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 […]
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A ribbon cutting was held on Monday, April 12th at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce celebrating the new membership of K & J Cleaning and Janitorial Services in the Chamber. Chamber Ambassadors joined Kelvia Baccus, the K & J owner, as she cut the ribbon. She was also joined by her husband, Jonathan, and […]
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 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 […]
Eliza’s Vegan Café Food Truck held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 6th at Eats on the Creek, 2402 W. Palmetto St. in Florence, to celebrate its grand opening and membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Owner Markeyshi K’Patrick cut the ribbon and was joined by Chamber Ambassadors for the event. People were […]
The Pee Dee State Farmers Market celebrated a return to the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 1st. S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers joined Bob Sager, Pee Dee state Farmers Market manager, in cutting the ribbon. Also attending the event were Chamber Ambassadors. Weathers said the Pee […]
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 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. […]
Florence Downtown Development Corp., and organizers of Florence’s longest-running event downtown, announced the festival’s new name and look for 2021. The 17-year old SC Pecan Festival is now the SC Pecan Music & Food Festival. The change comes after the 2020 installation of the event was canceled due to COVID-19 last July. For any individuals […]
Pat Gibson-Hye Moore had no idea that when she and Jeanne Downing developed the idea to hold a festival in Florence that the idea would be credited 18 years later with igniting the city’s downtown revitalization. Florence Mayor Pro Tempore George Jebaily provided an overview of the history of the pecan festival at a news […]
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