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Top 10 Reasons Why
I Love My Chamber

Your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is a sound business decision that offers multiple opportunities for success. Follow this Top 10 list to learn more about what your chamber can do for you. Complete the Investor Information Request form to learn more about how Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce membership can benefit your business.

1. Improve Your Bottom Line
The chamber's programs are designed to help your company prosper. All you have to do is get involved! Chamber investors are encouraged to "remember a stakeholder" when fulfilling business and personal needs for goods and services.

2. Expand Your Networking
This is one of the most important benefits of membership. The chamber provides networking opportunities such as Business Before, During and After Hours, Behind the Scenes, Chamber Access-Investor Orientation, gsSCENE for Young Professionals, and Leadership Grand Strand.

3. Enhance Your Credibility
Chamber membership sends your customers the right message - yours is a reputable company that actively participates in the local business community. Investors are encouraged to display the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce membership seal at their business locations, on their website, company materials, and in their advertisements.

4. Receive Value-Added Benefits, Including Flexible Health Insurance
We've partnered with companies to negotiate special pricing on the products and services our investors use most. By taking advantage of one or more of these offers, your business will see a return on your membership investment immediately. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina offers MBACC stakeholders flexible options to build a health care plan that works for you. Receive unbeatable discounts on your office supplies, office furniture, technology, copy/print, and much more at FSIoffice. Member-to-Member Discounts encourages investors to buy from other stakeholders to save money, increase visibility and promote new business for their companies.

5. Publicity and Exposure
Advertising opportunities that boost exposure are available and affordable in several of the chamber's publications, online at VisitMyrtleBeach.com and MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com, and sponsorship of community and chamber events. Membership directory listings, visitor center display racks, no-cost Internet links and more are designed to increase investors' exposure and recognition. Plus, the chamber recognizes its stakeholders at the annual meeting with business awards. Chamber committees also are a way to become an active investor and receive recognition.

6. Small Business Resource Center
The Small Business Resource Center at your chamber can help you achieve your business goals. From guidelines for starting a new business to complimentary membership in the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, your chamber is here to help you improve your bottom line. The chamber's research department publishes a multitude of documents covering regional facts, figures and research through a monthly Economic Indicator Report.

7. Have a Voice in Issues Affecting Your Business
The chamber's Advocacy Council develops a legislative agenda communicating the chamber's positions and top priorities on state, local and federal issues affecting the area's citizens and business community.

8. Chamber Academy
Throughout the year the chamber offers workshops and seminars to enhance your professional development and grow your business.

9. VisitMyrtleBeach.com
The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website is the official destination website for the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. Here visitors will find unlimited activities, Myrtle Beach area hotels, dining and shopping.

10. MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com
Our user-friendly website helps you stay connected through member news, chamber news, and our events calendar with automatic email reminders.

Need more reasons? Hear firsthand from MBACC investors on how membership has benefited their businesses.