Florence chamber welcomes new business

Jeff Gore was welcomed to the Florence business community Thursday at the Florence Chamber of Commerce noon meeting. Gore was presented with a certificate of "first $2 of profit" by membership chairman and vice president Greg Winn.

Gore Tire Service will be located at 114 East 7th St., Florence.

New chamber officers for 2008 are Mary Jane Grimmett, president; Greg Winn, vice president; Trayce Warner, secretary; and Janet Robinson, treasurer.

A membership drive is in progress. The chamber approved an annual charge of $15 for an individual membership. Business memberships of $25 remain the same as in past years.

Any individual interested in promoting Florence and Florence businesses is encouraged to join.

Chamber officers will host a work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ambulance building. Topics for discussion will be the volunteer dinner and recognition program, tourism, and other items.