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Photo of the 2019 Annual Meeting award winners

April 1, 2021

10000 Beach Club Dr., Myrtle Beach

The 2021 annual meeting will honor both 2020 and 2021 business and individual award recipients. 
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will follow recommended guidelines from the CDC and the state and local health officials to reduce viral spread of COVID-19. We are committed to providing a safe, quality event and appreciate your trust and understanding.

Celebrating Grand Strand Strong

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber's annual meeting, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, highlights the success of the past year, looks ahead to the next year, and presents awards to some very deserving chamber investor companies and outstanding individuals in our community. 


Investors: $45
Non-Investors: $55

Registration Closed


5:30 p.m. - Dinner | Chamber Update | Awards Presentation
Dress is business attire.

Business and Individual Awards

Your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber is celebrating the diversity, creativity and ingenuity of the local business community through the annual business awards. 

During the event, MBACC will present the Brad Dean Chairman's Award of Excellence, sponsored by Burr & Forman, to David DeCenzo, Citizen of the Year, sponsored by WPDE ABC15, to 2020 Eddie Dyer and Herbert Riley; 2021 Bennie Swans Jr., Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year, sponsored by Carolina Cool, to 2020 Myra Starnes; 2021 John Rhodes, Community Service Award sponsored by Maguire Law Firm, Business Innovation Award, Champion of Diversity Award sponsored by TD Bank, Nonprofit of the Year sponsored by The Jackson Companies, Small Business of the Year sponsored by A&I Fire & Water Restoration, Chamber Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Philanthropist.com, Hospitality Employee of the Year, and new for 2020, the Entrepreneur of the Year, and new for 2021, the Innovation and Resilience Award recognizing innovative and creative business ideas during COVID-19. 

During the evening celebration, your chamber also will recognize the MBACC 2020 and 2021 Ambassadors of the Year, 2020 GSYP Young Professional of the Year Samantha Huff, 2020 GSYP Ambassador of the Year Olivia Elswick, and Leadership Grand Strand’s Ann DeBock Leadership Award 2020 and 2021 recipients Mary Jo Rogers and Ozell J. Newman.

View listing of past award winners

Thank You to Our Sponsors

BlueCross BlueShield of SC logo

Tidelands Health



Mashburn Construction

Carolina Cool Logo

Burr and Forman WPDE ABC 15 logo

A&I Fire & Water Restoration

TD Bank

Maguire Law Firm
Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union South Atlantic Bank
Synovus Carolina Home Exteriors
HTC Lending to Heroes
Monarch Roofing Myrtle Beach International Airport
KingOne Properties WFXB FOX TV
Coharie Ventures Coastal Engravers Logo


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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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