Entries by Mandy Howle

Adore Taxes Holds Ribbon Cutting

Adore Taxes LLC held a ribbon cutting Monday, April 25th to celebrate joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Cutting the ribbon was owner Tiffanie R. McLaughlin. She was joined by chamber ambassadors, staff, family and friends. Adore Tax service is located at 604 S. Coit St. in Florence. McLaughlin started doing taxes in December […]

Housing Authority of Florence Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Location on Palmetto Street

The Housing Authority of Florence held a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility on Wednesday, April 27th to celebrate the opening of its new location on West. Palmetto Street. Ambassadors of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce assisted with the ribbon cutting. In operation for the past 54 years, the Housing Authority moved from […]

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Breaks Ground on Florence Location

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue broke ground on its new South Carolina campus Thursday, April 14th at 2508 N. Williston Road. Executive Director and Founder Mirah Horowitz joined local team leader Stephanie Moore and others in the ceremonial groundbreaking at the property, just off I-95 in Florence. Lucky Dog purchased the property last February, Moore said. […]

Florence 1 Schools Investing in Arts Education

In a continued effort to lead the state in arts education, and improve and expand opportunities for students across the district, Florence 1 Schools is making further investments in all K-12 arts programs ahead of the 2022-23 school year. The investments total approximately $1.5 million, supplemented from various sources including federal and state grants. To […]

Dancing For Our Future Stars Resumes

This year’s dancing event will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at SiMT in Florence. The reception begins at 6:00pm and the competition will begin promptly at 7:00pm. The Chamber own, Les Echols, Director of Community and Minority Enterprise, will be one of the dancing participants. The paired couples will square off for a […]

Pee Dee’s Mike Reichenbach Takes Oath in SC Senate

Surrounded by his family, Senator Mike Reichenbach became the South Carolina Senates newest member a week after he won a special election for his Florence County district with 90% of the vote. Reichenbach is a political newcomer and a car dealership owner in Florence. Reichenbach is filling out the last two-and-a-half years of the term […]

DEW Announces Labor Force Participation Task Force

In recent weeks, the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) announced the creation of a task force that seeks to understand and address the state’s low labor force participation rate. While the state’s unemployment rate is 3.5%, the labor force participation rate is 57.2% which is below the national average of 62.3% and one […]

SC Unemployment Claims Fall for Second Straight Week

The amount of first-time unemployment claims in South Carolina is down for a second straight week. For the week ending Saturday, the Department of Employment and Workforce received 1,455 first-time unemployment claims, 46 fewer than last week, the agency said. That represented a 3% decrease from the prior week’s 1,501. Greenville County recorded the highest […]