FLORENCE, S.C. – State Farm agent Jon Setzer celebrated on Monday joining the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and opening his new business with a ribbon cutting.
The State Farm agency opened on Dec. 1 at 358 N. Cashua Drive in the Food Lion shopping center. Joining in the celebration were his team, family and friends and chamber ambassadors.
State Farm provides health, life, property and casualty insurance.
As a new State Farm agent, Stezer said he joined the chamber to be involved with the business community and as an opportunity to network with others. He said the business community helps nonprofits and churches, which are important for a healthy community environment.
Stezer and his family moved to Florence in March from South Dakota, where he played professional indoor football and worked with nonprofits in the area.
Stezer has three team members working with him, including his wife Marcy, who is a native of Florence.
The Stezers moved to Florence with their five children, ages 11,8,5,3 and 1, to be close to family.
“We are believers in Jesus Christ. Our faith is a huge part of what we do,” Stezer said.
The family attends New Spring Church, Stezer said they love travel and adventure, meeting new and diverse people and participating in mission work.
Stezer said it feels great to be in Florence, and he is looking forward to being an active part of the chamber and the community.
He said this has been a smooth transition from the people side of it. They are also enjoying the warmer weather in South Carolina,
State Farm hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday by appointment.