K & J Cleaning and Janitorial Services Celebrates Chamber Membership with Ribbon Cutting

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 other family members.  K & J Cleaning and Janitorial Services has been in business for more than 10 years and is at 1708 Furman Drive in Florence.  “We service the entire Pee Dee area,” Baccus said. “We specialize in cleaning commercial and residential properties and offer full-service cleaning.”

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LilJazZi`s Cafe Celebrates Chamber Membership with Ribbon Cutting

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 a café by the same name at the Florence Regional Airport that is temporarily closed during COVID. She said that location will open back up in May.

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Restaurant Hero Franchise in Darlington Joins Florence Chamber

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 services to restaurants.  Taylor said his goal is help restaurants succeed. Some of the services he helps with are employee management, online ordering, document storage, merchant processing, shift scheduling and E-gift cards.  As a restaurant advisor, Taylor, a certified advisor serving the Darlington and Florence area, has been through the rigorous Restaurant Heroes training program.

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Eliza’s Vegan Cafe Food Truck Rolls into Town for Ribbon Cutting

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 ready and waiting to try food from the bright yellow food truck that rolled into Eats on the Creek. Originally from Queens, New York, K’Patrick said there are numerous reasons a person becomes a vegan – a person who does not consume any animal or animal byproducts. K’Patrick said she became totally vegan on Jan. 1 2001. “It was my New Year’s resolution,” she said.

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Pee Dee State Farmers Market Joins Chamber

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 Dee market is one of his department’s favorites as a drive-through market.  “It is special to us,” he said.  Weathers said he is pleased with the upgrades that have taken place. He said he is appreciative of the partnership between the market and the community.  The Pee Dee State Farmers Market moved to 2513 W. Lucas St. in 1976. Originally it was downtown, Sager said.

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R&D’s Sewing Shop Celebrates Chamber Membership with Ribbon Cutting

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. She offers alterations, monogramming, and custom sewing, including prom dresses, curtains, and leather work. She has one full time employee, and her two sons help her part time.

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Florence Animal Hospital Celebrates Chamber Membership with a Ribbon Cutting

Florence Animal Hospital celebrated joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 23rd  with a ribbon cutting. Joining the doctors and staff were Chamber ambassadors.  The Animal Hospital is located at 2520 Melon St. in Florence, just off U.S. 52 and across from the Pee Dee Farmer’s Market.  The facility opened in mid-June 2020 and is a part of an on-going practice with Ryan James, DVM, and Kenzo Tochiki, DVM. James and Tochiki have been working together at the Hartsville Animal Hospital at 914 W. Carolina Ave. since they purchased that practice in 2014.  We always planned to expand, with the hope that by creating a network of hospitals we would be able to offer the best possible care to our patients,” James said in August to the Morning News. “That was always our goal.”

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Woodforest National Bank Opens Inside Irby Street Walmart

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce welcomed Woodforest National Bank into its membership on Friday, March 19th with a ribbon cutting at the bank’s grand opening of the Irby Street location. The bank is located within the Walmart Supercenter on Irby Street in Florence. Chamber ambassadors joined the staff for the celebration. “We are a full-service bank,” said Kevin Goodwin, Branch Manager. The bank offers individual and business checking accounts, savings accounts, revolving lines of credit, and secured, unsecured and business loans and other services, Goodwin said. With an ATM for deposits and withdrawals, Goodwin said, the branch offers 24-hour banking.

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Jo’s Beauty Supply Joins Chamber and Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting

Jo’s Beauty Supply celebrated joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, March 22nd at its South Cashua Drive location. Owner Joann Crouch cut the ribbon. She was joined by staff and chamber ambassadors. Crouch said she is very excited to be joining the chamber. “I am joining the chamber to network and give back to the community,” she said.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for SCORE – Pee Dee Branch

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Grand Strand Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), serving the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee, held a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 19th for the new Pee Dee branch. The event was held in the courtyard behind the Chamber office.  The Grand Strand SCORE is supporting the new Pee Dee Branch, allowing this area to have access to a mentorship program. The partnership will provide the region additional resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  Jim Helfgott, SCORE Grand Strand Chapter Chairman, said Rich Spivey has become the first certified mentor for the Pee Dee branch. He said Mike Reichenbach, Chairman of the Florence Chamber, will be completing his training also.