Entries by Meg Feagin

Downtown Florence is giving $50,000 to recruit retail business

“FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Florence Downtown Development Corporation is kicking off a brand new competition called the Full Forward Downtown Business Contest designed to give existing retail business owners the chance to relocate or expand their business in the Downtown Florence Historical District. One winning entry will receive a $20,000 cash prize, $30,000 in […]

Expansion project expected to add over 700 jobs in Florence County

“FLORENCE, S.C. – Another multimillion dollar economic development project is on the horizon in Florence County, this time a $79 million expansion called “Project Horseshoe.” According to county documents, that development will create more than 700 new jobs. On Thursday the Florence County Council moved forward with a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement with the yet-to-be-named developer, meaning […]

Fellows in Education Program Luncheon

By: Rebecca Cross, Morning News “FLORENCE, S.C. – Twenty-three community and business leaders received certificates for completing the Fellows in Education Program during a luncheon at the Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. The program was designed to give leaders a behind-the-scenes look into Florence School District One (FSD1) schools and is a joint program […]

Four Florence restaurants to create menu for fundraising event

By: Jessica Imbimbo, Morning News “FLORENCE, S.C. – Four Florence restaurants will unite to create one menu for the “Experience the Vision: An Evening to Savor” event on Wednesday, May 24, in downtown Florence. “Experience the Vision” is a farm-to-table dinner and wine tasting with proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. The funds raised […]

Business of the Quarter: MiLadies 182

Congratulations to the Chamber and City of Florence‘s Business of the Quarter, MiLadies 182, led by Doris Lockhart, Starlee Alexander and Charlene Lowery! We were very honored to recognize MiLadies 182 during a meeting of Florence City Council and look forward to their continued efforts to help make Florence an even better place to live […]