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Women-Owned Businesses – We Are Mighty Here In Greenville

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? This nationally recognized month first came to life on March 7, 1982 – and recognizes women who have made an impact and difference throughout American history.

And why are we talking about this? Neat fact – there are a TON of women-owned businesses, right here in Greenville and our surrounding areas.

We make up the business profiles of store owners, restaurant owners, day care owners, doctors, lawyers, and yes, even realtors like yours truly!

Women can do anything – and we are proud to be business owners.If you’re interested on how women have impacted the business world, and would like to see some stats (I love stats too!) – check out this site.

Ready to talk about selling or purchasing your home right here in the Upstate? Then you need an aggressive realtor. And, you’ve found one!

My email is thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

And Did You Know……

That you can shop online with many, many, many of your favorite Greenville shops? And yes, that includes West End and even Downtown – without even having to get off your couch. Check out Surcee – the site has been incredibly detrimental to our local businesses – and anything you order can be shipped right to your door! Stay in your pjs (one of my personal favorite things to do from time to time), and help out our local businesses. And, in case you were wondering, you can shop directly with local women-owned businesses through this site too!

Why Greenville? Here Are 7 Things You May Not Even Know About Your Own Town

Even if you have lived in Greenville your whole life – there are some things about our town that you may not know! And that’s ok! Here are seven things you may not even have ever known about Greenville:

1. Pleasantburg – What’s the first thing you think of when you see that name? I’m sure it’s the road right outside of downtown, right? Well, did you know that Pleasantburg used to be the name of our town? That’s right – we did not become Greenville until the 1700s. Prior to that, we were known as Pleasantburg!

2. Albert Einstein has family ties to our town – Not joking here! Albert Einstein’s grandson is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park. His name was Klaus Martin Einstein. And yes, Albert himself was rumored to walk around Furmon University, visiting his son Hans who worked at Clemson.

3.   Remember Lynyrd Skynyrd? If you were a fan of the popular band Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 70’s, you know that their plane carrying members of the band crashed in 1977, killing some of the band members and crew. The plane crashed in Mississippi, but took off from the Greenville Downtown Airport after performing at the old Greenville Memorial Auditorium.

4.   We have an average snowfall of about 5 inches – I’m not asking you to measure the snow from year to year of course, and you may not even realize this. But we actually get about 5 inches of snow every year!

5.    Falls Park really isn’t as old as you may think. Liberty Bridge was actually built in September of 2004. Prior to the construction of the bridge, the famous Reedy River falls were covered by the Camperdown bridge, which was a bridge built for automobile traffic, for almost four decades. The transition to the park we now know began in the late 60s with the effort of the Carolina Foothills Garden Club.

6.    We may have been saved from a nuclear war – The Cuban Missile Crisis took place in 1962 for a period of thirteen days. During that time frame, Greenville native Maj. Rudolf Anderson was the only casualty. His death is credited with giving a pause while President Kennedy and Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev were negotiating the removal of Russian missiles from Cuban soil, which potentially could have led to a nuclear war.

7.    Pelham Mill Park was the first cotton mill in the Greenville district. To this day, you can still see architectural remains of the mill, and just simply enjoy a sense of peace and calm throughout the park.

Thank you for such a great review!

“My husband and I were relocating to South Carolina from another state and completely unfamiliar with the area. Victoria spent well over a year helping us find the right house that met our current needs as well as our long term goals. With the help of her assistant, Lisa, all of the many details were taken care of during the time between contract and closing. Throughout the year long process, we appreciated and benefitted greatly from Victoria’s directness and clear communication.”

Around Greenville!

Chic MD, a shop that specializes in medical-grade skincare solutions, is opening a new location at 512 Augusta St., Ste. B next to Sun and Soil Plant Parlor. Can’t wait for personalized skin + hair care products? Check out Chic MD’s current Travelers Rest location at 104 S. Poinsett Hwy. and learn more on its website.

The Flower Bar, an interactive floral design studio + wine bar, is coming to Spartanburg this May at 449 E. Main St., near Moe’s Southwest Grill and Chicken Salad Chick. Enjoy wine slushies, floral arrangement workshops, and fresh flowers for purchase. ? (The Post and Courier Greenville)

The City of Greenville is calling for volunteers for Greenville Fan Fest on Sat., March 19. The NCAA March Madness Tournament celebration needs volunteers to help with basketball sign ups, as well as drink servers + cashiers. See available shifts.

Are your plants thirsty? Conestee Nature Preserve will host its next Rain Barrel Workshop on Sat., March 19. Sign up here to build your very own 55-gallon rain barrel.

Local Greenville SC News

Did you know every week the YMCA of Greenville packs + delivers food to families in critical need? Through grants and donations, the Y served 250 families per week in 2021 (read: ~260,000 total meals). Want to help out? Donate to feed a family in need.*

Piedmont’s Mill Village, located between Greenville and Anderson, is slated for a new housing development + renovations on the old Mercantile building. Development temporarily halted in 2019, but construction on the housing development is set to begin this summer and interior demolition on the Mercantile building will start this month. (WPSA)

About Victoria

 People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina! You can also always follow me on Facebook!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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