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

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 […]

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 […]

Florence firm offers ‘creative way’ to meet companies’ needs

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — K. Hope Creative joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the organization’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. K. Hope Creative is a boutique consulting firm specializing in brand development, marketing and public relations. Kim Bowman, president and CEO of K. Hope, said she […]

Fellows in Education gives local leaders a close look at school operations

By: Staff Reports FLORENCE, S.C. – Through a three-way partnership among Florence One Schools, The School Foundation and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, a program designed for business and community leaders to spend time getting a unique, behind-the-scenes look into schools in Florence One continues in its fourth year. For 28 participants, the program […]

Empowered to Heal joins Florence Chamber, holds ribbon cutting

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Empowered To Heal joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to celebrate its new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Empowered To Heal, at 525 S. Dargan St., is a nonprofit organization that provides recovery care and counseling referrals for adult survivors of child abuse […]

SC’s rural-urban divide draws questions in Grassroots Tour in Florence

By: Matthew Christian, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. – The divide between urban and rural South Carolina took center stage at the Florence stop of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Grassroots Tour. During the question-and-answer portion of the tour, Darlington County Economic Development Partnership’s executive director, Frank Willis, had a question for the Ted […]

Community Foundation joins Florence Chamber, cuts ribbon

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — The Eastern Carolina Community Foundation joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to celebrate the foundation’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Sarah Shelley, executive director for the foundation, said the decision to join the chamber will help the organization gain more exposure. “We […]

Brand-design studio holds ribbon cutting in Florence

By: Andrew Boardwine FLORENCE, S.C. — Townsend TM joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the business’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. Townsend TM, a business started by Florence native Barry Townsend, is a brand-design studio that brings big-brand experience to organizations of all sizes. Townsend said […]

Active Day of the Pee Dee joins Florence Chamber, snips ribbon to celebrate

By Andrew Boardwine, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. — Active Day of the Pee Dee joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Wednesday to celebrate the organization’s new chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Active Day of the Pee Dee, at 2120 Enterprise Drive, has been around for more than 18 years and serves […]

Raldex shows off new corporate quarters in Florence at Business After Hours

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News Raldex Hospitality unveiled its new corporate facilities Thursday evening with a grand-opening and Business After Hours event. Starting at 5:30 p.m., business and community leaders began arriving at the group’s offices at 780 Woody Jones Blvd. for an evening of fun, food and networking. Chad Patterson, vice president of Raldex […]

Florence Tax Service celebrates grand-opening weekend

By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News FLORENCE, S.C. — Gloria’s Perfection Tax Services celebrated a grand opening for its new office this past weekend with the hopes of helping the Pee Dee community get the best tax services and consultations as possible. Gloria’s Perfection Tax Services joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to […]