We are now a Certified Autism Center™

Our organization has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to be designated as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). Our staff has received specialized training to ensure they have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all guests. […]

2021 Business and Community Awards

So COVID messed with our Community Awards in 2021 but that did not stop us from having some fun while still awarding those amazing winners! Thank you to all the businesses and people in Historic Florence that make our Town special. Without further ado, the 2021 Business and Community Excellence awards winners… Thank you to […]

Florence making National News!

I hope that all of our members have caught at least one of the news stories in the past couple weeks regarding one of our newest businesses Old West Homebrew Saloon! An autistic teenager and his mother reached out on Social Media after having a tough time dealing with the COVID shutdown and it was […]

Big news from the State this week

Governor’s Executive Order   The latest Executive Order announced several updates to the state’s COVID-19 measures.   The state has seen: 10 weeks of declining cases Hospitalizations at the lowest levels since October 2020 Opening of vaccine appointments to all Arizonans of all age groups Mass distribution of the vaccine   Under the changes it was announced […]

Florence Chamber Hosting Town Council Candidates in Virtual Forum

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce invites residents of Florence to watch a virtual forum featuring candidates for mayor and town council on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 6 PM.  The event will be broadcast live on the Chamber’s Facebook page (@gfcoc), and immediately afterwards it will be viewable on the Chamber website. The forum will […]

USDA to distribute food boxes in San Tan Valley

SAN TAN VALLEY — As the result of restaurants and schools being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many food growers were having to destroy products of all kinds, including eggs, meat, fruits, vegetables and dairy products. This resulted in the federal government allocating $3 billion for a program to utilize these products and help […]

Candidate Forums

The Town of Florence is in the middle of a very important election cycle. There are many candidate running for Mayor and the three open Council Seats. Did you miss the first Candidate Forums? To replay the Mayoral Candidate Forum Watch Here

Ask the Candidates FORUMS!

With packed Town Council and mayoral races underway, the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce hosted two on-line candidate forum2, beginning at 6 pm on June 3rd (Mayoral) and June 4th (Town Council) and then continuing on June 24th (Town Council) and June 30th (Mayoral). Both events took place via webcast and streamed live on the […]

“Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected,”

The Governor’s order is titled “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected,” and unique to Arizona, includes a strong focus on mental health. The order encourages Arizonans to participate in outdoor activities, as long as they are accompanied by social distancing measures. Additionally, it stresses the need for “social connectedness” — a concern of public health […]