It was 33 years ago that C. Dan Joyner, along with a group of businessmen in Greenville, recognized a need for a space to entertain clients and friends and enjoy upscale dining. So, in the summer of 1984, the Commerce Club was formed. Through the years, the Club has grown, offering a home away from home for nearly 1,000 Members. It is a place to entertain, build friendships and foster family traditions. Personalized service, stunning views and exceptional cuisine have become the pillars upon which the Club stands.
A Place to Entertain
In 2012, as Greenville began to experience a significant growth downtown, the Commerce Club decided to reinvent itself, intending to enhance its appeal with a $1,500,000 renovation. This reinvention was a success, as it highlighted the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and modernized its look, creating a unique, upscale venue fit for any event. With seven renovated rooms featuring state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, the Club can accommodate small groups and up to 300 guests.
Building Friendships and Fostering Tradition
Although Commerce Club continues to evolve and innovate, fostering tradition amongst Members and families remains a core value. Through the Club’s robust programming calendar, each week provides numerous events and opportunities to connect with Members. One of the longest running events is Thursday night networking, where Greenville’s movers and shakers come to enjoy an open bar with heavy hors d’oeuvres and exchange business cards.
Dedicated to providing traditions not just for Club Members, but also for the Greenville community, Commerce Club is honored to host the Charity Classic Gala each fall to benefit 3 charities, most recently raising more than $40,000 in 2016.
2017 brought a key addition to the management team with Executive Chef Steve Doliget, who relocated to Chicago from Paris in 2010, and joined the Commerce Club in early 2017. As a classically trained and highly skilled Chef, his food is nothing short of exquisite. He is already gaining attention in Greenville’s thriving culinary community as a featured Chef in Euphoria’s 2017 Food and Wine Festival.
While Greenville’s downtown has changed dramatically since those businessmen first had the vision for the Commerce Club over three decades ago, the Club still remains the premier business club in Greenville. It remains the place to enjoy a holiday brunch, host a corporate meeting and indulge in a beautiful wine dinner with friends.