Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces staff additions
SEP 5, 2018

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce adds two new members to its team. Mark King joins the organization as interim president/CEO and Josh Shaffer will join the Chamber as director of membership development.

 A former chairman of the board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, King will serve as acting chief executive officer while the Chamber’s selection committee searches for a permanent successor. King is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Seminary. He is certified in QuickBooks software, and started his own business, King Consulting, in 2005.

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GGEF Gala raises $42,235 for education
NOV 26, 2013

The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.

The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.

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Twist Salon has its Ribbon Cutting
JUN 6, 2013

Twist Salon, located at 215 West Wade Hampton Blvd in Greer, held its Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.

Twist Salon offers a range of services including cuts, color, perms, waxing, smoothing treatments, and corrective color. The salon also offers nail services including OPI gel polish and Creative Nail Shellac. Products offered will include Joico, Kenra, Goldwell, Redkin, shampoos, conditioners and styling products, as well as OPI and Creative Nail.

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Greer Chamber chosen most outstanding in the Carolinas
JUL 21, 2012

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce picked up two prestigious awards at the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce (CACCE) conference in Pawleys Island today.

Greer earned the inaugural Outstanding Chamber of the Year for the CACCE and was recognized for winning the Communications of Year program for last January’s annual banquet with Gov. Nikki Haley the guest speaker.

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Owens is promoted to Vice President at Greer Chamber
MAY 29, 2012

Mark Owens has been promoted to Vice President for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Owens, 27, has been promoted to Vice President for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately. Owens, formerly Director of Events and the Director of Business Development, will maintain those responsibilities with added duties including staff management.

“This is a position we have been working on since December,” Allen Smith, Executive Director and CEO of the chamber. Smith became the chamber head in June 2010.

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Riverside's Crowley awarded $1,000 grant
MAY 29, 2012

Emily Crowley was awarded a $500 scholarship this afternoon at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. Her mother, Debbie, and father, Andy, attended the ceremony.  Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., annually donates a scholarship to a Junior Leadership Greer graduate.

Emily Crowley of Riverside High School was presented a $500 scholarship by the Leadership Greer Class XXXII this afternoon at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. Mitsubishi added $500 more last Friday to make the grant $1,000.

Crowley, Senior Class President, will attend the College of Charleston and major in International Studies with an emphasis on environmental studies.  “I’m interested in getting into a non-profit and helping the environment,” Crowley said.

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Christofferson's 'incredible legacy' is a pathway to the future
MAY 29, 2012

Stan Christofferson and his daughter, Katie, shared a few moments between vists from guests at the Stand Up For Stan fundraiser on March 29. Katie delivered Stan his first grandson earlier this spring.

Stan Christofferson, owner of the Great Bay Oyster House, was an easy mark for people seeking help with a project that needed some infusion of money or contributions of goods. He was a good place to start because it would prove to be a positive beginning for a community drive.

“I would walk into Stan’s office and he would say, ‘you’re here again? How much do I owe you now chief?’ Anytime we needed something or wanted help Stan was there for us,” Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds said. Reynolds laughed at the recurring visits that resulted in both teasing each other. Cops for Tots and other fundraisers were always the winners and Stan “provided valuable assistance to us.”

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Greater Greer Chamber hires Furman University intern
MAY 17, 2012

Nathan Wade II

Nathan Wade II, an economics major at Furman University, has been chosen to serve as an intern at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce through a partnership between the university and the chamber.

Wade began his work on May 14 and will assist the staff in various ways including administrative support, membership retention, office organization and marketing. 

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Groundsmaster hosts Pelham Power Breakfast Wednesday
MAY 8, 2012

Groundsmaster at 1443 South Batesville Road will host a Pelham Power Breakfast 8-9 a.m. Wednesday. The breakfast is free for Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce members and $10 for non-members. Call 877-3131 for more information.


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Leadership Greer presents 'beautiful' mobile booth to DAV
MAY 7, 2012

Preston Johnson could only muster a wide smile, wipe away a tear and say, “Isn’t this the most beautiful thing you ever saw.”

What caught his gaze was the Leadership Greer Class XXXII unveiling of a Disabled American Veterans (DAV) mobile booth to provide the organization the ability to display and give information, to recruit new members and to disseminate resources to veterans and their families.

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Tippin's homecoming is a rousing success
MAY 6, 2012

Aaron Tippin acknowledges the big crowd that filled two-thirds of Greer City Park's front lawn. The crowd stretched from the stage all the way back to city park's entrance on Cannon and Poinsett streets.

Aaron Tippin made a rockin' return to his hometown of Greer tonight performing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.  An energetic crowd, estimated at 6,500 by public safety officers, gave Tippin a rousing welcome.

Tippin performed his hits and shared the stories behind each song. He frequently waved to his friends and acquaintances in the crowd, often calling them by name.

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Wade crowned Greer Princess; Beauty reigns on Trade Street
MAY 5, 2012

Katelyn Wade, a freshman at Greer High School, won the Miss Greater Greer Teen Princess award.

Katelyn Wade, a fresman at Greer High School, is the 2012 Miss Greater Greer Princess crowned this morning at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.

Thirty-eight contestants vied for eight Miss awards, photogenic and participation awards. There were several ties in categories forcing the judges to have a second look at the contestants on stage.

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Tippin's return to Greer just days away
MAY 2, 2012

Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who produced hundreds of shows overseas to perform for the troops, holds the microphone for Aaron Tippin. This performance began Tippin’s annual tour of military bases in combat zones oversea

Aaron Tippin's return to Greer is days away with his performance at the Village at Pelham Greer Family Fest scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Greer City Park.

Aaron's debut album, "You've Got to Stand for Something", was released in 1991 and its title cut became a Top Ten smash in the wake of the Persian Gulf War. Aaron was invited along on Bob Hope's USO tour. Hope holds the microphone during a performance with the troops.

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Share your military adventure or story, win a prize at Family Fest
APR 30, 2012

Aaron Tippin entertains the troops overseas as part of the USO shows. Tippin began performing for the troops when Bob Hope invited. Tippin has visited troops in harm's way since. Tippin is photographed at one of his visits to Afghanistan in this photo.

As Americans we appreciate our active duty and veterans who serve the United States in war and peace. The Greer Family Fest is inviting you to share your story about a family member, friend or associate that is active, retired or deceased.

Benton Blount, The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Disabled American Veterans and GreerToday.com are partnering on a prize package to reward an individual for sharing their story(s). They will be published in a special link on GreerToday.com.

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Greer Station road closings for Family Fest announced
APR 30, 2012



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16 food vendors announced for Family Fest
APR 23, 2012

Sixteen restaurants and food vendors will be at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest May 4-5. Seven restaurants will occupy the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Food Court in City Park. Nine other vendors will be located throughout the festival.

“We are excited to offer a variety of food choices and options in our Greenville- Spartanburg Airport Food Court and throughout the festival. We hope people will eat lunch and dinner with us as well as treat themselves to some traditional festival food.” stated Dana Martin, of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

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Tippin and his 'I Wanna Play' selected for nation-wide collaboration
APR 20, 2012

'I Wanna Play' by platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin and producer James Stroud is NAMM's designated Music Monday song. Music Monday participants will be performing this song May 7 at 1 p.m.

Aaron Tippin is the designated National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) artist for nearly 600,000 students across the United States and Canada who will join together in song in a collaborative show of support for music education on Monday, May 7.

Tippin is scheduled to perform at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest on Saturday May 5 at 8 p.m., two days before the NAMM event.

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Volunteer opportunities for Family Fest May 4 & 5
APR 18, 2012

The Greer Chamber is looking for volunteers to help in the ticket booths & drink stations. 

We have the following opportunities open:

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Tippin's love for flying included an invite to pilot a B-25
APR 18, 2012

Aaron Tippin proudly stands in front of one of his four planes that are housed in a hangar on his Tennessee estate. Tippin flies frequently, often taking friends and associates to their destinations.

Most Aaron Tippin fans know his love for flying and having a hangar with four airplanes at his Tennessee estate. Tippin will perform at the Village Hospital Family Fest on Saturday May 5.

GreerToday.com entertainment writer Bart Bishop learned first hand of Tippin's commitment to flying. At the end of Bishop's interview, Tippin alluded that he was flying friends to a meeting. Look for Bart's story this week on his interview with the iconic Greer entertainer.

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The final flight for the space shuttle Discovery
APR 17, 2012

The space shuttle Discovery attached to its 747 transport aircraft passes over Washington, D.C., on its final flight today.

The space shuttle Discovery attached to its 747 transport aircraft passes over Washington, D.C. today.

The shuttle will become an exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The Discovery, along with the rest of the shuttle fleet, has been retired from active service after 32 years of operations.

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