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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Speaker for 74th Annual Celebration


November 21, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina will be the keynote speaker at the 74th Annual Celebration presented by Greer Memorial Hospital. The Annual Celebration will be an evening full of surprises and fun as the Chamber

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SC WORKS UPSTATE hosts another successful job fair for local employers and job seekers


October 31, 2011

SC Works Upstate hosted another supremely successful job fair on Thursday October 27, 2011. Forty two local employers representing Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union and Greenville counties and six hundred and thirty eight job seekers attended. Of the 638 job seekers in attendance, more than 200 scheduled

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Ashmore Brothers Supports Junior Leadership Greer


October 26, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Ashmore Brothers as the Presenting sponsor for Junior Leadership Greer.  Junior Leadership Greer is an exciting program for high school sophomores and juniors designed to develop informed, committed, and qualified young people capable o

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21st Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament


October 5, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for the 21st Annual Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.  This captain’s choice style tournament will be at the Cherokee Golf Club on Tuesday, November 8th with registration beginning at 8:30am and a shotgun

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Street Closings for Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest


September 30, 2011

Downtown Greer is buzzing with excitement as the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce prepares for the Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest on Saturday. Festival hours are from 12:00-10:00pm and weather for the day will be a high of 64 degrees and sunny. The following roads will be closed Saturday, O

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Hosted Record-Breaking Membership Campaign


September 23, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce hosted a two and a half day membership campaign, which included over 60 volunteers reaching out to businesses in the community sharing the benefits of the Greater Greer Chamber. The Chamber is pleased to announce that 152 new members were recruited, which is the

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Chicken Dance Competition Online and Ready for Votes!


September 12, 2011

Festival Organizers for the Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest are pleased to announce the official start for the Chicken Dance Competition. Last year’s competition had well over 45,000 views throughout the month of September. The competition is featured on the festival’s website: www.

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Oompah Bands, Bratwurst, and More at the Upcoming Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest


September 12, 2011

The Board of Directors of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for the 6th Annual Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest presented by Spaten in downtown Greer, SC. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Trade Street. Lynn Pascazio, Director of M

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US Senator, Jim DeMint to Speak at Upcoming First Friday Luncheon


August 19, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that US Senator, Jim DeMint will be the keynote speaker at the August 31 First Friday Luncheon. DeMint will give an “Update on Washington.” The luncheon will be on Wednesday, August 31 due to the Labor Day weekend. The luncheo

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It?s Loud, It?s in Your Face and You?ll be Bouncing Off the Walls!


August 9, 2011

While most Chambers of Commerce struggle through their annual membership drive, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce  will host a ‘Membership Event’ called “Tune Into Greer” that is like none other. For two and a half days, over 100 volunteers will work against the cloc

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New USC-Upstate Chancellor Dr. Thomas F. Moore Announced as Speaker for Outstanding Leadership Luncheon


August 9, 2011

Presented by the Leadership Greer Alumni AssociationThe Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas F. Moore, Chancellor of USC- Upstate, will be speaking at the upcoming Outstanding Leadership Luncheon. The luncheon will be Thursday, August 25 at Grace Hall  in dow

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IGNITEGreer Collecting School Supplies


July 29, 2011

IGNITEGreer is holding it’s second school supply drive to benefit “Visions of Excellence. Boxes are placed throughout Greer to accept donations to benefit local elementary schools. The donation boxes are located at Allen Tate Realty, The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, BB&T on Ma

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Upstate Workforce Investment Board Offers Job Training Scholarships at Spartanburg Community College


July 26, 2011

The Upstate Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Spartanburg Community College (SCC) have partnered to provide education and job assistance to Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union county residents who are unemployed, underemployed, dislocated and may have been to college but did not earn a degree. Indivi

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Greer Chamber Announces Dates for Summer Golf Shootout Series


July 13, 2011

Back by popular demand is the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Golf Shootout series. This fun tournament features three courses throughout the summer that gives you the flexibility to play one, two, or all three times. Teams of two playing captain’s choice and a point system ar

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Top Sponsor for Upcoming Downtown Festival


July 12, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Countybank will be the Title sponsor for the Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest in historic downtown Greer on Saturday, October 1, 2011.  This downtown event is the most unique event in the upstate as it features only the best

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


July 7, 2011

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 third and second year, respectively, at Institute for Organization M

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Greater Greer Chamber to Host Email Marketing Seminar


June 30, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar, “The Power of Email Marketing.” Speaker, Anissa Freeman Starnes, Regional Development Director of Constant Contact, will provide strategies and tips of getting your message “heard” in a world of

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Free Radio Advertising Opportunity


June 23, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new membership benefit with the radio station, WMUU, 94.5FM. All members of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce are eligible to promote their businesses live on WMUU for 2 minutes. Interested members should call Abe Silos at 242-6240.

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June First Friday Luncheon to Feature Unemployment Update


May 18, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series continues in June with featured keynote speaker Erica Von Nessen, the South Carolina Assistant Executive Director for Unemployment. She will be presenting an update on “Changes in SC Unemployment.”  The Fir

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Win a Diamond at the Small Business of the Year Celebration!


May 18, 2011

This new event will be an evening you don't want to miss! The Chamber will be presenting its Small Business of the Year Award, and Mayor Rick Danner will present the Mayor's Award. Also, everyone who attends will have the chance to win a one carat diamond from Just For You Jewelers! You can

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce?s Pelham Power Breakfast Series to Host Upcoming Event May 11


April 20, 2011

The Greer Chamber’s “Pelham Power Breakfast” series is hosting an upcoming event on Wednesday, May 11 from 8:00am-9:00am at the Marriott Greenville located at One Parkway East. There is no charge for this event for Greer Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Please visit the Gr

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May First Friday Luncheon to Feature "State of the City"


April 19, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series continues in May with featured keynote speakers, Greer Mayor Rick Danner & Reno Deaton, Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation. They will be presenting a “State of the City” address. 

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New "One Stop" for Legislative Information


April 13, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has developed a new section on its website devoted to keeping its members informed of the latest legislative news as it relates to business. This new section, called “Information on the Issues”, provides Chamber members and the general public a &ldq

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Greater Greer Chamber's Business After Hours Sponsored by Greer Flooring Center and Owens Insurance


March 17, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber’s “Business After Hours” series is hosting an upcoming event sponsored by Owens Insurance and Greer Flooring Center on Tuesday, March 29 from 5:00-7:00pm. This event will take place at Greer Flooring Center located at 318 North Main Street in Greer. There

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's April 1 First Friday Luncheon to Feature Dr. Michael W. Fanning


March 16, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series continues in April with featured keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Fanning, of the Olde English Consortium (OEC), a nonprofit organization seeking to promote excellence and efficiency in local communities through collaboration. Hi

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces New "Handshakes & Hashbrowns" Networking Series


March 11, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber is pleased to announce a new morning networking series called “Handshakes & Hashbrowns.” The first event will be held on Friday, March 18 from 8:00am-9:00am at the Lofts on Trade. The Lofts on Trade is located at 212 Trade Street in downtown Greer. The entra

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Leadership Greer 5k Trail Run / Fun Walk Slated for March 26


March 3, 2011

The Leadership Greer Class XXXI is raising money for their class project, “Step It Up with Greer” by hosting a 5k Trail Run / Fun Walk on March 26, 2011 at East Riverside Park. The event starts at 9:00am and costs $20 for adults and $5 for children under the age of twelve. East Riverside

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's Pelham Power Breakfast Series to Host Upcoming Event March 9


March 1, 2011

The Greer Chamber’s “Pelham Power Breakfast” series is hosting an upcoming event on Wednesday, March 9 from 8:00am-9:00am at Hawkins Law Firm located on 310 The Parkway. There is no charge for this event for Greer Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Please visit the Greer Cha

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March 4 First Friday Luncheon to Feature Mike Riordan, President and CEO of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center


February 24, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series continues in March with featured keynote speaker, Mike Riordan, President and CEO of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. Mr. Riordan will discuss the proposed expansion of the University of South Carolina Sc

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Headline Sponsors Announced for Upcoming Village Hospital Greer Family Fest


February 15, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Village Hospital will be the Title Sponsor of the upstate’s premier family event, the Greer Family Fest. The event is scheduled for May 6 and May 7 throughout the downtown area and the new Greer City Park. The Chamber is al

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces New Small Business of the Quarter Awards


February 15, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the organization is now recognizing a Small Business of the Quarter for 2011. The Greater Greer Chamber is seeking nominations at this time and the forms are available on their website at www.greerchamber.com. The Small Business

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Greer Chamber of Commerce Partners with Constant Contact to Help You Grow Your Business with Email Marketing


February 15, 2011

The Greer Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Constant Contact®, the leading email marketing service for small businesses, to bring Chamber members a great way to stay in touch with their most important audience: the customers. With Constant Contact, email marketing is easy, affordable, and e

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Partnership with Upstate Workforce Investment Board


February 4, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Upstate Workforce Investment Board. The Chamber will promote the Upstate WIB and serve as the organization’s chief liaison to the Greater Greer business community.  Allen Smith, President/CEO of the Gr

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's Pelham Power Breakfast Series to Host Upcoming Event February 9


January 25, 2011

The Greer Chamber's Pelham Power Breakfast series is hosting an upcoming event on Wednesday, February 9 from 8:00am-9:00am at Greer State Bank located on 871 South Buncombe Road. . There is no charge for this event for Greer Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Please visit the Greer Chamber

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7th Annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil


January 25, 2011

Back by popular demand is the Greater Greer Chamber’s 7th Annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil! As one of the most talked about events of the year, the Greater Greer Chamber is pleased that the 2011 roast will be no different. Typically, crowds exceed three hundred which provides a casual net

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's February 4 First Friday Luncheon to Feature President of the South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee


January 25, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series continues in February with featured keynote speaker, Tom DeLoach, J.D., President of the South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee. His speech topic is, “South Carolina’s Legislative and P

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Pleased to Announce Award Winners from 73rd Annual Celebration


January 21, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 73rd year of service along with 350 attendees at its Annual Meeting and Celebration held on January 20th at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The event was presented by Greer Memorial Hospital. The theme for the evening was a “Success Story” a

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Greater Greer Chamber Releases its 2011 Legislative Agenda


January 4, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has finalized its 2011 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 creation of the

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Greater Greer Chamber's January 7 First Friday Luncheon to Feature Legislative Delegation


January 3, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon series will kick-off 2011 with a “Conversation with Lawmakers who Represent the Greater Greer area.” The luncheon begins with networking at 11:30am and the program starts promptly at Noon. This event is open to members a

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