Greer Chamber Launches GreerMade

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of GreerMade, an innovative new program aimed at promoting locally manufactured products, and the companies that make them, to the next generation of workforce.

GreerMade will allow certified companies unparalleled access to future employees through workshops, trainings and in-school visits. While Greer’s manufacturing industry is growing, the workforce that supplies them is not. GreerMade will help to show students alternative career opportunities that lie within their own community.

“We are very excited to not only showcase locally made products, but to also help close the skills gap that plagues many of our local businesses,” said Greater Greer Chamber President/CEO Mark Owens. “A strong community is not possible without a strong workforce, and we hope to be a driving force in the development of the next generation of workforce. We are excited to help our businesses grow and promote Greer in a new and creative way.”

Companies interested in becoming certified may visit www.greermade.com to complete the online application. Once submitted, final approval will be made by the GreerMade Advisory Board. In addition to many other benefits, approved companies will receive:

Profile and recognition on GreerMade website

  • License to use GreerMade logo on products, marketing materials, etc.
  • Opportunity to participate in annual GreerMade trade show
  • Access to local resources

The GreerMade Advisory Board consists of representatives from:

  • BMW Manufacturing Co.
  • Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Greer Development Co.
  • J. Harley Bonds Career Center

Funding Partners of the program include:

  • Greer State Bank
  • Owens Insurance Agency
  • Steven M. Bateman, CPA
  • Ten at the Top
  • Upstate Workforce Investment Board

For more information call 877-3131 or visit www.greermade.com

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 650 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.

 

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