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Below you will find a Florence Chamber COVID-19 Business Update. The latest information supplied by the Greater Florence Chamber comes from various sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the State Newspaper. We hope this material is useful i…

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Coastal Carolina University launched a 30-day video campaign on July 20 to visually communicate the multiple aspects of what life on campus will be like for the Fall 2020 semester as safety measures have been implemented in response to the global pandemic.

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Two faculty members in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are working on numerous levels to enhance the study of Asian cultures at the University.

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EDA is aware of recent incidents of fraudulent emails, letters, or other communications sent to individuals offering to provide EDA grants in exchange for money or personal information. The scammers behind these fraudulent communications often pose as EDA employees or agents in an attempt to…

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Below you will find a Florence Chamber COVID-19 Business Update. The latest information supplied by the Greater Florence Chamber comes from various sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We hope this material is useful in planning your daily op…

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FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence has launched the Florence Forward Pledge to encourage local businesses to reopen or expand their services responsibly as the community works to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of residents and visitors during COVID-19.

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The Federal Reserve Board on Friday modified the Main Street Lending Program to provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations. As detailed in term sheets released today, the Board approved two new lo…

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by COVID-19 to the end of 2020 by suspending certain debt collection actions.

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Trash PickupSection 9-77 – Items banned for collection purposes states that the following items will not be collected by city personnel:Waste oil; Waste oil filters; lead acid batteries; Waste tires; white goods; and brown goods.Said items shall NOT be mixed with household garbage/trash, nor…

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As more businesses begin to open up amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some companies or administrators may require employees returning to some level of in-person work to sign a coronavirus liability waiver. Here's why you may be asked to sign one, and what it means for you and others.

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Florence County Progress would like to take the opportunity to highlight services of one of our long-standing premier members, Synergi Partners.  In addition to sharing information about Synergi, we want to expand on the value of tax incentives and highlight their services.

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Amid the many protests occurring across the United States, one common question people are asking is if they can be fired for attending a protest. While the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does protect protesters from governmental retaliation, in many states private employers have th…

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Florence, SC – The Florence Downtown Development Corp. has been designated as an Affiliate Main Street America™ program. Each year, Main Street America recognizes Affiliate programs in recognition of their dedication to creating positive change in their downtowns and commercial districts usi…

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While your wedding plans may have changed this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however you get married carries tax changes you should consider before walking down the aisle.The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) offers these tax tips to consider in your new tax life together…

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The information below is offered by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce through various information sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration.

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added Connecticut, Ohio, and Utah to the growing list of states where you can go online to replace your Social Security card. In many cases, you may not need a replacement card. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough.

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    TAXPAYER EDUCATION FREE Sales Tax WorkshopMay 19 - Now Online ONLY     9 - 11 a.m. | This workshop is now online ONLY.Those who registered to attend in-person are automatically registered for the online workshop.Workshop Covers:● Sales tax laws as they pertain to completing your return● …

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Columbia, S.C., – In order to offset the extraordinary challenges to the American Red Cross of South Carolina’s mission of collecting lifesaving blood and responding to disasters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association is donating $100,000 dollars to t…

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Most states are under some form of a shelter-in-place order. But that doesn't mean debt collections and other bills have stopped. If you are financially struggling, you may be looking into filing for bankruptcy. But how will the stay-at-home orders affect your ability to file?

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(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – April 15, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has assigned potential price gouging cases to local solicitors around the state so their offices can review them and assign them to local law enforcement to investigate as needed and then possibly prosecute. “We’ve received more than 650 complaints since the Governor declared a state of emergency on March 13th and we’ve been going through those complaints to find ones that could meet our state law’s definition of price gouging,” Attorney General Wilson said. “We want to get moving on these as soon as possible to get...

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Launched with an initial commitment of $7.1 million from the Ford, Open Society, JPB, W.K. Kellogg, Annie E. Casey, and Amalgamated foundations and Schmidt Futures, the Families and Workers Fund aims to raise $20 million to provide direct relief to low-income workers and families....

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Buy Local is a new partnership connecting the enormous audience of the Morning News and SCNOW.COM to our vitally important local businesses through a new online marketplace, offered at no charge to area businesses. Take a look https://localbusiness.lee.net/scnow. Whether a business is curren…

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*As always, consult with your professional advisors: accountant, tax advisor, attorney, and management team before making decisions and for any further clarifications and details that will be specific to your own situation. Federal Tax Filing and Payment The normal tax filing deadline for mo…

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While all 46 county offices are closed to the public, Clemson Cooperative Extension remains available through online resources. A COVID-19 website has been established for Extension programming and fact sheets related to the novel coronavirus, along with resources aimed at helping South Caro…

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More than 350 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents registered to make the trip to the capital city for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day on March 10, 2020. The event is an annual opportunity for youth across the state to share their 4-H experiences with lawmakers…

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All City of Marion offices will remain open and operational, continuing to provide essential services to our citizens and visitors during these trying times. In order to do this, we will have to make some changes that will impact the way that we do business. Effective immediately and until public health officials determine that the […]

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THE CITY OF HARTSVILLE INVITES YOU TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CITY BY APPLYING TO BE A VOLUNTEER ON ONE OF OUR BOARDS, COMMITTEES, OR COMMISSIONS.   Applications are available at www.hartsvillesc.gov; contact city.clerk@hartsvillesc.gov or 843-383-3018. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2020. Thank you for your interest.   Architectural Review Board – Reviews plans for construction and demolitions to ensure the level of quality of all projects within the Design Overlay, B-1, and Historic Districts. Reviews and […]

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The Show Must Go On---Restaurants Offering Takeout, Curbside and Delivery! Here is a list of restaurants in the Florence area providing curbside pickup, to-go orders and delivery (each may not do all three). Some restaurants are offering free delivery within a certain radius. Thank you for s…

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The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has been activated with support from Governor Henry McMaster, to provide a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The response will be led by a coalition of funders and partners across the state — South Ca…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Henry McMaster’s request for the agency to offer South Carolina’s small businesses with disaster assistance. Governor McMaster requested the disaster declaration in a March 17 letter to SBA Administrator Jovi…