Signage has unveiled the Jim and Evelyn Benson Center at the Greer Campus of Greenville Technical College to honor the Benson’s $2 million cash gift received by the Greenville Tech Foundation in 2014.
The Bensons pledged an additional $1 million to be paid over five years and Greenville Tech designated the campus and building 301 in their honor.
Shop Small Saturday, now in its sixth year, promotes customers supporting independently and locally owned businesses.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Station Association merchants have been preparing for this weekend with promotions. The Chamber is inviting shoppers to post a selfie photograph at #ShopSmallSelfie to earn a randomly selected post to win a $50 gift card.
Bruster’s Ice Cream building has been moved to its new location at 504 S. Buncombe Road.
The move to the 1.65 acre site was as simple as moving the entire building from 6040 Wade Hampton Boulevard to its new location on the vacant property.
Jason Clark, honored as the Restaurateur of 2014 in the Upstate, demonstrates how to carve a turkey and present a beautiful plate of food for the family and guests on Thanksgiving.
Chef Clark is owner of BIN112 and the Strip Club 104 A Steak House in Greer.
Greer City Council approved an Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night. The action was approved after council gave second and final approval to create the committee, establishing guidelines and procedures.
The committee will make recommendations to City Council and set guidelines for the granting of 65 percent of the state accommodations funds awarded Greer to be used for tourism related activities within and for the city
Gas prices in Greer have fallen to its lowest level during the Thanksgiving holidays since 2008.
Tyler Patskoski is a volunteer parents will thank later for his impact on their children.
The Eastside Family YMCA held its volunteer appreciation dinner Tuesday selecting the 2015 members who have gone above and beyond the scope of service to the organization and community.
The Pizza Hut at 306 Wade Hampton Blvd. is one year removed from a complete remodeling and the move has ushered in more customers and better profits for the restaurant.
General Manager Russell Kowalczyk said a new prototype, better atmosphere and expanded lunch buffet helped generate a bigger customer base.
My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want to use the emergency fund. She says that kind of thing isn’t an emergency, and we should just put it off as long as possible while saving up to fix the problem. Who’s right?
Bids will be advertised within the next week and construction will begin in 2016 for a new press box/concessions/ADA approved restrooms and a picnic area at Century Park.
“Esthetically it will make the park much better, Red Watson, Assistant Director for Greer Park and Recreation said. “It’s almost 40 years old.”
Colder weather forecast in the Upstate has brought out a reminder from Greer Commission of Public Works to weatherize plumbing to help ensure pipes do not freeze or burst.
Burst pipes can cause flooding and water damage to homes and businesses.
I work as the executive director of a nonprofit charitable organization. Lately, I’ve been wondering if I should hire an employee as a development person. I don’t want to damage the work we do, and I can’t help but look at bringing in someone new as a gamble. Do you have any suggestions? How do you handle situations like this?
Ground was broken for the first of several new facilities to be constructed on the 1,200-acre Y Camp Greenville, in Cleveland.
Representatives and capital campaign donors from The YMCA of Greenville participated in the historic groundbreaking that represents the first phase of a two-phase “Heart of Camp” capital development program. To date, $5.1 million has been raised towards a goal of $7 million. The two-phase capital campaign totals $14 million and is scheduled to be completed over the next several years.
Restaurants are thanking military veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces with free food, drink and deals on Veterans Day 2015.
Big Thursday raised some big numbers for Greer Community Ministries.
"Preliminary figures put us at or over $55,000 for the event," Krista Gibson of GCM, said. Last week’s 36th annual event held at Fairview Baptist Church helps feed the hungry and vulnerable citizens of Greer.
Long-time businessman Wayne Tate is closing Tate Jewelers.
“I will close the doors on December 31. I am retiring,” Tate told GreerToday.com.
It appears Abbott’s Frozen Custard will be open in December.
Jason Cole, general manager was handing out candy in an Abbott’s covered cup last Thursday during Halloween on Trade. “We still have a few things to do but it’s coming along,” Cole said. “We hope to be open next month in time for the holidays.”
Five recipients have been awarded “Make Greer Great” reimbursement grants funded by Partnership for Tomorrow.
The program awards $1,500 each to execute an idea or project.
Before the lights were turned off and doors locked at Fairview Baptist Church, Big Thursday, the Greer Community Ministries fundraiser, was said to be one of the most attended in recent years.
"I will tell you that we have had more traffic in here all day long than in the three years I have been associated with Big Thursday," Cindy Simpler, GCM Executive Director, said.
Greer produced BMW vehicles continue to drive sales despite a 3.8 percent brand decrease in October, according to BMW.
Notable October vehicle sales increases included the X3, which increased 88.1 percent to 3,028, and the X5 increased 27.9 percent to 4,292. Both Sports Activity Vehicles are produced in Greer.