Delegation goes to Washington
A delegation of 14 local business and community leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., April 19-21, to participate in the Florence Chamber’s 2016 Washington, D.C. Legislative Trip. The purpose of the trip was to discuss the needs of the Pee Dee area directly with those at the center of the key decision-making process in our nation’s capital.
Some of the issues discussed included regional infrastructure, childhood education and higher education accessibility. The group also talked with lawmakers about airport support and Florence revitalization projects.
Participating in the trip were Trisha Caulder, FSD1 Board; Tony Floyd, Coker College; Tressa Gardner, SiMT; Drew Griffin, Manager City of Florence; Robby Hill, HillSouth; Carl Humphries, HopeHealth; Debbie Hyler; The School Foundation; Jennifer Mabry, Florence-Darlington Technical College; William “Bo” McMillan, Mayor of Mullins; Pete Mazzaroni, Roche Carolina; Michael Miller, Greater Florence Chamber; Tim Norwood, Med-Enroll and Victors Bistro; Mindy Taylor, Duke Energy and Stephen Wukela, Mayor of Florence.
While in Washington, the group met with Congressman Tim Rice, Senator Lindsay Graham, Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Jim Clyburn. They also had meetings with the US Chamber and US Department of Education. The legislative trip is a bi-annual event that is coordinated by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.