by Ardie Arvidson
Swamp Fox Security LLC held a ribbon cutting on Thursday with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors participating.
Swamp Fox Security is in the Charles Gould Manufacturing and Business Incubator, 1951 Pisgah Road in Florence.
The business is owned by Annette Davis-Cantey. She has been in operation for about two years.
“I was in the incubator on Dargan Street,” she said.
She said there was an opening at the Gould incubator, and she took it.
Davis-Cantey said there are lots of advantages to being at this location. She said the business has seminars, networking and other opportunities.
Ashley Deaza, director of the Gould Incubator, said 21 companies are working out of the incubator.
She said the goal is to provide the space and tools needed to help a business get started on a path to success.
She said some of the benefits include being located next to the technologies of the SiMT center such as virtual reality, 3-D printing, events facility, manufacturing center, social media services.
Davis-Cantey said Swamp Fox Security is a private armed security company with five employees.
“I have been doing security since 2002,” Davis-Cantey said. She is also a private investigator.
“I am the first African-American-female-owned security company in the state,” she said.
She said her company provides security for businesses, industry, events such as graduations, reunions and parties and sporting events.
Davis-Cantey, who lives in Mullins, said she was unemployed and went seeking a job. She was hired to do security and loved it. She sought training in the field.
“I went to school and will soon complete my master’s degree in criminal justice,” she said.
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