Scrubby’s Car Wash Holds Ribbon Cutting

Charles and Chase Howard opened their second Scrubby’s Car Wash in Florence last week. They are co-presidents of Chase Oil Co.

The Greater Florence Chamber and Chamber ambassadors welcomed Scrubby’s team on the opening and their membership joining the Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Today, Scrubby’s has car washes in Florence, Hartsville, Bennettsville, Lumberton, Murrells Inlet and Socastee.

The Howards celebrated the grand opening of their second Florence Scrubby’s location on Feb. 29, located at 2580 Hoffmeyer Road.

1st Choice Quality Heating & Air Joins Chamber

A ribbon cutting event was held at 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air on Tuesday, February 27th. As Bill Gibson along with owner Allen Raborn, Rebecca Bishop, their office staff, and HVAC crew joined the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

1st Choice Quality Heating & Air is expanding their services into the Florence area. 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air is your go-to family-owned and employee-run HVAC experts. Beyond mere repairs, they are dedicated to cultivating an environment of trust and tranquility in your home. With over 30 years of collective experience among their technicians along with a highly skilled office staff, your home is in capable hands.

Conveniently located in Clarendon County, they proudly serve clients statewide in South Carolina, providing comprehensive HVAC solutions tailored to your needs. From sales to service and installations, they handle it all, catering to various heating and cooling systems and models.

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Brazen Roofing Holds Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday, February 21st members of the Brazen Roofing Company cut their ribbon joining the Greater Florence Chamber.

Brazen Roofing prides themselves as a beacon of dedicated service and quality in the local community; built on the foundation of their core values. These values guide every facet. of their operations, shaping a company culture that goes beyond roofing:

At Brazen Roofing, their mission intertwines with their passion: forging strong, value- driven partnerships and committing to excellence in every project.

Brazen is more than a roofing company; Their approach to business is client-focused, offering a unique and engaging experience. Their seasoned expertise ensures that every project is completed with pride in their work and their team.

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Outflare Marketing Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Linzie Batchelor, Outflare Marketing, along with family, friends and Chamber Ambassadors cuts her ribbon joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Outflare Marketing is a full-service, creative, contemporary, and affordable marketing agency that specializes in providing marketing services for small businesses. Twelve years ago, owner Linzie Batchelor realized the increasing need for a marketing agency able to provide a way for small businesses to outsource their marketing without sacrificing quality. While working as marketing director for an independent pharmacy for several years, Batchelor noticed many small business owners understood the importance of a clear marketing strategy and execution, but lacked the time to do it themselves, or the budget to hire a professional marketer. As social media platforms rose in popularity, many business owners began scrambling to manage building accounts and posting on their own, hiring inexperienced friends or family members, or ignoring social media completely. Hiring a full-term marketer is cost-prohibitive for many small businesses, and very few experienced marketers are willing to work part-time. Just as a small business can outsource their bookkeeping, Outflare allows business owners to outsource their marketing to a local agency that understands their company, their market, and their budget.

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Green Leaf Café Holds Ribbon Cutting

Jamel Lyde owner of Green Leaf Café along with friends and the Chamber Ambassadors cuts his ribbon joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

The mission of Green Leaf Cafe is to provide a welcoming, eco-friendly dining experience that promotes healthy, sustainable living. They strive to serve delicious, plant-based cuisine made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. Their goal is to create a serene and vibrant environment that fosters community, encourages conscious consumption, and educates about the benefits of a green lifestyle. Green Leaf Cafe aims to prioritize local and organic suppliers to minimize our environmental impact, support local farmers, and provide the freshest ingredients for our dishes.

Green Leaf Café’s goal is to offer a diverse menu that focuses on delicious and nutritious plant-based options. By promoting plant-based eating, they strive to reduce carbon footprint, contribute to the well-being of their customers and the planet to operate with a low environmental impact. We believe in the power of education to inspire change.

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Thrivent Financial Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Christina Schneider from Thrivent along with her family and Chamber Ambassadors cuts her ribbon while joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Christina Schneider of Florence, SC has joined Thrivent as a Financial Professional. Thrivent is a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization, providing advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs and solutions.

Schneider comes to Thrivent excited to support clients in all stages of their financial journey. With the belief that money is a tool, not a goal, she is passionate about taking a purpose-based approach to financial strategy and advice. She takes time to understand clients’ unique goals and priorities and helps them develop a holistic financial strategy so they can achieve their most important goals. Through her work, she helps people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives full of meaning and gratitude.

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Growing Hobby Joins The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Holly Beaumier along with her husband Jim and Chamber Ambassadors welcome Growing Hobby to the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Unusual succulents, cacti, bonsai, carnivorous plants, and quirky gifts draw customers into this inviting destination shop. Growing Hobby was started by Holly Beaumier in 2021, following a year of collecting succulents during the pandemic. Beaumier, who is also the executive director of the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau, developed an interest in propagating plants and creating dish gardens from repurposed objects, including high heel shoes and vintage chandeliers.

Located at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market, Growing Hobby has expanded from one booth space to three and is now housed in a climate-controlled permanent structure. “It’s much better for the plants, and for us,” notes Beaumier, “and we have music playing for the plants 24/7, too. Lots of customers claim this shop is their happy place.”

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Elsie and Friends Boutique Joins Chamber

Meet the Hunt Family, Carsten and Eden Hunt and their baby girl Elsie. Along with Tammy Howle and the Chamber Ambassadors they cut their ribbon joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

While Eden was pregnant with Elsie, she noticed a huge need for a children’s boutique in Florence. When she would shop, she would have to either order online or shop at big box stores. Eden and Carsten are huge supporters of small local businesses and decided to give Florence a fun and friendly place to shop for their babies, children, and tweens!

Eden is a Licensed Esthetician and owner of Eden Hunt Esthetics and Wellness, an award-winning spa in Florence. She and her family love to support small local businesses and are so happy to be a part of the Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Elsie and Friends, A Children’s Boutique can be found at 2151 West Evans Street, Suite F, (843) 621-1335. Business Hours are Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Their website is, Facebook (Elsie and Friends, A Children’s Boutique), Instagram (Elsie_and_Friends)

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XGen Cryo Spa & Wellness Center Holds Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Young entrepreneur, George Rishmawi owner of XGen Cryo Spa & Wellness Center, along with family members, business associates and Chamber Ambassadors, cuts the ceremonial ribbon, joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

XGen Cryo is Florence’s one stop shop for all one’s health & wellness needs. A wide variety of high-tech, cutting-edge equipment tailored to best assist your personal well-being, recovery, goals, and so much more! Services include whole-body cryotherapy, localized cryotherapy, Red Light bed therapy, compression therapy, HI-EMT Sculpting, & infrared sauna (w/ salt & light therapy) sessions. That’s not all. XGen Cryo is now rolling out some signature esthetics services including facials, hydra facials, cryo facials, & chemical peels with more to come in the future.

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Radha’s Bridal Shop Is Open For Business In Florence

Radha Dillah, along with friends, family, staff, and the Chamber Ambassadors cuts her ribbon opening Radha’s Bridal Shop.

Radha’s Bridal Shop was formerly The Bridal Hut located on W. Palmetto and has been relocated to 302 Dorado Dr, Florence SC 29505. The shop has numerous wedding gowns, prom dresses and formal attire for all occasions.

Radha decided to combine her business, R&D Sewing Shop and Radha’s Bridal Shop, in one location. With the new addition that was recently opened Radha’s group can take care of all your alterations and formal wear in one convenient place. Allowing them to fit and alter any garments.

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