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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Speaker for 73rd Annual Celebration


November 17, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Bobby Hitt, Department Manager of Public Affairs at BMW Manufacturing Co. will be the keynote speaker at the 73rd Annual Celebration presented by Greer Memorial Hospital. The theme for this year’s event is, “A Success Stor

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20th Annual Greer Memorial Hospital Greer Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament


October 29, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for the 20th Annual Greer Memorial Hospital Greer Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.  This captain’s choice style tournament will be at the Cliffs Valley Golf Course on Tuesday, November 16th with registration beginning

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's November 5 First Friday Luncheon to Feature Economic Forecast Emphasis


October 26, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series sponsored by Coldwell Banker Caine will feature an Economic Forecast by one of Furman’s top economics professors. Keynote speaker will be Kailash Khandke, Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away & International Educa

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Allen Smith, IOM, of the Greater Greer Chamber Appointed to Board of Regents of U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management


October 18, 2010

Institute for Organization Management, a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has appointed Allen C. Smith, IOM, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce to the Southeast Board of Regents.  As a member of this Board, Allen will continue to implemen

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Chamber's Pelham Power Breakfast Series to Host Upcoming Event


October 11, 2010

The Greer Chamber’s “Pelham Power Breakfast” series is hosting an upcoming event on Wednesday, October 13 from 8:00am-9:00am at Interim Healthcare. Interim Healthcare is located at 16 Hyland Road. There is no charge for this event for Greer Chamber members and $10 for non-members.

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Greer's Election Selection Announces Trent Butler of FOX Carolina News as Evening's Emcee


September 15, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee is pleased to announce that FOX Carolina News Anchor, Trent Butler will be the evening’s host and emcee for the upcoming “Greer’s Election Selection,” an old-fashioned barbecue and stump meeting. The eve

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Greer's Election Selection Coming Up September 25


September 9, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's Political Action Committee is pleased to host the upcoming "Greer's Election Selection," an old-fashioned barbecue and stump meeting. The event will be Saturday, September 25 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Langford Electric in downtown Greer. "This event wil

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2011 Candidates for Directors


September 9, 2010

Per the Chamber’s by-laws, the President must notify the members of the Chamber the “names of the persons nominated as candidates for directors and the right of petition as provided in Article IV, Section 6.”Article IV, Section 6 is as follows: Additional names of candidates for d

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Greer State Bank Greer Station Oktoberfest presented by Spaten


September 3, 2010

The Board of Directors of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for the 5th Annual Greer State Bank Greer Station Oktoberfest presented by Spaten in downtown Greer, SC. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm on Trade Street.  “We are exc

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce September 3 First Friday Luncheon


August 25, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the upcoming September 3 First Friday Luncheon. Keynote speaker will be Dean Hybl, Executive Director of Ten at the Top. Comprised of public, private and civic leaders across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top (T

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Award


August 20, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Development Council have announced the selection of Rudy Painter from Countybanc Insurance, Inc. as the recipient of third Annual Outstanding Leadership Award.  This award was designed to recognize a graduate of the Leadership Greer Progr

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IGNITEGreer Partners with Visions of Excellence for School Supplies Drive


August 20, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that IGNITEGreer, the Chamber’s Young Professional Group, has partnered with Larry James and his Visions of Excellence program in a school supplies drive. The IGNITEGreer group collected over 12 boxes of school supplies from the comm

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Regional Health Care Reform Summit Coming Up Aug. 25


August 16, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host an upcoming Regional Health Care Reform Summit. The summit will be an opportunity for businesses to learn about the affects of health care reform and ask pertinent questions. It will be Wednesday, August 25 from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the BMW Zentr

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Sponsors Announced for the 5th Annual Greer Station Oktoberfest!


August 9, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Greer State Bank will be the Title sponsor for the Greer State Bank Greer Station Oktoberfest presented by Spaten in downtown Greer: Saturday, October 2nd!  Ken Harper, President and CEO of Greer State Bank says, "As Greer's

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New Furman President Rodney Smolla Announced as Speaker for Outstanding Leadership Luncheon


August 6, 2010

Presented by the Leadership Greer Alumni AssociationThe Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Rodney Smolla, President of Furman University, will be speaking at the upcoming Outstanding Leadership Luncheon. The luncheon will be Thursday, August 19 at the Thornblade Club from

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Date Announced for Upcoming Oktoberfest


July 16, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced the date for the 5th Annual Greer Station Oktoberfest in downtown Greer: Saturday, October 2! This downtown event is the most unique event in the upstate as it features only the best German music, German foods, and German beer. Traditional lederhos

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IGNITEGreer Program to Host "Night at the Rooftop"


July 15, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that IGNITEGreer, the Chamber’s Young Professional Group, is hosting a “Night at the Rooftop” on Wednesday, July 21 at the New York Life Building overlooking Fluor Field. The event will be from 6:30-9:30pm. This event is

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Chamber Hires Summer Intern


July 13, 2010

Emily Turman, a recent graduate of Junior Leadership Greer Class XXI, has been hired to serve as a summer intern at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. Turman began her work on July 6 and will assist the staff in various ways including administrative support, membership retention, office organiza

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Meet Candidates, Paul Corden and Trey Gowdy at the First Friday Luncheon


July 7, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an upcoming “Meet the Candidates” event at the August 6 First Friday Luncheon. United States House of Representatives candidates for District Four, Paul Corden and Trey Gowdy, will each have the opportunity to address event att

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Outstanding Leadership Luncheon Announced for August 19th


July 2, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that. The luncheon will be Thursday, August 19 at the Thornblade Club from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The Outstanding Leadership Luncheon is designed to award and recognize a graduate of a Leadership Greer Program that has demonstrated effective l

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Members of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Staff Complete Year at Institute for Organization Management


July 2, 2010

A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dana Martin, Membership Director, and Mark Owens, Director of Programs and Events, of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, have both recently completed their second and first year, respectively, at Institute for Organization M

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Greer Chamber Announces New Golf Summer Shootout


June 22, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new Summer Shootout series at the Greer Country Club and Links O’Tryon. The Greer Country Club will host the shootout on July 20 and Links O’Tryon will host August 17. Each shootout will tee off at 5pm and will be a 9-holes t

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Upcoming Speed Networking Event


June 10, 2010

(GREER, SC) Back by popular demand, The Greer Chamber’s “Sales Strategies for Success” (SSS) program is hosting an upcoming Speed Networking event on Wednesday, June 30 from 11:45-1:00pm at the Village at Pelham Community Center. “BIZNET: Networking at the Speed of Light&rdqu

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Pelham Power Breakfast event June 9


May 28, 2010

Greer Chamber’s “Pelham Power Breakfast” series is hosting an upcoming event sponsored by DeHollander & Janse Financial Group and The Hultquist Firm on Wednesday, June 9 from 8:00am-9:00am. The event will be held at DeHollander & Janse Financial Group located at 3515 Pelham

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Leadership Greer Class XXXI Forming Now!


May 19, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of its 31st 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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David Edwards, Executive Director from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Speak at the Greer Chamber First Friday Luncheon


May 12, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces that the Executive Director of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, David Edwards, will be the guest speaker at the June 4 First Friday Luncheon.Coldwell Banker Caine is the First Friday Presenting Sponsor of the Year and A.T. Locke is the

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Greer Chamber Announces New President


May 7, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Allen C. Smith as its new President.  Smith will be new to the Greer Community as he and his wife relocate here from Greenville, North Carolina, where he has worked for the Greenville-Pitt County Cham

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Menu Announced for Upcoming Village Hospital Greer Family Fest!


April 16, 2010

The Village Hospital Greer Family Fest presented by the City of Greer and the Greer Citizen is pleased to announce the festival menu for the 26th annual event coming up on April 30 and May 1 throughout downtown Greer. “One of the biggest draws of the festival is the variety of food we off

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Greer Netalytics as the 2010 Small Business of the Year and Cheryl Moore as 2010 Professional Woman in Business


April 15, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recognized Netalytics as the 2010 Small Business of the Year. The award was presented at the Small Business Awards Luncheon presented by Prudential C. Dan Joyner on April 8, 2010. Netalytics was established in 1995 and opened in Greer in 2005 and is a local soft

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Dr. Brett Wright to be Featured Guest Speaker at Greer Chamber First Friday Luncheon


April 1, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces that Clemson University Professor, Dr. Brett Wright, will be the guest speaker at the April 9 First Friday Luncheon. Coldwell Banker Caine is the First Friday Presenting Sponsor of the Year and Brighton Gardens of Greenville is the monthly sponsor. D

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Greer Chambers Community Commerce Convention Offers FREE Business Seminars


March 30, 2010

The Greer Chamber’s Community Commerce Convention presented by Prudential C. Dan Joyner is excited to offer six Business Seminars for the community for FREE. The Convention is set for Thursday, April 8 at the Marriott Greenville beginning at 8:00am. Over 400 people are anticipated to attend th

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Greer Chamber to host Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon April 8


March 26, 2010

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that John Warner, PhD, will be the guest speaker at the Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday April 8 at the Greenville Marriott. The luncheon is being held in conjunction with the Community Commerce Convention. Pr

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Leadership Greer Class 30 Announced Class Project: Kid's Planet Revitalization


March 16, 2010

In March of 1999 a group of 3,000 volunteers came together to build Kids Planet at Century Park. The park is a wonderful recreation spot for children of all ages and abilities, and it has become a popular destination for families across the Upstate. Ten years and thousands of children later, the par

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IGNITEGreer to Host Nintendo Wii Competition at Business After Hours


March 15, 2010

The Greer Chamber’s “IGNITEGreer” group will host Business After Hours “Wii Mean Business” on Thursday, March 18 at Rhythm & Brews in downtown Greer. The event will be from 5:30-7:30pm and features a Nintendo Wii bowling competition. There is no charge for this even

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Greer Chamber of Commerce Pelham Power Breakfast Series to Host Upcoming Event March 10


March 4, 2010

The Greer Chamber’s “Pelham Power Breakfast” series is hosting an upcoming event on Wednesday, March 10 from 8:00am-9:00am at the Oakleaf Village at Thornblade. Oakleaf Village is located right off of the Parkway at 1560 Thornblade Boulevard. “The leprechauns of Oakleaf Villa

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15th Annual Greer Family Fest Bass Tournament Coming Up!


March 2, 2010

The 15th Annual Greer Family Fest Bass Tournament will take place on Saturday, April 10 at Lake Robinson.  Over 100 fishermen are expected to participate in this event.  Gates will open at 5AM, blast off will be at 6:30AM and the weigh-in will be at 3:00PM.  Cash prizes totaling $4,00

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Open Position


February 26, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce CEO Selection Committee is now accepting applicants for the position of President/CEO. The President/CEO is the chief paid executive officer of the Chamber as well as the administrator of the Greater Greer Education Foundation and the Chamber Political Action Co

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South Carolina Financial Update at Greer Chamber First Friday Luncheon


February 24, 2010

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces that South Carolina Treasurer, Converse Chellis will be the guest speaker at the March First Friday Luncheon. Chellis will be giving a South Carolina financial update during his remarks.Coldwell Banker Caine is the First Friday Presenting S

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Greer Chamber Sales Strategies for Success Program Hosts Upcoming Seminar


February 22, 2010

The Greer Chamber’s “Sales Strategies for Success” (SSS) program is hosting an upcoming seminar on Wednesday, March 3 from 11:30-1:00pm in the Community Room at the Village at Pelham. This event will feature Russ Davis, from Sandler Training, and his topic will be, “Why Sales

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Greer Chamber to Host 2nd Annual Community Commerce Convention on April 8th!


February 19, 2010

Get Involved! The Community Commerce Convention presented by Prudential C. Dan Joyner is back and better than before! After a very successful first year that boasted over 275 people in attendance, the Greer Chamber polled its attendees and exhibitors on how to improve the event. The Chamber listened

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3rd Annual Volunteer Greer Day Set for April 17


February 19, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Leadership Greer Alumni Association, will be conducting the Third Annual Volunteer Greer Day on April 17, 2010.“Volunteer Greer Day” as it is known, is a way for members of the Greer community to participate in various volunt

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Deadline Extended for Tickets to the 6th Annual Greer State Bank Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil


February 15, 2010

(GREER, SC) The 6th Annual Greer State Bank Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil promises to provide great networking opportunities are crowds are expected to be over 300! The event will be held Friday, February 19 from 6:00-9:00pm at Langford Electric located at 316 Trade Street.Tickets for the event are

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Greer Chamber Announces Interim President


February 9, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee is pleased to announce Larry Wilson as Interim President. Wilson has been involved in the Greer Community and the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce for over twenty years. Wilson is currently the Vice Chairman of the Partnership for Tomorrow B

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The 6th Annual Greer State Bank Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil


January 27, 2010

(GREER, SC) The 6th Annual Greer State Bank Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil promises to provide great networking opportunities are crowds are expected to be over 300! The event will be held Friday, February 19 from 6:00-9:00pm at Langford Electric located at 316 Trade Street.Tickets for the event are

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Greer Chamber President, John Kimbrell, Resigns


January 22, 2010

(Greer, SC) Today, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced the resignation of its President, John Kimbrell, who is leaving to pursue a new opportunity as CEO of the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in Gastonia, North Carolina.  During his five and a half year tenur

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Village Hospital Greer Family Festival Seeks Arts, Crafts, Restaurant Vendors


January 20, 2010

(Greer, SC) The Village Hospital 26th Annual Greer Family Festival presented by City of Greer and the Greer Citizen is seeking arts, crafts, and restaurant vendors for the April 30 – May 1 festival. For the 26th Annual event, the Family Fest features the best of the old and adds exciting new a

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


January 19, 2010

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 72nd year of service along with 360 attendees at its Annual Meeting and Celebration held on January 14th at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The event was presented by Greer Memorial Hospital.  The theme for the evening was “All Th

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