Two Men and A Truck Featured On ChamberLink Radio

Susan Evans from Two Men and a Truck, was the Chamber’s radio guest on ChamberLink Radio this past weekend, sharing details about local moving from residential homes to apartments, condos, and everything in between. You can catch the conversation each Sunday from 12:00 – 12:30 pm on LIVE 95.3FM in Florence, SC.

This radio program is brought to you by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

One Child At A Time To Hold 3rd Annual Freedom Walk

One Child At A Time’s Third Annual Freedom Walk in support of bringing Human Trafficking Awareness to the Pee Dee takes place on July 27, 2024, at Darlington Raceway, 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darling, S.C. 29532. The event begins at 7:30 am and ends at 10:30 am. This year’s theme is “ONE LAP FOR ONE CHILD.” Each walker receives a T-shirt with Sponsor recognition.

The event is expected to be televised with radio station coverage, and Preparation is being made for at least 1,000 walkers.

To view the full flyer, click here.

South Carolina Palmetto Heroes Program Is Back

SC Housing recognizes teachers, medical professionals, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement and correctional officers, veterans, active-duty military and SC National Guard for your long hours and dedicated service every day. You keep our families and communities safe, smart and strong.

Qualified Palmetto Heroes homebuyers must meet SC Housing’s First Time Homebuyer requirements and may receive FHA, VA, USDA or Conventional financing with a competitive interest rate and $12,000 in forgivable down payment assistance.

Contact Greg O’Connor at GO Mortgage to learn more!

2nd Annual Field Fastener Annual Golf Playday Set For May 15th

Field Fastener’s annual Golf Playday, to benefit United Way of Florence County, will take place at The Country Club of South Carolina on Wednesday, May 15th! Companies and individuals can support the event by registering a team to play golf, sponsoring the tournament at gold, silver, or bronze level, participating in the online silent auction or donating money directly to United Way of Florence County.

To register, click here.

Florence Chamber Members Get Special Ticket Pricing For Goodyear 400

NASCAR would like to extend a discounted ticket offer to you and your family as a thank you for being a part of the Florence Chamber of Commerce.  The official Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway. The NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 set is for May 12th at 3:00 PM.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Free Homebuying & Financial Fitness Workshop – Tomorrow

Are you eager to embark on the exciting journey of owning your own home? Are you interested in improving your financial fitness? These two goals go hand-in-hand.

Come join us for this informative, interactive and fun FREE event where we will help you navigate the exciting journey of buying your first or more home and achieving financial fitness.

This FREE event will be held on April 24th at 6:30pm at MOVE with Coach T Fitness, 400 E. South Village Blvd., Florence, SC 29505.

Robert and Patty Pound, REALTORS and the owners of Pound Real Estate Partners, LLC will talk about the homebuying process and dispel some of the most common myths about buying real estate.

Jodi Fravor, V.P. with First Citizens Bank, will share valuable tips on budgeting, saving for a down payment, understanding mortgages, and improving your credit score.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to make a smart investment, this workshop is for you! Bring your questions and get ready to take control of your financial future. Refreshments will be served.

To register, click here.

ABWA Holding Florence Meeting – Tonight

ABWA is Changing women’s lives. . . one woman at a time.

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide
opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and
national recognition.

Whether you are transitioning in your career, college student, working professional, jump- starting a career, retired, new business owner, seasoned
entrepreneur, searching for a job or desire to network and expand your reach, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.

Membership in ABWA affords you the opportunities to connect with like-minded women that will propel you forward personally and professionally in achieving your best self.

To view the full flyer, click here.

MUSC of Florence Featured On ChamberLink Radio

Alex King, Research Coordinator at MUSC of Florence, was the Chamber’s radio guest on ChamberLink Radio this past weekend, sharing details about collaborating with the “In Our DNA SC” research project he is involved in. You can catch the conversation each Sunday from 12:00 – 12:30 pm on LIVE 95.3FM in Florence, SC.

This radio program is brought to you by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Florence Chamber Welcomes 2023-2024 Leadership South Carolina

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce was delighted to sponsor the welcome reception for the 2023-2024 Leadership South Carolina class last week at the Francis Marion University Gately Gallery at University Place in downtown Florence.

Helen Munnerlyn, Executive Director of Leadership South Carolina, brought the 50-person Leadership group back to Florence as part of the Future Challenges & Graduation Ceremony session. This is the third time Helen has included Florence in the leadership development program agenda.

The class has held sessions throughout South Carolina including Columbia, Charleston/Seabrook Island, Greenville, McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, Greenwood and Spartanburg.

Leadership Florence Participates In Local Government & Law Enforcement Day

Tuesday, April 9th, the Chamber’s Leadership Florence Class of 2024 had Local Government and Law Enforcement Day. The cohorts had the opportunity to hear from the Mayor of Florence, City Manager and County Administrator.

The class also experienced presentations from local law enforcement officials. A special thank you goes out to the City of Florence, Florence County Police Department, Florence County, and Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

It was an amazing and exciting day for this special group of business leaders.

Leadership Florence is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to identify, cultivate and motivate new leadership for the Greater Florence Area. Participants will increase their knowledge of our area and enhance their involvement in community activities while further developing their leadership skills. For more information on joining the next program, please contact the chamber at 843-665-0515.

To view more photos from the day, click here.