GREER BUSINESS NEWS


Greer CPW lifts boil water alert
NOV 22, 2014

The Greer Commission of Public Works (Greer CPW) water system advises its customers that the boil water advisory issued Nov. 21 has been lifted.

What should you do after the discontinuation of a Boil Water Notice or if you still have concerns?

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Unique necklaces to be sold at craft fair
NOV 22, 2014

A craft fair at Clearview Baptist Church will feature some unique jewelry made by natives from Côte D'ivoire, West Africa ­ – Papier Pearls.

The fair is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Travelers Rest. 

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Greer CPW issues boil water alert to affected customers
NOV 21, 2014

The Greer Commission of Public Works (Greer CPW) water system advises the customers of its water system to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking until notified otherwise.

This advisory applies only to the following:

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Two City of Greer employees complete Risk Management Institute program
NOV 21, 2014

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Greenville Technical College student receives Coca-Cola Leader of Promise scholarship
NOV 21, 2014

Jonathan Greer

Jonathan Greer, a student at Greenville Technical College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in PTK programs.

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Greer Memorial recognized for stroke care
NOV 21, 2014

Greer Memorial Hospital has received the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines program.

Greer earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period of time.

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CNG site in Greer projected to be most productive in U.S.
NOV 20, 2014

The ceremonial groundbreaking took place at the Spire Natural Gas Fueling site at S. Highway 101. Left to right: Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Mark Owens, Greer CPW Engineering and Planning Manager Randy Olson, Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers, Spire COO Peter Stansky, Siemens Alternative Energy Project Director Scott Keeley and Greer Mayor Rick Danner.
 
 

A 21st century vision has been launched in Greer by a group of alternative fuel pioneers.

Spire, a natural gas fueling solutions company, came to Greer Thursday to claim its stake in becoming a hub for vehicles – trucks and automobiles – traveling the I-85 corridor.

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Wife should deliver financial message
NOV 19, 2014

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My mother-in-law is in poor health and doesn’t have a lot of money. She has been giving us a lot of her earnings over the last couple of years as a kind of early inheritance, because she’s afraid she’ll spend it all. We’re setting it aside in a savings account in case she needs it, but I still feel strange about the situation. What do you recommend we do?

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Inland port rail lifts show slight increase
NOV 19, 2014

The Greer Inland Port has exceeded its performance expectations with rail lifts at the facility up 1.5 times over plan with 17,714 moves since July.

The South Carolina Ports Authority reported Wednesday, at its monthly board meeting, the inland port handled 4,678 rail lifts in October. The $50 million Greer port received its first container in mid-October 2013.

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CNG facility fast forwards Greer's transportation revolution
NOV 18, 2014

A QuikTrip will front the Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions facility near the intersection of S. Hwy. 101 and I-85.
 
 

The Greer transportation revolution is moving full speed ahead.

Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions will hold a groundbreaking Thursday for, reportedly, one of the five biggest compressed natural gas (CNG) fast fill stations in the United States. The Laclede Group and Siemens are building the facility.

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St. Francis Cancer Center is blessed
NOV 18, 2014

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon to the St. Francis Cancer Center are, left to right, Camilla Hertwig, Board Chair of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, The Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, and Mark Nantz, CEO.
 

• Read the blessing.

The St. Francis Cancer Center, at its millennium campus, was blessed today by The Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.

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Greer CPW has record fundraiser, participation for UW Campaign
NOV 17, 2014

Greer CPW's record-setting 2014 United Way Campaign was steered, left to right, by: Ken Holliday, Carrie Morningstar, Bruce Fallon, Heath Pittman and Sandy Garrett.
 

Employees at Greer Commission for Public Works set a new standard for United Way fundraising with $21,478.

The utility held a golf tournament fundraiser for the first time and hosted an in-house barbecue cook-off during the campaign.

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Don't invite Broke, Desperate and Stupid to move in with you
NOV 11, 2014

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

We’ve got our starter emergency fund in place, and we’ve paid off the last of our debt.

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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System salutes 240 vets
NOV 11, 2014

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System executives show their appreciation by serving lunch on Veterans Day to employees who served in the military. The executives, from left, are Mary Jane Jennings, Vice President for System Quality; Harold Moore, Chief Information Officer and Vice President; Phil Feisal, President of Spartanburg Medical Center; Lori Winkles, Vice President of Professional Services; and Anthony Kouskolekas, President of Pelham Medical Center. 
 
 
 
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Mark Aycock, Chief Operating Officer of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, serves cake on Veterans Day to employees who served in the military.
 
 
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Each veteran received a commemorative Challenge Coin.
 

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) celebrated Veterans Day by saluting 240 of its associates, volunteers and contractors who are veterans.

“On Veterans Day, I remember everybody that came before us and fought for us,” said Donnell Wilkins, Patient Care Associate who is retired from the Air Force. “It’s good to see veterans being recognized and continuously being recognized.”

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Greer Station raised almost $4,000 at Catwalk for the Cure
NOV 11, 2014

The Greer Station Association raised almost $4,000 at the Catwalk for the Cure benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
 

Greer Station Association raised $3,395 at its Catwalk for the Cure benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The fashion show, held Oct. 7, featured styles from downtown merchants – Talloni - A Shoe Salon, Maiale Boutique, Southern Sisters Boutique, Gregory's Boutique, Empire Ltd., James  & James Clothiers, Smith & James, Chelsea's and Greer Trading Post.

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Vets get old-fashioned gift bag at Greer State Bank branches
NOV 11, 2014

Linda Rorie presents a gift bag to veteran James

Greer State Bank employees, in honor of Veterans Day, prepared and distributed 160 gift bags for veterans.

Each gift bag contained a MoonPie, RC Cola, a box of Cracker Jack and a personalized hand-written note of thanks 

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GSP airfares rank less than regional competitors
NOV 10, 2014

Passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) pay less than the average domestic fare from competing airports in the region according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s second quarter 2014 airfare report.

GSP officials issued the report Monday.

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Clark honored by hospitality industry at awards ceremony
NOV 10, 2014

Jason Clark, center, owner of BIN112 received one of the biggest ovations as recipient of the Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate. Stan Coster, Vice President of Ballentine Equipment, right, nominated Clark.
 
 

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112 in downtown Greer, was honored Monday as Restaurateur of the Year at the Upstate Hospitality Awards luncheon.

"Jason is dedicated to great food, a clean kitchen and provides the best experience to customers he would expect for himself," said Douglas O'Flaherty, Director of Operations for the S.C. Hospitality Association.

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Hundreds of toys were donated in annual Syl Syl Toy Drive
NOV 10, 2014

Children brought toys and games for children in need.
 

Hundreds of toys were brought to the Clock restaurant Sunday for the kickoff of the Syl Syl Christmas Toy Drive.

The toy drive is in honor of Sylvia Holtzclaw, who was killed with two others in a bank robbery at Blue Ridge Savings in 2003. No one has been arrested.

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Free meals, car washes, discounts to vets, active military on Veterans Day
NOV 9, 2014

Restaurants, car washes, grocery stores and merchants are offering free meals to discounts to all veterans and active duty U.S. military and service personnel on Veterans Day this Tuesday.
 

Veterans Day will find many local and national restaurants, grocery stores, car washes and businesses offering free meals and discounts to veterans and active duty military in appreciation for their service.

Offers may include:

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