Entries by Mandy Howle

Leon Holden Named Chamber Ambassador of the Year

For the second year in a row, Leon Holden has earned the title of Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year. He was presented a plaque, $100 gift card and a crown on Wednesday, April 14th at a luncheon at Hyatt Place in downtown Florence.  “The ambassador is chosen by accumulation of points […]

LilJazZi`s Cafe Celebrates Chamber Membership with Ribbon Cutting

LilJazZi`s Cafe held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 7th celebrating its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. The Dargan Street café opened in January. Owner Andrena Mullins cut the ribbon surrounded by family and Chamber Ambassadors.  The café is at 163 N. Dargan St. and serves breakfast and lunch.  Mullins also operates […]

Restaurant Hero Franchise in Darlington Joins Florence Chamber

Restaurant Heroes Darlington joined the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, April 5th at the Chamber.  Cutting the ribbon was Chief Executive Officer Damon Taylor of the Restaurant Heroes franchise in Darlington. Chamber ambassadors joined in the celebration, along family members.  Restaurant Heroes is a franchise offering consultations […]

R&D’s Sewing Shop Celebrates Chamber Membership with Ribbon Cutting

R&D’s Sewing Shop celebrated joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Monday, March 29th with a ribbon cutting.  Owner Radha Dillah cut the ribbon and was joined by family, staff and Chamber Ambassadors for the celebration.  R&D’s Sewing Shop is located at 302 Dorado Drive in Florence.  Dillah opened her alterations shop in 2007. […]

Membership on the Rise at Florence Chamber of Commerce

Membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has soared since the beginning of 2021.  In the month of March alone, the Chamber has signed up 16 new members, said Jay Lavrinc, Director of Membership Relations.  “Most of them are small businesses; most are female, minority-owned businesses,” Lavrinc said. “I find that interesting and refreshing. […]