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Benson Campus is designated for largest cash donation
NOV 30, 2015

Attending the unveiling of the new signage are, left to right, Jim and Evelyn Benson, David and Lisa (Benson's daughter) Crow, Tony (son) and Heidie Benson, and Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College.
 
 
 

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.

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Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer
NOV 27, 2015

Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer

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.

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Bruster's moves building to S. Buncombe Road
NOV 26, 2015

Bruster's has been moved to S. Buncombe Road.
 

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.

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Chef Clark demonstrates turkey carving step-by-step
NOV 25, 2015

Jason Clark, owner of Greer's BIN 112, demonstrates how to carve a turkey in an easy step-by-step presentation.
 

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.

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Accommodations tax advisory committee, members approved by council
NOV 24, 2015

Accommodations tax advisory committee, members approved by council

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

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Happy tanks giving, Greer gas prices in a free fall
NOV 24, 2015

Happy tanks giving, Greer gas prices in a free fall

• Find cheapest gas here.

Gas prices in Greer have fallen to its lowest level during the Thanksgiving holidays since 2008.

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Eastside Y pays tribute to top volunteers
NOV 19, 2015

Brandon Calhoun was presented the inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award by Lindsay Buckles, Development Specialist, at the Eastside Family YMCA 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
 

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.

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Pizza Hut makeover makes for a happy anniversary
NOV 17, 2015

The Pizza Hut at 306 Wade Hampton Boulevard had a complete makeover with a new prototype last year.
 

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.

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Dave Ramsey: Minor car repairs should be in the budget
NOV 16, 2015

Dave Ramsey: Minor car repairs should be in the budget

Dear Dave,

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?

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Century Park grant approved, construction begins in 2016
NOV 15, 2015

An overview of the new two-story press box, concession stand and restrooms will connect all three fields. The covered picnic area and storage will be between fields one and three.
 

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.”

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CPW: Time to weatherize plumbing as colder temperatures arrive
NOV 13, 2015

Burst pipes can cause flooding and water damage to homes and businesses.
 

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.

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Dave Ramsey: Successful hiring is a meticulous process
NOV 12, 2015

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

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?

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Y Camp Greenville ground broken on 2-phase $14 million project
NOV 12, 2015

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.

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Restaurants say thank you on Veterans Day
NOV 10, 2015

Restaurants say thank you on Veterans Day

• Area Veterans Day celebrations

Restaurants are thanking military veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces with free food, drink and deals on Veterans Day 2015.

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$55,000 and counting for GCM's Big Thursday
NOV 10, 2015

A check presentation, for the online auction, was made to Greer Community Ministries for $8,347. Left to right are Cindy Simpler, Executive Director of GCM, Patsy Robertson and Dan Murph of WHAM.
 

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.

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Tate Jewelers ending their business at end of year
NOV 7, 2015

Tate Jewelers, 242 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., is closing at the end of December.
 

Long-time businessman Wayne Tate is closing Tate Jewelers.

“I will close the doors on December 31. I am retiring,” Tate told GreerToday.com.

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Abbott's opening still several weeks away
NOV 6, 2015

Abbott's Frozen Custard general manager Jason Cole was generously giving out candy in the store's cups. Bring the cups to Abbott's when it opens for free frozen custard.
 

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.”

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5 'Make Greer Great' grants awarded by PFT
NOV 6, 2015

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.

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Big turnout for Big Thursday
NOV 5, 2015

Big Thursday was also about getting a sneak peek admiring the little shoppers. Andrea Wilson was at Fairview Baptist Church  with her husband, Roman, and their infant sons, Paxton and Gavin.
 

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.

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Greer is driving BMW 3Q and 9-month sales reports
NOV 3, 2015

BMW reported it has sold more than 300,000 Greer-manufactured vehicles and has helped push brand sales for the quarter and nine-month reporting periods.
 

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.

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