Demolition of Old Motel Now Complete

The demolition of the old motel located at 1300 E. Palmetto Street is finally complete!

The City of Florence worked closely with three great partners to make the removal of the blighted property a reality. These entities acknowledge the importance of the E. Palmetto Street gateway and recognize that redevelopment and beautification efforts at this location will create a better, safer, and more appealing entrance to Florence for travelers coming from Florence Regional Airport, Francis Marion University and Myrtle Beach and for newcomers or new businesses desiring to relocate to the area.

In collaboration with Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, McLeod Health, and Florence County, the property will now be an expansion of Levy Park, enhancing neighborhood beautification and the quality of life for the surrounding neighborhoods.

Young Professionals of Florence Are Giving Back In November

Join YPF in giving back with Harvest Hope Food Bank this holiday season! Come help us pack boxes for the community for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 17th at 5:30 PM! Last year was a wonderful event and we want to make it even better this year!  Please fill out the volunteer form if you plan to attend!

For more information, click here.

Florence Center Hosts 5th Annual Jingle Bell Market

You are invited to join the Florence Center for their 5th Annual Premier Holiday Shopping Show, Jingle Bell Market November 18-20, 2022.  Advance tickets are on sale now.

This 3-day spectacular event is the shopping event of the season, brimming with Gifts, Crafts, Apparel, Accessories, Jewelry, Art, Vintage and Farmhouse Chic, Gourmet Foods, Wine Tastings and A WHOLE LOT MORE!!!

For more information, click here.

Florence Chamber Holds Annual Fall Legislative Breakfast

Expect growth and development to continue in the City of Florence and Florence County.

That was the overarching theme of presentations by Florence City Council member Chaquez McCall and Florence District 1 County Council member Jason Springs at Friday’s Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce’s Fall 2022 Legislative Breakfast at the Florence Center. More than 200 people attended the twice a year event.

South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Christy A. Hall gave the keynote address and an update on various road and bridge projects happening in Florence County and across South Carolina.

McCall and Springs focused on city and county projects that will attract visitors, businesses and industries and jobs to the city and county.

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American Recruiters Joins The Florence Chamber

Sandy Poston, independent franchise owner/operator/recruiter for American Recruiters in Johnsonville held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday in the James Allen Plaza in downtown Florence celebrating her company’s membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. She was joined by chamber staff and ambassadors as she cut the ribbon.

Poston said American Recruiters is a 40-year-old national recruiting firm that partners with companies and organizations, to “source, recruit and deliver” exceptional talent in all areas related to supply chain management logistics and more.

Poston specializes in direct hire placements.

“I have firsthand experience in manufacturing and understand the skills and knowledge required in just about every aspect of a facility,” Poston said. “I know what questions to ask, what qualifies someone for different levels of responsibility, and whether they would be a good fit for managing processes or managing people, and whether they are a leader, or an individual contributor. I peel back the layers of the candidate so I expose my clients to those I personally have vetted and am confident are a good fit for one another.”

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Young Professionals of Florence Hold Costume Party As Their October Social

Young Professionals held their October Social, a costume party, on Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on the Victors Patio!

Chamber Sales and Marketing Manager Position

The Greater Florence Commerce mission is to promote and enhance a favorable business climate and to make Florence the best community in which to live and operate a business. With that in mind, we are looking to fill a Sales and Marketing role at the Chamber.

This position is responsible for advertising sales in the Chamber’s Newcomers Guide and Membership Directory publications along with the coordination and production of those products. Responsible for Chamber Website advertising and monthly newsletter production.  Other roles include working as the Chamber representative on the Jr. Leadership Florence County partnership program.


  • The applicant must have previous experience in marketing and sales.
  • Must have high school diploma. Prefer a college degree in marketing, sales or equivalent.
  • Must have strong oral and writing skills.
  • Must be comfortable in public forums
  • Must be familiar with computers and knowledgeable with MS software and data programs.

Please send resume to:

Sales/Marketing Position
Florence Chamber of Commerce
100 W Evans St
Florence, SC 29501

The City Center Market Tent or Treat Event Is Back

The City Center Market Tent or Treat event is finally back! Come have a spooky time with us on October 29th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 200 Sanborn Street.

Wear your costume, bring your trick or treat bag and be ready for some hauntingly good fun!

Innovative Construction Group Dedicated Manufacturing Facility

Innovative Construction Group dedicated its 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility at 2570 Florence Harllee Blvd. in a ceremony Thursday, October 20th.

Innovative Construction Group, a subsidiary of PulteGroup, Inc., announced its decision to establish operations in Florence in December 2021. The company invested $35.6 million in equipment at the Florence facility, which will eventually employ 179.

The company already has hired 60 employees, and is looking for more. Individuals interested in joining the Innovative Construction Group team should visit the company’s website — — for more information.

Florence Chamber Participates in “Doing Business With” Seminar

The Greater Florence Chamber was proud to join the City of Florence, The City of Lake City, Florence County and South Carolina Procurement in presenting at a Doing Business with Local Government seminar on Thursday.

Business leaders from across the region heard about ways to grow and develop their businesses through minority business procurement programs, technical support and networking opportunities.