Get Tickets Now for Chamber’s Annual Luncheon on September 23rd

Get your tickets now for the Chamber’s Annual Membership Luncheon on September 23rd.

The event will take place at the Florence Civic Center on Friday, September 23rd. Doors will open to the public at 11:45 am. The program will begin at noon.
J. Michael Luttig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Boeing Company, will be the keynote speaker at the Luncheon on September 23rd.
The Chamber will also be presenting the Business Person of the Year Award at the Annual Membership Luncheon, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors and Wells Fargo Mortgage.
Luttig is responsible for leading the Boeing Law Department across the company and is a member of the company Executive Council. Mr. Luttig played a significant role in the process that led to Boeing locating in South Carolina.
Luttig joined Boeing after having served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for 15 years. At the time of his 1991 appointment by President George H. W. Bush, Luttig was the youngest federal appeals court judge in the country.
“We all know how great it is to see companies like Boeing locating in South Carolina. It shows anything is possible with the right plan and state support structure,” Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce President Mike Miller said of Boeing’s impact on the state and region. “Having Michael Luttig speak at our luncheon will help us understand Boeing’s plan and will give insight into what’s next in this industry and what it means to our region,” Miller continued.
Tickets are available online at and at the Florence Chamber offices at 100 W. Evans St. and are $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. A reserved table of 8 is also available for $450.

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2016 Annual Membership Luncheon

Time for Growth: Building Your Personal Brand in the Community

Please take a moment to check out the Florence Chamber’s Les Echols in the newest issue of VIP Magazine!

His article focuses on the steps you need to take to build your personal brand in the community.

You can click on the link below to see the issue in its entirety, zoom in to read articles and flip through the pages…all online!

VIP Magazine Web Edition

Site Preparation Underway for Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel

(image courtesy: Joe Perry/

From the Morning News:

“Another phase of downtown revitalization is underway as site preparation for a new five story Hyatt Place hotel began with tree removal by Lake City-based L & B Developers.

Site supervisor Chris Bunton of Aiken-based general contractor Gilliam & Associates said Wednesday they removed several crepe myrtles on Tuesday and will likely be done removing willow oak trees along East Evans Street by day’s end. All told, he thinks construction could begin in four months.

The $15 million, 103-room hotel is being developed by SpringBridge Development and will be managed by Raines Hospitality. It is slated to open in the first quarter of 2018.”

See the entire article and view all of the associated images by clicking the link below: web article- Hyatt Place Hotel Construction

YPF Kick-Off Tailgate Set for Thursday Evening

It’s football season and don’t forget to join Young Professionals THIS evening for the YPF Kick-Off Tailgate!

Join YPF on Thursday, September 1 to kick off the 2016 college football season during the USC v. Vanderbilt game!

YPF Members get in FREE!!!
(sign up at
Tickets for Non-Members are $30 for 1 or $50 for 2

Prettier than Matt will be playing before the game and during half-time.

Event will take place in the open lot adjacent to Muscovy’s – bring your own tent and tailgate supplies to represent your favorite team (does not have to be USC or Vanderbilt!!!).

Contest for FAVORITE FAN! Winner will receive 2 tickets to the Darlington Bojangles Southern 500 NASCAR race (winner to be announced after the game).

You can find all of the details on the event by clicking on the link below.

Facebook Event Page


Beef Jerky Outlet Ribbon Cutting

The Florence Chamber was happy to welcome one of its newest members with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week! Beef Jerky Outlet is located at 110 Woody Jones Blvd. Suite A (near Academy Sports) and features wall-to-wall jerky in more than 200 flavors and varieties from mild to wild. The business also carries gourmet popcorn, sauces, seasonings, marinades, candy and so much more!
You can visit Beef Jerky Outlet from 10 am- 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am-9 pm on Friday and from 10 am- 6 pm on Saturday. For more information, visit them on Facebook at:
View the entire ribbon cutting album on Facebook by clicking below: