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As part of its mission, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping influence legislation and public policy to benefit our community and your business. The primary role of MBACC's Advocacy Council is to facilitate a unified effort in advocacy of pro-Grand Strand, pro-business public policy. The council will monitor public policy trends and issues for potential impact on the private sector and/or Grand Strand. It will also review local/state /federal legislation and initiatives and strategically collaborate to enhance success in the public policy arena. Each year, the council unveils its legislative priorities, which are based on survey results of stakeholders' concerns and issues for the upcoming legislative session.

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So often it feels like we hear about legislative issues and potential regulations that affect our business when it might be too late to have our voices heard. In an effort to keep you informed, your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is working with TrackBill, a fast, simple, TrackBillmobile-based service that identifies bills within our areas of interest, tracks the activity, and provides regular updates on the status so that you can stay in the know on state and federal legislative issues. Sign up today to receive regular updates!
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No Concealable Weapons Allowed Window Stickers

S.C. law allows people holding concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms in places that serve food or alcohol, as long as they don't consume alcohol while inside. Establishments can opt out by posting a large sign in their window warning customers of their policy. Members can pick up the SLED standard no concealed weapons window stickers at MBACC, 1200 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Downtown Revitalization Forum Survey Results 

Audience survey results from the Feb. 9 Downtown Revitalization Forum.

Are You 'Entitled' to Entitlement Programs?

Mark Twain famously joked "everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it." Sadly, the same could be said for entitlement programs in America today. Liberals and conservatives, businesses and individuals, young and old alike all agree we have a problem. A big problem. Yet we see little being done to resolve this financial train wreck. Bruce Josten, the executive vice president of government affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, provided a perfect summary ("10 Truths About America's Entitlement Programs") of this issue to the national chamber's board of directors. Read Article

Department of Employment and Workforce
To review your company's quarterly unemployment account, contact the Department of Employment and Workforce at (803) 737-3090. You will need to provide the Employer Account Number and which quarter you want reported. Current quarter information is not available until the end of the quarter.

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  • Offshore Drilling Study (PDF)
    South Carolina General Assembly established a study committee to examine the feasibility of natural gas exploration off the coast of South Carolina. The committee recommends exploration of natural gas deposits so that we may evaluate the costs and benefits of harnessing natural gas off our coast. MBACC supports this recommendation.

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  • How They Voted - U.S. Chamber of Commerce's annual scorecard on how members of Congress voted on key business issues. 

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