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Greer CPW honored with the Green Fleet Award from Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
JUN 30, 2016

Greer CPW gas department manager Rob Rhodes accepted the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award Tuesday in Sumter.
 
 

The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition at its annual stakeholder meeting Tuesday in Sumter.

CPW submitted for the award several months ago which highlighted the 20 company compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, the usage of a GPS monitoring system to cut down on idling time and unnecessary vehicles overlapping in the field. 

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Segment of Hwy. 14 to be paved in Greer coming into downtown in the next two weeks
JUN 30, 2016

The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.
 

The right south bound lane on Highway 14 from Wade Hampton Boulevard to McLeskey Todd Pharmacy will be repaved in July.

Greer Commission of Public Works has awarded the Rogers Group the contract for $192,000. The Rogers Group purchased Greer’s three-generation Ashmore Brothers last September. CPW commissioners unanimously (3-0) approved the work at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.

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Former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital campus marketed for multi-purpose use beginning at $2 million
JUN 29, 2016

The former Allen Bennett Memorial campus has been cleared and put on the market for a minimum of $2 million.
 

The former Allen Bennett Hospital/Roger Huntington Nursing Center campus is on the market again for an asking price of no less than $2 million.

Request for proposals for the acquisition and development of the approximately 9.74 acres located on Wade Hampton Boulevard was approved by City Council Tuesday night.

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Tony Keely provides grilling tips for a successful and safe July 4th cookout
JUN 28, 2016

'Having everybody out and around, you're outside, everybody's having fun, you see kids playing, just make it fun and don't overcomplicate it.'
Tony Keely
 
 

Tony Keely has been cooking all of his life.

The Executive Chef at Northampton Wines Cafe in Greenville knows his way around a grill.

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GreerMade campaign earns Greer Chamber of Commerce prestigious Grand Award
JUN 23, 2016

GreerMade campaign earns Greer Chamber of Commerce prestigious Grand Award

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the Grand Award in the category of Campaigns by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) for chambers with budgets under $1 million.

The Chamber was recognized for its GreerMade campaign, which was also named the Best campaign piece by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).

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Eggs Up Grill will serve customers in the Greer Plaza
JUN 23, 2016

Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
 

A breakfast restaurant with a local franchisee owner is scheduled to open in the Greer Plaza in the fall.

Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., and offer outdoor seating. The menu will also offer lunch offerings.

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Dave Ramsey: Emergency fund should come before retirement
JUN 22, 2016

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I make $38,000 a year working in the trade show industry, and I’m about to start Baby Step 3. It took 14 months to pay off $8,000 in debt for Baby Step 2, so I’m wondering how long it should take to save up my three to six months of expenses. I’ve also not done a lot toward retirement. I’m 52, and I’m worried about that. How can I stay motivated in the Baby Steps and handle retirement worries?

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Concrete Connection named Small Business of the Quarter by Greer Chamber
JUN 22, 2016

Left to right, Keith and Kelly Herringshaw and Mark Owens.
 
 

Concrete Connection Inc., has been named as the Small Business of the Quarter by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce,

Concrete Connection was formed in November 2007. It was Keith Herringshaw’s first business. The business has grown to 35 employees.

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Jennifer Jones, CBL executive, is named South Carolina Young Banker of the Year
JUN 22, 2016

Jennifer T. Jones of Citizens Building and Loan received the SC Outstanding Young Banker of the Year award from 2015 recipient Montague Laffitte of South State Bank.
 

The South Carolina Banker’s Association named Citizens Building and Loan Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones Outstanding Young Banker of the Year.

Considered the highest honor presented in the South Carolina banking industry, the Outstanding Young Banker award has been given each year to one deserving SC banker since 1970. Former recipients of the award have proven to be among the most prominent and well respected banking leaders in the state.

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$1.6 million allocated for Inland Port expansion, 110,000 rail moves are projected
JUN 16, 2016

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors has allocated $1.6 million to expand the Inland Port at Greer in fiscal year 2017.
 

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board of Directors has allocated $1.6 million to expand the Inland Port at Greer in fiscal year 2017.

The expansion will extend the port’s operation west near Moore Avenue. An additional $600,000 has been allocated for FY 2018 to complete the expansion for a $2.2 million investment.

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Greer is going on hiring binge adding 13.5 employees in fiscal 2016-17; balanced budget increases $1.9 million
JUN 15, 2016

The Greer Fire Department will have the most hires and the Greer Police Department begins building a fifth patrol division.
 

City Council unanimously approved a nearly $22.5 million balanced budget for fiscal 2016-2017 in a first reading Tuesday night. That is an increase of 9.8 percent over the $20.6 million budget ending June 30.

It is a historical jump in personnel with the addition of 13.5 positions – the most budgeted in any fiscal years by City Administrator Ed Driggers.

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BMW recalls some X3s, X4s because anchor bars for European-style child seats can be damaged
JUN 14, 2016

Some BMW X3 and X4 models are being recalled because European child seat anchors may become damaged and won’t hold the seat properly.
 
 

BMW is recalling about 189,000 X3 and X4 vehicles in the United States because the child seat anchors may become damaged and won’t hold the seat properly.

BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer produces the X3 and X4. The recall covers certain X3s from the 2011 to 2017 model years, and some X4s from 2015 through 2017.

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Blue Ridge Brewing Co. opens Tuesday at 4, rooftop dining is a featured attraction, positions still available
JUN 14, 2016

Katie Shanks and Emily Pack are hostesses for the Blue Ridge Brewing Co.
 

The long-awaited Blue Ridge Brewing Co. opens in downtown Greer today at 4 p.m.

Bob Hiller, owner of the brewpub 308 Trade Street, said the restaurant received its alcohol permit Friday, trained staff over the weekend and held a soft opening Monday night for loyal customers.

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Southern Dance Connection is only studio in South Carolina invited to 2017 Annual Dance Festival in Los Angeles
JUN 13, 2016

Southern Dance Connection has been selected to represent South Carolina at the 26th Annual Dance Excellence – International Festival – in Los Angeles.
 

The Southern Dance Connection has been selected to represent South Carolina at the 26th Annual Dance Excellence – International Festival – in Los Angeles.

Lindsay Roberts, owner of the Greer dance studio, and the dancers are the only representatives from the South Carolina invited to the April 9-15, 2017 festival.

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BMW graduates 30 from Scholars Program, all are full-time hires at Greer plant
JUN 13, 2016

108 BMW Scholars have graduated over the past five years, and all have been offered employment at BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 
 

BMW Manufacturing announced Monday the graduation of its fifth class of BMW Scholars. The 30 graduates were hired as full-time production, automotive, logistics, and equipment service associates.

“Developing the future workforce is critical to the continued growth and success of our company,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.

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Still Water makes 300 block of Trade Street a restaurant row in downtown Greer
JUN 10, 2016

Still Water Grill and Catering is coming to the 300 block of Trade Street.
 

The 300 block of Trade Street is now fully occupied with a restaurant landing between a bar and brewpub.

Still Water Grill and Catering, owned by sisters-in-law Connie and Susie Bakeman, will occupy 304 Trade Street. The building, owned by George Mastorakis, owner of Pete’s in Greer, has been unoccupied since 2007.

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Design completed, construction is underway for renovations at Taylors First Baptist Church
JUN 10, 2016

A rendering by Good City Architects shows renovations scheduled at Taylors First Baptist Church.
 

The design of renovations to Taylors First Baptist Church has been completed.

The project, now under construction, is intended to improve the experience of visitors entering the church and traffic flow inside. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September.

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Senior-focused primary care center opening next month in Greer
JUN 9, 2016

Each primary senior care center will be staffed by board certified doctors and care teams who have been specially trained to treat the senior population.

Greer is getting one of four upstate senior-focused primary care centers.

Partners in Primary Care (Partners) will open the facilities Greenville and Anderson counties.

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$1.5 million renovation gives Toyota of Greer lodge-like customer service area with amenities
JUN 9, 2016

The visitor's lounge at Toyota of Greer was renovated to include a new customer service lounge with a lodge-like setting.
 

A $1.25 million renovation of Toyota of Greer was unveiled Thursday afternoon that appeared to be more a lodge setting than the inside of the top selling automobile brand in the greater Greenville.

Mark Escude Sr. explained how comfortable the setting is for its customers. “We have a customer that comes regularly in the morning, gets a coffee and a snack and sits a while in a massage chair and leaves.”

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Hunters of Greer partner for national Marco's Pizza franchisee award
JUN 8, 2016

Mike Hunter of Greer, co-franchisee of seven Marco's Pizza restaurants, is flanked by Vice President of Operations Tony Libardi, on the left, and President/COO Bryon Stephens.
 
 

Mike and Andrew Hunter of Greer, franchisees of Marco’s Pizza, were recognized at the company’s national convention at San Antonio, Texas, with a national award.

The Hunters received an honor recognizing them as being among the top performers within Marco’s Pizza and good business partners within the Huntersville (N.C.) community.

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