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Spinx stores partnering with Relay for Life in October campaign
SEP 22, 2017

Customers can purchase a foot icon from Spinx stores in October with a donation.
 

Throughout October Spinx convenience stores will partner with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to help fight back and save more lives from cancer.

Customers can purchase a foot con with a donation and then write a loved one’s name on it to honor or remember their battle with cancer. The feet will then be put on display in the stores’ windows.

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Sourdough & Co. ventures into Upstate from California base
SEP 19, 2017

Sourdough & Co. has an old-time look with recycled wood.
 

Sourdough & Co., a sandwich shop, is making the Upstate its first venture outside of its home-based California.

The key ingredient for its sandwiches and soup bowls is its sourdough bread. Greek and Italian salads are also offered.

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Charter hosts hiring event in Greer
SEP 13, 2017

Charter hosts hiring event in Greer

Charter Communications is hosting a job fair to fill field technician positions to accommodate demand for its Spectrum TV, Internet and Voice services in the Upstate.

What: Charter Communications job fair

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La Calle adds Caribbean flavor to Trade Street
SEP 8, 2017

La Calle is located at 213 Trade Street.
 

The aroma on the 200 block of Trade Street just got a little more international.

Elias Falero has opened La Calle: Caribbean Cuisine with a menu specific to his Puerto Rican's family heritage.

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Garland presented Chamber's Outstanding Leadership Award
SEP 5, 2017

Lisa Garland, owner operator of The Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, was presented the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 

Lisa Garland, owner operator of The Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, was presented the Outstanding Leadership Award to recognize a graduate of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. She was a member of Greer Class XXXIII.

GreerToday has documented Garland’s impact to downtown Greer, greater Greer businesses and many new manufacturing and industries that have made HereInGreer their home.

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Greer-produced BMW X vehicles show August sales decline
SEP 3, 2017

Greer-produced BMW X vehicles show August sales decline

Greer-produced BMW X vehicles showed a 30 percent decline in August sales compared to August 2016, according to BMW monthly reports. Year to date Greer models show a 4.6 percent increase through August 2016 compared to the same month this year.

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 7.7 percent in August for a total of 23,553 compared to 25,531 vehicles sold in August 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 5 percent in the U.S. on sales of 194,604 vehicles compared to 204,744 sold in the first eight months of 2016.

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Gas prices jumped 20 cents overnight, higher costs ahead
AUG 29, 2017

Gas prices at the QT station on Pelham Road off I-85 jumped 20 cents overnight.
 

• Check gas prices here.

Aug. 31, 1:15 a.m.

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WYNIT cutting 140 jobs, closing downtown Greenville location
AUG 25, 2017

WYNIT cutting 140 jobs, closing downtown Greenville location

WYNIT Distribution LLC announced a reorganization Friday that will close its Wholesale Distribution Division based in downtown Greenville. The closing of the Greenville division affects 140 people.

The announcement reported a number of unexpected financial issues combined with a disappointing holiday selling season.

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Howell joins GDC in newly created marketing, research postition
AUG 15, 2017

Katie Howell has been hired as director of marketing and research at the Greer Development Center. 
 

Katie Howell has been hired as director of marketing and research at the Greer Development Center. It is a newly created position at GDC.

Howell served as senior coordinator of marketing and events for JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of the Jacksonville, Florida Chamber of Commerce, serving the seven county region of Northeast Florida.

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Here In Greer comprehensive entertainment guide is launched
AUG 11, 2017

The best bet this week is the Greer Little Theatre’s double feature – Pirates Past Noon Kids and Dinosaurs Before Dark Kids.
 

Here In Greer is an enhanced community calendar we’ve had on the back burner for several years, often promoting the moniker through GreerToday.

Our launch for the new, comprehensive listing is no coincidence, timing it for the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21. Coming Sunday is a comprehensive Solar Eclipse listing of community and college events and where optimal viewing is anticipated. We will add some eclipse safety tips, science and trivia along the way to enjoy the historic day.

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Shoe shine stations join GSP passenger amenities
AUG 9, 2017

Shoe shine stations join GSP passenger amenities

Travelers have another reason to make Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport their one-stop destination.

Passengers now have the luxury of getting their shoes spit-shined at Classic Shine that opened Aug. 1 on concourses A and B.

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Dave Ramsey: Forget about financing this home improvement project
AUG 8, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’m debt-free except for my home, and I’m considering having solar panels installed on the roof of the house. It would cost about $27,000. I have $80,000 in savings, but the company doing the installation will finance it all for just one percent interest. It’s almost like free money. My electric bills average around $310 a month, and I thought this would be a good way to save money in the long run. What do you think?

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Fatz names Directory of Culinary, to be based in Taylors headquarters
AUG 7, 2017

Brian Dukes has been named the Director of Culinary for Fatz Southern Kitchen.
 

Former Columbia Blue Marlin Chef Brian Dukes has been named the Director of Culinary for Fatz Southern Kitchen.

Dukes will be based in the chain’s Taylors headquarters and direct culinary operations in its 45 locations across the Southeast. Dukes, from Knoxville, Tenn., graduated Johnson and Wales University and holds strong family ties to South Carolina. His career has taken him to the San Juan Islands, Virginia, the Pacific Northwest and New York City, where he worked in the kitchen of Alain Ducasse.

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X5 was a bright spot for BMW in July sales
AUG 1, 2017

X5 was a bright spot for BMW in July sales

The Greer manufactured X5 was a bright spot in July as BMW reported its brand sales decreased 14.8 percent.

The X5 increased 8.8 percent to 2,986 vehicles.

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All Teavana stores to be closed
AUG 1, 2017

All Teavana stores to be closed

The Teavana retail store at Haywood Mall will be closing.

Starbucks announced it will shutter all 379 Teavana retail stores over the coming year, with most being closed by spring 2018.

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No paddle boards added to Lake Robinson, Cunningham rules
JUL 31, 2017

Paddle boards are now prohibited on the lakes, joining rafts, hydroplanes, houseboats, jet skis, wave runners, tire tubes or windsurfing craft.
 

Thanks to social media Greer CPW amended one rules and regulations and added another for Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham.

Paddle boards are now prohibited on the lakes, joining rafts, hydroplanes, houseboats, jet skis, wave runners, tire tubes or windsurfing craft. Any inflatable craft must be approved by the lake warden.

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Cunningham liked a 'good deal', but cherished his family as the best deal ever
JUL 31, 2017

Cunningham liked a 'good deal', but cherished his family as the best deal ever

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There was little that made Daniel Lee Cunningham feel any better than a “good deal”, unless it was his family that included five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Reader: Is Allegiant expanding at GSP? Answer is here.
JUL 27, 2017

Reader: Is Allegiant expanding at GSP? Answer is here.

Matt Davidson sent an email asking about updates on Allegiant Air routes from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. A story posted here suggested Allegiant was showing interest in expanding its market at GSP.

GSP President/CEO Dave Edwards, in a May meeting with the Board of Commissioners, stated he attended the annual Allegiant conference in Las Vegas. Edwards told commissioners the meeting was positive. GSP is the fifth lowest cost airport in the Allegiant system even with the increase based on the new rate structure. With regards to GSP, Allegiant remains focused on four cities in Florida with no particular growth plans at this time.

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Thompson is first NGU employee to participate in Leadership Greenville
JUL 26, 2017

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, will participate in the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville. 
 

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, is one of 57 participants selected for the 44th class of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville (LG) program. 

“I am continuously seeking ways to refine my leadership skills. I know several (Leadership Greenville) graduates who speak very highly of the program,” Thompson said.

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Rudolph Logistics investing $18 million, 150 jobs at Business Park
JUL 26, 2017

Rudolph Logistics Group  is projected to bring $18 million of capital investment and create 150 jobs at a new warehousing operation at Greer’s Caliber North Business Park.
 

Rudolph Logistics Group, an international logistics service provider, is projected to bring $18 million of capital investment and create 150 jobs at a new warehousing operation at Greer’s Caliber North Business Park. 

The 171,000 square-foot building is LEED certified and became online in April. The industrial park is now fully leased.

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