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

SPC Credit Union Opens New Facility in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson SPC Credit Union of Hartsville held a ribbon cutting at its new facility in Florence at 1312 Celebration Blvd. on Thursday. Checks were presented to West Florence High School, Wilson High School and South Florence High School and the McLeod Foundation as part of the celebration. SPC operates in Darlington, Florence and […]

Tarr Group Holds Ribbon Cutting at Florence Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson Kevin Pulis of the Tarr Group LLC joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to celebrate the group’s new chamber membership. A ribbon cutting was held at the chamber. Pulis, a civil engineer who grew up in Florence and recently moved back, said he joined the chamber because […]

Allstate-Hardee Insurance Agency Holds Ribbon Cutting After Joining Florence Chamber

by Matthew Robertson FLORENCE, S.C. — The Hardee Agency had a ribbon cutting Thursday to mark both its joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and its change in ownership as of Jan. 1. Formerly Ben Stevens Allstate, the agency is now owned by Brandon Hardee and has remained with Allstate. Hardee bought the agency […]

United Way of Florence Holds Ribbon Cutting After Joining Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson FLORENCE, S.C. – The United Way of Florence held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday celebrating its new membership with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Interim United Way President Keven Russell said he felt it was important for the nonprofit organization to support the community that it serves. “It is a great […]

Sweet Frog cuts ribbon for second Florence store

By: Matthew Christian FLORENCE, S.C. – A Sweet Frog hopped into the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Sweet Frog manager Raketta Johnson cut the ribbon to mark the occasion just after noon at the Sweet Frog at 2417-C David McLeod Blvd. She said the business joined the chamber as a way of getting […]

Doctor opens Florence office to offer treatment of pain

By: Staff Reports FLORENCE, S.C. — Pee Dee residents with pain problems have another option with the opening of Atlantic Coast Pain Specialists in Florence. Located at 491 W Cheves St., Suite B, is the Florence branch of the Conway office of Dr. Blake Kline, who is no stranger to Florence. He is the former […]

CBD Store holds ribbon cutting in Florence

By: Staff Reports FLORENCE, S.C. — A day after celebrating its grand opening Your CBD Store on Second Loop Road in Florence had its Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Located at 2405-J Second Loop Road in Florence, the store specializes in CBD (cannabidiol) oils, said Eugene and Ashley Jacobs, owners of the Florence […]

Aroha Arts Collective moves into Florence incubator facilities

By: Matthew Christian FLORENCE, S.C. – Aroha Arts Collective danced into the Charles W. Gould Manufacturing and Business Incubator on Wednesday afternoon. Aroha founder, director, and lead instructor Adalia Ellis-Aroha moved her dance instruction business into the incubator next to the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College. Ellis-Aroha […]

Piggly Wiggly Pharmacy in Florence celebrates anniversary

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — The Piggly Wiggly Pharmacy celebrated its one-year anniversary with a grand-reopening and a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. The Piggly Wiggly Pharmacy, located at 1945 W. Palmetto St. inside the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, accepts all insurance plans and is an independently owned local pharmacy. Brian Long, pharmacist in charger, […]

Pee Dee Tax & Payroll joins chamber, holds ribbon cutting

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Pee Dee Tax & Payroll joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to celebrate the company’s new chamber membership. Pee Dee Tax & Payroll, at 3344 W. Palmetto St., was established in 2015 by partners Audrey Jordan and Ryan Miller. The company offers individual and […]

Avon consultant has ribbon cutting in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Myreah Eley, of Pass Her Avon, joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to celebrate her new chamber membership. Eley, a beauty consultant, said joining the chamber was important for her getting out in the community. “I heard about the chamber from a fellow representative […]

El Agave celebrates with ribbon cutting in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — El Agave joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to celebrate the restaurant’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. The owners of Mi Tierra San Jose Restaurant opened El Agave – at 147 W. Evans St. – in September and have since seen increased […]

Jingle all the way: Market opens at Florence Center

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. – Christmas enthusiasts will ring in the holiday season this weekend at the Florence Center with the 2018 Jingle Bell Market. The Jingle Bell Market held its kickoff celebration Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Mary Hudson, the show manager, said […]

Locked Inn offers guest an ‘escape experience’ in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Locked Inn- whose website describes it as “a Live Escape Room Experience” – moved locations in March and has enjoyed its new space with which it has expanded its offerings. The business began with a 1,000-square foot space with two rooms inside the Gould Business Incubator on the campus […]

David Lowe Insurance joins Florence Chamber

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — David Lowe Insurance joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to celebrate the business’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. David Lowe Insurance, at 507 W. Cheves St., has been in Florence for more than 40 years and at its current location for more […]

Heaven’s Hope aims to build a special home for children

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Heaven’s Hope joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to celebrate the organization’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Heaven’s Hope, a Pee Dee based nonprofit organization, is looking to construct a home that specializes in the treatment of medically fragile children, which would […]

Mobile Communications extends reach to Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Mobile Communications America joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber on Tuesday for a ribbon cutting. Michael Johnson, general manager, said Mobile Communications America acquired Myrtle Beach Communications on July 2. “It was a natural fit,” Johnson said. “Mobile Communications just continues to grow. Our focus in Florence will […]

Event showcases new Staybridge Suites hotel in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. – Hundreds of business and community leaders gathered at Staybridge Suites on Thursday to celebrate the hotel’s grand opening in conjunction with a Business After Hours event. Staybridge Suites, at 150 Westpark Drive near the Florence Center, opened about two month ago. Robin Osborne, general manager of Staybridge Suites, said […]

Carolina Business Equipment joins Florence Chamber, cuts ribbon

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Carolina Business Equipment joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to celebrate the company’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Carolina Business Equipment, at 1800 Second Loop Road, Suite 12, is an information technology provider that was established in 1975 in Columbia. Since then, […]

Mortgage finance company celebrates in new quarters in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — The Pee Dee Branch of Finance of America Mortgage joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the company’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Gregory O’Connor founded the local branch of Finance of America Mortgage with the goal of providing the best mortgage loan […]