Florence Chamber Membership Benefits

Membership Infographic

The infographic below gives you an overall idea of just -some- of the benefits that come along with your membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. When you become a member, you have instant access to more than 25 different specifically small-business related programs per year. You’ll also have the chance to take part in diversity initiatives, seminars, Business After Hours networking events and much more! When you become a member, you can request a Chamber ribbon cutting and social media push and begin networking right away. We have membership levels for every budget and will work with you to make sure that your business becomes a part of the Florence Chamber community.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Barber Shop Celebrates Joining Florence Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson Barbers and Blades Barber Shop, LLC was joined by Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday morning, denoting its membership into the chamber. The barbershop opened in April 2018 at 352 W. Palmetto St. Owner Shkari Deon Ham said his step-father is a member of a chamber […]

Ribbon Cut at New Convenient Store in Florence County

From Staff Reports With much celebration, a host of supporters and a live radio remote broadcast, On The Go cut the ribbon and joined the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning. Owned and operated by Johnny and George Rishmawi, the shiny new convenience store is on Alligator Road near the intersection with Knollwood Road. […]

Well Center Pharmacy Joins Florence Chamber, Cuts Ribbon

by Matthew Christian Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning Well Center Pharmacy owner Marlon Orias cut the ceremonial ribbon to join the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Orias, a native of the Philippines, opened the pharmacy on June 5 with his wife, Marelle, after both lost their jobs when two local Rite Aids closed following […]

Seminole 6 Sports Holds Ribbon Cutting in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson Seminole 6 Sports held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Chamber. Chamber ambassadors were there to help celebrate. Michael “Mike” Goodman, coach, cut the ribbon while team members, cheerleaders and other coaches watched. Seminole 6 Sports is a member of the […]

Specialty Finance Company Joins Florence Chamber, Cuts Ribbon

by Ardie Arvidson AG Resource Management (ARM) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday morning to celebrate its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Chamber. Chamber ambassadors were there to help celebrate. AG Resource Management is located at 205 N. Irby St. Suite C, in Florence Dr. Cy F. Boyer is the market leader […]

Revival Burger Cuts Ribbon as New Chamber Member

by Ardie Arvidson Revival Burger, at 846 S. Irby St. in Florence, joined the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with chamber ambassadors on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. Although the restaurant has been open since November 2018, Kyle Hardee, one of three owners in the Downcountry Dining Group, said this was the first […]

Chamber Welcomes The Venue with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

by Ardie Arvidson The Venue, a place to hold events, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday with Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors participating. The Venue is located at 1210 W. Evans St. in Florence. The business is owned by Susan Missy Gillespie. Monday was her first day of business, and following the ribbon cutting, she […]

Pest Control Specialist Joins Florence Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson Great Quality Pest Solutions of Effingham joined ambassadors of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Monday to celebrate its chamber membership. The celebration included a ribbon cutting at the chamber. Bruce Turner, a pest control specialist, has approximately 10 years of experience in the field. He is the sole proprietor of […]

Palmetto Staffing Holds Ribbon Cutting with Florence Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors joined Palmetto Staffing Agency, LLC on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate its new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Palmetto Staffing is located at 420 W. Cheves St. in Florence. Ronnie Shirlaw is president. The business was started about four years ago and has two locations, […]

Waitr Inc. Brings Meals to Your Door in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson Waitr Inc. has grown since it launched in Louisiana in 2013. Now it is in more than 15 states serving 235 citiies, including Florence. Waitr Inc. representatives joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on June 13 to celebrate its chamber membership with a ribbon cutting at the chamber office […]

Bela Family Dentistry Celebrates Opening in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson Bela Family Dentistry of Florence joined ambassadors of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to celebrate its grand opening and its chamber membership. The celebration included a ribbon cutting with chamber ambassadors. Dr. John DuRant, who was formerly at the Bela office on West Palmetto Street, and Dr. Liz Shelly […]

Chamber welcomes Carolina Kickboxing Academy

by Ardie Arvidson A ribbon cutting was held Monday at Carolina Kickboxing Academy, 1717 W. Palmetto St. to announce the opening and recognize a new member of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors helped to celebrate the occasion. Chief executive officer and head trainer Walker Vivian said his academy has been open for […]

Swamp Fox Security Holds Ribbon Cutting in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson Swamp Fox Security LLC held a ribbon cutting on Thursday with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors participating. Swamp Fox Security is in the Charles Gould Manufacturing and Business Incubator, 1951 Pisgah Road in Florence. The business is owned by Annette Davis-Cantey. She has been in operation for about two years. […]

Couple Start Design-Build Service After Retiring to Florence

by Ardie Arvidson Owners Tommie N. and Gloria “Jackie” Thomas of TNT Rehab Consulting Services were joined by ambassadors of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on Wednesday at a home they built on Sumter Street. Tommie Thomas, president/architect, said this is the first home they have built in Florence. Thomas […]

Palmetto Brick Celebrates 100 Years of Operation

by Ardie Arvidson Palmetto Brick is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Family-owned and -operated since 1919, the brick manufacturing plant is in Wallace with retail showrooms in Florence, Myrtle Beach and locations near Charlotte, North Carolina. To celebrate its anniversary, the company is hosting events in all of its retail stores. On Thursday, in […]

Southern Safety Looks to Grow in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors joined Southern Safety Group LLC on Tuesday to celebrate its new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting at the chamber office. Jody Lynch, CEO, her daughter, Grace Lynch, and Ellen Mitchell, Director of Development, were on hand to cut the ribbon. Lynch said she is […]

Hyatt Celebrates its Downtown Florence Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

by Ardie Arvidson The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hyatt Place Downtown Florence as a member of the chamber with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday afternoon that included the grand opening of the newest hotel in downtown Florence. The event included music by Prettier than Matt. The five-story, 103-room Hyatt Place was the 333rd […]

Notch 8 Catering Company Holds Ribbon Cutting at Florence Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson Notch 8 catering company held a ribbon cutting at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday with chamber ambassadors participating. An off-site catering company, Notch 8 does everything from cookouts to caviar, said one of its chefs. Shaina E. Bazen, marketing and sales director for Notch 8, said the business […]

Texas Roadhouse Joins Florence Restaurant Scene

by Ardie Arvidson A ribbon cutting for the new Texas Roadhouse was held at noon Monday with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors participating along with restaurant staff and management. The restaurant officially opened for business at 4 p.m. Monday. It is located in front of Magnolia Mall at 2691 David H. […]

Carolina Havoc and Florence Chamber Celebrate Season Opener with a Ribbon Cutting

Carolina Havoc celebrated their season opener this past Friday, March 15, with a ribbon cutting to signify their membership with the Florence Chamber.