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.
My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him.
Greer Community Ministries is in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels routes, the food pantry and is collecting school supplies.
GCM is at 738 South Line Street. Call 864-877-1937 for more information, 864-879-2254 for Meals on Wheels or email here.
The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.
The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include:
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.
The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.
“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today reported second quarter net income of $434,000 or $0.17 per diluted common share, as compared to second quarter 2013 net income of $7.7 million or $3.12 per diluted common share.
The prior year second quarter results were atypical in that they were aided significantly by a credit to the loan loss provision for $1.7 million, as well as a non-cash reversal of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $5.5 million. As previously reported, the bank repurchased $1.98 million of TARP preferred stock during the second quarter.
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.
Skip Davenport, a favorite son of Greer, is celebrating a birthday today.
Davenport, President and General Manager of D&D Ford, is a third generation owner of the 77-year-old dealership at 13645 E. Wade Hampton.
Spartanburg Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings.
The magazine just released the 25th edition of its annual Best Hospitals and Best Regional Hospitals lists, providing key information on some 5,000 medical centers across the country, ranking them in 16 specialties on national, state and regional tiers. The report is designed to identify the most favorable options for the most complex patients – those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk.
My mom is 71 and debt-free. She’s investing $600 a month in a universal life insurance policy worth $250,000 because she wants to leave something behind when she dies. What could she invest this money in, other than the life insurance policy, in order to leave an estate?
Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room will be welcoming passengers Wednesday to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer. Both are new food concepts for the upstate breweries.
The occasion is the launch of several of GSP’s new retail and concessions as part of the Airport District’s $125 million Wingspan expansion that is past midway in the four-year project. It is scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2016.
Larry Compton has been hired as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer at Greer State Bank. He will serve in the Taylors branch and be responsible for developing relationships with customers, realtors, builders, and other sources for the origination of residential mortgages loans.
Compton has more than 30 years in lending and mortgage lending experience.
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 new Bojangles’ on Buncombe is hiring for part-time positions for Crew Members and Shift Leaders.
Bojangles’ is branding the store to its location at 900 S. Buncombe Road on the corner of Hammett Bridge Road. It will be the first of its brand to service the explosive Riverside community. The store is tentatively scheduled for a mid-August opening.
It was a housekeeping meeting at City Council Tuesday night.
The fiscal year 2014-2015 kicked in July 1 and the month is typically filled with vacations, conferences, appointments and cleaning up leftovers from the past budget.