The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to host James Newsome
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce announced that its guest speaker for the Annual Community Outlook Program will be James Newsome, President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Newsome was previously President of Hapag-Lloyd (America), Inc., which is part of the world’s fifth-largest ocean shipping company.
Mr. Newsome will be addressing the crowd of 500 plus community and business leaders on the impact of the Dillon Inland Port on area business and what it means for growth in the Pee Dee over the next ten years. He will also discuss how the South Carolina Ports currently have a $53 billion statewide economic impact.
Michael Miller, President of the Greater Florence Chamber said, “This will be a very interesting presentation since so many do not have a complete understanding as to what the Inland Port is all about and why it is so important to the region.”
The program will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Florence Center. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for early conversation and networking. The program will begin at 12 noon. Tickets to the luncheon event are available by calling the Chamber offices at 843-665-0515 or at www.flochamber.com.