Spartanburg County economic leaders are expected to announce that Bass Pro Shops will build its long-delayed store in Greer at the intersection of Hwy. 101 and I-85 (exit 60).
A 4 p.m. press conference, with the public invited, is scheduled Wednesday in the lobby of the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. A “significant economic development announcement” is scheduled to be heralded.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Tuesday reported first quarter net income of $1.1 million or $0.46 per diluted common share, an 80 percent increase over the same quarter in 2013. The bank reported first quarter 2013 net income of $641,000 or $0.26 per diluted common share.
It’s Greer State Bank’s 10th consecutive profitable quarter.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open a restaurant in the fall in Phase 2 of Suber Commons at Wade Hampton Blvd.
“Five Guys in Greer will be slightly larger, 2,900-square-feet, than our prototype. There will be 20-25 jobs available and we’re looking at opening in about six months,” Molly Brown Catalano, spokesperson for Five Guys, told GreerToday.com. A typical Five Guys occupies 2,500-square-feet.
I’m 20 years old, and I’m trying to get out of debt. However, I’m concerned about what might happen when I’m older and don’t have a credit score. My girlfriend says I won’t be able to get a job or rent an apartment without a good one. Is this true?
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has weighed in on road improvements by endorsing a referendum for voters to decide for or against a one percent sales tax to fund transportation improvement projects within Greenville.
Greer City Council approved, 6-1, Tuesday night to also support Greenville County for a referendum to allow voters to decide for or against the sales tax to fund the projects.
Greer High School’s Virtual Enterprise business, Eden’s Confections, won first place in the Catalog Competition in the International Trade Show of the Youth Business Summit in New York City last week.
The team beat an international field that included teams from Brazil, Bulgaria and Indonesia.
The Citizens Building and Loan Foundation has given a $5,000 gift to the Quick Jobs With a Future program at Greenville Technical College. The gift will provide tuition assistance to Greer area residents participating in the training program that gives people skills to enter career fields with openings in the Upstate.
“With the rapid changes in the workplace too many people are without work simply because their skills don’t match an employer’s needs. We want to be a part of bridging that gap,” said Foundation CEO, Thomas Johnson.
Greer is having a tug-of-war over the proposed distracted driving ordinance that City Council approved on first reading, 4-3, as written Tuesday.
The lines were clearly defined at the council meeting with Mayor Rick Danner casting the tie-breaking vote to approve the ordinance as written to move it forward for a public forum and second reading on April 22.
BMW is planning a second North American factory to cater to the rising demand for its vehicles, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
The Munich-based carmaker is planning to build its bestselling 3-Series at the new plant and has been short-listing locations, with at least two sites in Mexico still being considered, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey will make a presentation at City Council at 6:30 p.m. on a fire that destroyed one home and a 3-unit condominium last week at Riverwood Farms. There was no loss of life or reported injuries.
What started as a grass fire, allegedly started from a lit cigarette tossed from a vehicle, quickly raged out of control destroying homes for four families, scorching a wide section on Dillard Road with fire coming up to the doorsteps of many homes before it was brought under control.
I want to roll over a 401(k), and my bank is encouraging me to roll it over to fixed annuities. Is this a good investment?
ORDINANCE (DISTRACTED DRIVING) NUMBER 4-2014
To be considered April 8 at Greer City Council
Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties announced that they have lifted the temporary request that children refrain from visiting hospitalized patients.
The hospitals issued the request in January as a precaution against the spread of flu and respiratory viruses, which were at high levels in parts of the Upstate throughout the winter.
Local talent J. Adam Broome shared a video message to fans while speaking with former Greer Idol winner Dana Jordan.
Broome is a singer and songwriter who has opened for bands like The Piedmont Boys and Benton Blount.
Matt Hamby went to bed on Friday night as a Lieutenant and woke up Saturday morning as a Captain and second in command of the Greer Police Department.
Hamby fills the vacancy created when Captain Jolene Vancil retired after 23 years (1991-2014) of service.
Shane Howell, department head for Visual and Performing Arts and lead professor of Graphic Design at Greenville Technical College, has received the South Carolina Faculty Award for Service Learning given by South Carolina Campus Compact. The award was presented Friday for the project Howell instituted in which Web Design II students build websites for area non-profit agencies.
Howell’s 16 Web Design II students contributed over 284 volunteer service hours to building free websites for local non-profits, with an average of 45 hours spent on building the website per student. This service could typically cost a non-profit organization $1,500 if completed by a contracted graphic designer.
Every Cabela’s that opens in the future will have a tradition born at Thursday’s opening in Greenville at Magnolia Park on Woodruff Road.
Four families displaced from a fire in Greer Wednesday night are being helped by several organizations.
The Riverwood Farm Homeowners Association has set up a fund to help raise money for the families who lost everything. Donations may be made at Bank of America locations to the Riverwood Farm Homeowners Associate Fire.
Ryan's has joined the breakfast club on Thursday nights.
“Breakfast for Dinner” is being served Thursday night at Ovation Brands restaurants. Gone are Chicken Alfredo and corn dogs to make way for the breakfast offerings at the Ryan's in Greer.
• Fire was 'A little hairy for a while'