WMBF News’ Coverage of the 2016 Chamber Legislative Trip

This past week, a group of local business and community leaders embarked on a trip to Washington, D.C. for the Florence Chamber’s biannual visit to the Pee Dee region’s Legislative Delegation. The visit provides time to discuss
present issues and topics of concern in the area and gives leaders much-needed “face time” with those directly involved in the governmental decisions that impact our state.

During the trip, the group of 14 local leaders met with several of our area’s most influential lawmakers including Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Congressman Tom Rice and others.

The Legislative Trip is a fantastic opportunity for the Pee Dee business community to have face-to-face interactions with key decision-makers in Washington.

Please check out the video below to learn more about what took place on the trip courtesy of coverage from WMBF News, hear directly from those who took part in the experience and find out why it was so important when it comes to changing the way we do business in the Pee Dee.

Pee Dee business, community leaders travel to Washington, D.C.

SC Ports Authority Eyes Dillon County for Second Inland Port Location

Big economic news for the Pee Dee as the state Ports Authority announces plans to locate a second inland port, this time in Dillon County! The port could be up and running by 2018 and would mean a total investment of $30 to $35 million. Click on the story below for more details on the exciting announcement.

SCnow.com web article- Dillon chosen for second inland port

Apply to Become a Vendor at Florence’s Downtown City Center Farmer’s Market!

You can now apply to become a vendor at the Florence City Center Farmer’s Market! The outdoor market runs from 9 am-1 pm on Saturdays from April to October. It will feature fresh vegetables, meat, dairy and artisan goods and will be located at 369 W. Cheves St. (across from the Florence-Darlington Tech parking garage.)

You can find all the details on the market and the application to become a vendor, by clicking on the link below:

Florence City Center Farmer’s Market

Register Now for Your Spot at the Downtown Business Expo!

The Chamber’s downtown Business & Networking Expo is coming up! Don’t miss this chance to join with several other local businesses to showcase what you have to offer, sell your products, network with like-minded professionals and gain new referrals.

The Expo takes place at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 12th. Exhibitor tables are:
Non-Profit: $40
Small Business: $75
Corporate: $125

The event is FREE to the public.

Vendor space includes a table and two chairs.
To register contact the Chamber at (843) 665-0515 or follow this link:

Register for the Business Expo

Administrative Professionals’ Day Set for April 27

It’s nearly time for this year’s big Administrative Professionals’ Day Luncheon & Expo! Make sure to buy your tickets now to join the Florence & Darlington Chambers at SiMT on Wednesday, April 27th for the fantastic event featuring WBTW News13’s Bob Juback! There will be vendors on hand, free goodies, door prizes, lunch and the keynote speech by Juback. Tickets are going fast and there are only a few vendor spaces left.

Go online to purchase tickets by clicking here:

2016 Administrative Professionals’ Day Tickets

or call the Chamber at (843) 665-0515.

Business After Hours with Hampton Inn

Big thanks to everyone who came out on Thursday evening, March 31st, for Business After Hours with Hampton Inn & Suites Civic Center! We had a fantastic crowd and are very thankful for the business coverage provided by the Morning News and SCnow.com. You can read more by clicking on the article below and see the full gallery of 18 images from last night’s event:

Morning News Coverage of Business After Hours with Hampton Inn

Junior Leadership Florence County Legislative Day

Junior Leadership Legislative Day took place on Tuesday, March 15th in Columbia. The students got a chance to meet with Senator Hugh Leatherman, Lt. Governor Henry McMaster, several other members of the Pee Dee delegation and were present and recognized in both the House and the Senate. The students and chaperones loved the opportunity to see just how the political process happens from those closest to the action.

You can view more pictures from the Facebook album by clicking here.


Priority Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

The Florence Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning for new member, Priority Physical Therapy. The business is located in the Shoppes at Celebration on S. Cashua Drive in Florence and offers physical therapy and rehab solutions to help people recover from injuries and regain mobility and strength. You can visit Priority Physical Therapy at 2521 S. Cashua Drive or give them a call at (843) 536-4888.

You can also see and read more about the ribbon cutting ceremony by viewing coverage from the Morning News:

SCnow/ Morning News article on Priority Physical Therapy

Business After Hours with Reflection Images

The Florence Chamber and Reflection Images- Photography by Tracy Rowell recently partnered for a fantastic Business After Hours and Grand Opening celebration! The event took place on the evening of March 10 and showcased Reflection Images’ beautiful and spacious new downtown studio. Thank you so much to the huge crowd we had on hand as well as the Morning News for coverage of our local, small businesses making strides downtown.


You can find the full Chamber Facebook album from the event by clicking here.

You can read the news coverage from SCnow.com/Morning News by clicking the link below:

SCnow/ Morning News article on Reflection Images