George Rogers and Danny Ford helped celebrate the opening of the new Emerald Ink and Stitches facility on Anderson Circle Tuesday. Two of the Palmetto State’s biggest names signed autographs and took pictures with hundreds of people who came to see what the one of the Lakeland’s leading promotional product distributors had to offer.
“I love coming to Greenwood,” Rogers said. “My roommate at South Carolina was from Greenwood and I used to come up here with him all the time. This has always been a great sports town since the days of Coach Babb and Coach Richardson. There’s a couple of Gamecocks from here that look like they will carry on that tradition.”
Ford agreed that Greenwood has a rich athletic tradition.
“Greenwood has always produced great athletes,” Ford said. “Most of them used to come to Clemson, but that seems to have changed in recent years. This used to really be a Clemson town.”
The two were joined at the ribbon cutting by Emerald Ink and Stitches owner Steve Riley and Miss Emerald High School, Sarah Bates.
Though Emerald Ink and Stitches is not a new business, they recently bought a large warehouse on Anderson Circle that Riley believes will help the business grow.
“We offer more than 400,000 different products,” Riley said. “If you can print a name on it we can get it. The new warehouse will help us stock more items and give us room to do more of the work here locally rather than outsourcing it.”