Not only is it World Tourism Day, but we are also celebrating one year of Discover Greer! Head to the Discover Greer Instagram page for a special giveaway today: https://www.instagram.com/discovergreer/
The City of Greer will break ground on a new fire station at the corner of Suber Road and Chick Springs Road on October 11. See details here: https://5il.co/25s2l
The City of Greer Recreation Division released several monarch butterflies back into the wild this morning. It’s all part of an environmental conservation effort where our staff collects and raises monarch caterpillars for release. The matured butterflies are tagged and tracked to their destination in Mexico.
The monarch butterfly is on the endangered species list, and Greer is proud to have been named a Monarch City USA for its efforts in repopulation.
The City of Greer Center for the Arts is currently displaying the work of several Hispanic and Latino artists in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month. Join us for a reception on October 6 or drop by during normal hours!
Mark your calendars for the first week of Fall in Greer!
Tuesday: City Council Meeting, City Hall, 6:30 PM
Saturday: Railfest, City Park 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Today is National IT Professionals Day! These are the people who often do the unseen work behind the scenes to keep our city services running. They make sure everything is running smoothly so the rest of us can do our jobs.
Please join us in thanking our IT Team for all they do!
The City of Greer has been honored with the 2023 Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Award for quality fleet management.
The award is presented annually by the Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association to a governmental agency whose innovative fleet management practices have improved productivity, quality, and service or produced substantial savings for their agency or department. City of Greer Fleet Manager Chris Brantley accepted the award Sept. 12 at the SGFMA Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach.
It’s a new week with new things happening in Greer! Will we see you?
Monday: Planning Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6:30 PM
Friday: Food Truck Rollout, City park, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This week is Environmental Services Week and we want to recognize our custodial staff for keeping our many facilities clean and up to par for the community. These staff members often work quietly and behind the scenes. Please join us in thanking them for all of their hard work!
Greer Fire Department firefighters participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Fluor Field over the weekend. Those who climbed the stairs say this is a meaningful way to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
We have a calendar packed full of ways for residents to have their voices heard this week. Check out everything going on in Greer!
Tuesday: City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM, City Hall
Wednesday: UDO Drop-In meetings, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, City Hall
Thursday: UDO Drop-In meetings, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, 11: 00 AM - 1:00 PM & 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Cannon Centre
Saturday: Get you ART On! & Tunes in the Park: The Rhythm City Band, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
It's butterfly season! Did you get a chance to see the monarch butterfly release at Kid's Planet this week? The City of Greer Recreation Division helps with several releases and education outreach about the endangered species right in our backyards. Check out more programs like this here: https://cityofgreer.org/1064/Nature-Conservation-Programming
People in Greer are gearing up to spend 9 hours and 11 minutes on their feet to honor those who perished and the heroes of 9/11. It's all part of the Never Forget 9:11 Endurance Challenge happening this weekend. The race organizer tells us what its all about, and how you can participate. Watch more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaMVpeuTaRA
Have you noticed the historical building that recently got a facelift?
According to the Greer Heritage Museum: "Ponders Ice Cream first occupied 107 Trade Street, then moved to the larger store and factory located on East Poinsett. There, they made high-quality ice cream and also ran a bottling company that made a range of sodas, including a "knock off" of Coca-Cola; but they were famous for Ponder's Ginger Ale. They also made ginger ale for Chick Springs. Through the 20th century Ponders was a destination and bright spot for many Greer residents."
Were you able to meet up with The Platform at last week's Greenville Drive game? It was all part of the third annual #StartupGVL, a night to spotlight and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship across the Upstate.
Mark your calendar for The Platform's next event, The Business Huddle on September 19!
You may have noticed this restaurant on Trade Street looking a little different these days. The Mason Jar has completed renovations to the front of the establishment, adding garage door style windows to allow for open air dining and the addition of even more seating! Have you stopped by yet?
Who doesn't love when their paycheck hits their bank account? Here at the City of Greer, that feeling is thanks to these two hard working ladies! This week, we're recognizing Payroll Appreciation Week and extending a thank you for all that they do!
The City of Greer business offices will be closed today in observation of Labor Day. Municipal trash pickup will also be shifted back a day.
Happy Holiday weekend! We have a short week ahead of us, but here’s what happening in Greer.
Monday: Labor Day, City Hall Offices closed in observance
Tuesday: Cutlery Club, Tryon Recreation Center, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM