Entries by Mandy Howle

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Announces Honorees for 2021 Business Leader of the Year, Public Servant of the Year and the Sgt. William Jasper Freedom Award

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has announced the honorees for the 2021 Business Leader of the Year, Public Servant of the Year and the Sgt. William Jasper Freedom Award. Howard Coker, president and CEO of Sonoco, has been named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year. The South Carolina Chamber’s […]

The Emerging Leaders Summer Institute participates in Education and Leadership Development Session

The Emerging Leaders Summer Institute held their Education and Leadership Development session on July 21st. The class started the day with a dementia simulator and breakfast at The Carolinian before visiting the FMU Performing Arts Center. The group later heard an informative presentation from Hannah with Downtown Florence and a presentation on community leadership by […]

South Carolina Tax Free Weekend

South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend is coming up August 6 – 8. This annual Sales Tax Holiday was established to help families prepare for the school year and includes a variety of items for school, home, and personal use. During the Sales Tax Holiday, consumers can purchase a variety of items like computers, clothing, and […]

Buc-ee’s Taking Shape

The exterior walls and more are up as construction continues on Buc-ee’s, a travel center at exit 170 on Interstate 95. The building of a Buc-ee’s in Florence was announced in August 2019. Ground was broken in November 2020. Now, eight months later, look at the progress of construction. Located on the northeast corner of […]

RE/MAX in Florence Celebrates Chamber Membership and New Location

RE/Max Professionals in Florence held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 22nd at its new location, 601 W. Palmetto St., celebrating joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors joined RE/MAX agents, staff and friends for the celebration.  Owner/CEO Mandy Fulford acquired the Florence franchise Jan. 1. She owns six RE/MAX offices, including ones […]

South Carolina Chamber Announces the “2021 Best Places to Work in SC”

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has announced 81 businesses named the “2021 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.” Four of the businesses are represented here in Florence County. They include ACS Technologies Group, Edward Jones, First Reliance Bank, and Travel Nurse Across America. All are Greater Florence Chamber Members.  To identify the state’s […]