Florence networking event draws attention to development

By: Andrew Boardwine

FLORENCE, S.C. — Members of Florence County Progress gathered Thursday evening at Seminar Brewing Company for the organization’s Holiday Networking Event.

Florence County Progress, the private-sector arm of Florence County Economic Development Partnership, was created in the early 1980s by business leaders throughout the county to provide support and leadership to the publicly funded economic development program.

Cameron C. Packett, membership relations manager, said the event was a chance for members of Florence County Progress to network during the holiday season.

“Our Holiday Networking Event is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season with our Florence County Progress members,” Packett said. “Seminar and Pepsi have been great partners for this year’s event. Bringing the business community together is what Florence County Progress is all about.”

Packett said hosting networking events allow business and community leaders to come together for the betterment of Florence County. She said the organization had a successful year and looks forward to 2019.

Florence County Progress will host its annual membership luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the SiMT building on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College.

“As we close out the year and turn our attention to 2019 we will continue to focus on our existing industries and attracting new industries to Florence County,” Packett said. “2018 has been a good year and we look forward to building on what’s been done in the new year.”

The event was held at Seminar Brewing, which is at 551 W. Lucas St. Seminar is Florence’s first commercial craft brewery.

Florence County Progress works to recruit new business and industry to the area while helping existing industry expand. For more information or to join the partnership, contact Packett at cpackett@florenceco.org or 843-676-8796.