City Farmer’s Market Looking For Musicians

City Center Market staff is looking for musicians to play at the weekly farmers market. The musician(s) would perform on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month during our regular market hours, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

If anyone is interested or knows anyone who might be interested, please reach out via phone (843.665.2047) or email (

Cumulus Media Invites You To Their Business Boost Event

Don’t miss the chance to attend the Boost Your Business Seminar, a free and exclusive event for entrepreneurs like you!

This is a rare opportunity to learn from the best in the industry how to take your business to the next level. Whether you want to grow, maintain, or manage your business, you will get valuable insights and tips from professional online business experts. And you don’t have to pay anything to attend this seminar!

The event will take place on Thursday Nov 16th in the Community Room at the Florence Chamber of Commerce (100 W Evans St). There will be two sessions: 9:15 am and 12:00 noon. The event is hosted by Cumulus Media & The Florence Chamber of Commerce. You will also enjoy a light breakfast in the morning session and a Jimmy John’s lunch in the noon session.

But wait, there’s more! You will also have a chance to win amazing door prizes.  Also a chance to win $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 advertising campaigns.   And that’s not all, you will also get access to special incentives if you sign up for our programs. This is an incredible opportunity to boost your business and network with other successful entrepreneurs.

To RSVP, email Ted Becker at or Dennis Bankson at today! Hurry, space is limited! Ted and Dennis are looking forward to seeing you there!

Union Home Mortgage Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Union Home Mortgage held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 17th.   Union Home Mortgage is an approved direct lender of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and USDA loan products. Their company has over 200 branches across the US. For eight consecutive years, Union Home Mortgage has been awarded a Top Workplace. With a world-class culture that stands out in the mortgage industry, UHM employees are guided by a Code of Conduct that emphasizes respect, open communication, and accountability.

Their Florence branch has been open for one year; we serve all of South Carolina and North Carolina.

Union Home Mortgage is located at 802 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 their business hours are 9:00- 5:00, Monday- Friday, phone (843) 990-4503 or visit them on their website, Facebook page and social media at

South Carolina Pecan Festival Returns To Downtown Florence November 4th

The 2023 SC Pecan Music and Food Festival marks its 19th annual event on Saturday, November 4, 2023. This exciting one-day festival has delighted residents and visitors alike and is the area’s largest event, drawing over 50,000 attendees each year. The festival consistently wins Best of the Pee Dee awards and has been featured in numerous national publications such as Travel + Leisure Magazine Online and AAA’s Go Magazine.

Please click here for entertainment schedules and more information.

Post And Courier To Host Coffee and Conversations

The Post and Courier Pee Dee is holding an event called Coffee & Conversations to let members of the Pee Dee community meet our reporters, bring any news ideas or feedback, etc. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, on the second floor of the LMEC Building downtown from 8:30-10:00 AM.  Reserve your seat today!

To register, click here.

Pee Dee State Farmer’s Market Featured On ChamberLink Radio

Bob Sager, Market Manager for the Pee Dee State Farmers Market, was on ChamberLink Radio this weekend to talk about their year-round market showcasing some of the state’s freshest and finest produce along with its prime location for the ornamental horticulture and floriculture industry.

You can catch the conversations on ChamberLink Radio each Sunday from 12:00-12:30pm on LIVE 95.3FM in Florence, SC.

ChamberLink Radio is brought to you by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and The UPS Stores.

SBA Meet and Greet

Join the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce for an informative Meet and Greet with the US Small Business Administration. The event will be held at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce (100 West Evans Street) from 2-4pm. SBA representatives will be on hand to discuss:

  • SBA products and services
  • Financial Assistance for small business
  • Working with the Federal Government
  • Q&A with professionals

To register, click here.

WilGrow Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tamara Kirven of WilGrow along with family, staff, friends, and Chamber Ambassadors celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

WilGrow offers affordable full circle marketing solutions. WilGrow specializes in digital marketing, community relations & events, and customer relationship management. WilGrow is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new office located at 101 Kuker Street, Florence. The company celebrated this milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 18th.

What sets WilGrow apart is their commitment to delivering personalized solutions tailored to each client’s specific goals and budget. Their mission is to provide local businesses with access to high-quality marketing services that generate tangible results.

To read the full story, click here.

Junior Leadership Florence Participate In Agribusiness Session

On Friday, October 13th, the Jr. Leadership Florence County Class participated in their Agribusiness Session! Thank you to Mrs. Tracy with Covered In Cotton, BRH FARMS LLC, Mrs. Faith L. Truesdale, Pee Dee District Director for South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation and the Clemson University Pee Dee Research Education Center for hosting our students! During this day, students learned about the importance of agribusiness to South Carolina. It is the state’s #1 industry, and there are many opportunities within the world of agribusiness.

The JLFC program is made possible through the partnership of Clemson Extension Florence County SC 4-H, The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and Francis Marion University.

Special thanks to Florence County Farm Bureau for sponsoring our lunch, Ms. Bethany Funkhouser, Clemson Extension Pee Dee Region Agribusiness Agent; Mr. Lee Van Vlake, Pee Dee Region Livestock & Forages Agent; Mr. Kyle Smith, Darlington County Agronomy Agent, and to Florence School District Two for providing transportation.

To see more photos from the session, click here.

Southeast Hospitality Group LLC Joins Chamber of Commerce

Sanjay Sonavane, owner, family, staff, and Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Southeast Hospitality Group LLC to the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Southeast Hospitality Group LLC, a Hotel Accommodation based in Florence, announced the reopening of Days Inn hotel at 140 Dunbarton Dr, Florence, SC 29501.

After undergoing 6 months of extensive renovation, Days Inn celebrated their grand reopening with a ribbon cutting.

To read the full story, click here.