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

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.

Carolina Bank Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Headquarters in Florence

by Ardie Arvidson Carolina Bank held the grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday for its new headquarters in downtown Florence. It was nearly two years in the making. The bank is at 185. W. Evans St. A soft opening was held in December 2018 for the 19,200-square-foot building, which cost an estimated $4.5 million. […]

Florence Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Event Planner

by Ardie Arvidson Jamey Kirby, owner of The Last Detail Wedding and Event Planning, joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to celebrate her new chamber status with a ribbon cutting at the chamber office. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Kirby has been in Florence for approximately three years. She […]

Carolina’s Electronic Repair Service Joins Chamber

by Ardie Arvidson Carolina’s Electronic Repair service joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to celebrate its new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting at the chamber office. Brandon Summers and his sister, Mary Summers, opened the electronic repair service on the first day of January this year. They repair laptops, […]

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 […]