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DOWNTOWN GREER From February 2016


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Greer police adding bulletproof safety features to facilities
FEB 25, 2016

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is adding another layer of preventive protection at the police department, courthouse and magistrate's court with bulletproof glass, windows, drywalls and a steel door.
 
 

The Greer Police Department and Municipal Court will get stronger bulletproof glass and the Tryon Recreation Center will get a new roof thanks to the two bids together coming slightly under budget.

City Council may well have approved bulletproofing regardless as all department heads and council seemed pleased with the budget implications.

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Greer State Bank Foundation accepting applications from non-profits
FEB 24, 2016

Greer State Bank Foundation accepting applications from non-profits

Applications are being accepted for the Greer State Bank Foundation that awards grants to community non-profit organizations.

More than $34,000 was awarded to community organizations in 2015. The foundation is funded through 100 percent participation from the bank’s employees and board of directors for the second straight year.

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Smith & James getting image update
FEB 23, 2016

Brandon Price will be overseeing the remodeling of Smith & James.
 

Smith & James is a little too cramped for Brandon Price’s style.

Price is overseeing a contemporary remodeling of the 100-year-old men’s clothier at 222 Trade Street. “I feel the store is a little cramped now,” Price said. “We’re going to make it look bigger than it appears, and the customers are going to visualize more of our clothing.”

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Downtown Greer takes on look of a snow village
FEB 12, 2016

Two joggers enjoy a run in downtown Greer.
 

Downtown Greer took on the look of a snow village Friday morning with City Hall masquerading as a ski lodge.

A sudden snowburst, according to the Nation Weather Service (NWS), layered Greer and surrounding areas with a soft, beautiful snowfall.

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Foodies Farmshop coming to The Depot, farmers market opens April
FEB 11, 2016

Mary Bergstrom's Southern Hills Lavender farm, a vendor from last year's market, offers food, fragrant soaps and flowers. The products are now offered at the Chocolate Toad on Trade Street.
 
 

The next best thing to a downtown grocery store is coming to Greer.

The Foodies Farmshop will become an anchor at The Depot at 300 Randall Street Suite G with the opening scheduled on April 7. That also coincides with the Greer Farmers Market that will shift locations from the Greer Florist parking lot at E. Poinsett St.

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CSX work closes Main Street until weekend
FEB 10, 2016

Motorists are warned of Thursday's closing at South Main Street/Hwy. 14.
 

Plan for a few extra minutes to travel and maneuver around Greer beginning Thursday morning.

CSX is closing the railroad crossing at the South Main Street/S. Hwy. 14 bridge at Pennsylvania Avenue. Detour signs will be posted this evening directing northbound and southbound traffic around the street closings.

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Chamber honors distinguished Greer leaders
FEB 8, 2016

William Grady, left, received the Chairman's Award for Excellence from Donna O. Smith (sponsor Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner Realtors) and outgoing Chamber Chairman of the Board Mark King.
 
 

The 78th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Awards celebrates members of the Chamber that have made an impact on Greer’s business community, and signifies the annual change of leadership of the chamber’s executive board.

Tony Kouskolekas, the President of Pelham Medical Center, is the 2016 board chair, taking over for from past chairman Mark King. 

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GreerMade initiative promotes locally manufactured products
FEB 5, 2016

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
 

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at its annual celebration Thursday night. The chamber is marketing the logo as one word.

Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Chamber, said the program is to promote and market the diversity of products made in Greer. “We’re doing a certification of origin, a registered trademark that shows the product comes from Greer,” Owens said.

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