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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Julian Law Firm Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Marsh Julian, Julian Law Firm, along with family members, business associates and Chamber Ambassadors cuts the ceremonial ribbon, joining the Greater Florence Chamber or Commerce. Welcome Julian Law Firm.

The Julian Law Firm is a full-service litigation firm specializing in family law, criminal defense, personal injury, traffic citations, and more. The Firm was born out of a strong desire to serve the community and fellow men and women.

Attorney Marsh A. Julian is committed to assisting people in their most troubled times. He understands how litigation can be an immensely stressful process, so he works tirelessly to assuage clients’ fears and concerns. Should you, a friend, family member, or loved one have a need for legal services, please do not hesitate to contact The Julian Law Firm, as they are “here to help, when you need it most!”

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K2 Capital Holds Ribbon Cutting

K2 Capital CEO, Chris Peebles, along with his wife Jennifer, and Chamber Ambassadors is welcomed as a member to the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce during his ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 10.

K2 Capital provides funding for entrepreneurs and business owners by providing them with essential capital for commercial real estate, business acquisitions, expansion, and working capital. With funding capabilities that rival even the largest financial institutions, combined with a team of seasoned business professionals, they are in the unique position to handle any size transaction while providing unmatched support. K2 Capital works with businesses of all sizes and industries, including start-ups, restaurants, well-established businesses, medical professionals, and nonprofit organizations. K2 Capital caters to clients who may not fit the traditional banking mold, employing a practical, case-by-case approach to lending.

K2 Capital also serves real estate investors, developers, and builders with access to commercial real estate loans that need faster processing or more flexible structuring. From CRE bridge loans that can close in as little as 2 weeks, Fix and Flip loans that fund up to up to 85% of the purchase price + 100% of renovation cost, Construction, and Investor Portfolio loans, K2 Capital offers generous loan sizes, an expedited process, certainty of close, and assistance in growth opportunities.

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Magic City Ques, Inc. Holds Ribbon Cutting

Members of the Chi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. along with Chamber Ambassadors cut their ribbon, on Wednesday, December 20th, thus joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University. Omega Psi Phi’s stated purpose has been “to attract and build a strong and effective force of Handsome men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and “uplift”. Throughout the world, many notable members are recognized as leaders in the arts, academics, athletics, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, and science fields.

With “Uplift ” being one of their cardinal guiding principles, the Chi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. through its partnership with their supporting foundation “Magic City Ques Foundation” work all year to give back through their scholarship fund, winter coat giveaway, school book bag and school supplies giveaway as well as other community programs and initiatives such as delivering prepared Thanksgiving dinners to several families in around the Florence area. It is through the generosity from local businesses, community organizations and community members they can put smiles on the faces of area children and families.

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Angry Chicken O’ Fish Open For Business And Ready To Serve The Florence Community

Owners Feeling & Greg Schumann celebrates the grand opening of Angry Chicken O’ Fish along with staff, family, friends, and Chamber Ambassadors with her ribbon cutting on Thursday, December 7th joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Angry Chicken O’ Fish opened its doors this week to serve the Florence Community. Located at 2047 W Evans St, Florence SC, the restaurant provides a wide variety of chicken and seafood that will make your mouth water.

From their tasty wings to their chicken gizzards, they provide fifteen different combinations of chicken dinners. Top that with a large seafood variety from ocean perch to scallops and you have the perfect match of food from land to sea.

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Red Door Homes Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Brooke Tyner, Kim Wood GM, Brittany Baker, Page Robertson, and their local builders of Red Door Homes along with Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon to join the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Red Door Homes provides a unique custom home building experience. They build your home on your property. They have many styles and variations of home sizes from a three-bedroom 1,200 sq. ft. to a five-bedroom 3,000 sq. ft. home.

These custom-built homes are completely built on your property to your exterior and interior design features from porch style to cabinetry, counter tops, and flooring.

Red Door Homes provides an affordable alternative to mobile homes and modular homes. With their fixed pricing they are also more predictable than cost plus local custom builders.

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