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Chamber honors distinguished Greer leaders
FEB 8, 2016

William Grady, left, received the Chairman's Award for Excellence from Donna O. Smith (sponsor Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner Realtors) and outgoing Chamber Chairman of the Board Mark King.
 
 

The 78th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Awards celebrates members of the Chamber that have made an impact on Greer’s business community, and signifies the annual change of leadership of the chamber’s executive board.

Tony Kouskolekas, the President of Pelham Medical Center, is the 2016 board chair, taking over for from past chairman Mark King. 

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SC Inland Port taking bids for landscaping
FEB 7, 2016

A pre-bid conference will be held February 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at the BMW Site Operations Center Parking Lot, located at 1400 Highway 101, Spartanburg County, SC.

There will be a public opening of bids received at the South Carolina Inland Port Terminal, 100 International Commerce Boulevard, Greer, South Carolina, at 11:00 a.m., on March 9, 2016. Instructions for submitting a Bid are included in the specifications.

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Super day for pizza, chicken wing sales
FEB 6, 2016

There will be more than 4 million pizzas sold Super Bowl weekend.

By Alex Love

There will be more than 4 million pizzas sold Super Bowl weekend, nearly doubling orders on a typical football Sunday. Greer pizzerias are planning to get a big piece of that pie.

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85/385 Interchange works gets underway
FEB 5, 2016

85/385 Interchange works gets underway

The second largest transportation project in South Carolina history started at the interchange of Interstates 85 and 385 Friday.

The 85-385 Gateway Project will transform the Upstate’s driving experience as it not only revamps the this traffic-laden interchange, but makes much needed additions to the overall regional transit structure, said Christy Hall, Secretary of the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

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Uber gets OK to service GSP
FEB 5, 2016

Uber gets OK to service GSP

Uber, a transportation network, can operate at GSP International Airport, according to airport officials Friday.

Under the agreement, Uber drivers are no longer required to register individually with the airport district and are authorized to drop-off and/or pick-up at GSP.

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Greer Police K9s Boss and Stryker to get body armor
FEB 5, 2016

Greer Police K9s Boss and Stryker to get body armor

Greer Police Department K9’s, Boss and Stryker, will each receive a bullet and stab protective vest.

One protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 pounds.

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GSP concessions continue to evolve, add vendors
FEB 5, 2016

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is adding more amenities to its hospitality areas.
 

R.J. Rockers Flight Room and Thomas Creek Grill, operating at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, have a new concessions management company, Outstanding Hospitality Management.

“Over the next twelve months we will be working with OHM on several exciting projects to enhance the customer experience,” GSP Airport District President/CEO Dave Edwards said.

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GreerMade initiative promotes locally manufactured products
FEB 5, 2016

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
 

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at its annual celebration Thursday night. The chamber is marketing the logo as one word.

Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Chamber, said the program is to promote and market the diversity of products made in Greer. “We’re doing a certification of origin, a registered trademark that shows the product comes from Greer,” Owens said.

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Lowe to address Lowes Foods concept of local grocery stores
FEB 4, 2016

Lowes Foods President Tim Lowe will be the keynote speaker at the 78th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce event.
 

Every person attending tonight’s Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce 78th annual celebration will have something in common with the guest speaker.

The grocery store.

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January BMW sales down slightly versus 2015, X3 a growth leader
FEB 2, 2016

The new BMW X3, produced in Greer, helped the automaker's January car sales.
 

January sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 4.7 percent in January for a total of 18,082 compared to 18,981 vehicles sold in January, 2015.

“As expected, January suffered a bit from the strong storms that froze large parts of the country,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America.  “In spite of the obstacles, the new BMW X1 showed extraordinary growth and our 7 Series and X3 set the momentum we expect to continue in the year ahead.”

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Greer State Bank reports profit, surge in mortgage growth
FEB 1, 2016

Greer State Bank reports profit, surge in mortgage growth

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, Monday reported annual net income attributable to common shareholders of $2.94 million or $1.18 per diluted common share.

“The growth and changes in the composition of the balance sheet, along with a good local economy, position the bank for continued improvements in financial performance in 2016,” Rick Medlock, interim President and CEO stated.

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It's the law: City clears roads not sidewalks
JAN 26, 2016

There should be no more confusion on who is responsible for sidewalk snow/ice removal at businesses and the penalty incurred for being non-compliance.

Jason Clark, owner of BIN112 and Strip Club 104 A Steak House, on Trade and Poinsett streets, respectively summed it up in laymen terms. “The city’s responsibility is to clear the road so emergency vehicles can get out first and then the public. If you own a business, it’s the owner’s responsibility.”

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Council welcomes storm comments, none given
JAN 26, 2016

By Alexa Hone
and Jim Fair

Greer City Council didn't have to spend much time on hearing downtown merchants complaining about the city's snow and ice cleanup last weekend.

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Williams selected chairman of CPW commissioners board
JAN 26, 2016

Perry Williams
Chairman of Greer Commission of Public Commissioners
 

Perry Williams was selected chairman of the Greer Commission of Public Works Board of Commissioners at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.

Williams replaces Jeff Howell, who served as chairman since 2014. Williams was first elected to the board in 2009 and served as chairman from 2011 through 2012. Howell was recently re-elected to his fourth term on the Board of Commissioners.

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Dave Ramsey: Better tax planning means more money
JAN 26, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Do you recommend having people keep their W2 numbers as close to their tax return numbers as possible, even if they might have to pay at the end of the year or have more taken out?

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Shop owners miffed at ice, snow cleanup; city gives storm response at Council
JAN 25, 2016

Lisa Garland shovels ice from parking places in front of the Stomping Grounds on Trade Street.
 

Snow and ice removal from downtown streets was the hottest topic at the Stomping Grounds Saturday night. And it continued Monday.

About 50 people from nearby neighborhoods and downtown businesses and apartments gathered Saturday at the Stomping Grounds coffee and wine shop as it was virtually the only business open.

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GDC enters partnership with retail analytics firm
JAN 24, 2016

Reno Deaton 
Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation
 

The Greer Development Corporation (GDC) has entered into a partnership with Buxton, a retail analytics company to strengthen the community’s retail development strategy.

Buxton will be used to identify retailers for best-fit site selections for Greer, according to the GDC.

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Most churches cancel services, warmer day forecast
JAN 24, 2016

Tanner Stevens and Brynn made a snowman at City Park welcoming visitors to the winter wonderland.
 

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Most churches have cancelled or curtailed services Sunday as roads in the upstate remained icy overnight from snow and ice that fell across greater Greer this weekend.

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Treacherous conditions expected with winter storm
JAN 22, 2016

Wednesday's short spurt of snow won't compare to what is expected in greater Greer this weekend.
 
 

GreerToday.com will remain open for business throughout the weekend. Send photos, new tips and questions to i[email protected] and we will respond. Facebook.

 

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Inland Port expansion can't come quick enough, rail moves surpass annual predictions
JAN 21, 2016

The Inland Port at Greer's expansion, planned for fiscal 2017, would grow the facility to 70 of the total site’s 100 acres. The site presently uses 38 acres.
 
 
 

The Greer Inland Port more than doubled the facility’s December volume in rail moves, the South Carolina Ports Authority reported at Wednesday’s board meeting in Charleston.

The Inland Port handled 7,824 moves in December. Rail volumes grew 76.5 percent during its second full calendar year of operation, with 75,111 total rail moves completed in 2015.

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