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BI-LO ending Fuelperks, Spinx continues discount program
MAR 21, 2017

BI-LO ending Fuelperks, Spinx continues discount program

BI-LO is ending its Fuelperks program with discounts ending on March 26 and redeeming the savings by April 30.

The Spinx Xtras program will continue to offer discounts through three ways:

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3 daily non-stop flights between GSP and Chicago begin this summer
MAR 21, 2017

3 daily non-stop flights between GSP and Chicago begin this summer

 

 

 

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Dave Ramsey: Marrying student debts doesn't have to be a deal breaker
MAR 21, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They want to get married, so she’s looking for a job. He wants to go to graduate school, and take out more loans to remain a full-time student. The idea of even more debt hanging over their heads really bothers her. Do you have any advice?

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Chon Thai Restaurant now open in downtown's Restaurant Row
MAR 14, 2017

Doh King has opened Chon Thai Restaurant at 219 Trade Street.
 

The soft opening for Chon Thai Restaurant has been short-lived.

Doh King, owner of downtown Greer’s first Thai food restaurant, has opened for lunch and dinner at 219 Trade Street.

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CresCom gets regulatory, shareholders approval for Greer State Bank acquisition, customers will see change April 10
MAR 14, 2017

Greer State Bank's sale to Carolina Financial Corporation (CresCom) closes Saturday.
 

CresCom Bank (Carolina Financial Corporation) begins servicing Greer State Bank’s customer accounts and services on April 10.

Shareholders for Greer Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Greer State Bank, approved the merger agreement last Thursday. The bank’s 27-year existence formally ends April 7.

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Abbott's opening second upstate location
MAR 12, 2017

Abbott's opening second upstate location

Abbott’s Frozen Custard will have its second upstate location when Mark Khoury puts his second franchise in downtown Spartanburg.

Khoury opened his first Abbott’s in Greer last year at 119 East Poinsett Street. It was the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia

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Video: USC breezes past Georgia, Greenville rolls out the welcome mat
MAR 4, 2017

Alex Love reports on the University of South Carolina women’s win over Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center.

SEC visitors and downtown business owners give a two thumbs up to Greenville hosting the tournament.

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Wolfgang Puck: Can you trademark 'The Kitchen'? Celebrity chef has brand restaurant at GSP
MAR 3, 2017

The company owned by Wolfgang Puck is suing restaurateur Kimbal Musk's company over the use of the phrase

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who is opening a restaurant at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, is in a battle in federal court in Chicago, to preserve the right to use “the kitchen” in restaurant names.

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is under construction at GSP and on target to open in the second quarter, according to Scott Carr, the airport’s VP for Commercial Business and Properties.

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Q&A: Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, discusses hospital and Greer growth
MAR 2, 2017

Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, discussed the hospital’s growth, his love for the Greer community and the future of the Upstate.
 
 

Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in 2016 by Greenville Business Magazine. He is a past chair for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce executive board.

Kouskolekas discussed the hospital’s growth, his love for the Greer community and the future of the Upstate.

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Tooth Fairy payout for lost teeth is an economic boost for kids
FEB 27, 2017

Tooth Fairy payout for lost teeth is an economic boost for kids

The Tooth Fairy’s payout for lost teeth is soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017.

Payout average

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Benjamin Waters, IV, vice president of construction company, dies
FEB 24, 2017

Benjamin “Ben” Waters, IV
 

Benjamin “Ben” Waters, IV, vice president of Cunningham-Waters Construction Company, died Wednesday. He was 41.

Waters graduated Greer High School.

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Greer's BMW plant is leading U.S. automotive exporter by value
FEB 15, 2017

BMW X models waiting for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

A record 287,700 BMW X models were exported from the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer in 2016.

Approximately 86 percent of the sports activity vehicles and coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of $9.53 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the facility the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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BIN112, The Strip Club 104 earn more top dining awards
FEB 11, 2017

Jason Clark's restaurants recognized by Top 10 Diners Choice awards.
 

Jason Clark’s two downtown restaurants, ­ BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 A Steak House, were both honored as Top 10 Diner’s Choice in Greenville.

OpenTable Diner’s Choice selections are based on metropolitan areas, which makes Clark’s honors more noticeable.

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JBM files amended summons against City of Greer
FEB 8, 2017

JBM Leasing LLC has filed an amended summons against the City of Greer.
 

• High stakes gamesmanship played out in City Council 

JBM Leasing LLC has filed an amended summons against the City of Greer alleging unfavorable trade practices, specifically negotiating in secret for the former Allen Bennett Hospital site.

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Dave Ramsey: This is a good marketing idea
FEB 8, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m a small-business owner with a lawn care franchise. It’s common in our industry, after the season is over, to send out pre-pay letters for the upcoming season. If we send out these letters offering a five or 10 percent discount for early payment on next year’s services, is that too similar to borrowing money from our customers at five to 10 percent?

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Spartanburg Regional Foundation elects board of trustees, advisory boards
FEB 8, 2017

Spartanburg Regional Foundation elects board of trustees, advisory boards

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has elected a board of trustees and community and physicians to advisory boards.

Foundation board members meet quarterly to oversee the work of the Foundation and the advisory board members assist with fundraising for the divisions of cancer, heart and hospice.

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Benson earned former hospital site in high stakes gamesmanship
FEB 6, 2017

Jim Benson was awarded the former Allen Bennett Hospital site with his $3.010 million offer to City Council on Jan. 24. Benson's dealerships are across the street.
 
 
 

Jim Benson is the new owner of the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital site, 313 Memorial Drive, with an offer of $3.010 million after one of the most bizarre and contentious public property sales conducted by Greer City Council.

City Council approved second reading on the ordinance on Jan. 24 when Brian Martin, attorney for Benson, increased the offer $5,000 more than what JBM verbally proposed ($3.005 million) on Dec. 13.

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Leadership Greer hosts Oyster Roast to revitalize a community playground
FEB 6, 2017

Leadership Greer hosts Oyster Roast to revitalize a community playground

The 13th Annual Cypress Internal Medicine Oyster Roast (shrimp boil and pig pickin’), might look a little different this year. The Leadership Greer Class XXXVII has adopted the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s annual event to benefit their class project, Play it Forward.

The event will be held on Friday, February 24th from 6-9pm at 113 Berry Ave in Greer.

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Mike Bullock returns to barber shop just 10 days after heart event
JAN 30, 2017

Mike Bullock is all smiles as he gives customer Wes McKenzie a trim Monday.
 

A crowd of shaggy-haired customers welcomed Mike Bullock back to work today.

Bullocks Barber Shop, at 225 Trade Street, has been closed since Bullock had a pre-dawn heart attack at home on Jan. 20. A sign on the door was placed signaling customers he would be back at work Monday, as usual.

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Dave Ramsey: Forget this guy, find a good financial advisor
JAN 26, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My husband was recently laid off, and he has $229,000 in a 401(k). He has been told that he should roll it into a hybrid annuity. Is this a good idea?

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