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GSP breaks ground on $30 million air cargo facilities
SEP 10, 2018

 Groundbreaking for the new cargo facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was held Monday.
 
 

A $30 million cargo facility is being built at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport that will bring a significant increase in cargo, jobs and will be able to accommodate several large aircraft at the same time.

The 110,000-square-foot warehouse and 13-acre cargo ramp are scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. It will be able to accommodate three Boeing 747-800 aircraft simultaneously.

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces staff additions
SEP 5, 2018

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce adds two new members to its team. Mark King joins the organization as interim president/CEO and Josh Shaffer will join the Chamber as director of membership development.

 A former chairman of the board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, King will serve as acting chief executive officer while the Chamber’s selection committee searches for a permanent successor. King is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Seminary. He is certified in QuickBooks software, and started his own business, King Consulting, in 2005.

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Dave Ramsey: Paying off credit cards
AUG 31, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards?

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Long-time Greer insurance agency B.A. Bennett merged into Countybanc
AUG 27, 2018

B.A. Bennett Insurance has been merged into the Countybanc Insurance family in a merging of their services. This transition will becomes effective Sept. 4 with an office located at 103 North Main Street in Greer. 

B.A. Bennett was founded in Greer in 1923, servicing the Upstate through auto, home, business, and life insurance offerings. The company has provided solutions and protection for local consumers, families and businesses, based upon a personal and positive one-on-one approach. 

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Foster Walker joins Sherman College
AUG 23, 2018

Valida Foster Walker has joined Sherman College of Chiropractic senior director of institutional advancement and public relations.
 

Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, named Valida Foster Walker as senior director of institutional advancement and public relations.

With more than 13 years of experience creating and supporting solutions for leading nonprofit, corporate, media and educational organizations, Foster Walker is highly skilled in multi-level project management, marketing communications, major gifts development, public relations, coaching and delivering high-impact presentations. 

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NGU offers new opportunities in professional development
AUG 21, 2018

Beginning in the Fall of this year, North Greenville University’s Greer campus will add new professional development opportunities, including seminars and professional certificates consisting of 8-week courses.

 Professional development at NGU is designed both for current business professionals, church leaders, and nonprofit workers who want to continue learning new skills and knowledge they need to excel in their positions.

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Aretha Franklin 'memorial' boards featured by local ad agency
AUG 17, 2018

Two Aretha Franklin “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors.
 

Billboards along southbound I-85 near Pelham Road memorialized Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Two “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors. One featured Franklin with the text, “Forever & ever, you’ll stay in our hearts”. A second has the letters “r e s p e c t” with an image of Franklin between the s and p.

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Dave Ramsey: Husband-wife miscommunication concerning kids
AUG 14, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesn’t want them to work. She regularly hands them spending money and buys them expensive gifts. I want our girls to have some nice things, but this is starting to cause problems in our relationship. Do you have any advice?

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Record July at Inland Port Greer
AUG 13, 2018

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves.
 

Inland Port Greer had its strongest July to date with 9,798 rail moves, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority. The port is beginning its fifth year of full-scale operation.

By the numbers:

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Doubling down: Frontier flights from GSP increases and it hasn't had a departure
AUG 8, 2018

Flights from GSP and Orlando will be operated on the 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
 

Frontier Airlines has not had a departure or arrival at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) yet, but it’s already expanding service.

Starting Nov. 19, the airline will double its flights to Orlando, Fla., from twice a week to four times a week.

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Veteran's home gets solar panel system, installation
AUG 5, 2018

David and MichelleHill's  home received solar panel system with installation.
 
 

A Greer veteran’s home was provided a solar panel system with installation from an upstate roofing company.

David Hill, a military veteran and his wife, Michelle are expected to save more than $1,000 annually in energy costs, according to Guy Roofing, the company that donated and installed the system.

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Calendar coming to a new fast food barnyard
AUG 5, 2018

Bojangles' will produce a 2019 free calendar in a digital format and food coupons.
 

When the cows come home in 2019, they will be herded to a new barnyard.

Bojangles' will produce a Barnyard Calendar with 12 discount coupons available for free in an electronic printable format.

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Looking for a raise? 'Start with Humility and Gratitude'
AUG 5, 2018

Ken Coleman

BY KEN COLEMAN

Question: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise without jeopardizing my career?

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Dave Ramsey: Finding responsible renters
AUG 1, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m a landlord, and I own a few houses and duplexes around town. Recently, I made the mistake of renting to some tenants who were not respectful of my property. Do you have any tips for selecting good renters?

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Dowd resigns as President/CEO from Greer Chamber after five months
JUL 25, 2018

Marjorie Dowd served only five months as Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.
 

Marjorie Dowd has resigned as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce effective immediately. She has only served since March 1.

The Executive Board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced that Katie Collins, current Vice President of Operations, will serve as interim President/CEO.

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City, JBM Leasing settle lawsuit over sale of Allen Bennett Hospital
JUL 25, 2018

Side view of former Allen Bennett Hospital.
 

The City of Greer and JBM Leasing LLC announced a settlement agreement and release of claims on a 2016 lawsuit pending from the sale of a 10-acre tract to 313 Memorial Drive LLC.

Ownership of the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital and Roger Huntington Nursing center complex reached its apparent conclusion Tuesday night, nearly eight years after the Greenville Hospital System gifted the property to the city in September 2010. Jim Benson of 313 Memorial Drive LLC agreed to purchase the property for $3.01 million in December 2016.

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Walter Brashier Drive becomes gateway to Greer campus, new academic initiatives begin in fall
JUL 20, 2018

 Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, stand next to a replica of the sign that was unveiled Friday designating the road to the Greer campus.
 

North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake. 

Brashier and his wife, Christine, have been two of the most generous and faithful supporters of NGU. Their generosity to the university has spanned over four decades. Their first commitment was a downtown Greenville office building in the 1970s. Since that time, they have started an undergraduate scholarship fund, supported several capital projects, given the lead gift to launch the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in 2005, and served on several university committees, boards, and councils. 

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GSP will offer passengers Escape Lounge
JUL 19, 2018

The Escape Lounge will offer hot and cold food and beverage choices, casual seating, high-speed Wi-Fi and current flight information.
 

A company is investing more than $1 million in a 2,500-square-foot Escape Lounge at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

MAG USA, a Chicago-headquartered company, is developing the lounge. 

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Dave Ramsey: Guaranteed insurance may be an answer
JUL 9, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I started looking at life insurance policies after my wife and I had our daughter. During the screening process, I found out I had testicular cancer. I went through treatments, and the doctors have officially declared me to be in remission. Still, I can’t find a life insurance company that will work with me. I have a small policy through my employer, that is equal to double my salary. Do you have any suggestions for finding additional coverage?

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CBL State Savings Bank opening loan office in Landrum
JUL 9, 2018

Greer-based CBL State Savings Bank will locate a loan office in Landrum to be opened on Oct. 1.

The office will be located at 920 East Rutherford Street. Initially, only the bank’s loan products, including first and second residential mortgages, equity lines of credit, land loans, construction/permanent loans, commercial real estate loans and more, will be available. Other products will be offered later.

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