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Chamber honors distinguished Greer leaders
FEB 8, 2016

William Grady, left, received the Chairman's Award for Excellence from Donna O. Smith (sponsor Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner Realtors) and outgoing Chamber Chairman of the Board Mark King.
 
 

The 78th Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Awards celebrates members of the Chamber that have made an impact on Greer’s business community, and signifies the annual change of leadership of the chamber’s executive board.

Tony Kouskolekas, the President of Pelham Medical Center, is the 2016 board chair, taking over for from past chairman Mark King. 

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Mary Grace Nasim crowned Miss Greater Greer, Berkley Bryant wins Miss Teen
JAN 17, 2016

Mary Grace Nasim won the Miss Greater Greer title.  Berkley Bryant won Miss Greater Greer Teen.
 

Mary Grace Nasim, a graduate of Wade Hampton High, won the 2016 Miss Greater Greer title.

Berkley Bryant, a student at T.L. Hannah High school, won the 2016 Miss Greater Greer Teen.

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Joys of Christmas: Tanner's first experiences etch memories forever
DEC 13, 2014

Scott and Tanner sitting near the Christmas tree watching our toy train go around and around.

 

 

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Shag dancing returns to downtown Greer
DEC 4, 2014

Carolina Shag is our state dance, and is most popular along the coast of SC, however after a 3 year sabbatical, it returns to Trade St in downtown Greer this Friday night.

The Davenport was host to over 30 dances a few years back with the live band The Out of Towners (now called the Carolina Coast Band).  These dances were an upstate favorite for people from as far away as 100 miles.

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Danner rallies businesses around Partnership For Tomorrow
JUL 17, 2014

Larry Wilson, PFT Campaign Chairman, picks a name out of a bowl held by Mark Owens, Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.
 

The launch of the fourth campaign for The Partnership for Tomorrow was presented with a warning.

“Folks we find ourselves at a critical crossroads at being mediocre or great,” Mayor Rick Danner told a gathering of contributors. “How far we’ve come in the last 15 years, it doesn’t hold one-tenth of where we will be in the next 10-15 years.”

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Engaged? Start planning now. A to-do-list for brides-to-be
JAN 26, 2014

The decision to get married is the first of many big decisions you will be making in the weeks and months to come. 

Advertise in our Bridal and Wedding section.

• Free engagement and wedding announcement with photo(s).

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The beginning of D&D Motors -- quite a story
JUN 28, 2012

This is the first D&D Motors that was located in downtown Greer.

Bart Bishop, in collaboration with the Davenport family, is writing a history of the Davenports. This is the first installment of the series.

Back in 1937, as the story goes, Dan Davenport went to a dealership in Greer to buy a car. He was in dirty overalls from working at the Lumber Company, and no one would wait on him. That bothered him. So what did he do? He bought the dealership, which we know today as D&D Motors.

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Sill, Cabaniss have long, busy weekend at Family Fest
MAY 8, 2012

Gina and Sydney Sill posed with Aaron Tippin before his performance during Saturday's Family Fest. Sydney, Miss Greater Greer Teen, was at the Family Fest Friday and Saturday emceeing the Miss Princess contest with Miss Greer Lauren Cabaniss. The Miss South Carolina Pagean is less than two months away.

Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer Teen, and Lauren Cabaniss, Miss Greater Greer, took part in the Greer Family Fest last Friday and Saturday emcees of the Miss Princess Pageant, meeting festival visitors at the GreerToday.com boutique booth and selling tickets to a barbecue luncheon scheduled Saturday. They also posed for photos and signed autographs. 

Sydney and her mother, Gina, enjoyed a lighter moment during a photo opportunity with Aaron Tippin before he performed to nearly 7,000 people at Greer City Park last Saturday.

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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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Greer Idol 6 auditions bring out the best, most talent ever
MAY 5, 2012

Robin Byouk, Greer Cultural Arts Supervisor and Greer Idol 6 director, gives singers some advise before they go on stage Saturday for their auditions.

The 2011 Greer Idol runnerup, a singer headed to Broadway and a bio science major at Coastal Carolina University were among the talent at Greer Idol 6 auditions today at the Greer Family Fest.

Three of the 20 people auditioned were not given gold callback letters. That means 43 callbacks will be held May 14 at The Davenport. Only five people were not voted forward by the judges.

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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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City sets fee schedule to compete with event venues
APR 25, 2012

A new fee schedule for Greer City Park and its event halls and venues was given unanimous approval by City Council Tuesday night. The second and final reading is May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Greer City Council is charging ahead in its quest to create a bigger footprint in Greer Station’s event hosting business. The city’s march forward, without restraints in place, is also beginning to limit the public’s weekend access to the park.

Greer City Council Tuesday night gave unanimous approval (7-0) to a first reading for a new rate structure for its events facilities that include the McKown Center as a multi-purpose venue. The McKown Center, costing around $1 million, is undergoing its final punch list and is ahead of its planned mid-summer opening schedule.

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Pets' special needs auction nets $700
APR 9, 2012

Jessica Monroe celebrated her birthday by hosting a fundraiser for Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services at The Davenport.

Greer area businesses and friends of Jessica Monroe made her 30th birthday wish come true at a party at The Davenport.

Monroe hosted the Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services fundraiser last month and received $700. Greer Station businesses and restaurants exhibited merchandise and food and a silent auction was held.

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Animal Rescue party at The Davenport Thursday
MAR 20, 2012

Jessica Monroe is turning her 30th birthday into a party Thursday at The Davenport to benefit animals.

Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services is the fundraiser host from 8 p.m. – midnight.

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Greer Idol 6 auditions at Family Fest; registration underway
MAR 16, 2012

Auditions for Greer Idol 6 are scheduled at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest Friday May 4 from 6-6:45 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, 1-2 p.m.

Dana Jordan won the 2011 Greer Idol and the $1,500 first place prize.

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Block party planned for The Shoppes' open house Thursday
MAR 14, 2012

A mini-festival is brewing at The Shoppes at The Grapevine open house Thursday.

Wanda Garcia, owner of The Shoppes, has planned an evening, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., that will include music, appetizers and wine. About 40 small business owners will showcase their products that include clothing, arts, crafts, repurposed furniture, candles and signature handcrafted merchandise.

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Bridal Show features interactive ceremony and events
FEB 29, 2012

Lauren Kingstro knows all about the excitement leading up to the wedding day. She married Paul Kingstro on Aug. 18 last year. The reception was held at The Davenport on Trade Street. Krystal Grant provided GreerToday.com with the wedding photo of Lauren. 

The Greer Station Association and its vendors request the honor of your presence at their Bridal Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Greer City Hall Events Hall.

Guests will attend interactive events – ceremony, cocktails and reception –  with vendors showcasing their talents and services. A bride and groom will be featured with guests invited to follow them through the ceremony, cocktails and reception venues or visit the hall in any sequence. All staff will be dressed in formal attire.

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Miss Greer Teen's theatre debut in 'Hairspray'
FEB 22, 2012

2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen Sydney Sill reflects on her past two weeks and her upcoming performance in

2012 Miss Greater Greer Teen Sydney Sill has had a non-stop schedule since the week she competed in the Greer pageant. Sydney talked with GreerToday.com between her ride from Byrnes to Greer for “Hairspray” rehearsals. She was upbeat, laughing and looking forward to performing in her first theatre production outside of school. Sydney was the second runner-up (Miss Lyman) in the 2011 Miss South Carolina Teen competition. She will compete in the 2012 Miss South Carolina pageant July 10-14 in Columbia.

Q: You played a big role in the Miss Byrnes High School pageant last weekend. What did you do?

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Cabaniss wins Miss Greater Greer, Sill is Miss Teen
FEB 12, 2012

2012 Miss Greater Greer Lauren Cabaniss 

Lauren Cabaniss was crowned 2012 Miss Greater Greer and Sydney Sill the Miss Teen tonight at the Margaret Burch Auditorium at Greer High School.

Cabaniss and Sill each swept all three individual competitions. Cabaniss won the swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions and Sill won the lifestyle/fitness, talent and evening gown.

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Frost perfect from field, headed to Miss Greer pageant
FEB 11, 2012

Erin Frost, a contestant for Miss Greater Greer, had a busy and productive afternoon playing basketball for Wofford College. The game began at noon and ended shortly before 2 p.m.

Frost made both field goal attempts – two three pointers – and played 16 minutes.

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