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Neptune Island Waterpark is counting down the days until summer returns and their gates open for the season. The region’s destination for summer fun will open to the public for the 2021 season on Sunday, May 16th following an exclusive 2020 & 2021 Season Pass Holder Day on Saturday, May 15th.

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On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” This new Executive Order affirmed that “[e]qual opportunity is the bedrock of American democracy and our diversity in one of ou…

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Just before the new year, ICS released findings from a second round survey of child care providers in South Carolina to better understand how the continued spread of COVID-19 and resulting economic impacts are affecting the child care sector as of 2020. This survey was adapted from a previou…

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The FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development has four businesses that have completed its one year in the incubator program in the Lake City and Florence location. The businesses in the Lake City incubator are Next Phase Development, LLC, Brown’s Clean Team, LLC, and Streamline Global Media…

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The new year brings new opportunities for employment at Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island is a 6-acre, family-friendly waterpark adventure located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day, the attraction has welcomed over 197,000 visitors in its fi…

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced immediate openings of critical positions to support the state’s robust COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and other core public health and environmental services. Available positions include nurses, pharmaci…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Effingham Pellets, LLC, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Company, today announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company's more than $5.4 million investment is projected to create 10 new jobs.A newly formed company, Effingham Pellets, LLC is a woo…

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COLUMBIA, S.C – SteelFab, Inc., a leading American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certified fabricator of structural steel in the United States, today announced plans to expand operations in Florence County. The company's more than $5 million investment will create 28 new jobs.

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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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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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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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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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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Daniel Mendoza spent over seven years in the U.S. Army, both as a combat and flight medic. His military experience has proven invaluable to the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where he works as an Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) in the emergency department. Recently, Mendoza’s role as an…

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On March 18, 2020 Congress passed and the president signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). There are two key pieces to the FFCRA – the Emergency Paid Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The FFCRA, in part, applies to businesses wi…

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With April 1 approaching soon, businesses closing, and the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, many tenants are worrying about how they will make their next rent payments.

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Want to spend the summer at the most splashin’ fun place to work? Come join our Neptune Crew for the 2020 season! Our Neptune Island Management Crew will host 5 job fairs for available seasonal positions on the following dates: - Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10 am - 3 pm - Saturday, Febru…

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Baker Memorial Library in Timmonsville will host a job fair on Wednesday, March 18, from 12-4 PM.  This free networking event will connect job seekers with local employers, including ESS, Nan Ya Plastics, Assurant, Performance Foods Group, Kelly Services, City of Florence, and Sykes.  Bring your resume and get information on openings in the area.

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Our dedicated volunteers work in various areas of our hospital, donating hundreds of hours each month. We offer volunteer placements at our reception desks, critical care waiting areas, gift shops, and in many other departments. Volunteers are always welcome.

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