Greer Business News



Surprise homecoming just in time for trick-and-treating
OCT 31, 2014

A proud and happy Milani, 4, welcomes her mother home.

A hug Gunnery Sgt. Jacqueline Samuel received Friday was “like heaven,” she said.

Bree, 6, and Milani, 4, were surprised beyond belief when Samuel met up with her daughters for the first time since last December. Bree ran to her mother and wrapped her arms around Jacqueline. Milani was a little more tentative, unsure if what she was seeing was real or imagined.

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Bryant Center honors businesses, community leaders
OCT 31, 2014

Jennie Thomas, left, area supervisor of the Bryant Center, and Alberto Delgado, right, Bryant Center job coach, present Dennis Kimbrell the Client of the Year award.

The Bryant Center of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department held its annual awards ceremony recently to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and to recognize business and community leaders who support the agency's mission.

Publix grocery store in Duncan was recognized as the Business Partner of the Year for providing employment opportunities for clients. Sarah Gaff talked about how she used Bryant Center services to become an employee at Publix.

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Bass Pro Shops acquires land for development on Greer's border
OCT 31, 2014

Bojangles' opened its newest Greer store Monday on Highway 101, directly across from BMW. A Spinx will be built this winter next door with properties bordering the Bass Pro Shops development scheduled to open in 2016.

Bass Pro Shops closed on its purchase of 75 acres of land Thursday on the border of Greer in Spartanburg County at the intersection of I-85 and Highway 101.

The price was not disclosed between Bass Pro Shops and Milliken Enterprises. The imminent partnership was announced in April.

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ReWa rewards Mitsubishi Polyester Film for polution prevention
OCT 30, 2014

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) presented its annual Pollution Prevention (P2) award for 2014 to Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. for its innovative pollution prevention initiatives.

“Mitsubishi Polyester Film is an abiding partner with ReWa in promoting a cleaner environment as evidenced in their excellent pretreatment compliance record. The achievement of earning the 2014 Renewable Water Resources Pollution Prevention Award is further demonstration of their continuous dedication to exemplary environmental stewardship,” said Joel Jones, Pretreatment Program Manager.

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Greer Station turned into one big Halloween candy land
OCT 28, 2014

Children were all dressed up with somewhere to go at Halloween on Trade Tuesday night in Greer. 

• Children's gallery

• Storefront gallery

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Weekend cold snap has CPW asking customers to plan ahead
OCT 28, 2014

CPW customers are asked to call 864-848-5518 to have their pilot lights lit before the cold snap scheduled for this weekend.

Customers of Greer Commission of Public Works are asked to contact the utility this week for pilot lights to be lit in anticipation  of near-freezing temperatures in the greater Greer area this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday low temperatures are forecast for 34 and 35 degrees, respectively. CPW is closed on weekends except for emergency service.

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CPW approved for $1.1 million in parts for 5th substation
OCT 28, 2014

Commissioners at Greer CPW approved $1.1 in parts for construction of the utility's fifth substation.

Bids for parts have been approved for construction of the fifth substation in the Greer Commission of Public Works inventory.

The three CPW commissioners unanimously approved $1.1 million and General Manager Jeff Tuttle said the lease to the property on the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District site has been signed.

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Life insurance strengthens your financial safety net
OCT 28, 2014

Life insurance strengthens your financial safety net

Family Features

Savings account? Check. Retirement account? Check. Debt managed responsibly? Check. Life insurance? Wait a minute ...

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Clark is selected Restaurateur of the Year
OCT 28, 2014

Jason Clark, who owns and operates BIN112 and The Strip Club 104 in downtown Greer, was selected as Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Jason Clark of BIN112 has been selected the Restaurateur of the Year by the Upstate Hospitality Association.

The prestigious award is part of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) recognizing the top members in its association. Peers, suppliers and associates nominate candidates.

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CPW recognized for advancement of alternative fuel usage
OCT 27, 2014

Jennifer Satterthwaite, Public Information Coordinator for the SC Energy Office, presented Greer CPW an award for advancement of of alternative fuel usage. Receiving the honor, left to right, are: commissioner Perry Williams, City Gas Manager Bob Rhodes, Satterthwaite, commissioners Jeff Howell and Eugene Gibson.

Greer Commission of Public Works was recognized as the lone recipient to be honored for advancement of alternative fuel usage.

Jennifer Satterthwaite, presented the inaugural award – Emily Hall Tremaine Local Government Energy Leadership Award – at Monday’s monthly CPW commissioners meeting.

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Greer has lowest gas prices in the U.S.
OCT 27, 2014

Greer has lowest gas prices in the U.S.

Greer has arguably the lowest price of gas in the United States.

The GreerToday.com gas price comparison shows the lowest price at $2.64 a gallon of unleaded fuel at Murphy USA at 14065 E. Wade Hampton Blvd. and Marathon at 1904 Gap Creek Road.

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Recognize an Unsung Hero
OCT 24, 2014

Do you know someone who would never call attention to accomplishments and deserves recognition?

Greenville Technical College is "Calling and Heroes," and needs your help in identifying those deserving individuals. Each year, the college recognizes members of the community and the college who act unselfishly in service to others.

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Cops for Tots golf tournament kicks off fundraising campaign
OCT 23, 2014

Greer Chief Municipal Judge Henry J. Mims, black shirt, sank a birdie putt to make his team happy on this hole in the captain's choice format.

Business leaders, attorneys, a municipal judge, a city councilman and others joined host, the Greer Police Department, in the Cops for Tots Charity Golf tournament Thursday.

The tournament at the Greer Country Club is the main fundraiser for the GPD. Proceeds are used to purchase gifts for under privileged children in need in the greater Greer area.

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Bojangles' opens Monday across from BMW
OCT 22, 2014

Allen Johnston, co-owner with his wife, Lee Ann, opens the second Bojangles' in Greer within the past two months. They open a Bojangles' across from BMW on Monday.

Bojangles' will open its second Greer restaurant within two months Monday morning.

The restaurant opens at 5 a.m. across from BMW at 1487 Highway 101 South. Owners Lee Ann and Allen Johnston opened Bojangles' at Buncombe in August. The Johnstons own five Bojangles' in the Greenville-Spartanburg area.

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Guns, knives, grenades are a normal month of abandoned items at GSP
OCT 22, 2014

The table full of grenades, knives, guns, wrenches, brass knuckles and liquids over 3.4 ounces are a sampling of abandoned property at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport during the past 30 days.

Passengers at GSP could have easily surmised a gun and knife show was being held Wednesday at the baggage claim area.

Instead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a display table of grenades, guns, knives, a power drill, tools and liquids that were among the 100 pounds of abandoned property during the past 30 days at Greenville-Spartanburg International.

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Commissioners water down zoning requests, appease residents
OCT 21, 2014

Planning Commissioner Brian Martin measures the length of meetings by the number of cans of soda he brings. Martin was accurate with Monday's meeting nearing three-hours.

Brian Martin was perfect with five motions made and all five passed unanimously, 7-0, at the Greer City Planning Commission Monday night.

It was another energy-filled meeting.

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Dave says: Sacrificing while spouse pursues education is a good plan
OCT 20, 2014

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave,

My husband will be leaving his full-time job in a year so that he can go back to school full-time and finish his degree. We’ve both agreed this is what we want to do, but it means that we’ll go from a yearly income of $90,000 to $45,000.

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Doug Messer, long-time owner of Messer Mirror and Glass, dies
OCT 20, 2014

Doug Messer died Sunday after a courageous fight with cancer.

Doug Messer, owner of Dixie Messer Mirror and Glass for the past 36 years, died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.

Read Messer’s obituary here.

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3 brothers open Five Guys Monday at Suber Commons
OCT 19, 2014

Five Guys opens Monday at Suber Commons at 1488 Suite A on Wade Hampton Blvd.

Three brothers are opening Five Guys at Suber Commons Monday at 11 a.m.

Maxwell, Bryan and Kevin Griffith are opening their seventh Five Guys franchise restaurant in the upstate.

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Norfolk Southern adds Saturday outbound train from Inland Port
OCT 16, 2014

Norfolk Southern has added a Saturday outbound train from the Greer Inland Port to Charleston. 

Norfolk Southern has added a Saturday outbound train from the Greer Inland Port to Charleston. That increases outbound NS service to six trains a week with a Saturday cutoff of 5 p.m. and availability in Charleston by noon the following Monday.

The schedule of inbound trains per week remains at five while the container gates at the South Carolina Inland Port are open 24/7 for truck activity.

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