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CertusBank offers mobile banking for retail customers
JUN 30, 2012

CertusBank has introduced mobile banking for its retail customers across its footprint. Its services can be reached via text messaging and browser supported service.

"This is just the beginning," said Susan McDonough, Executive Vice President of Retail, Small Business, and eCommerce. "We want customers to have flexibility in how they access our services, and we're serious about being a leader in e-commerce and mobile functionality. Our brand promises unparalleled customer service — CertusBank Mobile Banking helps achieve this goal by making banking convenient and easy. "


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Doggie parade launches 'Tuesdays On Trade' beginning July 10
JUN 28, 2012

Trade Street will be going to the dogs on Tuesday, July 10. Greer Station Association is promoting its inaugural

The Greer Station Association is adding Tuesdays on Trade to downtown Greer’s expanding entertainment scene.

Beginning July 10, events are planned every Tuesday through the holiday season in December.

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Wild Ace awarded Greer Small Business of the Year
JUN 26, 2012

Wild Ace Pizza and Pub was awarded the Small Business of the Year by the Greer Area Chamber of Commerce at its awards dinner. Citizens Building and Loan received the Mayor’s Award.

The dinner, held at Greer City Hall, honored small businesses and their efforts in revitalizing downtown Greer.

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Benson Fiat Studio drives Italian styling to Greer
JUN 26, 2012

The Sport, starting at $17,500, has the sporty styling of 16-inch Aluminum alloy wheels, sport seats, a unique rear and front fascia, red brake calipers, rear spoiler, and also sport suspension.

When you first see a Fiat 500 you can’t help but smile. The Italian minicar manages to be just as cool as it is cute, with incredible styling that impresses with its attention to detail.

Jim Benson is bringing the Fiat to Greer in a new Fiat Studio that will be adjacent to Benson Chrysler Dodge Jeep on Wade Hampton Blvd. It is set to open in two weeks, and the final touches are being put onto what promises to be a fitting showcase for the fashionable car. The studio will be a mirror of one in Charlotte, complete with espresso bar and interactive technology that allows prospective buyers to experience the Fiat experience in many different ways.

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Faust-Boyer Group signs on with Sooie't Relief BBQ
JUN 19, 2012

The Faust-Boyer Group of Raymond James has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the Sooie’t Relief BBQ, an annual event presented by Greer Relief and Resources Agency Inc. Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the event is a cook off that raises funds to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families residing in Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford.

The Sooie’t Relief BBQ will be held Aug. 24-25 on Trade Street in downtown Greer. The two-day event features a barbecue cooking competition, and a street fair with live music and activities for adults and children.

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Pitman graduates Leadership Greenville
JUN 19, 2012

Camilla Pitman graduated from Leadership Greenville Class 38 sponsored by the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

Pitman was reappointed as the Functional Director of Certification with Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina and appointed to the Mentoring Committee of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

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Restoration and Remodeling owners donate services to Peace House
JUN 19, 2012

Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of the Upstate owners Dan Driscoll and Gordon McPhee will donate project management services as a corporate donor for renovation of The Peace House, a “home away from home” for patients and families undergoing intensive rehabilitation therapy.

Peace House project is a collaborative effort of the community and Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of the Greenville Hospital System (GHS).

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Dillard-Jones raises $10,000 for Child Life program
JUN 19, 2012

The Southern Living Showcase Home Tour by Dillard-Jones Builders raised $10,000 and collected almost 300 toys, coloring books, bubbles and other items for the Child Life program at Children's Hospital of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS).

Dillard-Jones President Tom Dillard and Vice President Susan Peace-Vernon presented the items and a check for $10,000 to hospital officials.

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Rogozenski leaving City for Catholic Charities
JUN 18, 2012

Karl Rogozenski has taken a position with Catholic Charities of the Piedmont in Greenville. He has been an event coordinator with the City of Greer for the past four years.

Karl Rogozenski, event coordinator for the City of Greer, has accepted the position as Senior Care Development Director for Catholic Charities of the Piedmont in Greenville.

The Freedom Blast on June 30 will be Rogozenski’s final day. He has been employed with the city since May 2008. He has moved to Greer and will continue to make it his home.

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ACME General Store is mobbed; Chamber cashes in
JUN 14, 2012

The line at ACME General Store was a result of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce taking part in a

By Muriel Lee

ACME General Store was mobbed today.

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Business celebration offers diamond, Cowboys ticket package
JUN 10, 2012

A one-carat diamond and a Dallas Cowboys ticket package are prizes to be awarded at the Small Business of the Year celebration June 21 at 6 p.m. at Greer City Hall.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce will present the small business of the year award and the Mayor’s award will be presented by Rick Danner.

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Stevens Aviation expands mobile AOG and maintenance capabilities
JUN 7, 2012

The new mobile AOG (aircraft on ground) and maintenance service vehicle has been put into service at Stevens Aviation at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport at Greer and the SC Technology and Aviation Center.

Stevens Aviation has expanded its fleet of mobile AOG (aircraft on ground) and maintenance service vehicles. The company’s Greenville locations at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) at Greer and the SC Technology and Aviation Center (GYH) are the latest to offer the service. The new truck, dedicated to mobile AOG and maintenance service, joins the existing fleet operating out of the Stevens Aviation facilities in Dayton (DAY), Denver (BJC) and Nashville (BNA).

The vehicle was added to complete its national coverage for mobile AOG and aircraft maintenance services. The western US is covered by a crew based in the Denver area at the Broomfield, Colo., (BJC) airport. Stevens offers coverage from the Dayton (DAY) and Nashville (BNA) facilities. The company has established a toll-free hotline for more information and scheduling at 1-855-359-5496.

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Minority Summit to be live streamed; Twitter used for questions
JUN 6, 2012

The Minority Business Summit will be streamed live Thursday and participants watching will be able to ask questions via Twitter. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the free event at Grace Hall, 108 Trade Street, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Follow live streaming of the panel discussion and keynote address at www.greertoday.com/tv.  The Chamber’s staff will entertain questions via Twitter. Follow @greerchamber on twitter and use #greersummit to submit questions and comments.

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'Keep The Green in Greer' gets PFT endorsement
JUN 5, 2012

The Partnership for Tomorrow board of trustees unanimously endorsed the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s buy local campaign, “Keep the Green in Greer.”

The buy local campaign functions much like a gift card program.  A chamber staffer can pre-load the cards with any desired amount greater than $40. Purchasers then use the cards, as they would a gift card, to purchase merchandise at participating businesses dollar for dollar.  Participating businesses, which are Greer Chamber of Commerce members, handle the transaction as they would a credit card transaction

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Suber Mill commemorated by Mitsubishi Polyester Film
JUN 5, 2012

Mitsubishi Polyester Film honored one of the Upstate’s storied landmarks with a road marker dedication on Suber Mill Road today.

Suber Mill is one of the only water-powered mills still grinding corn and selling cornmeal in South Carolina. It’s located on Princess Creek, which is a branch of the Enoree River. The mill traces its history to before the Civil War when James A. Suber operated a saw mill near the site. He added a grist mill after returning from the war.

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