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VICARIO opens to the public on Saturday
OCT 29, 2019

VICARIO opens to the public on Saturday

VICARIO Liqueurs and Spirits is opening to the public Saturday.

Owners Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley make all 15 of their Italian liqueurs in Greer with ingredients from the sustainable 7-acre property. The bottling takes place in the 8,000-square-foot warehouse on the property.

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Greer Port's impact is a boom to the state's economy
OCT 28, 2019

Greer Port's impact is a boom to the state's economy

Greer Mayor Rick Danner described Inland Port Greer as a “game-changer” when it was in its planning and building stages in 2012 until its opening in October 2013.

Six years later with year over year growth – Greer Inland Port handled a record 143,204 rail moves in fiscal year 2019 – Greer is a “Community of Opportunity,” Danner said Monday as he welcomed South Carolina Ports Authority leaders, legislators and the author of an Economic Impact Study to Greer City Hall.

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Food fight: alleged infringement of Duke's brand name
OCT 8, 2019

Food fight: alleged infringement of Duke's brand name

A federal food fight became public when a 102-year-old brand with Greenville roots is being challenged in an alleged infringement of the “Duke’s” brand name.

Sauer Brands, the owner of the Duke’s mayonnaise trademark, has filed a lawsuit against Greenville-based Duke Foods claiming trade infringement.

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Greer reports record gross sales, robust growth
OCT 8, 2019

Greer reports record gross sales, robust growth

The City of Greer recorded another year of record sales with $1.35 billion in gross retail sales for fiscal year 2019.

The record represents combined sales from Greenville and Spartanburg County.

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Gossett Concrete opens new facility in Taylors
OCT 1, 2019

Gossett Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. opened its new production facility, during its 75th anniversary celebration, at its headquarters on West Lee Road in Taylors.
 

Gossett Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. announced the opening of its new production facility during its 75th anniversary celebration event last week at its headquarters on West Lee Road in Taylors.

After two years of planning and construction, the company’s new precast facility allows the company to expand its services to meet the evolving needs of its valued project partners. The new precast facility spans 14,000 square feet and is the company’s fourth production facility.

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How to re-watch Hollywood history
SEP 25, 2019

How to re-watch Hollywood history

Family Features

Streaming media is transforming TV and movie watching, but the convenience and ability to binge watch favorite shows aren't the only benefits. Super-fans of a specific actor or genre can geek out like never before thanks to unprecedented access to libraries filled with beloved stars and film categories.

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Taylors Mill adds 2 businesses
SEP 7, 2019

Mad Smash
 

Taylors Mill announced Mad Smash and The Blue Ox Hatchet House, will occupy space in the Dock No. 3 area of the mill near 13 Stripes Brewery and The Farehouse.

The Mad Smash was created by licensed massage therapist Jennifer Middleton, who specializes in pain relief. Customers can pound away their frustrations in the rage room by smashing glass or other breakables or de-stress with a massage.

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Hurricane Dorian beginning to impact gas prices
SEP 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian beginning to impact gas prices

Gas prices are cheaper in every state except four, including Florida and South Carolina. 

“Hurricane Dorian is not threatening major gas infrastructure, but its impact has localized to the states along its path, including South Carolina,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “While motorists across the country are seeing price drops, South Carolinians and those traveling through South Carolina to evacuate Dorian aren’t so lucky.”

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Sunglasses mistaken for gun at Walmart
AUG 15, 2019

Sunglasses mistaken for gun at Walmart

The Greer Police Department responded to the Walmart Supercenter located 14055 E. Wade Hampton Blvd at approximately 12:35 p.m. Thursday after receiving a telephone call about a person seen walking into the store with what was believed to be a pistol in their hand.

Officers arrived shortly thereafter to search for the subject.

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Rack Room Shoes opens Greer store
AUG 15, 2019

Rack Room Shoes opens Greer store

Rack Room Shoes is open to greater Greer customers in the Piedmont Marketplace shopping center, at 1316 W Wade Hampton Blvd.

The family footwear retailer, known for its ongoing “Buy One Get One 50 Percent Off” promotion, offers a big selection of brand name shoes at value prices.

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Cantrell joins Countybank
AUG 7, 2019

Brad Cantrell worked 14 years with Greer State Bank.
 

Countybank has named Brad Cantrell as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer in Greenville. He is responsible for developing and structuring loan opportunities for SBA eligible small and medium sized businesses.

Cantrell has extensive experience in banking, credit, and business development across the Upstate. He served as Senior Credit Advisor with Oconee Federal where he developed and implemented a commercial lending platform and managed commercial and mortgage credit administration. He also served in executive-level credit roles during his 14 years with Greer State Bank.

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Creform features products at assembly show
AUG 3, 2019

Pictured is a Creform pick-to-light workstation.
 

Creform Corporation, of Greer, a manufacturer of unique products for the design and building of material handling structures and AGVs (automatic guided vehicle) will showcase several of its products at the 2019 Assembly Show, Oct. 22-24, Rosemont, Ill.

The exhibit will feature an NSI AGV which can control up to 50 courses with 128 commands each via human machine interface (HMI) touch screen and built-in radio frequency identification (RFID) for traffic control.

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Greer CPW gas wins gold recognition
JUL 31, 2019

Gas department manager Rob Rhodes (center) and Regulatory Compliance Supervisor Jonny Corley (left) accept Gold Award from APGA Board of Directors member Pat Riley.
 

CPW Gas department earns gold award

The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the Gold System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) award by the American Public Gas Association (APGA).

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Attorney leases 108-B Trade Street for office
JUL 26, 2019

David Harley

Attorney David Harley has signed a three-year lease for second floor office space at 108-B Trade Street.

Harley represents parents and students in IDEA/special education matters, 504 plans, student rights, suspension, expulsion, discipline, and civil rights and represents teachers and administrators and individuals in employment matters.

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Barista Tiny opening in niche Greer community
JUL 24, 2019

Barista Tiny’s tagline,

Barista Alley plans to open a second coffee shop in Greer Friday in a niche location.

After more than two years in downtown Greer, Barista Alley owner Andrew Carter is opening his next location, named Barista Tiny, is located in the Lake Walk Tiny Home Community off Highway 101.

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Allen Smith awarded Chamber's 2019 40 Under 40 award
JUL 24, 2019

Spartanburg Chamber President and CEO Allen Smith has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 40 Under 40 award.
 

Spartanburg Chamber President and CEO Allen Smith has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 40 Under 40 award.

The 40 Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry.  

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Stomping Grounds owner leaving Greer, store's future in doubt
JUL 17, 2019

Lisa Suber walked into Greer wanting to own/operate a coffee shop and wine bar.
 

• Read Lisa’s complete post here.

Few people imagined a North Carolina woman educator could waltz into downtown Greer and spark a renaissance that would signal the economic rebirth and cultural birth of greater downtown Greer.

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IEWC renews lease at Caliber Ridge for 52,000 sf building
JUL 16, 2019

IEWC renewed its lease at Caliber Ridge for a 52,000 square foot building.
 

IEWC Corporation, a long-term tenant with Liberty Property Trust, has renewed its lease at 120 Caliber Ridge Drive in Greer where the company occupies 52,000 square feet of the LEED-certified building.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., IEWC is an international distributor and solutions provider for wire, cable and wire management products.

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Creform designs cart for sequenced production auto parts
JUL 2, 2019

The Creform cart pictured is for sequenced production parts and has a load capacity of 250 pounds.
 
 
 

Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling structures, has designed a cart to handle the movement of sequenced production parts for an automotive OEM. The cart, with bumper brackets to ward off damage and to provide part protection was designed specifically to increase the efficiency of parts handling and safety throughout the assembly operation.

The unit features a Creform heavy-duty hitch for regular towing through the automotive assembly plant. It can be towed in a train of three behind a manned tugger.

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38 Upstate leaders complete Diversity Leaders Initiative
JUN 8, 2019

38 Upstate leaders complete Diversity Leaders Initiative

Thirty-eight leaders from the Upstate have completed the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).

Over the past five months, participants have examined sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion, explored "blind spots," and discussed how to suspend assumptions. Each class is expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola vice president.

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