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Monday, September 23, 2019

LemonADE Stand demo day

e-Merge @ the Garage had its final demo day in July to showcase results from the LemonADE Stand, a program implemented by Clemson University’s bio-engineering staff, focusing on the design of a product or service, as well as a startup business program geared for high school students.


Last week The Iron Yard-Spartanburg held the first PilotTown event – an interactive cocktail-party-meets-trade-show created in collaboration with Robyn Hussa Farrell of Resiliency Technologies, the City of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, The Iron Yard and local businesses

Crawford Strategy’s 5th anniversary

Crawford Strategy celebrated its fifth anniversary with a party earlier this month at its downtown Greenville office.

THEN & NOW | Corner of Main & East Coffee streets

By 1930 the Walgreen drugstore occupied the southeast corner of Main and East Coffee streets. Where the drugstore once stood, Trio - A Brick Oven Cafe now resides.

3rd annual Habitat for Humanity CEO Build

Twenty local corporate leaders are taking part in the third annual Habitat for Humanity CEO Build, helping the organization construct a home in Greenville County for Dianne Kilgore and her family.

Golfing with the Drive

Craig Brown, owner and president of the Greenville Drive, was on hand as the Drive hosted its inaugural Partner Appreciation Golf Tournament at The Cliffs at Glassy.

THEN & NOW | TD Bank

On the west side Main Street from Court Street to McBee Avenue, in the early 1940s, a new Belk's building stood where the Poe Hardware store once was. The First National Bank of Greenville later moved into this space. Today TD Bank occupies the building.

Greer Chamber First Friday

More than 280 attended the Greer Chamber’s First Friday event, featuring U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Greenville Chamber Drive Night

The Greenville Chamber celebration at Fluor Field kicked off with a pregame reception for the new 2015 investors in the Drive's 500 Club. The private pregame reception featured a Ballpark Buffet sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of SC .

GADC sets focus for 2015

At its annual meeting last week, the Greenville Area Development Corporation announced that it secured nearly $452 million in investment and more than 1,300 new jobs in Greenville County in 2014. Focus areas for 2015 include more incentive programs for manufacturing operations, increasing site inventory and attracting new office projects.

THEN & NOW | Camperdown Mill

In the 1880s Camperdown was the second largest mill, after Piedmont, in Greenville County. Camperdown closed in 1956. The building was demolished in 1959. Today the site of Camperdown Mill is part of Falls Park.

THEN & NOW | The Salvation Army

The Bruner Home for Children on Rutherford Street was operated under the auspices of the Salvation Army's Women's Social Service Department but as a separate program from 1917 to 1949. Today the land is home to the Salvation Army Waldo Leslie Service Center, right, and the Salvation Army Church on the left.

Leadership Spartanburg

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce honored the 37 graduates of the 2014-2015 Leadership Spartanburg class earlier this month at the Piedmont Club.

THEN & NOW | The Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Greenville was established by Charles W. Ellis. Following her husband’s death in 1918, Stella Ellis capably assumed direction of the company. In 1930 a new bottling plant was built on four acres of wooded land on Buncombe Street.

Pitching practice

The Founder Institute held a Startup Pitch Bootcamp for entrepreneurs seeking potential investors last week at NEXT.

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