Spectrum Enterprise Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Chris Keasler, Tonette Chatman-Brown, and Demeco Heath from Spectrum Enterprise along with Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 21st.

Spectrum Enterprise is excited to offer a comprehensive and modernized approach to helping companies do business. With a stellar line of products including dedicated fiber, managed network security, Unified Communications, and many other exciting and truly customizable services, they look forward to doing business with Florence and all surrounding areas. Their goal is to truly understand a company’s business goals and create a plan to help your business run more efficiently, while reaching milestone after milestone.

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MUSC To Launch New Graduate Program In Florence Focusing On Rural Healthcare

The Medical University of South Carolina is launching a new graduate program in Florence, according to a press release.

The medical education program will launch through MUSC’s Regional Health Network and begin at the MUSC Health Florence Medical Center.

Starting July 2024, eight graduating internal medicine resident physicians spots will be introduced for the program per year. They’re also planning for eight family medicine residents to be added in the following year. The press release even says rural track OB-GYN and rural track emergency medicine programs are also being considered.

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Mitchell’s Soul Food Is Open For Business At Florence Regional Airport

Victoria Mitchell (owner) along with family members, friends and Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Mitchell’s Soul Food Restaurant to the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Monday, September 25th.

Victoria’s Love of God, family, food, and tradition are the cornerstones of Mitchell’s Soul Food. As a child, Victoria’s mother would fry fish every Friday for the family. It is one of Victoria’s fondest memories and would be the inspiration for starting her business.

Mitchell’s Soul Food is located at 2100 Terminal Drive, Florence, SC 29501 their Business Hours: M-F 11am-3pm, 4pm-6pm. They can be reached by phone at 843-639-0422 or on their Facebook page: Mitchells Soulfood and Instagram: @Mitchellssoulfood_mobile

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McLeod Health’s Pediatric Education Day Bridges Classroom, Practice

To help bridge the gap between classroom teachings and real-world practice in pediatrics, McLeod Health brought in nursing and paramedic students from local colleges to learn firsthand from its professionals.

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals specifically with infants, children and teenagers. The very first Pediatric Education Day, held at the McLeod Medical Plaza on Monday, was attended by over 130 students who learned about a variety of topics from pediatric forensics to childhood nutrition.

“We have one pediatric floor, one labor and delivery unit, one (neonatal intensive care unit), but we service so many schools,” said Charity Gerald, director of recruiting and workforce development. “We wanted to make sure we were able to give everybody ample opportunity to be introduced to pediatric care at McLeod Health.”

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Drs Bruce and Lee Foundation Library Hosting Storyteller Event

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will be hosting Donna Washington, a well renowned storyteller, as she tells ghost stories for adults. There will be two programs on Tuesday October 10: one at 10:00 a.m.; and one at 5:30 p.m. in the Stukes Meeting Room.  Children 10 and older are welcome to attend with a parent or adult guardian.

Washington is an internationally known, multiple award winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist, and author. A highly animated performer, she has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years.

This program is free and open to the public. For information, call (843) 413-7074. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. This program is made possible by Friends of Florence County Library.

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Leaders Rising: The Confident Woman, An Electrifying Encounter

This event takes place on Saturday, October 7 from 9:30am -12:00 pm at Florence County Library Community 509 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506.

The event is hosted by CEO Dr. Doreen Lettsome Reid, Developer of Leaders and Special Guest Speaker is Mia Willaims CEO, Women Doing Our Own Thing, LLC.

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Chamber’s Annual Fall Golf Classic

The Chamber will be holding its’ Fall Golf Classic, sponsored by Field Fastener, on Thursday, October 5th at Traces Golf Club. We expect to have a sellout field of local business & community golfers back on the course for some great golf, food, beverages, and fun.

Although all the team slots are sold out, there is still an opportunity for sponsorship!

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Hyatt Place Downtown Hosted A Florence Chamber Business After Hours

The Hyatt Place Florence, located at 100 East Evans St in Downtown Florence, hosted a Chamber Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 21st.

More than 50 community and business leaders stopped in to enjoy food, beverages, and networking.

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St. Anthony Student Leaders Attend SCISA Fall Conference

Four St. Anthony Catholic School student leaders attended the South Carolina Independent School Association’s Student Government Middle School Fall Conference in the Senate Chamber of the State House on this past Monday.

The student leaders were Tristen Woodall, Gia Hieshetter, Oliver Thomas, and Alex Finianos.

These students are House Prefects for the school’s House System. St. Anthony was one of 20 schools from the South Carolina Independent School Association that participated in this conference.

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PAG Marketing Holds Chamber Robbin Cutting

Kathleen Hoover Owner and Madison Baughman Director of Marketing along with family members and Chamber Ambassadors cut their ribbon while joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

PAG Marketing is a full-service marketing firm with 3 main services. These include Promotional Products/Apparel, Media Marking, and print!

PAG has been in business for over 13 years, and they are very excited to expand our marketing expertise to Florence! They work with businesses to help them reach their desired marketing goals in the most efficient way possible.

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