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Kennemore inspires return of The Toads on Trade
NOV 30, 2021

Kelci Kennemore helps bring back popular Toads on Trade.
 

The toads are back on Main Street in downtown Greer and if you’re wondering who helped bring them back, look no further than 10 year-old Kelsi Kennemore.

Kennemore decided they needed to return after being displaced during the city’s streetscape project.  Through research and support of her family, city, and downtown businesses, 16 toads have been installed on and off Trade Street.

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Dollar Tree will become $1.25 tree
NOV 24, 2021

Dollar Tree will become $1.25 tree

Dollar Tree announced Tuesday that it will increase its price point to $1.25 nationwide. Some customers will see prices increase in December, and all stores will implement the new iincrease by the end of March 2022, the company stated. 

Dollar Tree has priced its products at $1 for 35 years. The company is headquartered in Chesapeake, Va.

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BMW expands logistics with new $100 million facility
NOV 18, 2021

BMW Manufacturing in Greer is investing about $100 million for a new one million square foot logistics center across I-85 and its production plant.
 
 
 

BMW Manufacturing announced Thursday that it will expand its Greer logistics operations to a new building being developed across Interstate 85 from the plant. The facility, located off Freeman Farm Road, is being constructed by Becknell Industrial.

Total investment in the project is approximately $100 million. When completed, the new logistics center will be nearly one million square feet in size with an opportunity for future expansion.

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Contour Airlines begins service to Nashville from GSP
NOV 18, 2021

Contour Airlines lands at GSP Wednesday to begin service to Nashville from GSP.
 

Contour Airlines began nonstop service to Nashville, Tenn., (BNA.) Wednesday, becoming the seventh airline to offer non-stop service from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. It’s the only non-stop service from GSP to Nashville.

“We are committed to connecting our passengers to the places they need to go,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District. “With this fast, comfortable, and convenient new service from Contour Airlines, our customers will be able to access all that Nashville has to offer. We are proud to be the first airport in South Carolina to offer scheduled Contour Airlines service.”

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Creform manufactures multi-use kitting cart
SEP 13, 2021

Creform has manufactured a heavy-duty A-Frame kitting cart which brings high capacity and industrial durability to the shop floor.
 
 
 

 

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Engelhorn is new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing
SEP 2, 2021

Dr. Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 

Dr. Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer. In a private handover ceremony at the BMW Zentrum on Wednesday, Engelhorn took over the plant leadership from Knudt Flor, who has retired from the company.

“Plant Spartanburg has been a critical part of BMW’s global production network for decades, and the plant’s impact is far reaching,” said Engelhorn. “Their performance – both in quality and production – is impressive, and I am excited to lead this extraordinary team.”

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Barista Alley takes center stage in downtown Greer
AUG 20, 2021

The view of Barista Alley with its terrace view scheduled to open in 2022.
 

BY SAMANTHA MARTIN

A Greer city treasure, Barista Alley opened at its new location today at 101 Trade Street, virtually across the street from its original location opened four years ago.

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Greer CPW billing software upgrade brings changes
AUG 10, 2021

Greer CPW billing software upgrade brings changes

Greer CPW is upgrading its customer service and billing software to a program call PayGo.

The improvements will allow Greer CPW systems to communicate better with the various departments and provide a smoother customer service experience. Some changes will happen seamlessly, however others will require some steps for customers.

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Leadership Greenville Class participants announced
JUL 14, 2021

The Greenville Chamber’s Leadership Greenville program has accepted 40 participants for its 48th class.

Participants were selected based on a thorough application process including essays, professional resume and community involvement.

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Inland Port Greer reports huge May in rail moves
JUN 8, 2021

South Carolina Ports had its strongest May ever for containers.

Inland Port Greer reported 11,280 rail moves in May, a 25.9% increase year-over-year. Greer has handled 144,459 rail moves fiscal-year-to-date.

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GSP makes changes for increased summer parking
JUN 7, 2021

GSP makes changes for increased summer parking

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District has announced changes impacting the location and availability of parking at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP.)

Effective immediately, the entrance to the Economy Lot 2 will be relocated. The previous entrance from GSP Drive will be permanently closed and a new entrance will be opened off of Aviation Parkway at the newly constructed roundabout. Roadway signage will be placed to alert drivers of the entrance change.

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Hungry guests make short work of Food Trucks' menu
MAY 27, 2021

The line to One Love Fusion Foods truck extends across Greer City Park last Thursday.
 
 

BY SAMANTHA MARTIN

It’s a classic combination – a night out on the town savoring a delicious meal and feasting your eyes on some kind of spectacle. The city of Greer and Commission of Public Works hosted a Food Truck Rollout last Thursday with five food trucks and entertainment by Secondhand News at Greer City Park

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Greer Inland Port has record February
MAR 11, 2021

Inland Port Greer had a record February with – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year.
 

South Carolina Ports anticipate a continued rebound in fiscal year 2021 and noted strength with inland ports and vehicles in February.

Inland Port Greer had a record February with strong cargo volumes – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year. Greer has handled 102,772 rail moves thus far in fiscal year 2021, up nearly 3% year-over-year.

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GSP recognized best airport in North America
MAR 11, 2021

GSP recognized best airport in North America

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has been recognized as the Best Airport in North America by the Airports Council International’s 2020 Airport Service Quality Awards.

GSP tied with Portland International Airport, among all airports serving 2 to 5 million passengers annually for customer satisfaction across 34 benchmarks, according to a media release.

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GSP celebrates 10 years of Southwest service
MAR 11, 2021

Southwest Airlines will celebrate 10 years of delivering low fares and nonstop flights to the Upstate on Friday. Celebratory digital billboard displays have been placed on major roadways across the region and all passengers traveling Southwest on Friday will receive gift bags courtesy of GSP.

Southwest’s inaugural flight from GSP was to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). GSP reported a 38% growth in passenger activity between 2010 and 2011 and was recognized as the fastest-growing small airport in the United States by Airline and Airport News & Analysis. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that average fares from GSP decreased by 14%, the largest decrease in the country.

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Another robbery on Wade Hampton Blvd.
FEB 12, 2021

The Check-N-Go at 6140 Wade Hampton Blvd., was the scene of an armed robbery.Thursday.
 

 

Criminals have found a niche working their craft on Wade Hampton Blvd.Thursday at approximately 5:30 p.m., Check-N-Go at 6140 Wade Hampton Blvd., was the scene of an armed robbery.

It’s the fourth holdup of a business, including two banks, on Wade Hampton Blvd. in 45 days. No arrests have been announced by Greer or Greenville law enforcement.

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Meridian Waste acquires Greer's Ace Environmental
FEB 5, 2021

Meridian Waste closed on the purchase of Ace Environmental Holdings, LLC, located in Greer. 
 

Meridian Waste announced today it closed on the purchase of Ace Environmental Holdings, LLC, located in Greer. 

The acquired assets from Ace Environmental Holdings, LLC, includes a hauling facility at 315 Buncombe Street in Greer servicing residential, commercial and governmental contracts in Greer, Greenville and Spartanburg markets.  The Greer location will serve as the primary hauling company for Meridian Waste housing the rolling stock and administrative functions of the combined companies. 

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2nd bank on Wade Hampton Blvd. hit, suspect on the lam
JAN 29, 2021

This male subject entered BB&T Bank at 3255 Wade Hampton Boulevard.and presented a note demanding cash.
 
 

A bank robbery this afternoon at BB&T on Wade Hampton Blvd., comes exactly one month from after a similar bank robbery just three miles away. Suspects remain on the lam.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are probing today’s robbery at BB&T at 3255 Wade Hampton Boulevard.

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Creform designs and builds angled shelf cart
JAN 29, 2021

Creform's angled shelf cart for bins is designed to hold small production parts and hardware items.
 
 
 
 

Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling and commercial use has designed and built an angled shelf cart for bins designed to hold small production parts and hardware items.

Creform engineered and fully assembled the cart before shipment for the customer’s quick implementation. The cart is one of 25 used by the customer. Creform is located in Greer.

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Danner retiring from bank job, continue as Greer Mayor
JAN 26, 2021

Greer City Mayor Rick Danner

Rick Danner is retiring from Countybank. He will continue serving Greer as Mayor in his fifth term.

Danner served as Vice President of Business Development at Greer State Bank before joining Countybank in Greer as Business Development Officer in 2017. Danner was instrumental in getting Countybank moved to its downtown location at 300 Trade Street.

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