Price Professional Services Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Price Professional Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 19th celebrating its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. The business is located at 2600 W. Palmetto St. in Florence. Owner Shakeita Price cut the ribbon. Joining in the celebration and showing their support were chamber ambassadors, family and friends.

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Brockington Property Management Group Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Brockington Property Management Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, January 13th as a new business in the area and a new member of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors joined Kimberly Brockington Franks, Owner, as she cut the ribbon. Brockington Property Management Group is located at 80 Dogwood Lane in Quinby. A full-service property management group, Brockington Property Management Group opened approximately five months ago. As a full-service property management group, the group handles apartment communities, single-family homes, multiple family homes and duplexes.

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American Airlines Returns Service at Florence Regional Airport

American Airlines has returned to flight service at the Florence Regional Airport, effective January 5th. The first arrival was yesterday; first departure was this morning,” said Connie Anderson, executive director of the Florence Regional Airport.  “They are starting with one arrival and one departure a day.”

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Joint Business Planning Series Announced

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, along with Francis Marion University’s Kelley Center for Economic Development, have partnered to present a small business development series for individuals looking to start a business and for current business owners.  The three-session program will offer advice on improving existing operations and details to understand before you try to start a new business.  It’s always a good idea to be prepared before starting a professional venture because strategies don’t always go as planned. Things will go wrong and being prepared will help establish the fundamentals to adapt.  This business series is meant to offer much of the informational background needed to help entrepreneurs who want to learn how to write a business plan and how to adjust to the financial hurdles likely to be encountered along the way. We will also cover understanding and using financial statements as well as the lending process and financial options for small businesses.

To get more detailed information or to register, please use the links below for each session.

The Essentials of Business Planning for Funding and Growth – Register here.

By the Numbers: Reading, Understanding, and Using YOUR Financial Statements  – Register here.

Breaking Down the Lending Process and Financial Options for Small Business – Register here.

Icon Cuts University Holds Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, January 4th at Icon Cuts University (ICU) with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its opening and membership in the chamber.  Celebrating with the owner and instructors were chamber ambassadors.  The school is located at 2204-C Second Loop Road in Florence.  Juston Foxe, President, Instructor and Founder of ICU, has been a barber for approximately seven years. He also opened Icon Cuts barbershop in June 2017.

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Lifetime Hearing Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Check Presentation and A Ribbon Cutting

Lifetime Hearing of Florence celebrated its 20th anniversary year with a check presentation to six local charities and a ribbon cutting marking its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 17th.  Beneficiaries of Lifetime Hearing of Florence’s generosity were Harvest Hope Food Bank, McArn Food Bank in Cheraw, Darlington County Humane Society, American Heart Association, Foster Care Clothing Closet, Youth Mentors of the Pee Dee and House of Hope, where Lifetime Hearing will donate a rocking chair to each of the houses in HOPE Village, its Tiny House project.

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Jon Stezer’s State Farm Agency Opens on Cashua Drive

State Farm agent Jon Stezer celebrated on Monday, December 21st joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and opening his new business with a ribbon cutting.  The State Farm agency opened on Dec. 1 at 358 N. Cashua Drive in the Food Lion shopping center. Joining in the celebration were his team, family and friends and chamber ambassadors.  State Farm provides health, life, property and casualty insurance.

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Pee Dee Woman Donates $30,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank

Marva Smalls, a Viacom executive, says she’s blessed and fortunate. She learned early about the importance of paying it forward and she’s doing so by giving Harvest Hope Pee Dee $30,000.   “I ascribe to Marian Wright’s mantra, ‘Service is the rent we pay for a living,’ and also in remembering John Lewis during his time,” says Smalls. “I’m happy to get into some good trouble with Nicole and pay it forward for our neighbors and families in need here in Florence County.”

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5 Star Journeys Celebrates Joining Chamber with Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, December 15th celebrating the chamber membership of Cruise Planners/5 Star Journeys.  Cutting the ribbon was franchise owner Toni Gault. She was joined by chamber ambassadors.  Gault is a luxury travel specialist. She specializes in cruises, land and tour vacations for destination weddings, romantic all-inclusive getaways, premium and luxury cruises, domestic and international river cruises and group and corporate travel.  “We are a full service travel agency,” Gault said.

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Crescent Advisory Partners Celebrate Move and Chamber Membership With Ribbon Cutting

Crescent Advisory Partners of Raymond James celebrated moving into their new office on West Evans Street in Florence and their membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Monday, December 14th with a ribbon cutting. Cutting the ribbon is Ashley Alexander. She is joined by founders Robb H. Sasser III, Jason D. Newton and Jule E. Eldridge III, and associates Tyler Morris and Brittany Larson, along with chamber ambassadors.

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