Three separate residential developments will add 245 new homes in the city near Riverside and on Highway 14 South.
Gray Engineering will develop the properties, with prices ranging from the $200,000 to $300,000 range.
As Don Wall celebrates the 90th anniversary of the McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy he reflects on the near-extinction of the independently owned family drug stores. “A lot of people don’t grasp the meaning of it,” Wall said. “Being independent is a very rewarding aspect of what we do. It makes your heart feel good.”
Independent pharmacies have gone the way of community book stores – swallowed up by corporate America in chain grocery stores, big box superstores and branded drug stores that sell, among other things, food, hardware tools, clothing and cosmetics.
Four Greenville stations are included in Summit Media, LLC's acquisition that closed on its agreement from Cox Media Group today. The stations and their format are WJMZ-FM (urban), WHZT-FM (rhythmic christian), WJMZ-HD2 (adult hits) and WJMZ-HD3 (alternative rock).
"We are pleased to acquire these stations and very excited to be associated with the outstanding radio industry professionals in each market. People are the difference in this industry and we could not be happier with our team," Carl Parmer, Summit Media Chairman/CEO, said in a statement.
BMW Group reported today record global car sales for April, a 7 percent gain with sales of 155,419 vehicles of the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. Sales have increased 6 percent to 603,619 in the first four months, the company reported.
“We have achieved our most successful April worldwide sales ever, despite the current weakness of some car markets in Europe,” said Ian Robertson, BMW member of the board of management.
Nate Monroe, exploring in the dark with only a light on his work helmet, knew immediately he had a pure find of early 20th Century Greer architecture and business culture at the Reese Building at 217 Trade Street.
Cynthia Simpler is the new executive director at Greer Community Ministries, replacing Craig Dittmar who resigned in February. Simpler makes her home in Simpsonville and is a past resident of Greer.
Lori Sondov, operations coordinator, has been handling the day-to-day duties since Dittmar’s departure. Candace Rathbone, marketing / events coordinator has spent the first quarter promoting the agency's annual golf tournament that will be held Friday at the Country Club of Greer.
Community leaders observed a National Day of Prayer at Greer First Baptist Church this afternoon.
Pastor Rick Ezell of Greer First Baptist led the observance. Buddy Waters, Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey and Mayor Rick Danner also offered prayers.
Camilla Pitman, from Greer, was installed as an officer with the Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina (LSPSC) last week at its annual meeting and educational conference in Spartanburg. Pitman is the City Clerk for Greenville.
The LSPSC installed its 2013-2014 Executive Officers and Board of Directors at the meeting.
Mayor Rick Danner turned statesman today during a presentation with a visiting business delegation from Dalian, China.
Danner, city and economic leaders welcomed a delegation from Dalian, China visiting the greater Greer area and the upstate to explore business opportunities. Su Yuesheng, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dalian Chamber of Commerce in Jinzhou New District, led the business owners and associates in a reciprocal visit Danner took with the Upstate Alliance last September to China and Japan.
A Manufacturing Job and Training Fair is scheduled Tuesday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McAlister Square, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive.
Employers will be available to meet with candidates and applications will be available to apply at the job fair.
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April Riddle Staggs has joined Greer State Bank as Vice President and Commercial Lender. Staggs brings more than 10 years of business development and customer relationship experience to this position.
Staggs’ responsibility for Greer State Bank will be to pursue and obtain new opportunities in the commercial market for loan products while maintaining loan relationships with existing customers. Staggs is involved with analyzing loan requests, monitoring the bank’s lending portfolio, and recommending lending solutions based on customer needs within the Greer and surrounding markets. She will also represent the bank through her participation with numerous community affairs organizations.
Greer CPW threw a weekend party to celebrate its 100th Anniversary but it was on the receiving end of accolades for its success from city leaders.
Position Description: We are looking for excellent caregivers/med techs with a strong work ethic to join our dynamic team at Manning House in Greer. We are hiring for part time and PRN with a strong possibility of full time. Experience in long-term healthcare and administering medications is a plus. Candidates must have qualities that demonstrate our of four cornerstones: compassion, teamwork, excellence, and success. If you or someone you know may be interested, please come by the community to fill out an application and/or e-mail your resume.
Kohl’s in Greer is back on target and is scheduled to open in 2014.
A city official confirmed the exchange of property to Kohl’s and Marty Navarro, the Greenville developer of the Piedmont Marketplace. Navarro also confirmed reports of the department store’s opening in Greer for next year.
Bill Tyler was honored as the Greer Lions Club Citizen of the Year and Ken Holliday the Lion of the Year at the club’s annual awards dinner.
Tyler is operator of Chick-fil-A in Greer and Holliday is the Human Resource Manager of Greer Commission of Public Works. Holliday is the treasurer of the Lions Club. Both said they were unaware of being recipients of the award.
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Buffets, Inc., headquartered in Greer, reported sales up 1.7 percent for the quarter ending April 3. It’s the best year-over-year quarterly comparable sales performance in seven years.
Company officials attribute the improvement to the fast track implementation of its turnaround blueprint “Plan to Win” that was launched last July.
Farrah Lister still smiles at the mention that her job description ends with “other duties as assigned.” Officially she is Executive Secretary Assistant for CPW general manager Nick Stegal.
Lister has been planning the Greer Commission of Public Works Centennial Celebration for over a year. She has one chance to get it right and Lister is reminding people from Greer the free festival will live up to its hype.