singers and Greer Idol Teen is 10.
Cyrano, a 6-month-old bear cub will be at Greer City Park’s amphitheater Thursday, before the free showing of “Brave”, a Disney film, at Moonlight Movies.
Family Dollar is closing two underperforming Greer area stores as part of its restructuring plan.
The stores at 1301 Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greer and at 311 Greenville Highway in Lyman will be closed by Aug. 1, said Family Dollar spokeswoman Bryn Winburn.