Two H&R Block customers, Sharon Pilgrim (left) and Daniel Pruitt (second from right) won $1,000 during the company’s promotional giveaway. H&R block is located at 12177 W. Greenville Hwy in Lyman.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, recently reported an annual net income, attributable to common shareholders of $2,945,000 or $1.18 per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year net income attributable to common shareholders of $3,030,000 or $1.22 per diluted common share.
Greer State Bank is continuing its mortgage growth under the direction of Tim Strom, senior vice president and mortgage director.
The bank exceeded its 2015 goal with nearly $61 million in closed loan volume, an almost 300 percent increase from $22 million closed in 2014.
Q: I’ve been following your plan, and I’ve finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances. I’m also single, and I was wondering if you have any tips for how to gracefully mention financial topics and budgeting when you’re on a date.
“Come with an interest in South Carolina, leave with a love for Greenville,” promises Pastor Mike Cruice, who has lived in Greenville for almost 30 years. “This business, which developed organically, is more than just a tour; it’s about connecting people.”
Q: My wife and I recently followed your plan and became debt-free, and we’re committed to never going back there again. Currently, I work for the state but I’ve been feeling God’s calling to the ministry.
Q: My fiancé and I are getting married in May. He’s a youth pastor, and I’m in grad school. His mom and dad found a home they think we’ll like, and they want to gift us money for a down payment. I’m not sure how I feel about this under our present circumstances.
Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) recently welcomed Tim Brett, a former state legislator and political affairs expert, to its current Board of Commissioners.
Q: My husband and I are currently renting an apartment for $1,200 a month. Together, we bring home about $7,000 a month, and we’d really like to buy a house soon. Right now we have about $10,000 in debt on a boat along with ongoing stable bills, food and upkeep for our three horses.
The latest business to hit downtown Greer will be arriving on wheels in late February or early March.
Three friends and cycling enthusiasts are opening Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co. on Randall Street.