My wife and I are building a home, and we found a great entertainment center we both love. It costs $6,000, and the dealer said he would give us 10 percent off if we take out a store credit card. We have the cash to buy the piece, but we were wondering if it would be a good idea to get the card and use it for the entertainment center and Christmas gifts, then pay it off immediately.
Brian Martin’s investment into Greer has resonated far beyond the Upstate with his vision of residential growth downtown combined with small businesses.
Martin, an attorney at 212 Trade Street, has five apartments he leases – from studio to two-bedroom – plus two additional one-bedroom units he rents for Airbnb quests.
• Gee will lead Greer High School Marching Band
Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is the grand marshal for Sunday’s Christmas Parade.
There are plenty of local and national restaurants open on Thanksgiving to enjoy the traditional fare while traveling.
Local restaurants are just as appealing, and understanding, with families traveling from different parts of the state or region for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Mary Ann Lewis of Spartanburg was among a small number of Plexus Worldwide Ambassadors (independent resellers) flown all expenses paid to Scottsdale, Ariz., to participate in a three-day leadership training session at the company’s headquarters.
Lewis' invitation to the program was based on her recent advancements as a Plexus Ambassador, having achieved one of the company’s highest rankings.
The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 2016 Inclusion Award recipients: Carl Wright, Minority Business Advocate of the Year; Molly Chappell-McPhail, Women-owned Business Person of the Year; & Loren Allison, Rising Star.
The Inclusion Awards celebrate the accomplishments of minority and women-owned businesses in the community, and recognize those working to advance economic inclusion.
Susan Rankin, has been hired as the new Development Specialist at the Eastside Family YMCA.
Rankin brings 16 years of marketing, sales and client service knowledge to the YMCA of Greenville branch. Most recently she was a marketing specialist II at SYNNEX Corporation.
We’re completely debt-free with a fully funded emergency fund, and we have $350,000 sitting in the bank from a land sale a couple of months ago. My wife and I would like to buy a chicken farm with two houses and upgrade it to contract standards.
Greer wrapped its arms around Cliff Harpst, a WWII hero, who settled in Greer in 2007
Upon moving to the City of Greer following his wife’s death in 2007, World War II veteran Cliff Harpst became a fixture in the community, weaving tales about his life and war experiences throughout downtown Greer.
Deadline to register for this year’s Christmas parade – themed “A Vintage Christmas” in Greer, is Wednesday.
The parade is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. The lineup begins at 1:15 p.m.
AAA Carolinas projects that two million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, with 670,000 South Carolinians and just under 1.4 million North Carolinians traveling.
This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.
A new $2 million above ground fuel farm is in place at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.
Cerulean, GSP’s new fixed base operator, which goes into effect Jan. 1, will service all aircraft. The fuel farm is scheduled to begin service Dec. 15.
Noah Hannon epitomizes what it means to be a favorite son of the City of Greer.
Fuddruckers unveiled their newest restaurant in Duncan with regional franchisee owners Allen and Lee Ann Johnston, The Butcher The Baker Management Company, Inc.
The restaurant, 4,600-square-feet, is at 1515 East Main Street/Highway 290 just off Interstate 85. Fuddruckers will be open 10 a.m. 10 p.m. daily and feature Wi-Fi and an outdoor patio.
• William "Sonny" Boroughs obituary
William “Sonny” Boroughs, a fixture in the community who contributed friendship, aided non-profits with his volunteerism and funding, and dearly loved Blue Ridge High School fan, died Sunday. He was 80.
J. Thomas (Tommy) Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) of Greer, will retire effective Dec. 31, according to CBL Board Chairman Ralph W. Johnson III.
CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones of Greer has been named to succeed him as president and CEO.
The Inland Port Greer is on the cusp of breaking 10,000 rail moves a month.
The port handled 9,211 rail moves in October, down 310 from the reported record 9,521 in September.
Greer State Bank, chartered in 1988 as a Greer community-owned bank, has been acquired in a merger with Carolina Financial Corporation, operating under CresCom Bank. The purchase price was $45 million.
Carolina Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CARO) announced acquisition Tuesday and the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Carolina Financial will acquire Greer Bancshares Incorporated (OTC Pink: GRBS) (“Greer Bancshares”). CresCom will become one of the largest community banks in South Carolina.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced members of the 2017 Board of Advisors.
Rosylin Weston of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will serve as Chairman for 2017.
Jason Clark is two plates nearer for a seating of six.
The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) honored Clark as the Upstate’s Restaurateur of the Year for BIN112 for the second time in three years. The recognition, that included an artsy dinner plate, was held at the Embassy Suites Monday.