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David Britt appointed VP and GM of the South Carolina Tindall Corp.
NOV 27, 2017

David Britt has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the South Carolina Tindall Corporation.
 
 

David Britt has been appointed to Vice President and General Manager of the South Carolina Tindall Corporation.

Britt will be working with the Spartanburg-based team to continue to drive this operation. “We are very pleased to be able to move David into this role,” said Greg Force, Tindall’s President and COO. “He has a proven track record of success at Tindall, which we are certain will continue with these additional responsibilities.”

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Record-breaking numbers expected to travel Thanksgiving holidays
NOV 21, 2017

Record-breaking numbers expected to travel Thanksgiving holidays

• Today's gas prices.

AAA Carolinas projects that 2.1 million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, with more than 7000,000 South Carolinians and 1.4 million North Carolinians traveling. This represents 3.3 percent over 2016. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Sunday, Nov. 26.

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Fluor joint venture selected for Boston Green Line Rail extension project
NOV 20, 2017

A Fluor-led joint venture was selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as the design-build team for the estimated $2 billion Green Line Light Rail Extension in Boston.

Fluor Corporation announced that a Fluor-led joint venture was selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) as the design-build team for the estimated $2 billion Green Line Light Rail Extension in Boston.

“Fluor is pleased to be chosen to lead the joint venture team that will oversee the design and construction of this project,” said Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business line. “Our team brings an integrated solutions approach to designing and building megaprojects, a legacy of rail experience and a proven track record of delivering complex projects for our clients. We look forward to improving mobility for Boston-area residents.”

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Seifert honored for exceptional career, contributions to profession
NOV 20, 2017

David Seifert (Greer) was presented the 2017 MFOCTA Professional Achievement Award by President Carrie Johnson (Orangeburg), and Past President Camilla Pitman (Greenville), right.

The South Carolina Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Associated presented the 2017 MFOCTA Professional Achievement Award to David Seifert, Chief Financial Officer of the city of Greer.  The award recognizes a Finance Officer, Clerk or Treasurer for his or her exceptional career and contributions to the profession. 

Seifert has been serving in financial positions with the city of Greer since 1997 and holds CPA, CGMA and MBL Certifications.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks, and Treasurers Association and is active in the Business License Officers Association, Municipal Technology Association of South Carolina, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Government Finance Officers Association.

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Fluor restoring power in Puerto Rico
NOV 16, 2017

Work awarded to Fluor under the contract includes power grid restoration, repair and replacement of structures and equipment .
 

Fluor Corporation confirmed Thursday that the company, working under its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has completed a high priority 38kv power line near San Juan.

This will allow the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to re-energize lines that serve an area in Carolina that includes residential neighborhoods, a hospital and a branch campus of the University of Puerto Rico.

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Greer ranked No. 20 in Best Neighborhoods for Small Business
NOV 15, 2017

Downtown Greer shops decorate store fronts during the Christmas holidays.
 

Greer is ranked No. 20 of America’s Top 25 Best Neighborhoods for Small Businesses, according to Welcomemat Services.

Welcomemat evaluates local neighborhoods based on an algorithmic formula to reveal the top neighborhoods for small business success and growth across the country.

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Greer's Furay honored with insurance industry award
NOV 14, 2017

Guy Furay, owner of The Insurance Source in Greer, has been honored with an industry 2017 Quality Award.
 

Guy Furay, owner of The Insurance Source in Greer, has been honored by the National Associations of Insurance and Financial Advisors with a 2017 Quality Award.

The NAIFA Quality Award provides advisors at any career stage the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to excellence. This includes:

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Syl Syl Toy Drive begins Sunday at Clock Restaurant
NOV 11, 2017

The second Sunday in November is the official start of the annual Syl Syl Toy Drive at the Clock Restaurant.
 
 

The 14th Annual Syl Syl Christmas Toy Drive will be held Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-4  p.m. at the Clock Restaurant at 603 W. Poinsett Drive.

The toy drive is in honor of Sylvia Holtzclaw, created by family and friends, after she was inside the Blue Ridge Savings Bank in 2003. A USC Upstate professor and his wife were also killed in the unsolved case.

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1 cent sales tax approved by Spartanburg County voters
NOV 8, 2017

1 cent sales tax approved by Spartanburg County voters

Spartanburg County voters approved a six-year, 1-cent sales tax increase to pay for a new judicial center, a city-county government complex and other facilities estimated to cost $217 million.

With only three precincts unreported, the 1 cent sales tax, with results from the Spartanburg County Office of Voter Registration and Elections, announced,

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Dave Ramsey: Married or single, budgeting is the key
NOV 6, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Do you have any tips for how single people can stay on track with their finances?

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Stone's Famous Toastery gets a shout-out from Vogue
NOV 6, 2017

Stone's Famous Toastery gets a shout-out from Vogue

Peter Stone couldn’t imagine his good fortune opening his Famous Toastery restaurant next door to the Westin Poinsett Hotel. Stone is a native of Greer who, with his wife, Cindy, decided to get in the food industry this summer.

And then along comes a story in Vogue.com, less than four months later, recommending the breakfast/brunch restaurant as part of Greenville History Tours’s breakfast tour. Vogue said Famous Toastery, Biscuit Head and LeGrand Bakery cooks up a little history with some breakfast.

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LeMans Karting brings speed, thrills to Greer
NOV 5, 2017

Adam Woodard checks a LeMans Karting vehicle.
 
 



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Witherspoon promoted to VP of Operations at Greer Chamber
NOV 4, 2017

Katie Witherspoon has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. 
 

Katie Witherspoon has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. Witherspoon has been with the Chamber for four years as Director of Communications and Events.

“Katie's promotion is very well deserved and her leadership will be instrumental in the future success of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce,” said Mark Owens, President and CEO. “Her knowledge and expertise of the chamber operations and how to best serve our members has been a key part of our chamber's success and will continue to be.”

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X5 gains is a bright spot in BMW October sales
NOV 2, 2017

X5 gains is a bright spot in BMW October sales

The Greer-produced BMW X5 was one of the positive October sales gains for BMW brand vehicles. The X5 increased 9.5 percent to 4,254 vehicles.

Overall the models – X3, X4, X5, X6 – produced in Greer showed a collective 22.5 percent decrease or 6,639 vehicles sold this year compared to 8,564 vehicles sold in 2016. Year-to-date overall sales are down -0.5 percent or 80,869 sold compared to 81,285 sold in 2016.

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Garland shares stage with giants of restaurant industry
NOV 2, 2017

Lisa Garland walked into Greer wanting to open a coffee shop that was a magnet for families, businesses and visitors to downtown. The Stomping Grounds has become a landmark.
 
 

Our HereInGreer Lisa Garland, owner/operator of the ultra successful Stomping Grounds Coffee and Wine Bar will be on stage Dec. 7 to present her success story as an iconic restaurateur who owns and operates her business.

Garland will join some of the giants in the Upstate restaurant industry in a Power Event presented by the GSA Business Report. A rapid-fire discussion will give attendees an inside look at what it's like to live and work in this up-and-coming foodie destination.

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GSP picks Eastside Transportation Services for ground services provider
NOV 1, 2017

GSP picks Eastside Transportation Services for ground services provider

The GSP Airport District announced Eastside Transportation Services as the new on-demand ground transportation services provider at GSP International Airport.

The Airport District solicited proposals for these services when the previous contract held by Atchison Transportation Services was set to expire. The final three bid proposals were not accompanied by GSP’s announcement today.

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