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Griffin closes sale of office for Langston-Black
OCT 31, 2013

Jim Griffin of Langston-Black Real Estate, Inc. recently represented Christopher Brock, with the sale of his property located at 4318 East North Street in Greenville which consists of a 3,000 square foot office on .69 acre. 

The property was listed, sold and closed in less than 60-days.  This will be the new location for a local Audiology company.

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Ovation Brands sets contemporary course for former Buffets, Inc.
OCT 30, 2013

CEO Anthony Wedo shows the Ovation Brands logo on his shirt signaling a new era for the Greer-headquartered restaurant chain.

With a resounding applause as a backdrop Ovations Brands was launched today that signaled an end to Buffets, Inc., ironically on the 30th anniversary of the former brand.

“It is about applause. We have six brands around the country and if we are not causing our guests to give a round of applause on each restaurant that they visit, then we are not doing our job,” CEO Anthony Wedo said. The announcement and unveiling of the new corporate logo took place at the corporate headquarters on Lancaster Street behind Ryan’s.

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Dave Ramsey: When do I need umbrella insurance?
OCT 29, 2013

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Dear Dave,

At what level of net worth should someone consider umbrella insurance?

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CPW is tobacco free workplace; Port project nears end
OCT 28, 2013

CPW has installed the lights on GSP Logistics Parkway.

CPW properties and vehicles are tobacco-free. Greer Commission Board of Directors unanimously approved (3-0) the tobacco free workplace at Monday’s monthly meeting.

The utility company reported it’s finalizing work at the Inland Port in Greer with electrical underground cables and installation of light poles on GSP Logistics Parkway, the road entering the port from J. Verne Smith/Hwy. 80. Additional cables have been set anticipating the port’s pending expansion.

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Historic day! Inland Port makes Greer intermodal global player
OCT 25, 2013

This is the first cargo container, previously brought into the Inland Port at Greer via truck, to be loaded on a railcar headed to the Port of Charleston for export.

• Gallery of firsts

At 10:59 a.m. the first cargo container was lifted from the South Carolina Inland Port at Greer onto a Norfolk Southern railcar for its journey to the Port of Charleston, the nation's fourth busiest container port.

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Caliber Ridge adds 150,000 SF spec building, AL Solutions first tenant
OCT 23, 2013

A new 156,000 square foot Class A industrial building in Caliber Ridge Industrial Park is underway. It becomes available in January 2014.

A year ago Greer Development Corporation President Reno Deaton stood before City Council to deliver his annual report. At the end, Deaton told Council that Greer was void of 150,000 square foot speculative buildings to entice new industry.

Tuesday the GDC announced construction of a new 156,000 square foot Class A industrial building in Caliber Ridge Industrial Park by Liberty Property Trust is underway. Caliber Ridge is located off I-85 at Hwy. 101, across from the BMW Manufacturing Co.

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Buddhist temple, QuikTrip zoning approved by commissioners
OCT 22, 2013

A proposal for a Buddhist temple and QuikTrip convenience store received unanimous approval (7-0) for their zoning requests Monday at the Greer City Planning Commission meeting.

Two other properties requesting rezoning were tabled until representatives appeared before the committee. The Planning Commission has become aggressive requesting representatives to appear to support their request or answer questions from commissioners. City Council, which meets tonight, does not mandate petitioners to appear in public session.

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Dave Ramsey describes Section 8 housing dilemma
OCT 21, 2013

Dave Ramsey.

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'Like' us for a chance to win a backstage pass for 'Legacy Journey Live'
OCT 21, 2013

'Like' us for a chance to win a backstage pass for 'Legacy Journey Live'

“Like” GreerToday.com on Facebook and you will be entered into a drawing to win admission and a backstage pass to “Legacy Journey Live” and meet Dave Ramsey after his show Nov. 14 in Simpsonville.

Ramsey will appear, with his daughter, Rachel Cruze, Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 -9:30 p.m. at Brookwood Church in Simpsonville. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

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Nominations sought for community unsung heroes
OCT 18, 2013

Nominations for unsung heroes in the community and Greenville Technical College (GTC) are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 25.

GTC is asking for help to identify individuals who act unselfishly in service to others.

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EURO Auto Festival featuring more than 400 cars at Zentrum
OCT 17, 2013

EURO Auto Festival featuring more than 400 cars at Zentrum

More than 400 automobiles will be presented at the EURO Auto Festival Friday and Saturday at the BMW Zentrum. Saturday's vehicle showcase is free.

Ferrari, with more than 40 representatives registered, is the featured marque and, for the first time of the event, all classes will be grouped in year of manufacture order. The event annually draws upwards of 10,000 spectators. Vintage, classic and antique European vehicles will be exhibited.

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City of Greer sets a new record for gross retail sales
OCT 16, 2013

City of Greer sets a new record for gross retail sales

The Greer Development Corporation (GDC) announced the City of Greer recorded a record $740.3 million in Gross Retail Sales for fiscal year 2013. That represents more than an 8 percent increase compared to fiscal year 2012 and a 38 percent increase compared to the pre-recession high in 2008.

Greer sales in Greenville County were $536.6 million and in Spartanburg County was $205.4 million. Greer recorded more gross retail sales in FY 2013 than 18 South Carolina counties, according to the GDC.

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Wedo, Buffets CEO, is on 'Undercover Boss' Friday
OCT 16, 2013

Anthony Wedo, CEO at Buffets, Inc. is personally committed to families.

Anthony Wedo, CEO of Buffets, Inc., headquartered in Greer, learned a powerful lesson filming “Undercover Boss”, which will be televised on CBS this Friday.

“I am personally committed to families,” Wedo said. “I’ll tell you what “Undercover Boss” did for me. I knew we had certain issues out there, so I was excited to do the various jobs that I did in ‘Undercover Boss.’

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Dave Ramsey says: Better car, better gas mileage?
OCT 15, 2013

Dave Ramsey is bringing his Legacy Tour to Simpsonville on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets available here.
 
 

Dear Dave,

Is it a good idea to sell your car in order to get one that gets better gas mileage?

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Village Grinding and Manufacturing expanding to Greer
OCT 14, 2013

Valley Grinding & Manufacturing produces industrial machine blades (above) and knives for paper, film and foil converting.

Valley Grinding & Manufacturing is expanding operations to open a new facility in November in Gateway International Business Park in Greer.

The company manufactures industrial machine blades and knives for paper, film and foil converting.

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Compassionate Care Hospice focused on Greer location from outset
OCT 9, 2013

Tiffany Corbin accepts the symbolic first dollar of profit given to businesses at ribbon cuttings by Allen Smith, President/CEO of the Greer Chamber of Commerce. Left to right at Wednesday’s Compassionate Care Hospice are: Margo Thomas, Tiffany Stamps, (Regional Program Director) Dr. Ralph J. Brown, Chaplain Chris Lewis, Corbin and Smith.

Tiffany Stamps said making Greer the third location for Compassionate Care Hospice (CCH) was an easy choice.

“We knew Greer is a growing city and didn’t want to be in Greenville or Spartanburg,” Stamps said. “Greer is between both cities and we decided to come to the “Switzerland of the South”.

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'Vintage Market at the Park' lures shoppers of vintage, repurposed goods
OCT 8, 2013

The Grapevine Marketplace

Vintage, homemade and re-purposed goods will be for sale at “The Vintage Market at the Park” Saturday at City Park.

Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fall like weather is forecast with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s.

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Davies, Gompper join UCB as senior leaders
OCT 8, 2013

Mike Davies joins the bank as President of United Community Mortgage Services.

United Community Banks, Inc. announced the appointment of two new senior leaders. Mike Davies joins the bank as President of United Community Mortgage Services, and Christopher Gompper joins as Senior Vice President, Director of Product Management and Payments. Both positions will report directly to Lynn Harton, United Community Bank’s Chief Operating Officer.

Davies comes to United Community Bank with more than 28 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. As President of United Community Mortgage Services, he will oversee the bank’s mortgage line of business, manage a team of originators and develop strategic expansion plans. Davies most recently served as Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage and Consumer Lending with First Federal in Charleston.

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Zoning paves way for pagoda request to move forward to city council
OCT 8, 2013

Zoning paves way for pagoda request to move forward to city council

Property at 1107 Poplar Drive Extension was granted zoning to R-15, residential Monday when no quorum was present at the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at City Hall.

Dr. Nguyen Giep, the founder of Spartanburg-Pelham OB-GYN, appeared before the board requesting the zoning of the Spartanburg County property that is planned for a pagoda, a place of worship traditionally for Buddhists.

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Dave Ramsey's formula for purchasing enough term life insurance
OCT 7, 2013

Dave Ramsey is coming to Simpsonville on Nov. 14. See details here.

Dear Dave,

Should term life insurance be purchased based on your current earnings or future, projected earnings?

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