Entries by Bailey Avent

Hyatt Celebrates its Downtown Florence Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

by Ardie Arvidson The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hyatt Place Downtown Florence as a member of the chamber with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday afternoon that included the grand opening of the newest hotel in downtown Florence. The event included music by Prettier than Matt. The five-story, 103-room Hyatt Place was the 333rd […]

Leadership Florence Class Visits Law Enforcement Agencies

by Ardie Arvidson The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Leadership Florence 2018-19 class, one of the largest ever with 37 participants, wrapped up its training on Tuesday with Local Government and Law Enforcement Day. The group will graduate in May. Class members started their day with city and county government and the Florence Police Department […]

Notch 8 Catering Company Holds Ribbon Cutting at Florence Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson Notch 8 catering company held a ribbon cutting at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday with chamber ambassadors participating. An off-site catering company, Notch 8 does everything from cookouts to caviar, said one of its chefs. Shaina E. Bazen, marketing and sales director for Notch 8, said the business […]

Volunteers Work to Clean Litter in Florence

by Lauren Owens Residents took to the streets of Florence on Saturday morning to clean litter during the 2019 Great American Clean Up. In its 19th year, the event, which was sponsored by Keep Florence Beautiful, sent more than 250 people across Florence. People from multiple organization and companies took part in the event. Volunteers […]

BMW Diversity Conference in Greenville

Members of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce rode a bus to attend the BMW Supplier Diversity Conference in Greenville, SC. We were joined by members of the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Chambers. Thank you to Coastal Carolina Women in Philanthropy and Leadership and BMW for your hospitality and travel accomadations.

R.N. Beck Center Near Completion in Florence

by Lauren Owens The R.N. Beck Learning Center is nearing completion, the Florence One Schools board was told Tuesday. At a called meeting, Michael McGee, vice president of engineering at Industrial Project Innovation, gave the board an update on the project. McGee is working with the district on the Beck construction. The building is expected […]

FMU Ranked as One of 50 Most Affordable Colleges in America

by Staff Reports Francis Marion University’s unparalleled combination of quality and affordability has been recognized once again. FMU is ranked in Study.com’s new list of the 50 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities in the United States.  The listing uses reliable data from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics. Study.comresearchers say the […]