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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
by Ardie Arvidson A ribbon cutting for the new Texas Roadhouse was held at noon Monday with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors participating along with restaurant staff and management. The restaurant officially opened for business at 4 p.m. Monday. It is located in front of Magnolia Mall at 2691 David H. […]
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 […]
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.
by Lauren Owens Twelve couples jived, salsaed, and swung across the stage during the 2019 Dancing For Our Future Stars fundraiser Thursday evening at the SiMT building on the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus. More than 800 people attended the sold-out fundraiser to benefit The School Foundation. This is the ninth year The School Foundation has […]
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 […]
by Conor Hale Thermo Fisher Scientific has moved to acquire viral vector developer and manufacturer Brammer Bio for $1.7 billion in cash, giving it a new foothold in the cell and gene therapy market. Thermo Fisher plans to fold the CDMO—along with its nearly 600 employees, based primarily in Massachusetts and Florida—into its pharmaceutical services […]
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 […]
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