Linda’s Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Linda’s Boutique caters to the mature woman and has clothing, accessories and shoes. The boutique opened Jan. 12 at 2117-B W. Palmetto St., and held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 9th for its grand opening. Cutting the ribbon was Owner Linda Lane. She was joined by Laurie Keeton, part time employee; Linzie Batchelor, marketing; and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors. Lane was in the clothing retail business prior to opening her shop in Florence. She operated Linda’s Boutique in Manning for about 12 years. Lane said it is wonderful to be in Florence. She said the reception has been great.

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QVC Expanding Fulfillment Center in Florence County

QVC is expanding the fulfillment center in Florence County with a $27.5 million investment that will create approximately 360 new jobs. The state of South Carolina today announced that longtime Florence County employer QVC®, a world leader in video retail across broadcast, streaming, mobile and social platforms, is expanding the company’s fulfillment center in Florence County. The approximately $27.5 million investment is expected to create approximately 360 new jobs.Operating in South Carolina since 2007, QVC combines retail, media and social to curate products, experiences, conversations and communities for millions of shoppers and brings together large audiences for thousands of brand vendors. Worldwide, QVC reaches 218 million homes via its 12 broadcast networks and reaches millions more via multiple streaming services, websites, mobile apps and social pages.

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Missy’s and The Venue Opens New Location with a Ribbon Cutting

Missy’s restaurant held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 2nd at its new location, 300 Whitman Ave. Owner Susan Missy Gillespie has combined her two businesses, Missy’s and The Venue, at one location. The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors participated in the celebration. Wednesday also marked Gillespie’s 25th year in business. Gillespie said she is excited to offer people in the area another place to hold events as well as enjoy good soul food. Missy’s was previously located at 257 N. Coit St. and The Venue at 1210 W. Evans St. in Florence. The new location was the former Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant.

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Freddy’s Opens on Pamplico Highway with a Ribbon Cutting

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers officially opened in Florence at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1st with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Franchise owner Brett Rickert was joined by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors, his father and partner Stan Rickert and the Freddy’s team for the celebration.  Cutting the ribbon was General Manager Cormika Johnson-Richburg.  Located at 1104 Pamplico Highway near MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Freddy’s is known for its cooked-to-order steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries and frozen custard treats made with freshly churned chocolate or vanilla frozen custard.

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