Locked Inn hosts ribbon cutting after joining Florence Chamber

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“FLORENCE, S.C. – Locked Inn hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday after recently joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

A live adventure escape room experience like nothing else in the Pee Dee, Locked Inn is inside the Gould Business Incubator on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College and opened its doors in July. Lakewood Lodge was the first room and participants had to figure out how to escape from a cabin occupied by a serial killer set to return in one hour.

Players sift through clues and solve puzzles to get out, and the same format is in place for Submerged. The second room at Locked Inn puts you inside a submarine that has sunk to the sea floor and holds an hour’s worth of air.

Owned by Maureen Allen and her brother Gavin Smith, Locked Inn has proven popular with couples, groups of friends, and quite a few corporate entities.

“It’s amazing, how well it’s going,” Smith said. “And now that corporate has found out about us, they’re using this for team-building exercises.”

Allen said running Locked Inn has been “a roller coaster” that’s “really fun but really challenging.”

Submerged opened a few weeks ago, and Smith joked that he found it “way more daunting” to get it ready than he’d originally envisioned, but now that that task has been completed, he and his sister look forward to getting the word out. Lakewood Lodge will see a change in its format in a few months.

“But we want to get all we can out of it before we change it up,” he said.

Locked Inn is inside the Gould Business Incubator on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College, 1951 Pisgah Road, next to the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology. For more information, check out lockedinnsc.com or call 843-413-3216.

Ribbon Cutting: Transworld Business Advisors

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On Tuesday, November 15th the Florence Chamber welcomed new business owner, Michael Ulmer, with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Transworld Business Advisors in the James Allen Plaza. The franchise brokerage business is located at 1001 W Evans St in Florence.

You may contact them at (843) 799-2948 or visit them online at tworld.com/florence/.


Ribbon Cutting: Fit, Fun, Flavors


The Florence Chamber welcomed our newest member, Fit Fun Flavors, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 8th. Fit, Fun, Flavors is a local business owned by Chef Sherry Dailey.  Sherry is a passionate and experienced personal chef excited to introduce healthy, great food to those with busy lifestyles or those seeking to make lifestyle changes.

For more information, contact Sherry Dailey at chefsherryf3@gmail.com or by calling her at 803.609.3969. Visit her on the web at cheff3.com.

B. Nance holds ribbon cutting in Florence

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“FLORENCE, S.C. – B. Nance Fine Gifts hosted a Thursday morning ribbon cutting after recently joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Since opening the doors in mid-July, proprietors Jill Blaker and her daughter Danielle Blaker Nance have watched their clientele grow along with their offerings.

“We’ve added a lot of lines and a picked up a ton of new merchandise for Christmas,” Nance said. “We have a line of loungewear, some luxury pajamas that are doing really well.”

 Lounge cardigans have also been popular, though the focus remains on gifts and not clothing. The baby gifts are perfect for showers and first birthdays, Blaker said, and they’re both excited to move next year into a location almost next door with a footprint expanded by 1,000 square feet.

Before the new location opens its doors in 2017 , a visit to the market in Atlanta will provide a whole new selection of gifts and home accessories.

“We’ll have almost a brand-new store,” Nance said.”

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Beef Jerky Outlet Ribbon Cutting

The Florence Chamber was happy to welcome one of its newest members with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week! Beef Jerky Outlet is located at 110 Woody Jones Blvd. Suite A (near Academy Sports) and features wall-to-wall jerky in more than 200 flavors and varieties from mild to wild. The business also carries gourmet popcorn, sauces, seasonings, marinades, candy and so much more!
You can visit Beef Jerky Outlet from 10 am- 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am-9 pm on Friday and from 10 am- 6 pm on Saturday. For more information, visit them on Facebook at:
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Dolce Vita Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Chamber and many of its ambassadors were happy to help officially welcome Dolce Vita into the Chamber family today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony!
The business opened its doors as a chocolate and wine tasting room on S. Dargan Street and today, ushered in a new era with the addition of breakfast items to its menu.
Special thanks to the Morning News and Joe Perry for coverage of today’s event. To find out more about Dolce Vita, visit their Facebook page at:
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Tidal Wave Auto Spa Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Florence Chamber helped officially welcome Tidal Wave Auto Spa’s newest location today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. We even had help on hand from a couple very popular dolphin mascots!
Tidal Wave Auto Spa is an express car wash that uses a self-contained conveyor-belt system to push the car through the wash apparatus. The driver places the vehicle in neutral on the conveyor track and simply allows the belt to move the vehicle through each of the wash stations within the building.
In addition, Tidal Wave offers the opportunity for customers to vacuum their vehicles for as long as they wish for no additional charge.
The newest location is at the corner of S. Irby Street and Second Loop Rd. and memberships are valid at both Tidal Wave locations!
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cast Iron Waffles

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The Florence Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning for one of its newest members, Cast Iron Waffles.

The ceremony not only officially welcomed Cast Iron into the Chamber family, but also celebrated the one year anniversary of the business.

Cast Iron Waffles is located at 2151 W. Evans St. in Florence and is open from 7 am to 6 pm.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Edward Jones: Janelle Walters


The Florence Chamber was proud to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony this week for one of its newest members, Edward Jones: Janelle Townsley Walters!

Whether you’re planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, the Edward Jones office of Janelle Walters can work together with you to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.

The business can also monitor your progress to help make sure you stay on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made. Throughout it all, Janelle and her staff are dedicated to providing you top-notch client service.

For more information on this Chamber member, visit their offices at 140 W Evans St #201 or give them a call at: (843) 669-9299.

For a look at the Morning News’ coverage of the ribbon cutting ceremony, click on the link below:

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Florence Chamber Welcomes Northwestern Mutual: Wayne Catoe

The Florence Chamber was proud to help officially welcome one of its newest members this week- Northwestern Mutual: Wayne Catoe. The business offers financial and insurance services through Northwestern Mutual, from their office at 319 S. Irby Street, Suite 100 in Florence.

Backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual, Wayne and his team provide you with a balanced approach to achieving your goal of financial security, assuring that your intentions have been understood and your needs are being addressed. And when it comes to implementing solutions, the full capabilities of Northwestern Mutual are leveraged to provide you with exclusive access to a comprehensive variety of products and services.

For more information, give them a call at: 843-629-0370.