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Buffets, Inc. ad agency of record, Ink Link Marketing, wins national award
SEP 29, 2013

Kimberly Miller is Ink Link’s principal and founder.

Ink Link Marketing, the PR and Promotions Agency of Record for Buffets, Inc, headquartered in Greer, won a silver award for New Agency of the Year presented by Bulldog Reporter LLC.

Ink Link, based out of Pembroke Pines, Fla., took one of the nation’s largest steak-buffet restaurant companies Buffets, Inc., in the midst of its second bankruptcy filing, and introduced new programs and helped generate positive news.

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Dogs know it's their Tuesday on Trade
SEP 29, 2013

Dogs on Trade's meeting place was the Greer Trading Post on Trade Street.

The dogs have taken over Greer Station and seem to be proud of it.

Tuesday's on Trade, a promotion of Greer Station Association, to invite owners of dogs to bring their pets downtown, is held once a month. On Tuesday, Jessica Monroe hosted the dogs in front of her Greer Trading Post store.

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Stegall proud of compressed natural gas, Centennial event during tenure
SEP 26, 2013

Mayor Rick Danner reads a proclamation commending Greer Commission of Public Works General Manager Nick Stegall.

Part I, click here.

Nick Stegall ends his 4 ½ -year tenure as General Manager at Greer Commission of Public Works Friday, the day of his formal retirement from lifetime service to public works. Stegall has served Greer on a myriad of boards including the Greer Development Corporation, Partnership for Tomorrow, Village Hospital Advisory Board and the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

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Living room concept describes Allen Tate office in Greer
SEP 24, 2013

Pat Riley, Presidentof Allen Tate Realtors, and Kathy Weeks, Area Manager for the upstate South Carolina region,  attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at the Greer office Tuesday.

Charlotte Rigby was giving a testimonial of her association with Allen Tate Realtors at the Greer office ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony on Tuesday.

Rigby and her husband, Dan, sold their company, Rigby Company Realtors, to Allen Tate six years ago. “This has been good for us,” Rigby said. “It’s brought us more depth, brought us more systems for agents and it took Rigby Company to a new level.” Rigby is a Leader at the Greenville and Easley offices.

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Stegall reflects on his tenure as Greer CPW general manager
SEP 24, 2013

Nick Stegall ends his 4 ½ -year tenure as General Manager at Greer Commission of Public Works Friday, the day of his formal retirement from lifetime service to public works. He will be honored tonight at City Council with a proclamation.

Nick Stegall ends his 4 ½ -year tenure as General Manager at Greer Commission of Public Works Friday, the day of his formal retirement from lifetime service to public works. Stegall has served Greer on a myriad of boards including the Greer Development Corporation, Partnership for Tomorrow, Village Hospital Advisory Board and the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

In Part I of an interview with GreerToday.com that was as much reflective as looking ahead, Stegall shared his commitment to the utilities and what he sees for Greer’s future. Part II will be published Wednesday featuring Stegall’s proclamation and recognition at City Hall.

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Dave Ramsey in a word: 'No'. It's not OK to drop health insurance to pay off debt
SEP 23, 2013

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

Is it ever okay to stop paying or drop health insurance altogether in order to pay off debt?

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NewSpring Church must remedy retention pond issue
SEP 21, 2013

Greer State Bank has historical precedence for its retention pond. NewSpring's options are to tie into the existing pond or build its own.

NewSpring Church associates will have to decide whether to tie into a retention pond behind Greer State Bank at 871 S. Buncombe Road or build its own.

Architects and engineers of NewSpring met with the Greer Planning Advisory Committee on Thursday to listen to the city’s department heads clarify ordinances and codes.

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Howell brokers deal for automobile businesses to relocate
SEP 20, 2013

Jeff Howell represented two automobile entities to provide Kia of Greenville a new home and relocated Exclusive Motorcars to a new location.

Jeff Howell represented two Greenville property owners that will house new automobile tenants.

Kia of Greenville will make its new home on 5.546 acres and a 33,400-square-foot building at 2424 Laurens Road. Exclusive Motorcars, the previous property owners, is moving to 1000 Woodruff Road.

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Bullock wins international calendar design
SEP 20, 2013

Greer resident Bernard Bullock, a graphic designer at Allegra in Greer, won an international calendar design competition sponsored by leading franchise network, Alliance Franchise Brands.

Bullock’s innovative design will be produced and displayed in the lobbies of Allegra franchise centers across North America. He also received a $1,500 cash prize.

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Bon Secours Wellness Arena secures arena naming rights
SEP 19, 2013

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins branding its  entertainment home Oct. 1.

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena is the new entertainment home for the former BI-LO Center in Greenville. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System acquired the naming rights as a part of a 10-year $4.5 million partnership.

The name change, announced by the Greenville Arena District, becomes official Oct. 1.

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The White House Salon is a third generation business
SEP 18, 2013

Colt Davis is shown under the hall chandelier and at the foot of the winding staircase.
Sir George’s White House Salon
• 200 School Street
• Services for men and women: Hair styling, cuts, extensions, nails. Specialties: Brides, pageants, proms.
• Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments suggested, walk-ins welcomed.
• 864-877-8877
• Handicapped accessible.

A historic building in downtown Greer has become home to a third-generation business.

The White House Salon is open for business with Colt Davis the owner/manager. He is the grandson of George Davis, original owner of Sir George’s Salon and Spa on N. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville. Sir George’s will be part of the Greer name.

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Southern Dance Connection affiliated with international program
SEP 17, 2013

Lindsay Roberts, owner of Southern Dance Connection, has aligned her studio with international affiliate, More Than Just Great Dancing.

Southern Dance Connection has joined More Than Just Great Dancing (MT JGD) as an affiliate with the international program. The association aligns the Greer studio with a higher standard of dance instruction and management principles.

MT JGD is a community of dance studio owners committed to providing more than excellent dance instruction. It was founded by Misty Lown in La Crosse, Wis.

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Dave says: Deceased dad's estate could be responsible for student loan
SEP 17, 2013

Dave Ramsey is coming to Simpsonville. Details here.

Dear Dave,

My father co-signed for my niece’s student loans, and recently he passed away. My mom didn’t sign for the loans, but would she be held responsible now?

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Property owners convince commissioners to deny zoning request
SEP 16, 2013

Freida Gray, left, and Erin and Perry Williams convinced planning commissioners to deny Greer Baptist Association-owned property to be rezoned commercial.

Commissioners had to take sides against one of two friends of the city and it made for a gut-wrenching decision on a downtown rezoning request.

The City of Greer Planning Commission voted 5-0 to deny property owned by the Greer Baptist Association (GBA) at 309 West Poinsett Street to be rezoned from residential to C-2 (commercial) for the purpose of operating a Christian bookstore.

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Danner visiting China a second time for business, educational relationships
SEP 15, 2013

Mayor Rick Danner is taking a 9-day trip to Hengshui and Handan.

Mayor Rick Danner left Saturday for China for his second economic trip within a year. This trip differs than his visit last September in that it will directly result with China interests in the Greer Inland Port and educational opportunities within the upstate.

The 9-day trip will take Danner and the delegation to Hengshui and Handan.

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$15,000 grant awarded Habitat for Humanity from Bank of America
SEP 13, 2013

$15,000 grant awarded Habitat for Humanity from Bank of America

Brian Jones, Sr. Vice-President, Greenville Market President and S.C. Area Executive (blue hat, center) for Bank of America, presented a grant of $15,000 from Bank of America Foundation to Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. The Thursday presentation included BofA construction volunteers.

Habitat Greenville received funding from Civitan Charities of Greenville, The John I. Smith Foundation and TD Charitable Foundation to provide for four Habitat home builds on Gray Street in Travelers Rest.

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Greer is recipient of Outstanding Leadership Award
SEP 12, 2013

Jean Greer is the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Jean Greer is the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Greer, a graduate of Leadership Greer Class XXV, is Director of the Greer Campus and Northwest Campus for Greenville Technical College. She is a member of the Chamber board of directors and Greer Relief and Resources Board of Directors.

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$1.5 million reversal revises Greer State Bank's valuation
SEP 12, 2013

Greer Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Greer State Bank, revised its previously reported second quarter net income attributable to common shareholders from $7.7 million or $3.12 per diluted common share to $6.2 million or $2.53 per diluted common share.

The valuation allowance reversal was recorded as $5.3 million and has been revised to be $3.9 million.

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Duke Energy approved for rate hike that begins Sept. 18
SEP 12, 2013

Duke Energy can raise its rates to residential customers in South Carolina 10 percent over two years. The state Public Service Commission approved the rate hike Wednesday.

That will reflect in higher customer bills beginning Sept. 18. The second rate hike occurs on the same date in 2014.

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Greer's Alexander is operating partner at FATZ on Wade Hampton
SEP 10, 2013

Ken Alexander III of Greer has been named as Operating Partner of the FATZ Cafe at the Greer location, 1361 West Wade Hampton Blvd.

Alexander, an employee of FATZ since last year, has made a financial investment in the restaurant franchise and begins the first of his five-year agreement.

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