RE/MAX in Florence Celebrates Chamber Membership and New Location

RE/Max Professionals in Florence held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 22nd at its new location, 601 W. Palmetto St., celebrating joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors joined RE/MAX agents, staff and friends for the celebration.  Owner/CEO Mandy Fulford acquired the Florence franchise Jan. 1. She owns six RE/MAX offices, including ones in Charleston and the Grand Strand area.  Fulford said she employs 15 agents in Florence and 189 total and 20 employees.

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Floor Boys Opens in Florence with Ribbon Cutting

Floor Boys held an official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 15th at its Florence location, 2001 Elijah Ludd Road (next to Schofield’s). The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce assisted in the ribbon cutting, along with its ambassadors. “We do all types of flooring – hardwood, carpeting, vinyl, anything you put on floors,” co-owner Robbie Norris said.

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Softwash Pros USA of the Pee Dee Introduces Drone-Powered Exterior Building Washing

Softwash Pros USA of the Pee Dee introduced its new technology in the exterior cleaning industry on Thursday, June 17th at a ribbon cutting with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors joined in the celebration. Dan Ladd started the business in March 2020. Ladd said, “Right after starting the business I had COVID. I was sick for about three weeks; then just after getting back to work I fell and broke my feet on June 2, 2020. I was cleaning a house and fell from a ladder. I landed on concrete and broke both of my feet. After surgery and four months to recover, we decided that there had to be a better way, and we found that with drone cleaning.” He said is an innovative, safe way of doing the job.

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Zayn All-Natural Beauty & Wellness Suites Holds Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, June 21st at Zayn All Natural Beauty & Wellness Suites assisted by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors joined in the celebration.  The shop is located at 2724 W. Palmetto St. Suite 1-2 in Florence.  Owner ShaQuana Myers said she and her sister Destiney Baker, and mother, Valerie Baker, offer a variety services at the shop, including, but not limited to, hair styling, hair removal by anesthetics. Cryo therapy, skin tightening, pain relief, facials, pedicures and manicures, skin care and internal health care products, natural herbs, tonics, home fragrances, hand dipped incense, lemon baths and day spa.  Myers said they have two locations in Florence. She opened this one about a year and four months ago. She has another shop on Evans Street that she opened in April 2020.

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Linda’s Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Linda’s Boutique caters to the mature woman and has clothing, accessories and shoes. The boutique opened Jan. 12 at 2117-B W. Palmetto St., and held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 9th for its grand opening. Cutting the ribbon was Owner Linda Lane. She was joined by Laurie Keeton, part time employee; Linzie Batchelor, marketing; and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors. Lane was in the clothing retail business prior to opening her shop in Florence. She operated Linda’s Boutique in Manning for about 12 years. Lane said it is wonderful to be in Florence. She said the reception has been great.

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Missy’s and The Venue Opens New Location with a Ribbon Cutting

Missy’s restaurant held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 2nd at its new location, 300 Whitman Ave. Owner Susan Missy Gillespie has combined her two businesses, Missy’s and The Venue, at one location. The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors participated in the celebration. Wednesday also marked Gillespie’s 25th year in business. Gillespie said she is excited to offer people in the area another place to hold events as well as enjoy good soul food. Missy’s was previously located at 257 N. Coit St. and The Venue at 1210 W. Evans St. in Florence. The new location was the former Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant.

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Freddy’s Opens on Pamplico Highway with a Ribbon Cutting

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers officially opened in Florence at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1st with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Franchise owner Brett Rickert was joined by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors, his father and partner Stan Rickert and the Freddy’s team for the celebration.  Cutting the ribbon was General Manager Cormika Johnson-Richburg.  Located at 1104 Pamplico Highway near MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Freddy’s is known for its cooked-to-order steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries and frozen custard treats made with freshly churned chocolate or vanilla frozen custard.

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On The Go Cuts Ribbon for Second Location in Florence

A ribbon cutting was held at On The Go on Thursday, May 27th, celebrating its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Store Manager Nicki Paige cut the ribbon. She was joined by the owner and his family, store staff, Chamber staff and Chamber Ambassadors for the celebration. The store opened in late April at 305 Pamplico Highway. The Pamplico Highway location represents the second On The Go in Florence for Johnny Rishmawi, Owner of the gas station/convenience store. He opened the first location at 2019 Alligator Road.

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Anything Customs Printing & Apparel Celebrates Joining Chamber with Ribbon Cutting

Anything Customs Printing & Apparel held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 26th celebrating its move and expansion and its membership in the Chamber.  Reginald Stigger, Owner, cut the ribbon. Joining in the celebration were employees, family, Chamber staff and ambassadors.  Anything Customs Printing & Apparel has moved from Third Loop Road to its new location at 2415 Second Loop Road. He opened his business five years ago on Third Loop Road.

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The Manor Celebrates Expansion with New Club House

A ribbon cutting was held at The Manor in Florence on Tuesday, May 18th, celebrating the completion and opening of the new Asbury Village Club House. Sharing in this celebration was the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors and staff attended the event. The Manor is a full Continuum of Care Retirement Community at 2100 Twin Church Road in Florence. It has approximately 220 residents. Formerly the Methodist Manor, the retirement community opened in December 1991. “We offer independent living options, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing,” said Sarah Benton, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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