Florence County Council recently approved measures that allow three yet-to-be-named projects to take the first steps toward becoming a reality.
Though officials have not yet identified what the investments will entail, they are calling the efforts “Project Launch,” “Project Mirror” and “Project Dogwood.”
According to the Morning News, County Council members last week approved ordinances to allow Projects Dogwood and Launch to make preliminary investment expenditures as part of forthcoming fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreements with the county.
You can read more about the projects and what they will mean for Florence County, by clicking on the link below and reading the full article from the Morning News:
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.
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.
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:
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:
Small Business: $75
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:
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:
or call the Chamber at (843) 665-0515.
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:
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