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Greer poised for growth explosion
MAY 28, 2015

Larry Wilson, of the Partnership For Tomorrow, announced the just-concluded fundraising campaign exceeded its goal by more than $400,000. 

This statement may stagger you.

Greer, based on its growth forecast by a commissioned study, should be prepared to accommodate a population of 100,000 by the year 2030.

The Partnership For Tomorrow presented a new 15-year Greer Community Master Plan to an overflow crowd at the Cannon Centre Thursday evening amid a party-like atmosphere.

“There is a sense in this community that we are set to have an explosion of growth,” Brian Martin, an attorney with a downtown office, said in a video presentation.

 

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Cannon Centre transforms into 'Tomorrowland' with 2030 plan
MAY 28, 2015

A series of workshops were conducted for the public's input into the 2030 master plan that will be unveiled at the Cannon Centre this evening.
 

The Cannon Centre has served as imagination station for the past 18 months. Tonight it transposes into 'Tomorrowland'.

The Partnership For Tomorrow (PFT) will unveil Greer’s 15-year master plan, 2030, at a public showing 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Centre. It will be served with the community fanfare of a multimedia presentation, stations depicting in detail future segments of the plan with music, food and beverages.

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GrandSouth Bank building branch office on Wade Hampton Blvd.
MAY 27, 2015

GrandSouth Bank has a  $1.2 million, 5,000-square-foot office under construction at 955 Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

GrandSouth Bank is adding its signature to the landscape on Wade Hampton Blvd. with the company’s fourth office in the Upstate.

Jack Lucas, a 27-year banker formerly with BB&T, is the branch manager.

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CPW personnel changes made to enhance Comprehensive Strategic Plan
MAY 27, 2015

Jeff Tuttle, CPW General Manager, announced personnel moves to benefit the newly-established Comprehensive Strategic Plan.
 

The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) has made personnel changes in concert with its newly-established Comprehensive Strategic Plan.

The moves are made to better serve the utility’s customers, General Manager Jeff Tuttle said, in making the announcement Wednesday. All changes are effective June 15.

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Site prep underway for 3rd body shop on Greer's BMW campus
MAY 26, 2015

Site preparation is underway for a 675,000-square-foot body shop, part of BMW's $1 billion expansion, off of Brockman McClimon Road.
 
 

Site preparation is underway for a 675,000-square-foot body shop, the third on Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co. campus, off of Brockman McClimon Road. The new road has been completed and suppliers are already making deliveries using that entrance.

“The body shop is part of BMW’s $1 billion expansion,” Steve Wilson, spokesman for BMW Manufacturing, said. “We’ve just completed our second paint shop.”

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New Subway opens next week with easier access, drive-thru
MAY 25, 2015

New Subway opens next week with easier access, drive-thru

A new Subway restaurant opens next Monday at 1311 S. Hwy. 14.

The restaurant will be a stand-alone with easier access and drive-thru than its previous location across the street at 1311 S. Hwy. 14, which closed last Friday.

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Greer gives support to bid for Greenville County bus service
MAY 25, 2015

Greer gives support to bid for Greenville County bus service

Greer is giving its support to a group of entities applying for $12 million in TIGER discretionary grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a full service regional transportation network.

City Council unanimously (7-0) approved City Administrator Ed Driggers to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Greenville Transit Authority (Greenlink) for the purpose of installing a bus/transit station within the city’s central business district and possibly at Wade Hampton Blvd and Buncombe Road.

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CB&L's $10,000 donation to GCLC aids completion of new building
MAY 22, 2015

CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer Jones presents the CBL Foundation’s $10,000 donation to Cathy Neel, Greer Christian Learning Center Director.
 
 

By Citizens Building & Loan

The Citizens Building & Loan Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 in support of the Greer Christian Learning Center. The funds will be used toward the completion of the Greer Christian Learning Center’s new building across from Blue Ridge Middle School, according to Pierce Williams, GCLC treasurer.

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BIN112, The Strip Club 104 get third straight annual TripAdvisor honor
MAY 22, 2015

Jason Clark ages his beef on site.
 

BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 Steakhouse have each been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality website.

It’s the third consecutive year both restaurants owned by executive chef Jason Clark have received the designation.

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Student from Greer Middle College earns Subway grant
MAY 21, 2015

Mutaz Sarhan of Greer Middle College Charter High School has been awarded a $1,500 Subway of South Carolina Scholarship.
 
 

Mutaz Sarhan of Greer has been awarded a $1,500 Subway of South Carolina Scholarship.

Sarhan is a graduating senior at Greer Middle College Charter High School in Taylors. He plans to study chemistry at Furman University, before continuing his studies in medical school. His father owns and operates the Subway restaurant on Spartanburg Highway in Lyman.

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More apartments downtown driven by market demand
MAY 21, 2015

100 Trade Street is undergoing a $200,000 upfit with two offices on the first floor and two residences on the second floor.
 

There will be two more apartments for lease in downtown Greer this summer.

Two business offices on the first floor and two upstairs residential apartments – one studio and a one bedroom unit – are being constructed at 100 Trade Street.

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Cook-Out site, schedule set for Greer location
MAY 20, 2015

Two rotted houses and two garages must be removed before construction begins.
 

Cook-Out is now on the clock in Greer.

Demolition of two houses and two garages at property fronting 1353 Wade Hampton Blvd., is imminent and the build out of the fast food restaurant typically takes 90 days.

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Inland port handles highest ever monthly rail moves
MAY 20, 2015

Fiscal year to date, the Inland Port has handled 45,826 rail moves.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled its highest ever monthly rail moves, with 5,513 moves completed in April, according to the S.C. Ports Authority at its board meeting today.

Fiscal year to date, the Inland Port has handled 45,826 rail moves.

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Cole selected Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year
MAY 19, 2015

C. Lynn Cole has been named the 2015 Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year. She serves as a Thoracic Clinical Navigator at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute in Spartanburg. 
 
 
 

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) has chosen C. Lynn Cole, as the 2015 Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year. Cole, of Boiling Springs, was selected based on her contributions to oncology nursing and oncology nursing service, and her support and promotion of oncology nursing certification.

Cole serves as a Thoracic Clinical Navigator at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute in Spartanburg. In her inpatient oncology unit, she has increased the percentage of certified nurses by acting as a Clinical Unit Educator and a Certified Instructor for the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy/Biotherapy course.

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Frank Hilliard, 57, mortgage consultant, loses battle with cancer
MAY 19, 2015

Frank Hillard, 57, died of cancer on Sunday.
 

• Obituary

Frank Hilliard’s humor could be found on his LinkedIn page where he described himself as “President, Retired and Enjoying It” posted last November.

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Southwest brings back second flight from GSP to Baltimore/Washington
MAY 19, 2015

Southwest Airlines is adding a second daily non-stop flight from GSP to Baltimore-Washington International Airport beginning Nov. 1.
 

Southwest Airlines is adding a second daily non-stop flight from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Airport beginning Nov. 1.

Last September the Dallas-based low-cost carrier reduced two daily flights to one to BWI. “It’s a sign that the market is there for additional service to Baltimore,” Dave Edwards, president/CEO at GSP said Monday in announcing the added flight.

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Kids had a fun time at Sharonview block party
MAY 17, 2015

The recipient of a cheetah made by a face painter appeared pleased with the result.
 

Sharonview Federal Credit Union held a block party Saturday to introduce the community to the new business at 1324 W. Hampton Blvd.

Seminars were conducted for the adults, children had plenty of playtime with balloons, face painters and having caricatures drawn. Lunch was served to all by Fatz.

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Sharonview moving to Wade Hampton Blvd. was high priority
MAY 14, 2015

Bill Partin, CEO of Sharonview Federal Credit Union, is given the symbolic first dollar of profit from Mikelle Porter of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 

 

 

 

 

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Sharonview block party celebrates grand opening Saturday
MAY 12, 2015

Sharonview Federal Credit Union celebrates its grand opening at its new Greer branch at 1324 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Sharonview Federal Credit Union will host a block party Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to introduce its new location at 1324 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.

Three complimentary information sessions led by the company’s financial experts are scheduled:

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Production associates at Magna
MAY 11, 2015

Magna is holding a hiring event on Wednesday, 9 a.m. - noon for production associates at 364 South Church Street, Spartanburg.

Apply online before the event.

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