Category Archives: Greatness of Greenville

Upstate International – Why Greenville?

Upstate International is a non-profit organization that certainly brings greatness to Greenville County. Although located in downtown Greenville, it is important to realize that UI’s scope has a cross-county affect all over the Upstate. So why be located in Greenville? UI’s Executive Director Tracie Frese describes Greenville as “natural fit when you look at the [...]

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Upstate International’s Community Programming

Tracie Frese, Executive director for UI recognized another hole in the organization’s operations community programming. Often times in the Upstate, larger service center businesses will bring in international experts for their corporate use. Therefore UI faced the question, how do we have opportunities for the broader based community to hear from international experts or ambassadors [...]

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Upstate International

Greenville County has been recognized for its thriving business activity. Nestled in the Southeast, Greenville is home to large manufacturing corporations such as Michelin, Mitsubishi, BMW, Samsung, Bosch Rexroth, amongst many more. Notice the connection between these corporations? Hint: they are all international and have chosen Greenville for their US roots. This is an indication [...]

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Aryana Thriving in Greenville’s Diversity

The primary factor that stimulates Nelo Mayar, Owner and Chef of Aryana Afghan Restaurant, is how diversity is embraced in Greenville. After living in Texas and Pennsylvania, Nelo confidently says that Greenville is the most diverse city she has lived in. She notes how seeing different cultures makes her happy because she can physically see [...]

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Nelo Mayar – From Cook to Chef

Just as Aryana offers a unique cuisine to the Greenville community, Owner and Chef Nelo Mayar offers an equally distinct story of how she broke into the restaurant business. Nelo has been mastering cooking for over 20 years now. With her being born in Afghanistan, a large part of her culture is that women are [...]

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