James L. Lowry, Executive Director
Greenville Area Economic Development Center
12 N. Diamond St.
Greenville, PA 16125

Phone: (724) 588-1161
Fax: (724) 588-9881


Greenville Business & Industry Day:

Greenville’s Industrial Day golf outing has a memorable 69 -year history. The event has become
more than a golf outing. It has become a chance to get away from the busy activity of day-to-day life where people had an opportunity to discover all kinds of things that really bound them together.

The history of Greenville Business and Industry Day has been rich. In 1959, a relatively unknown golfer was picked up at the Greenville Airport. His name was Arnold Palmer. Palmer, a young pro out of Latrobe, Pa., was paid $800 for his appearance. He agreed on a handshake to come back for the 1960 Industrial Day for $1,000. In between, he won the Masters’ and U.S. Open, and finished second in the British Open. Although his appearance fee had dramatically increased with his winnings, Palmer honored his handshake commitment and played in the 1960 event for $1,000.

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