Greer Business News



CertusBank launches bank-owned property website
APR 26, 2012

CertusBank, N.A. has launched of certusbank.com/reo, a website featuring bank-owned commercial and residential properties, building lots and land for sale located throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. 

The website provides access to detailed data, property descriptions and photographs about bank-owned properties for sale. 

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Greer CPW gets two national awards
APR 23, 2012

The Greer Commission of Public Works told commissioners and attendees at today’s meeting it has earned two national awards.

Greer CPW earned the American Public Power Association’s Electric Utility Safety Award for safe operating practices in 2011. More than 275 utilities entered the contest and were divided into categories according to their number of worker hours.

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Williams appointed to Public Gas Policy Council
APR 20, 2012

Perry Williams, Greer Commissioner for Public Works, has been appointed to serve on the Government Relations Committee and the Legislative Subcommittee.

Perry Williams has been appointed to the American Public Gas Association's (AGA) Public Gas Policy Council serving on the Government Relations Committee and the Legislative Subcommittee.

Williams is Greer Commissioner of Public Works. "I'm passionate about the future of natural gas in our everyday lives,” Williams said. “From the implementation of compressed natural gas vehicles to gas powered heat pumps that fuel our air conditioners."

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Walmart Neighborhood Market moving into construction phase
APR 19, 2012

The Walmart Neighborhood Market will feature ammenites like this full-service cafe. The Greer Neighborhood Market will be the first in South Carolina for the Walmart brand.

The Walmart Neighborhood Market and Greer Plaza is moving into the façade and parking lot construction phase.

The Greer Planning Advisory Committee discussed the city’s code and ordinances leading into the construction phase with David Graffius of Gray Engineering Consultants.

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Danner named Downtown Development Director for GDC
APR 17, 2012

Sam Danner has been promoted to Downtown Development Director for the Greer Development Corporation.

Danner will be responsible for all business retention and new business recruiting initiatives in Greer’s historic downtown. He will lead Tourism Development activities for the GDC and lend assistance to the Greer Station Association.

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Kingdom joins Greer's Faust-Boyer Group
APR 13, 2012

Jamie Kingdom

The Faust-Boyer Group of Raymond James, has hired Jamie Kingdom as a service assistant. Her responsibilities include client services, business development and event planning.

A native of Wyoming, Kingdom moved to the Upstate from Olympia, Wash., where she worked in the not-for-profit and health care industries, specializing in fundraising and event management. A martial arts enthusiast, Kingdom earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.    

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Ember to remember Ryan Storrie at Heart Walk Saturday
APR 13, 2012

The Ember restaurant family and friends will remember Ryan Storrie Saturday at the Upstate Heart Walk at Greer City Park.

Storrie, 29, died of a heart attack in January, one month after he realized his dream of opening his first restaurant, with Tim Kearns, his close friend and business partner. Storrie and Tim Kearns, his best friend, partnered in opening  the restaurant.

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Countybank launches checking account promotion
APR 11, 2012

Countybank, headquartered in Greenville, has launched Kasasa Cash Back checking account.

Instead of earning a typical interest rate, Kasasa Cash Back account holders earn cash back on qualifying everyday debit card purchases. Kasasa Cash Back accounts are free, have no monthly service fee, no minimum balance to earn the rewards, and offers ATM fee refunds.

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Michelin investing $750 million, will create up to 500 new jobs
APR 10, 2012

Michelin will build a new Earthmover tire plant in Anderson County and expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington.

Michelin North America will again expand its operations in South Carolina, it was announced today by Michelin North America's Chairman and President Pete Selleck.

Michelin, the largest manufacturing employer in the state, is breaking ground next week on a new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County. The company is also expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington.

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Acme General changes hours, eliminates breakfast offering
APR 6, 2012

Acme General Store has changed its hours and eliminated its breakfast offerings.

Store hours, effective immediately, are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m.

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Michelin is latest tire manufacturer raising prices
APR 6, 2012

Michelin is the latest tire manufacturer or marketer to increase prices this year.

Michelin North America, headquartered in Greenville, announced today it is increasing prices up to six percent on its compact and agricultural tires sold in the U.S and Canada.

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Countybank opens Pelham Road office
APR 5, 2012

Brent Garrett is the Countybank Financial Center Manager at Pelham Road.

Brett Garrett’s seven-year wait to take over a Countybank Financial Service Center ended this morning at the Pelham Road office.  “I was the first one here because that’s the way I wanted to begin my job here,” Garrett said.  I was super excited this morning. I love and accept the challenge.”

Two-thirds of the 9-person staff are new hires. “We’re happy to open this new building with six new associates at this time in our economy,” Garrett said.

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Greer's Dillard-Jones partners with Children's Hospital
APR 4, 2012

Children's Hospital of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) has been selected as the non-profit partner of the 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home by Dillard-Jones Builders. The Child Life Program at GHS Children’s Hospital, specifically, will benefit from the Showcase Home visitors.

Dillard-Jones Builders does not charge admission to tour its Southern Living Showcase Homes, rather donations are collected to benefit a local charity. “The generosity of our tour home visitors always is overwhelming,” said Dillard-Jones President Tom Dillard. “We are delighted this year to be able to assist Children’s Hospital by collecting much needed items for its Child Life program.”

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Greer's X5 leads BMW Group to best March ever
APR 3, 2012

The BMW X5 SAV, manufactured in Greer at the BMW Manufacturing Co. was the best performing vehicle in March sales, announced BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and Mini combined). X5 sales were up 41.3 percent to 2,841 vehicles.

That led March sales of 29,806 vehicles, an increase of 13 percent from the 26,382 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group achieved its best first quarter sales since the record year of 2007 retailing 75,729 vehicles, up 16.6 percent compared to 64,957 vehicles sold in the first three months of 2011.

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Spa Victoria is no longer in business
APR 2, 2012

Spa Victoria has closed its business at 118 Victoria Street after nearly six months in business.

A note on the door greets customers. It reads:

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