City hands out Christmas bonuses; $23,150 purchased through initiative

Published on Friday, December 9, 2011

Merchants that are members of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce will begin seeing more green flowing into their cash registers. The chamber has announced $23,150 has been purchased through its "Keep the Green in Greater Greer" shop local initiative.

The city of Greer purchased $20,000 worth of gift cards and presented them to city employees at this morning's annual Christmas breakfast. Each full-time employee received a $100 gift card and part-timers received $50. The cards are redeemable at any of the 688 chamber members' businesses that accept MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

City Administrator Ed Driggers convinced City Council to re-institute the Christmas bonus that has been held back for the past two years. City Council also approved a pay increase contingent on the city coming in under budget in the proposed amount at the end of fiscal 2011-2012.

Visit greerchamber.com/giftcard or call 877-3131.

The chamber is hosting its final week of activities for 2011. The are:
Monday, Dec. 12: Seminar: Changes in SC Immigration Laws & Their Impact of Employers. Greer Chamber conference room. Noon - 1 p.m.  Speaker is Jim Knight, Administrator, Office of Immigrant Worker Compliance, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Free. 

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Pelham Power Breakfast. Rolling Green Village. 1 Hoke Smith Blvd, Greenville. 8-9 a.m. Free members. $10 non-members.Thursday, Dec. 15: Holiday Drop-in. 5-7 p.m. Grace Hall, 108 Trade Street. 

Friday, Dec. 16: Free Lunch & Learn: “May the Workforce Be With You”. Free. Chamber conference room. Noon – 1 p.m. Free.

Businesses mentioned in this article.

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce


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