City Officials Work to Reopen Delta/ Florence Regional Airport Conversation


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From WMBF News:                                                                                                                                              current_widget

“The City of Florence wants Delta Airlines to service the Florence Regional Airport again. This (move comes) five years after the airline left the airport. American Airlines has been the only carrier ever since.

Robby Hill serves on Florence City Council and on Wednesday morning, he presented a recruitment package to the Florence County Economic Development Partnership, the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Florence Regional Airport staff. It marks the beginning of the next 12 months of intense recruitment the city will take part in, with Delta Airlines.”

Read the full article by clicking the link below:

WMBF news article: Delta and Florence Regional


Young Professionals of Florence: Become a Member!

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Are you a Young Professional who doesn’t quite know how to get involved and “plugged in” to the Florence business community? Well, look no further than the Young Professionals of Florence group.

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You can find more details about the organization on the Chamber’s website and you can even apply to take part!
Click on the link below for more details:

Young Professionals of Florence


Tidal Wave Auto Spa Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Florence Chamber helped officially welcome Tidal Wave Auto Spa’s newest location today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. We even had help on hand from a couple very popular dolphin mascots!
Tidal Wave Auto Spa is an express car wash that uses a self-contained conveyor-belt system to push the car through the wash apparatus. The driver places the vehicle in neutral on the conveyor track and simply allows the belt to move the vehicle through each of the wash stations within the building.
In addition, Tidal Wave offers the opportunity for customers to vacuum their vehicles for as long as they wish for no additional charge.
The newest location is at the corner of S. Irby Street and Second Loop Rd. and memberships are valid at both Tidal Wave locations!
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Gibson-Hye Moore to Represent District 2 on Florence City Council

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Congratulations to Florence’s newest City Council member- Pat Gibson-Hye Moore! Moore will now represent District 2.

According to the Morning News, “Moore said a swearing-in ceremony is in the works and has been tentatively been planned for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Florence City Center.

Moore will relinquish her spot on the board of Florence School District One, which was up for re-election this year. Election officials said that seat will be on the ballot in the November general election.”

Read the full article by clicking on the link below: web article- Moore Wins District 2 Seat

Profection Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Florence Chamber was happy to help officially welcome one of its newest members, Profection Physical Therapy, with a ribbon cutting ceremony late Tuesday afternoon.
Special thanks to Joe Perry and the Morning News for their continued coverage of the opening of new businesses in our community.
Profection Physical Therapy is committed to providing a high quality, easy access, and cost efficient outpatient physical therapy experience and is located at 315 N. Beltline Drive, Suite D in Florence. They are open the following hours:
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
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7:00 am – 5:00 pm
You can reach Profection Physical Therapy at (843) 407-7010 or find them on Facebook at:
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Business Week Teaches Leadership Skills to SC High School Students

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Did you know that this week is the SC Chamber’s Business Week? South Carolina Business Week’s mission is to contribute to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship.
South Carolina Business Week is available to the state’s rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Throughout the week, more than 30 prominent business executives teach current business topics and leadership skills. Starting with the basics and adding topics throughout the week, students collaborate with executives in an intensive program designed to develop a thorough understanding of private enterprise. Along with an emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills, some issues included in the program include:
Basic Business Finance
Ethics in business
Leadership profiling
The significance of diversity in business
You can find out more about Business Week and how to take part by visiting:

Gary Lowder & Smoking Hot Band to Headline Florence After Five Concert this Friday

Don’t miss this exciting Florence After Five concert coming up THIS Friday in the heart of downtown!

The fun starts at 5:30 pm on S. Dargan St. between Evans and Cheves, with the Gary Lowder & Smoking Hot band taking the stage at 6 pm.

The event is free and open to the public and will even feature a free kids’ zone! Don’t miss it.

You can find out more about the concert by clicking on the link below:
Facebook Event Page

FDTC to Host Back 2 School Bash on July 30


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Chamber member, Florence-Darlington Technical College is set to host a Back 2 School Bash! Find the details below from the Morning News:

Morning News article:

“Florence-Darlington Technical College will play host to the annual Back 2 School Bash, along with the inaugural Full Throttle for Education Car Show on July 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

The Back 2 School Bash will encompass the front of the main campus with the mission to collect donated school supplies for students in the community. A limited number of school supplies will be given away at the event; however, the college will raise more donated items during the Back 2 School Bash that will be given away at a later date.”

Read the complete article by clicking on the link below: web article- FDTC Back 2 School Bash

City Center Farmer’s Market This Saturday

From the City Center Farmer’s Market:

We have a very full market this week, with several new vendors we hope you’ll check out! This week we’ll enjoy the goods of:

A&B Farm – garlic, potatoes, eggs, and more from Gamil Ibrahim.
Breads & Threads – sweet potato bread, sourdough bread, breakfast rolls, etc.
Brooklyn South Deli – marinara sauces, handmade pasta, take and heat lasagna, cookies and baklava.
Fisher Road Oils & Honey – beeswax items: candles, melts, balms, honey soaps, and more.
Florence County Master Gardeners – covered by a Master Gardener. Varies each month.
*Five Loves Handmade Baskets – rope baskets, totes, and plant hangers.
Freckles & Giggles Homemade Ice Cream – packaged to take home or eat right away.
Hobby Farmers of America – covered by an HFA member. varies each market day.
Hickson’s Produce – locally grown and other fruits and vegetables, boiled peanuts, and pork rinds.
Lulu’s Barkery – homemade dog treats.
Ovis Hill Farm – certified organic veggies, eggs, non-gmo and pasture-raised chicken, beef, pork, sausage, as well as Happy Cow Creamery milk, butter from grass fed cows, cheese, and local wild caught fish.
Paul & Sophia – exquisite illustrations, homemade soap, and other nice surprises.
Tracks Cafe – making breakfast and lunch using items right from the market!
Watson’s Woodworks – Handmade chairs and other wood items.
Wild Earth Herbals – herbal wellness products: tincutres, teas, bath products, salves, aromatherapy.
And a 7 year old named Whit selling figs!

We’ll see you at the market!

Morning News Coverage of YP and Chamber Lunch & Learn: Fair Labor Standards Act

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Special thanks to the Morning News for their coverage of the YP and Chamber Lunch & Learn that brought participants information on upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
You can see more of the coverage by clicking on the link below: web article- Lunch & Learn: Fair Labor Standards Act