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Reservations Now Open for Greer Chamber's 72nd Annual Celebration


December 18, 2009

Less than 4 weeks until the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s 72nd Annual Celebration presented by Greer Memorial Hospital. The theme for this year’s event is, “All that Jazz,” and the event will feature jazz band, “The Blue Note Trio” to kick-off the event. The

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Greer Chamber to Host Legislative Luncheon at the First Friday Luncheon on December 4


December 2, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces that members of our legislative delegation have been invited to speak at the December First Friday Luncheon. Greer Memorial Hospital is the First Friday Presenting Sponsor of the Year and Johnstone, Graydon & Thompson is the featured mo

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Greer Memorial Hospital Greer Chamber Annual Golf Tournament a Success!


November 18, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce had the perfect weather for a golf tournament on Monday November 16th, and the golfers were pretty good too. Twenty-seven teams participated in the 19th Annual Golf Tournament. The event was held at the Thornblade Club and many different members of t

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Village Hospital Announced as Title Sponsor for the Greer Family Festival!


November 9, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Village Hospital will once again be the title sponsor for the 26th Anniversary Greer Family Festival.  The date of the festival will be April 30th and May 1st.  Event planning has already begun and this year&

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Schedules Three-day Membership Campaign


November 5, 2009

(GREER, SC) Hoping to spread the word of its instrumental role in the greater Greer community, the Greer Chamber of Commerce will be spending November 10 through November 12 recruiting and educating local businesses. This three-day membership campaign includes over 40 recruited volunteers including

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Greer Chamber Releases its 2010 Legislative Agenda


November 5, 2009

Greer, SC:  The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has finalized its 2010 Legislative Agenda.  The agenda, which will be delivered to the SC General Assembly in the coming weeks entails all of the major issues that will help Greer, Upstate and state businesses be more competitive.  The

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Greer Chamber's Pelham Power Breakfast Series to feature Bob Inglis


November 3, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber’s “Pelham Power Breakfast” series is hosting an upcoming event on Wednesday, November 11 from 8:00am-9:00am at the Cottages at Brushy Creek. This event will feature United States Congressman Bob Inglis. The title of his speech will be “South Caro

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Greer Chamber's Sales Strategies for Success Program Hosts Upcoming Seminar


October 21, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber’s “Sales Strategies for Success” (SSS) program is hosting an upcoming seminar on Tuesday, October 27 from 11:45-1:00pm at the Cottages at Brushy Creek. This event will feature Erin Benson from “Eric Bension Speaks” and his topic is “A

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Greer Chamber Hosting Candidate Forum for City of Greer City Council Races


October 16, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber is hosting a Candidate Forum for the City of Greer City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6 races.  The forum will take place on Thursday, October 22 from 8:00-9:30am at the City of Greer Event Hall at City Hall. There is no charge to attend. Please register online at ww

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Greater Greer Education Foundation Greer Gala was a Night to Remember!


October 6, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Education Foundation was launched at the 2nd Annual Greer Gala on Thursday, October 1, 2009. The Gala event began in 2008 and served as the grand opening of the new City Hall for the City of Greer and the Board of the Greater Greer Education Foundation is thankful that

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Greer Chamber Unveils New Website


September 23, 2009

(Greer, SC) - The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to unveil the new www.greerchamber.com. The upgraded and updated site is the result of 6 months of analysis, design, and programming. The Chamber’s goal is to provide members and website visitors a user-friendly site that answers a

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Tickets available for the 2nd Annual Greer Gala to benefit Education


September 23, 2009

Tickets are still available for the 2nd Annual Greer Gala to benefit education.  The Gala will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the City of Greer Event Hall.   “Last year the City of Greer opened its new events hall with a gala event, and I wish

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Don't Forget Your Lederhosen for the Greer Station Oktoberfest


September 16, 2009

(GREER, SC) Guten Tag! Spaten is pleased to present the Greer Station Oktoberfest that will be on Saturday, October 3, 2009. This exciting event will take place in Greer’s historic downtown on Trade Street from 12:00-9:00pm. The Greer Oktoberfest focuses on the traditional German Oktoberfest t

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Leadership Greer Announces Class XXX


September 16, 2009

Leadership Greer XXX has “kicked off” their new year.  This year is a milestone; it is the 30th year of the program. The program is presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce under its Leadership Development arm. This year’s program is sponsored by the Village Hospital

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Upstate Chamber Coalition Launched


September 3, 2009

Coalition Formed to Unify Upstate’s Voice of BusinessUpstate, SC:  The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce today is pleased to announce that it has joined the newly formed Upstate Chamber Coalition.  The Upstate Chamber Coalition is an alliance of ten chambers of commerce in the Upstat

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Leadership Award


August 31, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Development Council have announced the selection of Dr. Nancy Welch as the recipient of second Annual Outstanding Leadership Award.  This award was designed to recognize a graduate of the Leadership Greer Program that has demo

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Greer Station Oktoberfest Chicken Dance Competition Now Open for Voting Online!


August 31, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Station Oktoberfest committee is pleased to announce the event’s first ever Chicken Dance competition! Sixteen different groups from the upstate are competing for the title of “Greer Station Oktoberfest Chicken Dance Champion”. Online voting has just opened an

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Greer Chamber Foundation to Focus on Education Announces Fundraising Gala


August 27, 2009

Greer, SC-The Greer Chamber Foundation will become the Greater Greer Education Foundation in an effort to meet the future needs of schools and the business community. “It is the hope of the Board of Directors that by refocusing our educational efforts and providing grants to schools and e

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Leadership Greer Alumni Association to Host Annual Outstanding Leadership Awards Luncheon


August 21, 2009

The Leadership Development Council of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced the dates for the Annual Outstanding Leadership Award Luncheon designed to recognize a graduate of a Leadership Greer Program that has demonstrated effective leadership and furthered the growth of the community

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IGNITEGreer Hosts Night at the Greenville Drive!


August 17, 2009

(GREER, SC)- IGNITEGreer will host a night at the Greenville Drive featuring an assortment of food and drinks from The Cazbah on Thursday, August 27th.  The event will be held on the rooftop of the NY Life building which offers a very exciting and unique view of the ballgame. This event will be

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Greer Chamber Announces Date for Upcoming Oktoberfest


July 16, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced the date for the 4th Annual Greer Station Oktoberfest in downtown Greer: Saturday, October 3rd! This downtown event is the most unique event in the upstate as it features only the best German music, German foods, and German beer. Tradit

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Applications Due by July 31 for Leadership Greer Class XXX


July 16, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of its 30th class of Leadership Greer. Leadership Greer is a leadership development program established in 1978 by the Chamber. The program is designed to inform about the community; its past, present and future.  A criti

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Leadership Greer Alumni Association Announces Second Phase for the Brick Project at Greer City Park


July 7, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Leadership Greer Alumni Association and Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce have announced the second phase for the brick project at Greer City Park. The bricks will form a unique path to the new Amphitheatre at the City of Greer Municipal Complex in downtown Greer. All proceeds from t

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Greer Chamber Hires Summer Intern, Julia Williams


July 7, 2009

(Greer, SC)  Julia Williams, a recent graduate of Junior Leadership Greer Class XX, has been hired to serve as a summer intern at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. Williams began her work on July 1 and will assist the staff in various ways including administrative support, membership reten

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Greater Greer Chamber Recognizes Greer Flooring Center, Inc. and Lisa Forrester at Small Business Awards Luncheon


July 1, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recognized Greer Flooring Center, Inc. as the 2009 Small Business of the Year.  The award was presented at the Small Business Awards Luncheon presented by Spartanburg Regional Corporate Health on Thursday, June 25, 2009.  Greer Flooring Cen

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Greer Chamber Announces Break-Out Session Topics and Speakers for the Upcoming Community Commerce Convention


June 17, 2009

(Greer, SC) - The Community Commerce Convention presented by Spartanburg Regional Corporate Health is coming up on Thursday, June 25 at the Marriott Greenville. This conference will be structured to have something to offer everyone who is in business in the Upstate. From entrepreneurs, women in busi

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Greer Chamber to Feature Guest Speaker, David Wilkins, Former United States Ambassador at the Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon


June 2, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that David Wilkins, former United States Ambassador to Canada, will be the guest speaker at the Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday June 25 at the Greenville Marriott.Presenting Sponsor for the event is Spartanbur

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First Friday Luncheon to feature guest speaker, Jeff Knotts


June 1, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces that Jeff Knotts, Executive Director of Finance for Greenville County Schools, will be the guest speaker at the June First Friday Luncheon. Greer Memorial Hospital is the First Friday Presenting Sponsor of the Year and Greenville Federal Cr

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Mitsubishi $500 Scholarship was Granted to Riverside High Student for Higher Education


May 14, 2009

“Leadership is a character trait that should be not only recognized, but also rewarded”.Leadership Greer Class XXIX continued tradition, this year, by granting the Mitsubishi $500 Scholarship for Higher Education to a senior high school student who has been through the Jr. Leadership Gre

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LEADERSHIP GREER CLASS XXX FORMING NOW


May 13, 2009

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of its 30th class of Leadership Greer.  Leadership Greer is a leadership development program established in 1978 by the Chamber. The program is designed to inform about the community; its past, present and future.  A critical ne

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Greer Chamber to Launch Community Commerce Convention in June


May 7, 2009

Get Involved!The Community Commerce Convention will prove to be a great addition and benefit to our Chamber programs as a whole.  This conference will be structured to have something to offer everyone who is in business in the Greater Greer area. From entrepreneurs, women in bu

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Greer Chamber Hosting Candidate Forum for Greer CPW Commissioner Candidates


April 2, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber is hosting a Candidate Forum for the Greer CPW Commissioner Candidates.  The candidates include Robert Lynn, Leland Burch, and Perry Williams. The forum will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 8:00-9:00am at City of Greer Event Hall. There is no charge to attend

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Greer Chamber Launches Persevere and Prosper Campaign


March 27, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber has launched a Persevere and Prosper Campaign in an effort to assist its members during the current economic downturn.   “Persevere is maintaining a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement and working to continue steadfastly. Prosper

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UPSTATE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE TO HOST REGIONAL EVENT


March 24, 2009

Don’t be “Foolish,” Do Business in the Upstate!(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber today announced that it will be joining other upstate Chambers of Commerce in hosting the first annual Regional Business After Hours.  The partnership includes the following chambers: Anderson, Clemso

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Greer Chamber's Pelham Area Connections Council hosts March Madness Event


March 17, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a special upcoming networking event, March Madness Pelham Connections Style.  The Chamber initiative, Pelham Area Connections, is presented by Greer Memorial Hospital and the March Madness event is sponsored by Greer State

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Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off Plans for Record Crowds!


March 17, 2009

Greer, SC- The Greer Chamber is planning for record crowds at the upcoming Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off on Thursday, March 19. The event will be in downtown Greer from 6:00-10:00pm. Restaurants will showcase their culinary skills in historic Greer Station and celebrity judges wi

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CITIZENS BUILDING & LOAN GREER CHILI COOK-OFF HAS 20 RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING!


March 10, 2009

Greer, SC- The Greer Chamber is pleased to announce the 20 participating restaurants that will compete for the title of “Greer’s Best Chili” at the upcoming Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off. Restaurants will showcase their culinary skills in historic Greer Station

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25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR VILLAGE HOSPITAL FAMILY FEST IN GREER


March 9, 2009

(Greer, SC)  The Board of Directors for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for the 25th Anniversary Village Hospital Greer Family Fest presented by City of Greer and The Greer Citizen to be held in Downtown Greer, SC.  The event is scheduled for May 1st and 2nd throu

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The 5th Annual Greer State Bank Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil


February 20, 2009

(GREER, SC) The 5th Annual Greer State Bank Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil promises to provide great networking opportunities are crowds are expected to be over 250! The event will be held Friday, February 27 from 6:00-9:00pm at Langford Electric located at 316 Trade Street.Tickets for the event are

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Village Hospital Greer Family Festival Seeks Arts and Crafts Vendors


February 20, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Village Hospital 25th Anniversary Greer Family Festival presented by City of Greer and the Greer Citizen is seeking Arts and Crafts vendors for the May 1-2 festival. For the 25th Anniversary event, the Family Fest features the best of the old and adds exciting new activities with the

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2nd Annual Volunteer Greer Day set April 18th


February 18, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Leadership Greer Alumni Association, is proud to announce the continuation of the Volunteer Greer Day.  The event will be held on April 18, 2009 from 8am – 12pm. Volunteers will get outdoors, get their hands dirty,

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Greer Chamber to Feature Upstate Reality Check Presentation at March First Friday Luncheon


February 18, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Hal Johnson, President/CEO of the Upstate Alliance will be giving a presentation on the Upstate Reality Check at the March First Friday Luncheon. Greer Memorial is the First Friday Presenting Sponsor of the Year. Upstate R

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Participating Restaurants Announced for the CITIZENS BUILDING & LOAN GREER CHILI COOK-OFF


February 17, 2009

Greer, SC- The Greer Chamber is pleased to announce the participating restaurants that will compete for the title of “Greer’s Best Chili” at the upcoming Citizens Building & Loan Greer Chili Cook-off. Restaurants will showcase their culinary skills in historic Greer Station fro

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Greer Chamber Hosting Candidate Forum for City of Greer District 4 Run-off


February 9, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber is hosting a Candidate Forum for the City of Greer District 4 run-off election between Julie Barnes and Lee Dumas. The forum will take place on Friday, February 13 from 7:30-8:30am at Southern Thymes Café in downtown Greer. There is no charge to attend. Please re

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Greer Chamber Hosts Coffee and Conversation


January 28, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber hosted a new event Tuesday morning at 8 am where 15 members of the chamber came for coffee and doughnuts to meet the new Chairman of the Board, Vic Grout.  The morning consisted of individuals from various industries sharing concerns and ideas on the current econom

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LEADERSHIP GREER CLASS XXIX HOSTS COMMUNITY BINGO


January 28, 2009

(Greer, SC)  Leadership Greer Class XXIX  is working to “Keep Greer Warm” this winter and providing the community with a fun, family friendly way to help out! Leadership Greer Class XXIX will be hosting a Community Bingo event on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 3:00-6:00pm. The

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IGNITE Greer Hosting Luncheon at Great Bay Oyster House


January 26, 2009

(GREER, SC) The Greer Chamber's young professional group, IGNITE Greer, is proud to be hosting an entrepreneurial luncheon Thursday, January 29 at the Great Bay Oyster House.  Jason Premo of Adex Machining Technologies, is the featured guest speaker. The lunch will go from 11:30 – 1:0

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces 2009 Leadership


January 21, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced the leadership team for 2009.  The leadership transition took place on January 1, 2009.  Victor K. Grout of Greer State Bank will serve as Chairman of the Board for 2009.  Vic has served as Vice-Chairman for membership in

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration-a Night to Remember!


January 16, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 71st year of service along with 440 attendees at its Annual Meeting and Celebration held on January 15th at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The event was presented by Greer Memorial Hospital.  The theme for the evening was “Back t

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Leadership Greer Class XXIX Hosts Events to Raise Money for Class Project


January 12, 2009

(Greer, SC)  Leadership Greer Class XXIX  is working to “Keep Greer Warm” through this winter season.  The project is accepting donations of blankets, throws, coats, non-perishable food items, and monetary gifts to benefit Greer Relief, Greer Community Ministries, and Midd

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