Residential builders that install gas hot water heaters separately or with a primary heating system to natural gas will receive incentives of $400 and $800, respectfully, from Greer Commission of Public Works.
The Greer utility introduced the incentive program that began Monday to promote the use of natural gas on CPW’s system.
Greer CPW Commissioner Jeff Howell warned commissioners and the Greer utility the spiral decline in its profitability must stop. The utility reported a net loss of $484,362 for October operations.
“I am very concerned where we might be ending up,” Howell said at Monday’s monthly meeting. “I don’t think we can continue to lose money on three out of four utilities. I am asking if these increases are enough.”
Holiday breads are available daily at the Atlanta Bread Company at Pelham. The breads, nine varieties and special ordered, are baked fresh with no preservatives.
“We can present them in a loaf or sliced with a nice wrap and bow, or place the slices on a catering tray,” Jackie, of Pelham ABC, said. “People are ordering these as gifts for colleagues, family, friends.”
My husband and I tithe, but right now we’re on Baby Step 2 of your plan and we’re expecting a child in a few months. Since we’re trying to pay off all our debt except for our home, what should we do about giving beyond our tithe in this situation?
Greer Family Dental Care claims on its website to “promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile.”
A staff that speaks six languages – Ukrainian, Russian, Hindi, French, Spanish and English – covers a lot of understanding.
Diane Christofferson, downtown Greer merchants and at least a half dozen celebrity shuckers will be hosting the final “Give A Shuck” night of 2013 Thursday at 6:30 at the Great Bay Oyster House.
Two previous “Give A Shuck” nights, held the third Thursday of the month, have been so successful it has turned into a fundraising event that keeps on giving in Greer. Proceeds from tips for celebrity shuckers and a percent of total food sales benefit three charities in rotation. Thursday’s charity is theSoup Kitchen. Greer Relief received $980 for the September event and Greer Community Ministries earned double that amount in October.
Developers were approved by the Planning Commission Monday to build 32 lots for single family housing on 10.7 acres of undeveloped land at Lismore Park at South Suber Road. The controversial proposal followed a rare executive session, lasting 45 minutes, where the city attorney advised commissioners of their options.
An amendment to the proposal was adopted requiring the wording “Phase 5A” removed from Lismore Park. Developers must come up with a modified name that includes Lismore Park to be approved by Greenville County.
Greer Bancshares Inc., parent company of Greer State Bank, reported third quarter net income attributable to common shareholders of $668,000 or 27 cents per diluted share, compared with $777,000 or 31 cents per diluted common share, during the same quarter the previous year.
As of Sept. 30 the bank reported (at Dec. 31, last year):
We’ve been supporting our son while he’s in college. He just finished his sophomore year, but he told us the other day he has dropped out of school and isn’t going back. He’s been playing in a band on weekends, and he has this vague idea of becoming a musician. We don’t think this is a good idea, but we still want to be supportive … just not too supportive. We want him to be financially independent, as well. How should we handle this?
Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, were in Simpsonville Thursday night to present lessons for managing your budget and gaining financial independence.
Below is Dave's tips on managing your Christmas budget.
The Greer Trading Post had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday night and to also celebrate Tuesdays on Trade.
Jessica Monroe is the owner of the consignment shop at 217 Trade Street.
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Rachel Cruze wanted the same thing her teen peers had, nicer clothes and a pretty purse among other material possessions. “I was a full blown drama person,” Cruze said. “As a teen, for a girl, it was hard.”
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D & D Motors is hosting a fundraiser on the Greer campus of Greenville Tech that may also provide an opportunity to test drive a new Ford vehicle.
Drive for Ur School is an event that provides a $20 contribution from D & D Ford to Middle College Charter High School, located at Greenville Tech, for each test drive up to 300 participants. The school can earn up to $6,000.
A text from Afghanistan to William Johnson in Piedmont showed up one hour before Big Thursday’s live auction at 7 o’clock. The message: bid for the 2003 Grand Cherokee.
Johnson and a competitor traded $50 bids from the $1,500 mark to the final $2,250 winning bid. “I couldn’t see the other person bidding,” Johnson said. “I didn’t want to because I was so nervous.” The bidders were at opposite ends of the Fairview Baptist Church gymnasium, separated by bleachers filled with people who were participating and others enjoying watching the process.
The canopy at the Greer Commission of Public Works compressed natural gas fast fill station is in place after nearly a two-month delay.
The canopy and installation was budgeted at $25,000 and approved by CPW Commissioners this summer.
Jean-Pierre Wersinger’s business model, planted in French agriculture, has sprouted in the Greer area.
Wersinger and partner, Chad Manaton, are for a lack of better words, investment sharecroppers. They own Suburban Sharecrop, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business that has become a lifestyle for consumers who buy local, seasonal food from a farmer.
Excerpts from Billy Graham will be featured at the Greer Business Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Greer First Baptist Church.
The monthly luncheon will feature a video message of hope, weaving dramatic and tender stories of lives changed, including excerpts from Graham. The event begins at 11:50 a.m. with lunch and networking followed by an opening prayer, a musical guest, and concludes with a message from Greer First Baptist Pastor Rick Ezell. The luncheon is adjourned by 12:50 p.m.
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The Upstate SC Alliance, in a terse release that caught the upstate economic community by surprise, announced the resignation of Hal Johnson, President and CEO.
Johnson’s name was noticeably omitted in the announcement that was distributed by a Greenville public relations company. The vagueness of the announcement coupled with the 8-year tenure of Johnson gives all the indications of a public relations crisis.