Entries by Mandy Howle

A Great Day for the Chamber’s Fall Golf Classic

The rain held off for The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Fall Golf Classic being played at Traces Golf Course on Thursday, October 7th. The shot-gun golf event was presented by First Bank. Thirty teams comprised of 119 golfers played for the first and second place trophies, along with many other prizes, while enjoying a […]

HopeHealth Earns National Recognition for Blood Pressure Control

HopeHealth has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure control rates, earning Silver level recognition as part of the 2021 “Target: BP” Recognition Program.  The Silver Award recognizes practices that have demonstrated a commitment to improving blood pressure control through measurement accuracy.  “Being recognized […]

McMaster Recommends $300M from State for Building I-73

Governor Henry McMaster traveled to Myrtle Beach on Monday, October 11th to announce he will recommend the state dedicate $300 million dollars toward the building of I-73.  “I believe I-73 would be a transformative component in South Carolina’s future economic prosperity,” Governor Henry McMaster said.  The governor made the announcement surrounded by dozens of local, […]

SC Supreme Court Rules on Federal Unemployment Benefits Case

This week the SC Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the case challenging Governor McMaster’s decision to end additional federal unemployment benefits. In August, the SC Chamber and SC Restaurant and Lodging Association submitted an amicus brief in support of the Governor’s decision in both the lower court and state supreme court.  Since Governor McMaster announced his […]

OSHA Employer Vaccine Mandate Update

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor submitted to the White House for final review a draft of an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that will force many private-sector companies to require employee vaccinations or COVID testing.  The regulation requiring businesses with at least 100 employees to mandate workers get fully vaccinated or be tested weekly […]

Chamber’s 2022 Leadership Class Holds October Sessions

The Florence Chamber’s 2022 Leadership Florence Class saw their journey continue last week with the October session, Visual Arts and Media Day.  The 34 member class visited Adams Outdoor, The Morning News, FMU Performing Arts Center, Florence Museum and The Florence Little Theater. Thank you to all the presenters, Adams Outdoor for breakfast and The […]

Small Business Accounting 101 (Online Workshop)

The Florence Chamber & Francis Marion University’s Kelley Center for Economic Development are happy to join forces to present an online workshop being held on Wednesday, November 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  The workshop will be led by William R. Barefoot, CPA.  Many helpful topics will be covered during this free workshop. To […]

Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast Date Announced

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th. There will be three speakers at this year’s Fall Legislative Breakfast at Florence Center.  Lethonia Barnes, Florence City Council At Large, Roger Kirby, SC House Representative—District 61 and Jay Jordan, SC House Representative—District 63 and Chairman, House Ethics Committee, will […]