Smoothie King Owner Says Focus Is On Fitness

Smoothie King held a ribbon cutting Wednesday, February 16th to celebrate its opening at 960 Pamplico Highway in Florence on Jan. 9 and joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Joining in the ribbon cutting were Chamber ambassadors and staff.

This new Smoothie King is owned and operated by VetVen LLP, an investment group of Army veterans and local Marion/Mullins graduates Christopher Shelvin, Letrone White and Keith Fore.

Shelvin, who owns other Smoothie King locations, said this one in Florence is special because he opened it with his longtime friends, all from the Marion area, and it is a chance for them to give back to the area where they grew up.

White is the general manager of the Florence location. He works with a 17-member team that is trained in making smoothies that support a healthier lifestyle for their guests. Shelvin said they refer to their employees as team members, who are all part of the Smoothie King family, and their customers as guests.

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