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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 software company. The company has grown from 2 employees to 17 and revenues continue to grow each year.   

Mark and Karen Essex are the owners of Netayltics work and live in Greer and are very active in the community. Larry Wilson, Interim President and CEO of the Greer Chamber adds, “I congratulate Mark and Karen and everyone at Netalytics for this tremendous honor and thank them for their commitment to the Greer business community.” 

The purpose of the Small Business of the Year Award is to recognize small businesses that have a special entrepreneurial spirit, a unique marketing approach, or a special focus on the customer that results in a successful business.  To qualify for the award organizations must have fewer than 100 employees or have sales of under five million dollars.  In addition, the qualifying firm must have completed three or more full years of operation and be locally owned and operated.

The Greer Chamber of Commerce honored Cheryl Moore of Greer Memorial Hospital with the 2nd Annual Professional Woman in Business Award presented by Prudential C. Dan Joyner.  The recipients of the Professional Woman in Business Award posses and demonstrate the following characteristics:
• Leadership roles in the community or business
• Mentoring activities
• Initiatives that inspire women to grow personally and professionally
• Volunteer efforts that have made a positive impact in the community.

Cheryl Moore has been a mainstay in the Greer Community. In her 35 year career, she continues to help and inspire people daily.  As the Manager of Customer and Volunteer Services at then Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital and now Greer Memorial hospital, Cheryl truly and deeply cares for the community.  As the liaison between the hospital and the community, she takes pride in sharing news on community efforts and letting Greer Memorial know how they can make an impact. From food drives to after school programs and many more community efforts, this recipient has a passion for Greer and making our community a better place. Cheryl is married to her husband Linny, and they have a son and daughter-in-law.

Larry Wilson adds “Cheryl is a tremendous person and we are lucky to have her here in Greer. She has not only been a wonderful volunteer for the Greer Chamber, but for the community as a whole. We are honored to have Cheryl accept this award.”

During the 2010 Small Business Awards Luncheon the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recognized all small businesses for their contribution to the Greer business community. John Warner, founder of InnoVenture and MBA professor at Clemson was the guest speaker.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 600 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit


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