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Burch named chair of Airports Council International - North America Commissioners
MAR 30, 2016

Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.
 
 

Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.

Burch is serving his 31st year as commissioner with the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.

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CPW customers are a happy bunch, according to survey
MAR 30, 2016

Greer CPW registered a score of 82 on a 100-point scale of the American Satisfaction Customer Index. A customer service survey by Pioneer Research was presented at the commissioners meeting,
 
 

There are a lot of happy customers with Greer’s Commission of Public Works.

According to an independent survey conducted by Pioneer Research from Norcross, Ga., CPW’s score was significantly higher than American Satisfaction Customer Index (ASCI) scores for investor (74 percent) or municipal (73 percent) owned utilities and higher than co-ops (80 percent).

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Dave Ramsey: Settlement on pass due bill not that rare
MAR 29, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Will hospitals take a settlement on past due medical bills, or is this a rare occurrence?

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Bradshaws create endowed fund for Greenville Tech grant
MAR 29, 2016

Left to right: Les Gardner, Greenville Tech, William and Annette Bradshaw and Keith and Heidie Miller.
 

With a pledge of $50,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation, William and Annette Bradshaw have created an endowed fund to provide scholarships each year.

William attended – Macon Junior College – while working. He later transferred his credits to Georgia College of Milledgeville, where he studied accounting.

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Best friends find way to donate to Meals on Wheels
MAR 28, 2016

Nancy Greathead made a donation to Meals on Wheels after getting an artful Easter egg made by Jackson Suber, left and Brady Brown. Greathead also delivers meals for the non-profit.
 
 

Jackson Suber and Brady Brown, both 9, took a day out of their spring break on Friday to make colorful Easter eggs art for donations at the Stomping Grounds on Trade Street.

Best friends and partners in their community service business, JB’s Arts and Crafts, the Chandler Creek Elementary students gave donation forms to customers for contributions.

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GSP January passenger traffic gets big lift
MAR 28, 2016

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport passenger traffic in January increased 7.6 percent more than January 2015.
 

Passenger traffic was up 7.6 percent at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in January compared to the same month in 2015. That number may double when the February report is tabulated.

“It’s great to start off the year with that 7.6 percent increase in January and if we are able to follow that in February with a 15 percent increase, that is a big plus,” said Dave Edwards, GSP Airport District CEO/President.

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$14,000 donation by CBL benefits homeless initiative
MAR 24, 2016

Presenting the $14,000 donation, left to right, are Brent Garrett, CBL Senior Vice President, Martha Bennett, Director of Operations Daily Bread Ministries, Don Louis, Chairman of the Board, (DBM) and Rhonda Turner, CBL Vice President.
 

A $14,000 donation from the Citizens Building & Loan Charitable Foundation was presented to support Greer STEP – Shelter to Empower People.

STEP is a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter located next to the Greer Soup Kitchen on E. Poinsett Street. Construction is complete on the $500,000 complex and occupancy is tentatively scheduled May 1.

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Sam Stevens honored as Ryder Driver of the Year
MAR 23, 2016

Sam Stevens, Driver of the Year for Ryder Fleet Management Services, has driven four million collision-free miles over his 45-year professional driving career.

Sam Stevens was honored Wednesday as the Driver of the Year winner for Ryder Fleet Management Services. He is the father of Scott Stevens, owner of The Davenport and a Greer entrepreneur.

The honor includes induction into the Ryder “Driver Hall of Fame” and presented with a cash prize and a specially designed ring and watch.

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CPW alert: Be aware of potential phone scam
MAR 23, 2016

CPW alert: Be aware of potential phone scam

The Greer Commission of Public Works (Greer CPW) is alerting customers to a potential phone scam in the area.

Individuals are calling customers and demanding payment to avoid service interruption.

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Pelham Medical Center hosts career fair for experienced nurses today
MAR 23, 2016

Pelham Medical Center will host a career fair for experienced nurses today from 4-9 p.m.
 

Pelham Medical Center will host a career fair for experienced nurses today from 4-9 p.m.

Experienced, talented and compassionate nurses are being sought.

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Dave Ramsey: The difference between education savings
MAR 23, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

We have two daughters, and we’ve started thinking about financial planning for college. What are the differences between an Education Savings Account and a 529 plan?

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Scruffy's combination retail, auction house opens
MAR 22, 2016

Scruffy's owners Brent and Robin Faid, left, held an open house Tuesday with Jodi Fortenberry of the Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Mayor Rick Danner.
 

Brent Faid has a deal for you.

Faid has opened, Scruffy’s, a retail store offering products at 30 percent less than name-brand goods with continuous moving stock and an auction house at 208 School Street. The warehouse totals 23,000 square feet with the warehouse having 15,000 square feet of space for products.

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Beware: City cautions homeowners of unlicensed contractors
MAR 22, 2016

The city of Greer is advising homeowners to be aware that unlicensed contractors from other areas are soliciting roof work in the area.
 

The recent hailstorm not only damaged homes in the City of Greer, but it captured the attention of roofing and siding contractors ready to cash in on the damage.

While many contractors have worked in the city and are aware that the City of Greer and the State of South Carolina require them to be licensed, the city advises homeowners to be aware that unlicensed contractors from other areas are soliciting roof work in the area.

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Free bike check at Tuesday on Trade event this week
MAR 21, 2016

Free bike check at Tuesday on Trade event this week

The Greer Station merchants are hosting a "Spring Into Cycling" event this Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30.

Get your bike ready for riding with safety tips & checks from Greer Station's newest business Benchmark BSC.

Join us in the Citizens Building and Loan parking lot from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 22 and spring into cycling!

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Benchmark bicycle shop keeps Greer on the go
MAR 19, 2016

Benjamin Griswold, Benjamin Schwoe and Tiana Cain (right) are the owners of the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. Griswold's wife, left, and the business partners had a euphoric ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday.

There’s little better endorsement of a bicycle shop opening than the town’s mayor and chamber president/CEO riding their bikes to the grand opening.

That’s how Mayor Rick Danner and Chamber of Commerce President Mark Owens arrived at the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. ribbon cutting and grand opening Friday at 207 Randall Street.

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Inland Port sets record monthly rail moves
MAR 17, 2016

The Greer Inland Port is on pace to handle almost 100,000 rail moves in fiscal year 2015-2016. 
 

The Greer Inland Port handled more rail moves in February than any other month since it opened in October 2013.

The port handled 8,623 rail moves in February. Fiscal year-to-date rail moves have increased nearly 66 percent, with 58,211 moves since July.

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Cops Night Out initiative partners restaurants and GPD
MAR 16, 2016

Det. Dale Arterburn, center, is the first beneficiary of the Greer Police Department Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, Cops Night Out, a partnership with Greer restaurants. Dale Haule, left, and Bill Bennett called on the restaurants for the gift cards.
 

Restaurants are participating in “Cops Night Out”, an initiative that provides the Greer Police Department’s officer of the month and his/her family dinner at a local restaurant.

Bill Bennett, during a ride along with a Greer officer, learned of the extra time police work cuts into family time when extra time is required to finish a case, attend court, training, side jobs and mandatory call-ins.

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NGU purchases Ryan's corporate offices, will house grad school facilities
MAR 15, 2016

North Greenville University has purchased the former Greer headquarters of Ovations Brand, the parent company of Ryan's restaurants. The building has 31,000 square feet, includes 10 acres of property plus a 1.4 acre parcel for future development.
 
 

North Greenville University has purchased the former Ryan’s corporate office building in Greer.

Ovations Brand formerly owned the property that housed the corporate offices to all its food brands – Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet, and Fire Mountain.

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Bosch's gift to Greenville Tech creates simulation lab
MAR 14, 2016

Left to right: Christoph Kleu, commercial plant manager for Bosch Rexroth, Les Gardner of the Greenville Tech Foundation, Mike McCormick, technical plant manager for Bosch Rexroth, Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, and Claude Bray, director of human resources for Bosch Rexroth, as the company presents a check for $62,500 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to fund a hydraulics simulation lab at the college’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation.
 

A $62,500 gift by the Bosch Community Fund will create a simulation lab at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) where students can learn to operate the hydraulics equipment they will encounter in the workplace.

The learning experience includes not only Bosch Rexroth equipment but that of other vendors as well.

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Dave Ramsey: Hold onto rental property a little longer
MAR 14, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My dad and I have been having arguments over real estate and money. My wife and I are 33, and we have a rental property. We were trying to decide whether or not to sell the rental in order to pay down on our home.

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