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Benson is a finalist for national automobile dealer of the year
DEC 9, 2017

Jim Benson his wife, Evelyn, at the Benson Automotive Memory Lane, which houses his antique car collection,

Jim Benson will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas in March as one of 47 nominees for the TIME Dealer of the Year.

Benson, 81, is South Carolina’s representative of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.

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Jennifer Jones begins new era at Citizens Building and Loan, joins elite group of banking CEOs
JAN 5, 2017

Jennifer Jones begins a new era at Citizens Building and Loan as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jennifer Jones, as President and Chief Executive Officer for Citizens Building and Loan, is one of six women holding a position of that magnitude in South Carolina banking.

CBL hired Jones just after graduating Presbyterian College and 16 years later she runs the oldest financial institution in Greer. CBL was founded in 1907.

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Chon, a Thai cuisine restaurant, is opening downtown
DEC 23, 2016

Chon, a Thai cuisine restaurant, is opening in the first quarter of 2017.

A Thai cuisine restaurant will open in downtown Greer in the first quarter of 2017.

Chon will be located in the former Greer Station Diner at 219 Trade Street, next door to GreerToday.com

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3 resident artists to launch the Greer Center for the Arts at a Nov. 3 celebration
OCT 28, 2016

3 resident artists to launch the Greer Center for the Arts at a Nov. 3 celebration

The first three artists in residence at the Greer Center for the Arts have been selected. The new name of the building reflects the city’s change from the previous City Auditorium.

Robin Byouk, director of Greer Cultural Arts, told GreerToday, photographers Rachel Babb and Blaine Owens of Greenville and Amy Bright, a belly dancer and the designer of jewelry, are the first three artists working out of the newly renovated building.

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Tube Dudes are coming to Greer to share the power of the smile
OCT 26, 2016

George Gerber of Sarasota, Fla., is the creator of Tube Dude.

The Tube Dudes are coming to Greer and bringing the power of the smile.

Scott Gerber is the internationally acclaimed artist behind the creation of colorful, steel, tube-like, stick figures in poses that are modeled toward a community’s theme.

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17 bike racks delivered to city to enhance downtown, bike trails master plan
OCT 4, 2016

Seventeen bike racks have been delivered to the City of Greer as part of its long-term walking and bike trails master plan.

Seventeen bike racks have been delivered to the City of Greer as part of its long-term walking and bike trails master plan.

The racks are an investment from Partnership for Tomorrow, a think tank of Greer leaders who helps steer the city’s future development and quality of life.

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$1.1 billion in retail sales reported for City of Greer in fiscal year 2016
SEP 14, 2016

$1.1 billion in retail sales reported for City of Greer in fiscal year 2016

The City of Greer recorded more than $1.1 billion in gross retail sales in fiscal year 2016, Mike Sell, Assistant City Manager, reported to City Council Tuesday.

The total, $1,154,134, represents $711,739 in gross sales from Greenville County and $442,395 from Spartanburg County in Greer.

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5 New Lofts available in downtown Greer. Open House this Saturday
JUN 24, 2016

One unit features a barn door between the living and sleeping space.


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Seebo painted Riverside's boxcar
MAY 8, 2016

Seebo painted Riverside's boxcar

Brittnee Seebo painted the train car that represents Riverside High School’s entry for the downtown project.

Seebo, a senior Art 3 Honors student featured paintings of the downtown Greer area.

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Greer HS boxcar depicts nostalgia and experience
MAY 6, 2016

Students Laura Brown, Ryan McCullough, Michaelyn Russell and Jetaysia Dandy were the artists.

• Boxcars launched.

The Greer High School boxcar was designed by art students Laura Brown, Ryan McCullough, Michaelyn Russell and Jetaysia Dandy.

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Boxcars return to downtown Greer
MAY 5, 2016

Recognizable landmarks that are a part of Greer are painted on this boxcar produced by the Greer High School art department at the Chamber of Commerce.

The boxcars have rolled back into downtown Greer.

The City of Greer’s commitment to enhance downtown Greer and build on its art culture is ongoing. 

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Two grants awarded fine arts community
APR 26, 2016

Greer Cultural Arts Council was approved for $4,000 to promote four plays by the Greer Children’s Theatre during the 2016-2017 season.

Greer’s fine arts community was awarded two Accommodations Tax Grants totaling $14,125 Tuesday night at Greer City Council.

The City Auditorium Art Gallery was awarded $10,125 to provide lighting, hardware and signage for the building entrances on Line Street and Snow Street.

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City, CPW employees commended for convincing China firm's move to Greer
APR 6, 2016

The ceremonial groundbreaking was conducted with Minghua, BMW, Greer, Spartanburg County and state officials Tuesday.

• Photo gallery

Watching a traditional Chinese groundbreaking ceremony for a major manufacturing auto parts supplier in Greer was unique.

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Benchmark bicycle shop keeps Greer on the go
MAR 19, 2016

Benjamin Griswold, Benjamin Schwoe and Tiana Cain (right) are the owners of the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. Griswold's wife, left, and the business partners had a euphoric ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday.

There’s little better endorsement of a bicycle shop opening than the town’s mayor and chamber president/CEO riding their bikes to the grand opening.

That’s how Mayor Rick Danner and Chamber of Commerce President Mark Owens arrived at the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. ribbon cutting and grand opening Friday at 207 Randall Street.

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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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Greer's annual BMW production is largest in the world
JAN 11, 2016

The production of 400,904 X-models at Greer's BMW Manufacturing facility in 2015 makes it the brand’s largest annual production facility in the world, company officials announced Monday.

BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer is officially the brand’s largest annual production facility in the world, company officials announced Monday.

Greer recorded BMW’s largest annual production in 2015 when 400,904 X-models rolled off the line.

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Gee will be at Christmas Parade, 90 entries announced
DEC 2, 2015


More than 90 entries have been announced for Sunday's Greer Christmas Parade.

The star of the annual parade, titled An International Christmas, is typically Santa Claus. Santa will have some extra help this year.

Lonnie “Gee” McGee will be at the parade taking his usual place leading the Greer High School Marching Band.



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Wilson selected Christmas parade grand marshal
NOV 16, 2015

Larry Wilson named Christmas parade grand marshal.

Larry Wilson, chairman of Partnership for Tomorrow, will be the Grand Marshal of the Greer Christmas Parade.

Wilson and his wife, Linda, will lead the parade through Greer on Sunday Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

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5 'Make Greer Great' grants awarded by PFT
NOV 6, 2015

Five recipients have been awarded “Make Greer Great” reimbursement grants funded by Partnership for Tomorrow.

The program awards $1,500 each to execute an idea or project.

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$1 billion. Greer retail sales growing at a 22 percent annual clip
OCT 5, 2015

The vacancy rate in downtown Greer has fallen from 30 percent to 15 percent.

$1 billion.

“Don’t you love it when a plan comes together,” City Administrator Ed Driggers gushed.

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