When I first started working in accounting I did not realize that it was a “helping profession”. My interests in college had leaned toward education and music. In fact I majored in Religious Education at Furman University and had to go back to school to take accounting courses required for the CPA licensing, obtained in 1987.
But I have the satisfaction of being able to help individuals and businesses reach their optimum potential, financially, every day. Besides tax return preparation and planning, my work includes helping folks with their investment and retirement savings management. We consult with small to medium-sized businesses in many operational areas to help them survive and thrive.
My job changes everyday and I love it. Also, since 1992 I have been a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for Greenville Technical College, and have worked with the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) on the Financial Literacy Task Force to determine how to best help citizens of South Carolina learn how to manage their finances.
For my “real life”, I spend time with my grandchildren, run in 5k races, garden, read, play piano and am the organist at the two small churches where my husband is pastor.
If you ask 10 different people you are likely to get 12 different stories of how the Pete’s no restaurants came to be. So in the spirit of tradition this is the version we will go with. The first Pete’s was opened by a Mr. Manos on the West End in the early 1930′s. They sold hot dogs, peanuts, and such. It had various owners before it closed in 1970. Our Great Uncles George and Nick opened Pete’s no 2 in 1941 located on Main Street. Pete’s no 2 occupied two different buildings during its life. That is why some are confused more so because Pete’s no 2 had changed locations and looking back some think they were operating at the same time. Pete’s no 2 is no longer in business and has been closed for many years. Pete’s no 3 opened its doors in 1952 and is located on Pendleton Street. In 1954 Pete’s no 4 (that’s us) was conceived and shortly after opening was sold to their nephews one of which was our father Jimmy Como. Fast forward through the 50′s, 60’s, and in the late 70’s the last remaining partner Rocky sold his share to Jimmy. As you can see on our logos we use 1956 as the year we started. But, our father did not arrive to Greenville SC until 1956. Though he was not a partner at that time that is the year we use. Throughout the last half of the century the old place had been remodeled. In 1985 the new restaurant was built simply because we had outgrown the original one. Just a few feet away the new place was being erected while the old place operated till construction was complete. The local news taped the demolition of the old building. During that interview Jimmy Como told the reporter “My mother had me but that building raised me.” That old building is truly missed and subject to many a story of those that grew up dining there. Read more history at comospetes4.com/about
Harrison Lighting continues to be the premier source for proper total lighting for the home. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you discover the power and impact of layers of lighting. We offer a large selection of lamps; shades; chandeliers; sconces; exterior gas and electric lanterns and landscape lighting. We also have a unique selection of art and accessories from local artists.
Our service department repairs and restores lamps and antique fixtures We also design and constructs lamps, chandeliers and other lighting fixtures.
Our lighting specialists will assist you in selecting the fixtures that will complement your taste and the design of your home.
The mission of Bernhardt House of Violins is to provide quality string instruments, repairs, and accessories to string musicians, students, and teachers in South Carolina. Bernhardt House of Violins desires to provide the very best values available on the string instrument market.
Paws & Claws is your friendly neighborhood pet boutique, serving Upstate pets & their families for over a decade. Stop by our grooming salon where every dog is treated like a champion by certified groomers & an experienced, caring staff. Paws & Claws clients are the most well-fed, best dressed & groomed dogs around. We also carry an excellent selection of products for cats.
Bring in your 4-legged friends to shop for toys, treats, & the coolest duds in Greenville. Paws & Claws is the boutique where every pet wants to go! We are conveniently located at the Shops at Capers Place, right on Augusta Street.
Providing Real Estate Services in Greenville, SC and Surrounding Areas
Located in the heart of the Augusta Road area, this award-winning office boasts a professional staff that enjoys one of the highest production per agent ratios in the Upstate of South Carolina. While the Augusta Road office primarily serves Luxury Homes, our experience in the Greenville, SC, real estate market allows our REALTORS to handle your needs, whether you are looking in the Augusta Road, Parkins Mill, Downtown Greenville, Eastside Greenville or Golden Strip markets.
For an “inside” look into Greenville, SC real estate and homes for sale, please contact one of our experienced REALTORS today.
Representing Alta Vista Place, a luxury condo development in the heart of Greenville.
At Muncaster Financial, we take great pride in our work and dedication to focus entirely on our clients’ goals. We have worked diligently to achieve and maintain the highest level of client satisfaction, and with Richard Muncaster as an independent financial consultant, we have the freedom to create the solutions best suited to fit your needs. In addition to our carefully structured internal platform, our relationships with top money managers, insurance companies and vendors throughout the country allow us the luxury of choosing the best plan for our clients with the most competitive cost structure.
For 20 years, families and businesses in the Upstate have trusted Priority One Security to keep them protected and connected, providing common sense security solutions tailored to their needs. Offering personalized service that routinely goes above and beyond, Priority One leverages today’s technology and utilizes the highest quality security systems and products from trusted brands. Our certified technicians, customer support staff and management team work together to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our residential and commercial security customers. Visit our website at http://www.priority1security.com or give us a call at 864- 288-1400 or 888-779-4167.
South Carolina-native Virginia Hayes is one of Greenville’s top residential Realtors. Having lived in Greenville for more than 20 years, her market knowledge, combined with an extensive professional background in real estate marketing, public relations and client service, are essential elements in generating successful relationships with and transactions for her buyer and seller clients.
Based in Coldwell Banker Caine’s Downtown Greenville office, Virginia is an engaged, client-focused, and extremely knowledgeable Realtor who is active in the community. Consistently a Top Producer, she was recently named to the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for her success in 2016.
If you’re looking for an expert guide to help you navigate all that the Greenville real estate market has to offer, contact Virginia today!
Our goal at Empire Spirits is to supply all your favorite liquor, beer, and wine. Let our expert staff help you find an old favorite or recommend a new product! Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Let us order it for you. We keep our prices low so you get more party for your money. Free gift wrapping available. Come see what we have for you today!
We also offer lottery tickets, cigarettes, and party accessories.
A shoe lover’s dream, MUSE Shoe Studio is just that, providing shoppers with a truly inspiring boutique experience. The amazing selection and friendly staff makes MUSE the go-to shop for great shoes and accessories. Since our opening in February of 2006, we have developed a reputation for fresh designs offering classic updated styles, quality, and comfort that is still affordable. MUSE provides shoppers with sound fashion and style advice as we set the standard for the latest wearable trends and updated classics that will fit your personal style. Shopping at MUSE will always delight and inspire.
Palmetto Olive Oil Co., is locally owned and operated by Sandy & Michael Burn. It reflects their love of good food and company of friends and family. Open since 2011, Palmetto Olive Oil Co. has expanded as Olive and Then Some, with olive oil stores in Simpsonville, Spartanburg and Landrum.
Our fabulous olive oils are obtained from both hemispheres (i.e., olive oil producing countries such as Italy, Greece, California in the U.S., Tunisia, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, and Portugal) thus ensuring a year-round, fresh supply. In addition to our olive oils, you may choose to select our aged balsamic vinegars (from Italy and Spain) to pair with them such as Sicilian Lemon, White Honey, and Ripe Peach Vinegar. All our oils and vinegars are available for order on line or on a taste-first, bottle-to-order basis in our store.
Palmetto Olive Oil Co., welcomes you and your guests for a private tasting, whether it’s your book club, a meeting, or just a group of friends. Contact us to arrange your special evening and delight your guests with a fun and unique experience in our store’s cozy, olde-world atmosphere.
Located in Greenville’s popular Augusta Road area, Twill reflects the sophisticated yet casual style of its clients. Offering an extensive selection of premium denim for women, expecting mothers, and men. Twill’s denim experts can help everyone find their perfect fit. Twill not only carries denim, but also unique hand picked tops, dresses, jewelry, and accessories. Twill’s goal is to provide customers with assistance to cultivate their individual style. Our cozy sitting area, complete with TV and fully stocked bar, reflects our laid back atmosphere. Stop by to shop or just catch up and have a drink!
Toledano & Associates, Inc. has been providing full-service employer sponsored retirement plan administration and consulting since 1985. Toledano & Associates, Inc. assists employers in the design, implementation, administration and communication of a wide range of retirement plans. We are committed to providing these services to our clients in a timely, accurate and cost-effective manner.
Our benefit professionals are dedicated to helping employers implement retirement plans that promote corporate goals and objectives, control costs and give employees a sense of security.
Toledano & Associates, Inc. takes the confusion out of plan administration duties and decision making by providing our clients with the consulting and technical expertise they need. We are committed to maintaining effective state-of-the-art computer systems and applications for administrative procedures which permits us to process our clients work more efficiently and ensures the highest standards of quality.
The Needle Tree, established in 1992, offers its patrons the finest in knitting and needlepoint supplies. The shop specializes in hand-painted needlepoint canvases and high-end yarns.
We love to teach beginners and teach one-on-one at no charge. We look forward to seeing you!
Our comfortable Craftsman-style bungalow is located in Greenville, SC on the corner of Church Street and Tindal Avenue.
If you are in the Upstate of South Carolina, please stop by our shop. We are open Tuesday to Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We look forward to meeting you!
The Grey Goose offers the best in traditional clothing along with gifts and accessories for children of all ages. We’ve been dressing children for over 30 years and love helping customers find the perfect gift or just the right outfit. We think of our store as a happy place and always hope your visit is an enjoyable part of your day.
The Pickwick is a local, family-owned drugstore and soda fountain that is celebrating 70 years in the prescription business. Its customers reside in Greenville County, and the employees have been with the pharmacy for a combined 133 years. In addition to boasting fast, no-wait prescription service, The Pickwick offers delivery service, complimentary gift wrapping, and a focus on the schools and community. The soda fountain seats approximately 50 people, serving simple sandwiches, shakes and malts, fresh-squeezed orangeade and lemonade, hotdogs and chilidogs, 20 flavors of ice cream, and cherry and vanilla cokes served from a 1949 soda fountain. The business is locally run and owned by a third generation of Odoms, a family born and raised in the city of Greenville. The Pickwick is one of the few locally-owned, non-chain pharmacies that remain in SC and is located at 3219 Augusta Street in Greenville
Tootsies Children’s Shoes, owned and operated by a mom, has been fitting kids since 1987, when she opened the original store in Columbia, SC. Our second store, in Charlotte, NC, opened in 2005 and the third store opened in Greenville, SC in 2015. Tootsies has been voted best kids shoe store in both Charlotte and Columbia a number of times.
We know how to find and fit the prefect shoe for your little one. We’ve fit all kinds of feet and even those who have orthotics. We carry sizes newborn to youth seven with an extensive selection for the older children. We have lots brands, widths, styles and we even special order! Come by with any questions or just give us a call, we’d love to meet you!
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At The Embassy Flowers & Nature’s Gifts, our professional staff is committed to creating beautiful flower arrangements and gifts which are perfect for any occasion. As a trusted local florist, we offer flower delivery throughout Greenville, SC and surrounding areas, as well as nationwide delivery through our network of reliable florists. The Embassy Flowers & Nature’s Gifts also offers convenient same-day floral delivery for all of your last minute gift needs!
Fresh flowers can represent friendship, sympathy, or love. From birthday flowers to Mother’s Day to get well flowers, you can trust The Embassy Flowers & Nature’s Gifts to have just the right bouquet. We can bring a smile to your loved one’s face with anniversary flowers and Valentine’s Day flowers or show your sentiments with sympathy funeral flowers. We have great floral gifts in Greenville SC that fit any occasion, style and budget, so arrangements from The Embassy Flowers & Nature’s Gifts are guaranteed to brighten someone’s day!
Looking for the perfect gift that you can order and deliver with ease? The Embassy Flowers & Nature’s Gifts has a wide variety of floral gifts available on our website. No matter the occasion, you can trust our local Greenville florists to arrange a beautiful floral bouquet that is guaranteed to please. When you want the freshest flowers delivered to that special someone, trust The Embassy Flowers & Nature’s Gifts for floral delivery in Greenville or nationwide.