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Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May
APR 26, 2017

Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May

Randall Street will be the first downtown street to undergo water and sewer line replacement beginning in the latter part of May.

Greer CPW Commissioners approved $380,535 to Dillard Excavating Co. Inc. for the first phase of the estimated $4 – $4.5 million project to replace the central business district’s aging infrastructure and incorporate a new streetscape appearance. Some of the downtown infrastructure is more than 100-years old, city officials said.

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Dave Ramsey: Don't compromise your emergency fund
APR 25, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are debt-free, and we’re ready to start building our first home. We’re a little short on cash to make the 20 percent down payment you recommend, but we do have a fully funded emergency fund in place. Would it be okay to take a little out of our emergency fund to make up the difference?

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Huge record-breaking month recorded at Greer Inland Port
APR 19, 2017

The 11,669 lifts were 22 percent higher than the previous record of 9,593 lifts in January at the Greer Inland Port.
 

A record-breaking month was recorded at Greer’s Inland Port.

The 11,669 lifts were 22 percent higher than the previous record of 9,593 lifts in January. Greer has handled 84,874 lifts through the first three quarters of the fiscal year.

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Fitch Ratings upgrades Greer CPW to AA- and rating outlook to positive
APR 13, 2017

Fitch Ratings upgrades Greer CPW to AA- and rating outlook to positive

The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) Fitch Ratings have been upgraded from A+ to AA- and a rating outlook change from stable to positive.

This rating is an upgrade to the underlying ratings on existing $27.2 million combined utility system revenue bond in 2002 and 2007. CPW’s bonds are secured by the net revenues of the combined utility consisting of gas, electric, water and wastewater.

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Regier joins Greer CPW as operations manager
APR 13, 2017

Marc Regier has been hired as the operations manager for Greer Commission of Public Works.
 

Marc Regier has been hired as the operations manager for Greer Commission of Public Works. He begins Monday.

Regier was Director and Utilities for the City of Newberry for almost nine years. “I am looking forward to relocating to Greer with my family. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work for a utility that is growing and expanding rapidly,” said Regier.

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Travis Staggs joins CresCom in Greenville as mortgage loan originator
APR 12, 2017

Travis Staggs joined CresCom Bank in Greenville as a mortgage loan originator.
 

Travis Staggs has joined CresCom Bank in Greenville as a mortgage loan originator.

Staggs has also served as a loan originator at Pathway Mortgage in Spartanburg.

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Dave Ramsey: Put money into Roth IRA's instead of pension
APR 5, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I are both 25 years old, and we’re working on Baby Steps 4, 5 and 6. I have a 401(k) through my employer, and she has a pension. Currently, we’re falling short of the 15 percent of income you advise putting toward retirement. Should we get IRAs, or start stocking money away in her pension?

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Countybank expands upstate footprint into Greer and Anderson
APR 3, 2017

Ken Harper announced Countybank's expansion into the Greer and Anderson market on Monday.
 

Countybank is expanding into Greer and Anderson.

Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Countybank, made the announcement Monday.

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CresCom prepared for business as usual when conversion takes place Monday
APR 3, 2017

Signage for CresCom branches are scheduled to occur next weekend.
 

It will be business as usual next Monday when CresCom Bank begins servicing customers and clients at the former Greer State Bank area locations.

Scott Frieson is the CresCom Upstate Regional Director, responsible for the Greenville/Spartanburg/Greer market and Jim Boyd (GSB) will become the Greer/Spartanburg Marketing Executive.

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