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Annual Meeting Nomination Form

Nominations Have Closed: Deadline Feb. 14, 2021

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for our annual Business Awards. The awards have been created to honor community efforts that reflect the mission of the chamber of commerce, which is to promote and protect a positive and vital economy and improve those unique qualities which are good for tourism and business. Please take a few minutes to nominate an individual, organization or business that has demonstrated significant achievement in 2020. Awards will be presented during the 2020-2021 annual meeting April 1, 2021. 

Award Categories

NEW! Innovation and Resilience Award

COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop. This recognition goes to an organization that did not miss a beat. Even during these unpredictable times, this company was responsive and adapted its business to the current climate. This business has shown perseverance since March 2020 by adapting and serving customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This award applauds innovative and creative business ideas during COVID-19. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Champion of Diversity Award

Recognizes a business or individual who has made a durable commitment to embracing diversity in their workplace and community. Eligible applicants include any business or individual who resides in the Grand Strand.

Small Business of the Year

Recognizes a business with 50 or fewer employees committed to sound business practices in operation, management and service to the community. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Nonprofit of the Year

Recognizes a 501(c)3 organization that demonstrates effective fundraising and outstanding contributions to the community. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Community Service Award

Recognizes a business or organization that contributes to the community in the form of leadership, volunteerism and/or financial support. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization. They ensure chamber programs, events and initiatives are successful. This person is dedicated to the mission of the chamber and is a familiar face seen by chamber investors. Eligible applicants include individuals who volunteered past or present for the chamber on various chamber committees or other events sponsored by the chamber. The recipient must be a current chamber investor.

Hospitality Employee of the Year

This award honors a non-manager who works directly with visitors on a regular basis and projects a positive image of his or her business, property, attraction or event and the state of South Carolina. The recipient excels in customer service by providing a memorable and pleasant experience for our visitors. Eligible applicants must be an investor of the chamber.

Entrepreneur of the Year

This award applauds someone who demonstrates innovativeness, originality and entrepreneurial spirit in the development of processes, products or technologies. The chamber presents this prestigious award to an individual who has taken a risk in business - started a new venture; expanded into a new area; taken on a challenging project. Eligible applicants include any entrepreneur who resides in the Grand Strand.

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