Annual Membership Luncheon Scheduled For September 20

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has announced its guest speaker for the 2023 Membership Luncheon set for Wednesday, September 20.

Jeff Deaton, Managing Director at AESC US., will address the more than 500 plus business and civic leaders who will attend the Chamber’s fall luncheon. In his role, Deaton is responsible for the US business operations for the facilities in Florence, SC, Bowling Green KY, and Smyrna, TN.

AESC is a global leader in developing next generation EV battery technology and will be opening operations here in Florence County soon. The AESC Florence site will support a partnership with BMW Group, supplying technology-leading battery cells for next generation electric vehicle models produced at BMW’s Spartanburg plant.

The event will also include the announcement and presentation of the Business Person of the Year, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The luncheon will be held at the Florence Center, the doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the program begin at noon. Registration is $40 for members, $50 for non-members and $475 for a special reserved table of 8.

To register online, click here.