You’re loving all the new restaurants, meeting different people, and experiencing cool places. It’s all fun and games until you’re six months in and desperately need a haircut.
We’ve always got you covered when it comes to all the exciting biz + development happening around town, but today we want to crowdsource our network to help all these new folks get settled with their Greenville service providers.
Here’s how it will work — • Click here to get started.
• There are 23 different categories to choose from. You can enter your favorite spots around town for as many or as few of the categories as you want.
• Note: Make sure you’re choosing your absolute favorite option, because you can only nominate one person or business per category. (Sorry, we don’t make the rules here — the platform we use does.)
• For your first nomination, you will be asked to enter your first name and last initial and your email address. You’ll also be asked to verify you’re not a robot.
• After that, it’s all fair game. Simply enter the name of a great service provider in Greenville, and click “Nominate.”
• For example, Grace would say under Personal Care > Nail Tech > Your Nomination — “Briana at Nails on the River.” You can also just list the business name if you prefer.
• If you’d like, you can gush a little more about this person or biz in the “Why do you think they are the best?” section (but that’s not required). In this section, you could also mention what group your doctor is part of or the name of the gym your trainer works out of. You can include any links to Facebook, Instagram, or website pages that might be helpful too. • PS — There will be no voting on March 8. (Again, another platform limitation.)
So, who are your trusted doggie groomers, optometrists, and personal trainers?
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BlackHistoryMonth ○ Mac Arnold is a blues musician who was born in Ware Place, South Carolina. When he was a boy, he fashioned a guitar out of a steel gas can with his brother, and early in his career, he played with the legendary James Brown, who was also born in the Palmetto State. Arnold now resides in Pelzer. You can learn more about his career here, and listen to his music on Spotify here. 🎸
Ranked ○ Greenville can’t seem to stop being No. 1. Recently,rent.com ranked us as the best city in America for chefs. How did we get to be in this coveted spot? The folks at rent.com looked at specialty markets, food markets, local restaurants, and average cost of groceries in cities with at least 50,000 residents. 🍽️
TryThis ○ After being shut down for months because of COVID-19, Starry Nights is back at theRoper Mountain Science Centerplanetarium. There are two shows playing at the planetarium on Friday nights — one at 6 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. — and they last about an hour and a half. Learn more about what to expect at the shows from our friends at Kidding Around Greenvillehere. ⭐ (Kidding Around Greenville)
Biz ○Yesterday, officials at BMW Manufacturing and SC Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt broke ground on a new $20 million, 67,000 sqft training center — that’s bigger than the White House. The investment is part of BMW’s 2017 commitment to invest $200 million over five years into workforce training. 🚘
State ○ On Saturday, the legen-dairyTom Trantham of Happy Cow Creamery in Pelzer received the state’s highest honor — the Order of the Palmetto — from Gov. Henry McMaster. Watch the ceremony here. 🐮 (WYFF 4)
Development ○ Pozyx, a Belgium-based warehouse tracking tech company, recently opened their first office outside of Belgium right here in Greenville off of Woodruff Road. The company chose Greenville when Gemba Systems, their Simpsonville-based partner, touted SC’s strong manufacturing economy. (The Post and Courier Greenville)
Art ○ Mauldin Cultural Center recently revealed their 2021-2022 Theatre Season, running from Aug. 2021 to May 2022. The season includes two Mauldin Youth Theatre productions, two musical revues, one Mauldin Theatre Company production, and a “Shakespeare in the Park”-style production. 🎭
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Cause ○ Did you know that during Summer 2020, the YMCA of Greenville welcomed 400 kids per week for summer day camp?Annual Campaign funds aid with programs like this — giving children a sense of normalcy during a very not-normal time. Give to the Y. Ⓟ
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Who else is bursting with excitement? Artisphere is officially back May 7-9. Yesterday, the organization announced that this year’s festival will be safe, small, and socially distanced.
Over 100 artists will span four gated blocks of South Main Street — from the intersection of River and Augusta to Markley at Fluor Field. Guests are encouraged to pre-register for one of the timed and ticketed entry spots online beginning March 15 (VIPs can register starting March 1). Masks will also be required. For more information, click here.
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Outdoors ○ Pop-Up Seed Library| Tues., Feb. 23 | 12-2 p.m. | Hughes Main Library | Free (with a library card)| Take home five packets of seeds for your garden for free. 🍅
Cause ○ Mobile Blood Drive with Harvest Hope | Tues., Feb. 23 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2818 White Horse Rd. | Free, register here | All donors will receive a $20 gift card + Harvest Hope will receive a donation of 25 meals per donor. 💉
Biz ○ Hearts of Glass Panel| Tues., Feb. 23 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Stream the film “Hearts of Glass” and discuss employment + community inclusion with the filmmaker. 🎬
PlanAhead ○ Fresh out of the Box with FoodShare| Wed., Feb. 24 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Join Mill Village Farms for their February Fresh out of the Box with FoodShare celebrating Black History Month. ○ Bird House Workshop with Hollowed Earth| Wed., Feb. 24 | 7 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery, 250 Mill St., Ste. PW3101, Taylors | $40 | Design and build your own custom bird house. 🐦 ○ Greenville Half Marathon and 5K | Sat., Feb. 27 | 7:30 a.m. | 300 S. Main St. | $30+ | Really get those steps in and participate in the Greenville Half Marathon or 5K. 👟 ○ Yoga in the Park | Sat., Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. | Paris Mountain State Park | $8 | Enjoy yoga hosted by True North Wellness + The Landmark Project in our local state park.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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