Earth Day Clean Up Set For April 22nd

Get ready to make a difference this Earth Day with the City of Florence Resilience and Sustainability Committee, who is partnering up with Keep Florence Beautiful and Naturally Outdoors for an Earth Day Cleanup Event!

Mark your calendars for Monday, April 22nd, as we gather at Naturally Outdoors to clean up the trash and debris along the Rail Trail to the bridge on West Palmetto St.

Registration starts at 9:00 am, as Keep Florence Beautiful requires a quick release to be signed by all participants.

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Florence Symphony Orchestra Rock Concert Returns

On May 30, 2024, Dr. Terry Roberts along with the Florence Symphony Orchestra will again perform another classic rock concert featuring hits from Tom Petty, Boston, The Pretenders, Dire Straits, The Who, Eric Clapton and more.

The legendary Mike Keneally will be the featured guitarist. Keneally, former guitarist for Frank Zappa, will be joined by fellow rocker and FMU professor Brandon Goff, guitar. Vocalists include local choral professor Fran Coleman, Florence Little Theater main-stays Cole Davis and Christian Rogers and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Leigh Montague.

Tickets for FSO Rocks 2024 are on sale now. For tickets call the FMU Performing Arts Center, 843-661-4444, M-F, 12-5 or go to VIP tickets are also available and include a pre-concert party/meet-and-greet. Concert time: 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 30. Call PAC ticket office for details.

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Magnolia Mall Announces Addition Of 2 New Stores

Magnolia Mall is excited to announce that the Windsor & The Bubble House are both open for business at the Magnolia Mall and are a part of the Florence Business Community. Also, Magnolia Mall will have 3 more new businesses that are coming soon in the next couple months: Florence Perfume, Magnolia Massage, and Magnolia Taco’s.

TLC Your Way Hospice Care Service Joins Chamber

Natalia Samuels along with employees, friends and Chamber Ambassadors cuts her ribbon opening her new business TLC Your Way Hospice Care Service.

Natalia has added to her current business TLC Your Way Home Care Service with the current Hospice care service. At TLC Your Way Hospice Services, they believe in providing compassionate and quality care to their patients and families during their most challenging times. They provide service to Marion County and Florence County in South Carolina.

TLC Your Way Hospice Services prioritizes their patients’ comfort and dignity. The are there to support patients and families throughout the end of life, with a care-driven focus on all aspects of quality of life.

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Athletic Cheer Force Cuts Ribbon On Chamber Membership

Alex and Ryan Devlin, owners, along with family, friends and Chamber Ambassadors cut their ribbon joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Athletic Cheer Force is a recreational tumbling and competitive cheerleading program located here in Florence. ACF just moved into a new 14,000-foot facility located at 498 Second Loop Road. Within the new facility are 2 full size 9- panel spring floors, 1 full high school and college competition floor, 60-foot rod floor, 40-foot tumbling track, jungle gym, bouncy house for birthday parties and open gyms, and ample number of mats for training at all levels. The one-of-a-kind facility has 25-foot ceilings and heat/air conditioning. It also offers a unique parent area that allows parents to stay and watch their athletes during their tumbling class.

Their program has been open for 4 years now and trains over 250 children weekly, not including high school and middle school teams in and around our area. Athletic Cheer Force offers numerous types of training for all levels beginner to advance. The recreational classes start out at age 3 in the toddler program and continue throughout college age athletes. ACF also offers a boy’s only class, jump class and flyer courses that specialize in specific skills to help your athletes.

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Jam Fest Returns To City Center Farmers Market

Mark your calendars for May 18, 2024, because Jam Fest is back at the City Center Farmers Market. It’s a day you won’t want to miss!

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Chamber Represented At Southeastern Employment And Training Association Conference

The Chamber’s Les Echols represented the Florence Chamber and Pee Dee Workforce Development Board in March at the Southeastern Employment and Training Association conference in Cherokee, NC. Les was able to network with hundreds of workforce development professionals and leaders while learning practical strategies for workforce development.

Florence Food Truck Festival Returns April 12 – 13

Join the Florence Center on April 12-13 for the Florence Food Truck Festival! This event will feature over 30 food trucks, live entertainment, games, kids zone, refreshing drinks, craft and retail vendors and SO MUCH MORE! This is a completely FREE event and pets are allowed. Bring friends and family to experience the fun! Get ready to indulge at the Florence Food Truck Festival… on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at the Florence Center! Come hungry and leave happy! For more information visit

The Boot Barn Is Open For Business

Tiffany Brown along with employees and Chamber Ambassadors opened the Boot Barn with a ribbon cutting celebrating their grand opening and joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Boot Barn, the nation’s leading western and work wear retailer, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest store in Florence, South Carolina. The store is located at 1945 West Palmetto Street Unit 408, Florence, SC 29501.

The grand opening festivities were held throughout the weekend of April 5-7, 2024, with an array of exciting events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can enter to win a free pair of boots in a boot giveaway, spin to win prizes, enjoy live music, and other specialty vendors.

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Levy Park To Receive Major Upgrade

Levy Park will receive a major $18 million upgrade, part of what officials described as a “transformational” project to revitalize the historically neglected neighborhood of East Florence.

The Levy Park Reimagination Project could involve a wide range of improvements — everything from new sports fields to a dog park to a splash pad. A conceptual plan prepared by the city may change depending on community feedback.

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