Upstate Headlines: Soccer Fever

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of June 30, 2014.

Soccer Fever– From the World Cup to our backyard- how a global obsession has kicked off in the Upstate. Upstate Viewers watched with pride as Furman University alum and USA soccer team striker Clint Dempsey made a goal within the first 30 seconds of the match with Ghana on June 16…

Pet Product Manufacturer Expands in Greenville County– A Greenville-based manufacturer of pet beds, travel products and accessories is expanding its presence in the county to accommodate its growth in the European market. O’Donnell Industries will invest $1.8 million in the expansion and create approximately 39 new jobs…

Uber Revs Up for Move Into Greenville– Its “Now Hiring” ads have been showing up on the news feeds of local Facebook users for the past several weeks, and now, Uber, the on-demand car request service stirring up Greenville’s social media, may be coming to town…

The Name Game– SCBT, First Federal become South State Bank after yearlong process. What’s in a name? For South State Bank, the new name-effective officially on June 30- represents more than a year of research, brainstorming and collaboration focused on finding a label that conveys the bank’s history, longevity and Southern heritage…

3 Reasons SC is Poised to Compete– At times, it’s difficult to appreciate that global trends can certainly be applied to local communities. As our understanding of global, cross-cultural and cross-border economies increases, it becomes more and more apparent that things happening in Europe, the Middle East and Asia are relevant to Greenville and the Upstate areas…

RevUp Indoor Cycling to Open in Greenville– In mid-July, RevUp Indoor Cycling will open its only location between Atlanta and Charlotte in a 3,800-square-foot facility at 2441 Laurens Road, Greenville. The facility, in the same shopping center as Sky Zone Greenville, will feature 30 spinning bikes, three dressing rooms, showers and a large waiting area for people to cool off post-workout…

‘Un-Apartment’ Community Planned for Greer– An “Un-Apartment” Apartment community may soon be taking shape on 45 acres along Abner Creek Road in Greer if approved by Greer City Council. Ohio-based developer Redwood Acquisition has submitted plans for a new apartment community that will have approximately 173 two-bedroom, two-bath single-story apartment homes, each with their own attached two-car garage…

Renos Underway at New Community Journals HQ- Hammers, drills and saws are going full speed on the renovations at Community Journals’ new offices in Greenville’s emerging Village of West Greenville. Community Journals, which publishes the Upstate Business Journal, Greenville Journal, At Home and TOWN magazines, is anticipating a move-in date of Sept. 2…

Stella’s Hires Devereaux’s Chef, Plans Village Expansion– Spencer Thomson, former chef at the now-closed Devereaux’s in downtown Greenville, has been hired as chef de cuisine at Stella’s Bistro by owners Jason and Julia Scholz…

CresCom to expand to Greenville– CresCom Bank has hired Upstate banking veteran Scott Frierson to lead its expansion into the Greenville Market. Frierson formerly served as the president of Carolina First, which was acquired by TD Bank in 2010. Frierson worked briefly at Regent Bank in Greenville and most recently served as the S.C. state executive for CertusBank…