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Fahlgren Mortine

Visibility & Conversions

Coastal Distribution


BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Santee Cooper

Carolina Cool


A&I Fire & Water Restoration

Wells Fargo

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton


CresCom Bank

Three Ring Focus

Anderson Brothers Bank


Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union


WBTW News 13

South State Bank

Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Ripley's Attractions

Boys & Girls Club of Grand Strand

Brookgreen Gardens




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of past award winners.

Annual Meeting    

April 18, 2017
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes

8400 Costa Verde Dr., Myrtle Beach

The annual meeting of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is the chamber's largest corporate event. Leaders of the chamber highlight the success of the past year, look ahead to the next year, and present awards to some very deserving chamber member companies and outstanding individuals in our community. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Winners

Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year – Neyle Wilson, Horry Georgetown Technical College
Citizen of the Year – Mike Wooten, DDC Engineers Inc.
Chairman’s Award of Excellence – Coach Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers Baseball
Ann DeBock Leadership Award – Carla Schuessler, Habitat for Humanity of Horry County                
Chamber Ambassador of the Year - Al Kipple, Three Ring Focus
Chamber Volunteer of the Year – Donald Hovis, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
gsSCENE Young Professional of the Year - Woody Goff, Children’s Museum of South Carolina
gsSCENE Ambassador of the Year – Casey Dornhecker, Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Hospitality Employee of the Year - Isaac Collington Jr., Simply Southern Smokehouse
Champion of Diversity Individual - Tiffany Andrews, Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Champion of Diversity Business - Coastal Carolina University
Community Service Award - Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Business Innovation Award – The Market Common
Nonprofit of the Year – Habitat for Humanity of Horry County                
​Small Business of the Year – Three Ring Focus 


2017 Individual Award Winners Announced

Gary Gilmore

Coach Gary Gilmore, Chairman's Award of Excellence
head coach, Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers Baseball



Mike Wooten

Mike Wooten, Citizen of the Year 
president, DDC Engineers Inc.

Neyle Wilson

Neyle Wilson, Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year 
president, Horry Georgetown Technical College