GREER BUSINESS NEWS


Howell rescues diner at downtown restaurant
MAR 31, 2015

Carl Howell, Greer Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal, came to the aid of a customer needing help at the Greer Station Cafe Tuesday.
 
 

Carl Howell was eating lunch at the Greer Station Café Tuesday afternoon when a customer summoned his help. “I need you,” the person told Howell.

“I was talking with another lady about raising money for our annual Greer Oldies reunion,” Howell said. At that moment, Howell, Greer Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal, was in the right place at the right time.

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Eggtastic, Healing Heroes Pets in the Park, nightlife aplenty in Greer
MAR 27, 2015

Eggtastic Easter Event

Greer Century Park

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Moonlight Movies begin a 9-week run in June at City Park
MAR 26, 2015

Free family friendly films and pre-movie fun is scheduled at the City of Greer Moonlight Movies series in the City Park amphitheater each Thursday beginning June 4 through July 30.

All movies begin at dusk, but inflatables, games with prizes and dancing begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Nearly $700,000 in Block grant, HOME funds distribution OK'd by council
MAR 25, 2015

Greer City Councilman Wayne Griffin (District 2) argued successfully for an additional $2,000 funding for the Needmore Summer Camp Tuesday night.
 

Greer City Council agreed Tuesday night on the distribution of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for 2015, a total of $677,522, from its participation in the Greenville County Urban County Program.

Home funds ($263,905) are used for new home construction and owner-occupied rehabilitation activities for eligible low and moderate income applicants in the City of Greer.

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Dick Brooks Honda land purchase allows for expansion
MAR 25, 2015

Dick Brooks Honda has purchased more than three acres fronting its dealership at 14100 Wade Hampton Boulevard. The additional property allows the dealership to expand its service areas and lots for additional inventory.
 

Dick Brooks Honda of Greer has purchased three acres adjacent to its 14100 Wade Hampton Boulevard dealership that gains 145 feet of frontage.

‘The past ten years we’ve far exceeded our vehicle allotment and sales,” Ed Rich, general manager, told GreerToday.com. “We’re a small box that have put out some good-sized numbers. We have seen increases every year since 2004.”

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Greer Relief beneficiary of inaugural Greer State Bank Foundation gift
MAR 24, 2015

Getting in on the Greer State Bank donation photo to Greer Relief are, left to right, Kevin Duncan, Pam Batman, Mindi Calvert, April Staggs, Caroline Robertson (Greer Relief Executive Director) and Tim Lincolnhol.
 

The Greer State Bank Foundation presented a $2,500 check to Greer Relief during the non-profit's A Night at the Monte Carlo gala.

Greer State Bank, a supporter of Greer Relief for years, made its first donation from the bank’s foundation funded by bank employees and its board of directors. Greer Relief’s “Manage the Crisis” is the beneficiary that helps provide the equivalent of case management and referrals to 180-plus households.

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Carolina Vine & Branch opening in downtown Greer
MAR 24, 2015

Carolina Vine & Branch is hosting grand opening and ribbon cutting on Monday, April 6 at The Depot at 300 Randall Street, suite G.
 

Carolina Vine & Branch is opening a shop at The Depot at 300 Randall Street, suite G.

Kim Berry, owner of store, is planning a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Monday, April 6.

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3 million: BMW toots Greer's horn for another manufacturing benchmark
MAR 24, 2015

BMW celebrated its three millionth vehicle to roll off Greer's assembly line. The vehicle, a Donington Grey Metallic X5 M with Mugello Red Full Merino leather seats and carbon fiber interior trim, was driven by Dawn Burgess, hired in 1994. Left to right are associates Thomas Watson, Pamela Shaw, Burgess, Shirley Scott and President and CEO, Manfred Erlacher.
 
 

Just like clockwork, another special ceremony was held at the Greer plant this morning, as  BMW celebrated its three millionth vehicle to roll off the assembly line.

The vehicle, a Donington Grey Metallic X5 M with Mugello Red Full Merino leather seats and carbon fiber interior trim, was driven by associate Dawn Burgess, hired in 1994. Burgess presented the keys to the vehicle to Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.

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Ryan's parent company entertaining possible sale, capital infusion
MAR 19, 2015

Ovation Brands CEO Anthony Wedo announced he hiring of financial advisers to assist in possible sale of Ryan's and other buffet properties.
 

Ovation Brands Inc., a Greer-headquartered owner of Ryan’s and four other buffet brands, has announced it has hired financial advisors Duff & Phelps to assist in a possible sale of the business.

Ovation CEO Anthony Wedo told Nation’s Restaurant News, there are “several interested parties,” but it’s too early to say whether the company will be sold.

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Community leaders join the delivery teams for Meals on Wheels
MAR 18, 2015

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds got a laugh when he was told he would be the one delivering meals for Greer Community Relief Wednesday. Mike Saunders took Reynolds on the route and Hannah Rainwater, of GCM, helped organize the day's deliveries.
 
 

Police Chief Dan Reynolds couldn’t decide whether to wear his weapon. He did wear his badge.

Chamber of Commerce President Mark Owens dressed casual which is why Mayor Rick Danner said he decided to wear a bow tie and suit to earn “best dressed”.

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Dot Williams, retiree from Allen Bennett Hospital, dies
MAR 18, 2015

Dot Williams, 82, retired from Allen Bennett Hospital after 33 years, died Tuesday at The Cottages at Brushy Creek. Complete obituary here.

 

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Dave Ramsey: Daughter needs fiscal responsibility, not a handout
MAR 17, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

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Inland Port's 4,631 rail moves in February, nearly 50 percent ahead of plan
MAR 17, 2015

The Greer Inland Port saw gains in February result with 4,631 rail moves completed during the month. The port has handled 35,126 rail moves fiscal year to date and is nearly 50 percent ahead of plan, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA).

The SCPA announced February is the second consecutive month of 18 percent container growth at its ports, bringing fiscal year container volumes totals to 1.23 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs.

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Barbecue delivery fundraiser set for Miss Greater Greer and Teen
MAR 17, 2015

A barbecue delivery fundraiser for Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown and Miss Greater Greer Teen Emma Kate Rhymer is taking order now through March 25. Delivery to schools and businesses, minimum 3 orders, is Friday March 27.

A plate is $7 and includes barbecue, beans, slaw, chips and a brownie.

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Pets in the Park to benefit Healing Heroes project partnering dog with vet
MAR 16, 2015

Bill Brightman from Service Dogs for Veterans, Melissa Yetter from Service Dog Institute introduce Greer Leadership member Bethany Hembree to a service dog in training

Pets in the Park is scheduled Saturday, March 28 as a continuing fundraiser for the Healing Heroes project, to provide service dogs for veterans affected by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Greer area.

Greer Leadership Class XXXV has undertaken the project with Bill Brightman, the Dog Trainers Workshop and the Service Dog Institute. The $15,000 goal to train one dog for a vet has reached the halfway mark.

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Fake, professional looking emails from agency impostors on the rise
MAR 16, 2015

By Citizens Building & Loan

Fake emails by government agency imposters are on the rise and are more official-looking than ever. There is one going around right now that is reportedly from “The Bureau of Defaulters – FTC” that claims to be a court notice with your arrest and warrant record attached and then provides you with links to respond to or you’ll be prosecuted for fraud.

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Zaxby's contributes portion of proceeds to Children's Miracle Network
MAR 12, 2015

Mike Godfrey, owner of Zaxby's on Wade Hampton Blvd., hosted a fundraiser for Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown and her princess, Ella Jane Lee.
 

Zaxby’s on Wade Hampton Blvd. held a fundraiser for Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown Tuesday night. Ten percent of the restaurant's proceeds benefited the Children’s Miracle Network.

Mike Godfrey, owner of Zaxby’s, hosted Brown and her princess, Ella Jane Lee.

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Regional export plan introduced by Upstate Alliance
MAR 11, 2015

Greer Mayor Rick Danner was a speaker Wednesday at the Upstate South Carolina Alliance annual meeting unveiling the new Upstate Regional Exports Plan.
 
 
 

The Upstate SC Alliance introduced a regional export plan outlining specific steps local business, civic and government leaders will take to promote economic development in the 10-county Upstate region.

It assesses the Upstate’s export climate, sets market-based goals for increasing exports and lays out strategies for supporting local businesses in increasing exports.

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Greer Memorial recognized for setting national standard in healthcare
MAR 11, 2015

John Mansure has been president of Greer Memorial Hospital for almost seven years, overseeing the move from Allen Bennett Hospital to the new campus as part of the Greenville Hospital System on Buncombe Road.
 

John Mansure envisioned Greer Memorial Hospital as one of the best community hospitals in the United States.

Nearly seven years after the closing of Allen Bennett Hospital on Wade Hampton Boulevard, and its transition into the new and state-of-the-art Greer Memorial on Buncombe Road, Mansure proudly commends his staff in sharing and reaching a goal that only honors 100 of the best-of-the-best hospitals in the country.

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Sister Hazel to headline Greer Family Fest
MAR 10, 2015

The 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest events and its main entertainment was announced at Greer City Park today. Left to right: Mark Owens (President/CEO Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce), Tony Painter (festival chairperson), Tony Kouskolekas, (President of Pelham Medical Center) and Jeff Howell (commission chairman at Greer Commission of Public Works).
 

Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band named for a local missionary who ran a homeless shelter, from Gainesville, Fla., will be the headline act at the 31st annual Greer Family Fest May 1-2.

New River Bluegrass, a Greer band that has reached the top of gospel music charts, and will perform at Dollywood during Memorial Day weekend, is also scheduled to perform.

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