The Partnership for Tomorrow (PFT), a community initiative formed in 1998 for the future of Greer, is inviting participation from the greater Greer community as it works with design firm Kimley-Horn and Associates’ Charlotte office to develop a community master plan that will serve as a blueprint for Greer for the next two decades.
PFT has sponsored two five-year plans with significant results, and identifies the Greer Community Master Plan as the third installment. Engaging the community to be committed to the planning process and willing to help shape the outcomes is crucial, according to PFT officials.
“There are 2 primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
Addison Homes has hired Tyler Whims as project manager overseeing construction of the company’s properties and focusing on schedule, budget, contractors, materials and site management.
“Tyler brings both youthful enthusiasm and entrepreneurial experience to our team,” said Addison Homes President Todd Usher. “At age 13 he founded his own lawn service company and grew it into a thriving business that he managed throughout his high school and college years. Tyler’s proven can-do spirit and customer-oriented focus will be true assets as we build in Trailside, our new home community adjacent to the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail.”
Whims graduated Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science & Management and a minor in Business Administration. He also holds OSHA certification. He previously worked as an operations and maintenance specialist at Fluor.
Whims volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and participates in motorcycle-related events to benefit Toys for Tots.
Aerial camera. Drone. Quadrotor copter.
Whatever you want to call it, Greer City Council approved $2,000 for what it describes as an aerial camera to be purchased from the $19.76 million budget that swiftly passed first reading Tuesday night.
My husband died several years ago. He always worked very hard, and we did very well financially. I am now 48 and have $3.8 million in assets. I’ve found a wonderful man who is very stable and loving with a good job, and we’re considering getting married. Do you think I need a prenuptial agreement?
Patrick Schultz, a career fireman from the Pelham Batesville Fire District, is fighting for his life after a small plane he was piloting crashed Sunday morning in Bay County, Fla., that killed three others.
Florida authorities have identified the victims as Kathleen Schultz, reportedly the mother of the pilot, Nancy Moore (aunt) and Nicholas Hoang, 14, (nephew). No hometowns were available.
The Southern Growl celebrates its grand opening today as the only craft beer establishment between Greenville and Spartanburg.
There is one big difference in owner Matt Bowes’ pub – all 60 brews sold are craft beers only.
Restaurants are honoring veterans and active military this Memorial Day weekend.
Below are some of the restaurants with their discounts. You might want to call ahead on the national restaurant chains listed or visit websites for coupons and information.
Simpsonville will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. at the city’s “Veterans Corner,” at SE Main and Richardson Streets, (400 SE Main St.).
United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker. Graham continues to serve his country as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is the only U.S. Senator serving in the Guard or Reserves.
The play “A Few Good Men”, filled with drama, suspense and wise cracking humor, is being performed at Centre Stage through June 7.
Greenville Health System is a sponsor for the play and is hosting two events during the play’s run.
Beth Sayce, VP, Loan Administration, and John Gifford, Financial Advisor and Senior VP, Financial Services of Greer State Bank have graduated with additional business education skills.
Sayce graduated from the Southern Operations and Technology School, a two-year school produced and managed by the Georgia Bankers Association at the University of Georgia at Athens.
Joy Kamees of Greer State Bank has been promoted to Commercial/Consumer Lender. She has been with the bank as a loan processor/consumer lender for 17 years.
Kamees will be responsible for managing and developing both a commercial and consumer loan portfolio and involved in calling efforts and community events in the greater Greer area.
An enclosed trailer to serve first responders at scenes is being sought by Jeff Pitman, a former fireman.
Pitman said a 5x10 trailer with a ramp rear door and side door is suggested and slightly larger if available.
My wife and I are debt-free except for our house, and she would like for us to go ahead and start a family. I make good money, but I’d still like to wait a little longer and add some extra to our emergency fund before taking that step. Who do you think is right in this situation?
Leadership Greer Class XXXIV and Junior Leadership Class XXV held their graduation ceremony last Tuesday at the BMW Zentrum.
Leadership Greer’s class project, Leaders in Action, a partnership with Christmas in Action, coordinated a project day, and worked on five homes in the Greer area. A donation of $1,000 each was also made to Greer Relief & Resources, Greer Community Ministries, Piedmont Women’s Center, Middle Tyger Community Center, and the Greer Soup Kitchen.
Greer State Bank will recognize 237 Greer High School students for completing EverFi, the new online Personal Finance program.
The certification ceremony, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the high school, will highlight both the success of students and the private-public initiative within the community. Guest speakers will discuss the importance of financial education to high school students, information on how this education initiative is transforming learning in the classroom, and the value of public-private partnerships in making it all happen.
Greer Relay for Life takes center stage today at Dooley Field beginning at 6 p.m.
There are 39 teams and 343 participants helping to raise more than $120,000 for the fight against cancer. The running total was $56,289 early Friday.
Allen Smith said Thursday was a tough day. It was equally as tough for Greer’s business community.
Smith, just short of four years as the president/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, told his staff and board members Thursday he was resigning effective June 13 to head the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He begins his new job June 16.