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Teen Cancer Unit planned for St. Francis downtown
JUN 21, 2017

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, along with national nonprofit Teen Cancer America, announced plans Wednesday to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit.
 

Teens and young adults facing their own cancer battles will soon have a place to congregate among their peers in Greenville.

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, along with national nonprofit Teen Cancer America, announced plans Wednesday to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit at its facility in downtown Greenville. It will be the first dedicated cancer center for this age group (15-39) in the Carolinas and the nation’s eighth when completed.

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Stomping Grounds: Somebody had to be the brick and mortar in Greer's downtown renaissance
JUN 21, 2017

Lisa Garland's imagination was virtually her guide during her first days in Greer.
 

I was visiting with Robyn Zimmerman at the Stomping Grounds on Tuesday when she paused on the way out marveling at the quaintness of the multi-dimensional coffee shop, its décor and mostly the customer-friendly atmosphere.

I described Lisa Garland, owner/operator of Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, as the epicenter of Greer’s downtown renaissance. Lisa’s store is at 208 Trade Street.

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Dave Ramsey: Fiance 'put controlling mommy ahead of his bride-to-be'
JUN 20, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My fiancé told me the other day he’s going to buy a failing restaurant with his mom, sister, and a family friend. None of them have any food service or business experience, and he has never said anything about wanting to own a restaurant.

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Chamber earns Grand Award for GreerMade video 'Learn the Trade
JUN 19, 2017

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce received a Grand Award for its GreerMade video “Learn the Trade”.

The video features local students explaining why they have chosen to go into skilled or STEM related careers. Students from Chandler Creek Elementary, Greer High School and Harley Bonds Career were included in the video produced by video production company SlicedTomato.

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Southern Hills Lavender Farm is a homemade Greer tourist attraction
JUN 19, 2017

A bushel of freshly cut lavender.
 

The lure of a lavender farm is what drew Jeff Geib and his family to Greer.

“I never thought I would be in Greer picking lavender,” Geib, from Chattanooga, Tenn., said. “My daughter (Cassidy) and wife (Julie) now want to move here.”

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Kim's Fabrics changes hours to better serve customers
JUN 19, 2017

Kim McAbee, and her mother, Nancy, serve customers at the store on Friday,
 

Kim McAbee has posted new hours for Kim’s Fabrics and More.

The fabric shop, at 228 Trade Street, posted signage it would be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Famous Toastery owners have a Greer flavor
JUN 16, 2017

Cindy and Pete Stone will open Famous Toastery at Poinsett Plaza next month.
 
 

It didn’t take Peter Stone to understand what he has been teaching business students for more than 25 years – it’s all about location, location, location.

Stone and his wife, Cindy, are opening Famous Toastery in downtown Greenville at the Poinsett Plaza. It is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July. The Stones are long-time Greer residents.

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GHS, Palmetto Health partnership for largest health company in South Carolina
JUN 15, 2017

As one company GHS and Palmetto Health are:
• The largest health system in South Carolina with 13 hospitals and hundreds of physician practices and ambulatory centers, serving 1.2 million patients annually, generating $3.9 billion in annual net revenue, the majority of which is reinvested to support our core mission.
• One of the 50 largest health care systems in the country.
South Carolina’s leading provider of charity and uncompensated care with hundreds of millions of dollars provided annually and nearly one-third of the state’s Medicaid services.
• The largest private employer in South Carolina with more than 28,000 team members and 2,800 physicians.
 

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health have agreed to come together to create a new, not-for-profit, locally governed health company designed to shape and lead the future of health care for all South Carolinians.

Through this affiliation, the new company will improve the patient experience, clinical quality and access to care, and address rising health care costs.

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Dave Ramsey: To file or not file a claim, basically it's when you begin to feel the pain financially
JUN 14, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

How do you know when you should file an insurance claim on a homeowner’s issue, versus just dealing with it and paying cash?

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2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken recalled
JUN 9, 2017

2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken recalled

Tyson Foods Inc., a New Holland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,485,374 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. 

The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

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Greenville Tech launches new corporate training partnership program
JUN 9, 2017

Greenville Technical College’s Economic Development and Corporate Training Division has launched a new corporate training partnership program.

The program aligns college offerings with the requirements of companies that plan employee development on an annual basis beginning July 1.

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Train Depot sold, railroad company to become a tenant
JUN 5, 2017

The Historic Train Depot building has been sold and a railroad company will become a new tenant.
 

The Historic Train Depot building has been sold and a railroad company will become a new tenant.

The 7,442 square foot building at 300 Randall Street was sold for $628,960 to Letchworth Properties, a limited liability company with its agent in Greenville.

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CBL State Savings Bank becomes new brand for 110-year-old financial institution
JUN 1, 2017

Jennifer Jones, President and CEO of CBL State Savings Bank, announces the new branding with former CBL President/CEO Tommy Johnson.
 

A new corporate identity will be unveiled today for a 110-year-old Greer banking institution.

CBL State Savings Bank will be unveiled as the new corporate identity and two new products. Jennifer Jones, in her first year as president and CEO at the institution, will unveil the new signage at an open house between 2-6 p.m.

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Parkkhonen, owner of concrete company, dies. He was 41.
MAY 19, 2017

Karl David Parkkonen, owner of Aspen Concrete Contractors, died Wednesday. He was 41.

• Obituary:

Karl David Parkkonen, owner of Aspen Concrete Contractors, died Wednesday. He was 41.

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Greer port on track for obliterating rail moves record
MAY 18, 2017

Greer port on track for obliterating rail moves record

If it sounds like a broken record – it is. The Greer Inland Port continues it monthly record growth.

• 11,125 rail moves was the strongest April on record.

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Women's Leadership Institute recognizes class of 2017
MAY 17, 2017

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recognized the Class of 2017 graduates.
 

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) of Furman University recognized the following Class of 2017 graduates:

Cindy Benjamin-LS3P Associates, Ltd.

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Dave Ramsey: Would never advise someone to get or keep mortgage for tax deduction
MAY 16, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are looking at buying a new home. We’ve been really blessed with our finances, and we’re at a point where we can pay cash for a new house and still have plenty of money in the bank. Should we do this, or is it a better idea to get a mortgage for the tax deduction?

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Students paint scenic mural for hearing patients
MAY 8, 2017

Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville donated their time and talent to paint a mural for hearing patients at Clarity.
 

Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville donated their time and talent to paint a mural for hearing patients at Clarity, a partner with the Center for Developmental Services (CDS).

The art students, under the direction of Deborah Pickard, painted a beach scene representing the South Carolina coastline.  

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Highest monthly volume of rail moves reported at Greer Port
MAY 8, 2017

Highest monthly volume of rail moves reported at Greer Port

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced today its strongest April container volumes on record, including the Greer Inland Port.

Greer’s port experienced its highest April in the facility's history, with 11,125 rail moves last month. Greer has seen tremendous growth of 27.6 percent this fiscal year, with 95,999 rail moves handled to date. 

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Caliber North Business Park is full, Caliber Ridge is half full
MAY 4, 2017

Caliber North Business Park has reached 100 percent occupancy with its 171,600 square-feet of space (2988 Green Road).
 

Caliber North Business Park has reached 100 percent occupancy with its 171,600 square-feet of space (2988 Green Road).

The Liberty Property Trust is also putting the final touches on the first of two planned buildings at the adjacent Caliber Ridge Business Park in Greer.

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