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Greer Chamber Launches Young Professionals Network- IGNITEGreer

March 5, 2008

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has launched a new young professional network for the business community in Greer. IGNITEGreer is designed to Inspire, Grow, Network, Invest, Teach, and Empower age 40 and under professionals who work or live in the Greer community.

Bryan Jeter of Lister & Jeter, CPAs and chair of IGNITEGreer states “The IGNITEGreer initiative is designed to engage younger professionals within the Greer Chamber and help them become more involved in the business community.” 

IGNITEGreer will focus on networking through social events, giving back to the community through community service projects, and assisting young professionals with business challenges through training or workshops. 

John Kimbrell, President of the Greer Chamber adds, “The Greer Chamber is excited about this great opportunity to develop new leaders in the community.  This professional network will assist our efforts in attracting and retaining a vibrant and diverse workforce in the Greer business community.”

Members of the Steering Committee include:
Bryan Jeter, Chair
Lister & Jeter, CPAs

Justin Hill
Bank of Travelers Rest

Laura MacPherson
Northstar Creative

Richard Blackwell
Upstate Alliance

Reno Deaton
Greer Development Corporation

Jennifer Zier
Paychex, Inc.

Eric Windhauser
Upstate Insurance, LLC

Dana Wood
Greer Business Resource Center

A kick-off celebration has been scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 2008 at The Great Bay Oyster House in downtown Greer. The celebration will take place immediately prior to the Greer Chili Cook-off from 5:00 – 6:30 pm and is complimentary. At this event, members of the IGNITEGreer steering committee will discuss the initiative in more detail as well as announce exciting plans for the future. To register for the event please visit the Chamber website at or call the Greer Chamber at 864. 877.3131.  

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 575 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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