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Owens resigns from Chamber, headed to Winston-Salem
OCT 17, 2017

Mark Owens receives the Grand Award, for the GreerMade campaign, in the category of Campaigns by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) for chambers with budgets under $1 million.
 
 
 
 

Mark Owens, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, is resigning effective Dec 1. He has been named the President and CEO of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce.

Owens, 32, topped the list of more than 230 potential candidates who were considered for the Winston-Salem post. He has been at the Greer chamber since 2014.

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Hotel, garage, retail complex approved by City Council
OCT 11, 2017

A four-story, 100 room Hampton Inn is scheduled to be open in two years at this site.
 

A four-story Hampton Inn and a multi-level parking garage were unanimously approved by City Council Tuesday night.

The Hilton-branded hotel, with a minimum of 100 rooms, and a 300-space garage is a partnership between Sycamore Greer LLC and the City of Greer. The hotel will be built at the site of the former The Tire Exchange on North Main Street.

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Greer, Byrnes represented on Shrine Bowl roster
OCT 9, 2017

Quavian White of Greer HS was selected as a defensive back to the Shrine Bowl.'

Two Greer players and one from Byrnes have been selected to play for the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team.

Quavian White was selected as a defensive back and Bradley Thompson as an offensive lineman. Khalid Jones of Byrnes was selected as a linebacker.

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Benson OctoberFAST is Saturday at Greer First Baptist
OCT 9, 2017

The largest crowd recorded at BensonFAST was in 2016.
 
 
 

The 11th Annual Benson OctoberFAST is Saturday at Greer First Baptist Church from noon-4 p.m.

A 5K run/walk, classic car show and entertainment by Doug Jones, former lead singer with Cravin’ Melon, will be among the free events. Proceeds benefit Greer Community Ministries.

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Gas prices dropping to near pre-hurricane level
OCT 9, 2017

Check gas prices here.

Prices are starting to plunge as refineries in the Southeast are beginning to operate at full capacity again.

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Free flu shots available by GHS
OCT 7, 2017

Free flu shots are available courtesy of the Greenville Health System.
 
 

Free flu shots are available for adults only and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations below, provided by the Greenville Health System. Wear clothing so the upper arm is easily accessible to the person administering the shot.

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Largest industrial building in Velocity Park, nearly 300,000 sq. ft. being built
OCT 2, 2017

Construction has begun on a 297,600-square-foot building in Velocity Park that will become the first of three buildings on the property on Victor Hill Road in Greer.

Construction has begun on a 297,600-square-foot building in Velocity Park that will become the first of three buildings on the property on Victor Hill Road in Greer. The property borders Greenville and Spartanburg counties and is one of the most convenient to the automobile industry serving BMW and other new industrial and manufacturing industries.

Cullum Interests, a Greer-based industrial developer led by Allen Cullum, is partnering with Childress Klein, one of the Southeast’s largest commercial and real estate firms.

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$10 million bond will finance city/hotel parking garage
SEP 27, 2017

• Hotel, parking garage coming to city

The timing and the City of Greer’s financial growth led to the pursuit of a hotel-parking garage complex and possibly more commercial/retail business.

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Hotel, parking garage coming to city
SEP 25, 2017

Details for a 100-plus room city hotel, related retail properties and approximately a 300-vehicle parking garage, will be presented at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

City Administrator Ed Driggers will present the economic development project, code-named “Kaboom”, for a first reading on council’s agenda. Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

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International Ballet sets 2017-2018 schedule
SEP 21, 2017

L’Automne — Nov. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. at The Warehouse Theatre.
 

The 2017-18 International Ballet has announced its signature fall concert, traditional holiday classic and a full-length ballet in the spring.

The Greer-based internationally acclaimed dance company will show off its new branding during the beginning of its 14th season. It updates and visually underscores its recognition as a premier Upstate training center.

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Brook Sill featured as SI 'Lovely Lady of the Day'
SEP 21, 2017

Brook Sill, from Duncan and a former Miss South Carolina Teen, is featured as Sports Illustrated's Cheerleader of the Week.
 

A resident of Duncan, who was a former Miss South Carolina Teen winner, is featured in Sports Illustrated as "Lovely Lady of the Day".

Brook Sill, a senior at Clemson University majoring in Communication Studies, is a member of the Clemson Rally Cats Dance Team. The Rally Cats perform at all home football and men’s basketball games. 

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3 Upstate students earn prestigious high school scholarships
SEP 20, 2017

Samuel Qin, from Greer, is the recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high scholarship for gifted learners.
 

Three Upstate students, one from Greer, are among 30 in the country awarded full high school scholarships to Gifted Learners.

Samuel Qin, from Greer, is the recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them meet their unique intellectual and personal needs.

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Railfest adds entertainment to fun-filled train festival
SEP 19, 2017

Tables with wooden railroad train displays are located in City Hall.
 
 

• 2016 Railfest gallery

Two entertainment groups have been added to Railfest during its Sept. 30 celebration of Greer’s railroad roots at Greer City Park.

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Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra 2017-2018 schedule set
SEP 13, 2017

Maestro Kory Vrieze returns for his sixth season with the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

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The six-concert series is free and will be held at Riverside Baptist Church at 1249 S. Suber Road. The programs are 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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Only one municipal seat challenged in November
SEP 12, 2017

Only one municipal seat will be contested in the general election on Nov. 6.

District 6 councilwoman Judy Albert will be opposed by Dexter L. Reaves.

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Holcombe retiring from Greer Police Department
SEP 12, 2017

Lt. Jim Holcombe, left, has helped organize the Cops for Tots drive drive for the Greer Police Department.
 
 

The Greer Police Department is saying goodbye to one public information officer (PIO) and introducing another.

Lt. Jim Holcombe will be honored tonight at Greer City Council for his service to the GPD and his retirement that becomes official Thursday.

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Upstate firefighters prepared to assist Hurricane Irma victims
SEP 12, 2017

This swift water and rescue craft was awarded to the Boiling Springs Fire District by a Firehouse Subs grant.
 

 

 

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Reverent observance remembers 'braves souls that perished in 9/11'
SEP 11, 2017

Boiling Springs Fire District firefighters present the U.S. and South Carolina state flag.
 
 

A reverent observance of the 16th anniversary of 9/11 was held at the Boiling Springs Fire District Monday. Steady rain and wind from Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm, forced the program indoors.

The BSFD 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Plaza has a steel beam from the World Trade Center.

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La Calle adds Caribbean flavor to Trade Street
SEP 8, 2017

La Calle is located at 213 Trade Street.
 

The aroma on the 200 block of Trade Street just got a little more international.

Elias Falero has opened La Calle: Caribbean Cuisine with a menu specific to his Puerto Rican's family heritage.

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Wow! BMW produces 4 millionth vehicle here in Greer
SEP 8, 2017

Four million BMW’s have been made at the BMW Manufacturing Co., in Greer.

While GreerToday has promoted HereInGreer for years and the Greer Chamber proudly boasts its GreerMade initiative, it all adds up to one gigantic economic engine that resonates throughout the world.

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