Greer Business News



Stilwell earns CSA designation with Interim HealthCare
NOV 28, 2012

Amanda Stilwell of Interim HealthCare

Amanda McHugh Stilwell, with Interim HealthCare, was awarded the designation of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).  Stilwell is from Greer and works in Greenville.

The CSA program includes extensive education about the issues and challenges faced by seniors. 

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CPW customers will pay more for utilities in 2013
NOV 27, 2012

Greer CPW commissioners unanimously approved rate hikes in 3 of 4 utilities to fund a $71.589 million budget in 2013.

Greer Commission of Public Works approved a rate increase this afternoon, it figures, will add approximately $5.51 or more a month to the 27,000 customers the utility serves. The new rates take effect Jan. 1, 2013.

The commissioners approved a $71.589 million 2013 budget with a projected net surplus of $1.8 million.

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Richardson presented 'Friend Of Five' award at board meeting
NOV 26, 2012

Bunny Richardson, a member of the Greater Greer Education Foundation, was presented an award as a

Bunny Richardson received a “Friend Of Five” recognition award tonight at the District Five school board meeting in Duncan.

Richardson, a Greater Greer Education Foundation board member, received the award from District Five Superintendent Scott Turner. The award is in recognition of Richardson’s support for District Five projects.

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Paralegal seminar series begins Thursday
NOV 26, 2012

An upcoming seminar series in the Spartanburg Methodist College Paralegal Certificate Program will analyze different methods for accessing and recording evidence gathered by social media networks.

Spartanburg County’s 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette will be the featured presenter for the first seminar, which will evaluate pitfalls, including new legislation of social media policies and legality, as well as privacy and ethical issues. The seminar will offer practical tips for establishing that an investigation is lawful and responsible and yields credible evidence.

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Sgt. Richardson: Don't broadcast where you are, what you buy
NOV 22, 2012

Sgt. Chad Richardson of the Greer Police Department reminds shoppers to be vigilant during the holiday season when using social media. Don’t broadcast where you are, Richardson suggests.

“People will post on Facebook and Twitter ‘Gone Shopping” and will tell exactly where they’re at. That tells the whole free world that you’re not home, too.”

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Luxury apartment, insurance agency coming to Trade Street
NOV 19, 2012

The upstairs of the former Bank of Greer is being developed into a luxury apartment and the adjacent building will house an insurance agency.

Two buildings are being developed on the 100 block of Trade Street that will fill in where vacancies have existed for years.

The former Bank of Greer at 116 Trade Street is undergoing renovations that will feature an apartment upstairs and an insurance agency in the adjacent building.

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JOBS: Walmart Neighborhood Market job fair and opening is set
NOV 14, 2012

The Walmart Neighborhood Market is beginning to appear like its other brand stores as its facade at Greer Plaza is in its midpoint of completion. A job fair is scheduled Monday, Nov. 26 and the opening is scheduled for February.

Attention prospective Walmart employees.

A job fair is scheduled for the Greer Walmart Neighborhood Market with employees to be hired by mid-December and the store opening in February.

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D&D hosts fundraiser, Fusion viewing, American Idol contest
NOV 13, 2012

D & D Ford’s “Go Further with Ford Night” is Thursday – a free fundraising event that will benefit Greer Relief engaging consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offering them a chance to see the new 2013 Ford Fusion.

The transmedia program hosted by Ryan Seacrest has generated more than 12 million consumer engagements with the Ford Fusion by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms.

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Two vacant buildings on E. Poinsett approved for upfit, facade facelift
NOV 13, 2012

The former Dixie Shoe Parlor, at 119 E. Poinsett Street, will receive a facade facelift and upfit. The Board of Architectural Review approved the application this morning.

Two buildings on Poinsett Street owned by Demetruos Chulkas are scheduled for a façade facelift and interior upfit.

The Board of Architectural Review approved 119 and 125 E. Poinsett Street for the renovations in GreerToday at its monthly meeting. Jimmy Chulkas, representing the family, said there has been increased activity perusing the buildings for new businesses. The Dixie Shoe Shop was previously located at 119 Poinsett. Two offices occupied 125 E. Poinsett.

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Burdette named president of Greer State Bank
NOV 13, 2012

George Burdette has been named president of Greer State Bank.

George W. Burdette has been named President of Greer State Bank and Greer Bancshares, Incorporated, the bank holding company.  He also was named a director of the bank and the parent company, Greer Bancshares Incorporated. 

Burdette, 59, brings more than 28 years of banking experience with a career of progressive leadership roles in the industry.

His banking background includes previous positions where he served as Regional Manager, Senior Vice President, and Greenville City Executive for BB&T for the Upstate region.  Burdette was also Vice President for Community Bank in Greenville, and served as Assistant Vice President for C&S Bank in the Columbia market.

His banking career includes organization and leadership of regional Business Banking and Private Banking teams.

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Bryant Center recognizes business partners
NOV 12, 2012

The Bryant Center of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department held its annual awards ceremony recently to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.

Southeast Transportation and Jameson Inn were recognized as 2012 business partners who provided competitive employment opportunities for clients.  Jameson Inn also provided training opportunities for clients to learn skills for maintenance and housekeeper jobs

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Wyche receives prestigious YMCA Red Triangle Award
NOV 9, 2012

Tommy Wyche, left, receives the YMCA Red Triangle Award from Scot Baddley, CEO of the Greenville YMCA. Wyche is the 21st recepient since the Greenville YMCA opened in 1876.

Greenville attorney Tommy Wyche received the YMCA Red Triangle Award Thursday, joining a select group of 20 previous winners since the Greenville YMCA opened in 1876.

The award is given in recognition of exemplary volunteer service to the Y. It honors those who have given generously of their abilities, their resources, and their time, in order to advance the work and the mission of the YMCA.

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Gas plunges to $2.95 and lower prices expected
NOV 8, 2012

This sign at the Palms convenience store at E. Wade Hampton Blvd and J. Verne Smith Highway represents one of nine stations reporting gas prices at $2.95 in GreerToday.

The average price for a gallon of gas in GreerToday is $3.05, reported by at least nine stations. The price reflects South Carolina’s gas prices as the fourth lowest in the country.

Gas prices, according to AAA Carolinas, are expected to continue to drop between now and Thanksgiving, typically the most heavily traveled four-day holiday. Check daily Greer gas prices here.

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Mitsubishi Polyester Film gets environmental award
NOV 8, 2012

Greer-based Mitsubishi Polyester Film Inc., received the 2012 TLMI Environmental Leadership Award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, a trade association for the label and packaging industry.

The company was picked for its Reprocess Sustainable Liner Recovery Program, a closed-loop recycling program for polyester release liners.

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Greer Walmart sets Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales
NOV 8, 2012

Walmart has announced it will have three rounds of holiday sales beginning Thanksgiving evening at 8 p.m. and continuing Friday. The Greer Walmart will remain open 24 hours and hold holiday sales in concert with all its stores. 

The world’s largest retailer is also guaranteeing shoppers it will have three of the most popular items it sells. Customers must line up inside the store during the one-hour event to receive a voucher authenticating their appearance.

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'Forbes', 'MoneyWatch' give NGU excellent grades
NOV 7, 2012

North Greenville University has been named to "Forbes’" America’s Best Christian Colleges  and America’s Top Colleges lists along with CBSNews "Money Watch" Best Professors list.

"Forbes" annual lists are released by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. and CBS "Money Watch" posts the Best Professors rankings released by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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Addison Homes wins EarthCraft Gold Award
NOV 5, 2012

Addison Homes President Todd Usher said the project began with a tree preservation plan for the site.

Addison Homes received an EarthCraft House Gold Project of the Year Award during last week’s EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence in Atlanta. Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association recognized 17 industry leaders from across the Southeast for outstanding green building design/construction projects completed in 2011 and 2012. 

Addison Homes was honored for a Punctatum Place mountain retreat atop Caesars Head. Built in 2011, it was noted for blending a 1930s aesthetic with the latest energy-smart features including ultra-efficient design and ENERGY STAR-rated systems, appliances and fixtures.

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X3, X6 push BMW domestic sales in October ahead of 2011
NOV 2, 2012

The Greer-manufactured BMW X3 and X6 continued to propel BMW Group sales in October. BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer makes the X3, X5 and X6.

In the U.S., BMW and MINI combined reported October sales of 32,339 vehicles, an increase of 18.5 percent from the 27,288 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 8.4 percent on sales of 267,267 in the first 10 months of 2012 compared to 246,602 in the same period in 2011.

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Greer Police golf tournament benefits 'Cops for Tots'
NOV 1, 2012

The City of Greer Police Department’s annual “Cops for Tots” Charity Golf Tournament at Greer Country Club is next Thursday, Nov. 8.

Police Chief Dan Reynolds said the seasonal golf tournament benefits the Cops for Tots program that helps provides toys for children in Greer during the holidays.

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Businesses were also breached in security data theft
NOV 1, 2012

There is a good chance that business owners in Greer, among 657,000 in South Carolina, may have had their tax information stolen in the unprecedented security breach at the state Department of Revenue (DOR).

Gov. Nikki Haley, in a press conference Wednesday, said that in addition to the 3.6 million consumers the DOR claimed had their records breached, every business should join the consumers who have filed state taxes since 1998 to sign up for protection.

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