Local business owners and associates are invited to a free short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in communities, while also lowering the liability risks for businesses and their employees.
The program, designed by The Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is being conducted by the Greer Police Department on Oct. 15 in two sessions – 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 5 p.m. – at City Hall.
The Greer Business Luncheons resume Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 11:50 to 12:50 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
These luncheons allow local businessmen and women to join over lunch to learn how to better bring Christian values into their workplaces and homes.
Sandwiched between two of the busiest blocks of Greer’s Restaurant Row, will be a new business tentatively opening in December, Upstate Nutrition Consulting. Wendy Watkins, president, said she and her staff of registered dieticians will open a retail and training location to help people learn how to cook and prepare meals that promote healthy lifestyles.
A kitchen, much like one at home, will be designed to teach how and what to cook for clients.
McDonald’s is offering $1 any size soft drinks and tea beginning today at the Greer location on Memorial Drive Extension and all other participating brand restaurants.
Bobby Connor, a partner with the Greer store and seven other McDonald’s franchises in Greenville County, said coffee is also being offered for $1 except for the specialty drinks.
Denny’s is helping combat the epidemic of childhood hunger, for the second year in a row, teaming up with “Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry” campaign, a national movement that is trying to end childhood hunger by connecting kids to the healthy food they need, every day.
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 9, more than 1,100 Denny's nationwide will sell coupon booklets to raise money through “Share Our Strength's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry” program. For $3 customers may purchase $5 worth of coupons redeemable at any participating Denny's through the end of the year.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone around here that isn’t happy about New Belgium’s plans to build a brewery in Asheville. I asked a few existing microbrewery owners in Asheville for their thoughts regarding the incoming competition, and they all expressed enthusiasm about New Belgium, saying they are all after the same thing: creating delicious brews and generating new craft beer fans.
A trip to Colorado gave me the perfect opportunity to meet with New Belgium Spokes Model Bryan Simpson in Fort Collins to find out more about the plans for the Asheville brewery. (And the opportunity to try the latest brews they’re releasing, of course.)
By DON FORTNER
I know this holiday weekend is going to be busy for a lot mothers trying to decide on a quick, hearty simple meal for those husbands and little buckaroos. After all who wants to be toiling on Labor Day (little joke here)?