About

Our mission is to mobilize the young professionals of Florence to support and enhance leadership, civic responsibility, and business growth.

Young Professionals of Florence is a program that is sponsored by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.  We encourage anyone ranging from  21-40 years old that are in or around the Florence area to join us.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to mobilize the young professionals of Florence to support and enhance leadership, civic responsibility, and business growth.

Simply put, we’re here for you. We hope that as this organization continues to grow that it will be able to provide an increasing array of business and social services to all area young professionals looking for a network to help them reach out to the community.

For more information on joining Young Professionals of Florence, contact Kristin Nesmith at Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce at 843.519.0933. You can also connect with us through our Young Professionals of Florence Public Facebook page or email [email protected]

Professionalism
“To practice a profession, one must have acquired mastery of an academic discipline, as well as a technique for applying this special knowledge to the problems of every day life. A profession is, therefore, intellectual in content, practical in application.

Professional conduct — professional behavior is based on two rules.

“First, the obligation to reject lay direction in the performance of professional work. That is, the duty to maintain professional independence. Service ceases to be professional if it has in any way been dictated by the client or employer. Professional independence is not a special privilege, but rather an inner necessity for the true professional man, and a safeguard for his employers, and the general public. Without it one negates everything that makes him a professional person and becomes at best a routine technician or hired hand, at worst, a hack.

The second such rule is the obligation to use professional knowledge and techniques solely for the benefit of clients.”

– Admiral Hyman Rickover –