Summer in Florence

As the warmth of summer envelopes our charming town of Florence and our winter visitors bid their farewell, I hope this letter finds you in good spirits and anticipation for the vibrant season ahead.

With the changing seasons comes an important reminder of the vitality of our local businesses. As the heart and soul of our community, they embody the spirit of Florence, offering unique products, personalized services, and a warm welcome to all who pass through our streets. As summer approaches, it is imperative that we continue to show our support by choosing to shop local whenever possible.

By patronizing our local establishments, we not only contribute to the growth and prosperity of our community but also foster a sense of connection and pride in what makes Florence truly special. Whether it’s savoring a delicious meal at a family-owned restaurant, finding the perfect gift at a boutique store, or seeking expert advice from a neighborhood business, each purchase made locally has a ripple effect that strengthens the fabric of our town.

Furthermore, as engaged members of our community, it is crucial that we remain informed and actively participate in shaping its future. With the upcoming Town Council elections on the horizon, I urge each of you to take the time to familiarize yourselves with the candidates and their platforms. These individuals will play a pivotal role in guiding the direction of our town, addressing important issues, and implementing policies that will impact us all.

By staying informed and exercising our right to vote, we have the power to influence positive change and ensure that Florence continues to thrive as a place we are proud to call home.

As we embrace the warmth and energy of summer, let us reaffirm our commitment to supporting local businesses and staying informed about the issues that matter most to our community. Together, we can preserve the unique charm and character of Florence for generations to come.

Thank you for your continued dedication to our chamber and our community.

Please remember that for those looking to be a part of great things going on in other ways, there are many great service and self-improvement organizations growing and thriving in Florence leading the way. The Elks, Rotary Club, Lion’s International, Knights of Columbus, Toastmaster’s International, Florence Women’s Club, JustServe and Freemasonry all have active chapters currently accepting members!

Thank you for your membership and we look forward to serving you the best we can.

Roger Biede

Executive Director Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce