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MBACC Committees

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote, protect and improve Grand Strand businesses. The chamber does so through the work of its board of directors and committees, as well as special task forces appointed as needed. Committees are chaired by members of our board of directors who serve a one-year term and are comprised of representatives of investor businesses and organizations. If you’re interested in serving on a committee, please submit our interest form.

For a list of scheduled committee meetings, please visit our online calendar. For other information related to committees, you may email the information desk at Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce or call 843-626-7444.

The Advocacy Council facilitates a unified effort in advocacy of pro-Grand Strand, pro-business public policy. The council monitors public policy trends and issues for potential impact on the private sector and/or Grand Strand. It also reviews local/state/federal legislation and initiatives and strategically collaborates to enhance success in the public policy arena.

  • Council Chair - Mayur Jeram, New Horizon Hospitality
  • Vice Chair - Bhumi Patel, Burr & Forman
  • For more information, email Jimmy.Gray@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


The Business Development Committee oversees the programs and services designed to benefit the chamber's investors and serves as the voice of small business.

  • Committee Chair - Dr. Jessica Greene, Next Level Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Vice Chair - Kelli Lane, Croissants/Hook & Barrel
  • For more information, email Cindy.Gettig@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


The Community Engagement Council works to improve the community via time, talents and investment in distinct projects.

  • Council Chair - Lori Heafner, Horry-Georgetown Technical College
  • Vice Chair - Hatton Gravely, YMCA of Coastal Carolina
  • For more information, email Yaritza.Tinoco@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s primary mission is to promote growth and enhance community awareness about the value and advantages of creating and sustaining diverse and inclusive businesses and workplace environments.


The Finance Review Committee reviews regular financial statements of the chamber and oversees the audit and budget process.


The Ignite Women’s Council's mission is to empower and support women in our community by providing opportunities to connect and exchange ideas, celebrate accomplishments and champion growth and success. This council helps plan the annual Ignite Women’s Conference.


The Marketing Council oversees policy making and resource allocation specifically by and for tourism promotional efforts of the chamber.

  • Council Chair - Patrick Norton, Brittain Resorts and Hotels
  • Vice Chair - Jacob Smith, Sandy Beach Resort
  • For more information, email Diane.Charno@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


The Lodging Director of Sales Committee learns more about the Convention and Visitors Bureau's efforts to promote the destination through group sales efforts and communicates the needs of the properties and to ensure that the properties are maximizing their investment with the chamber and CVB.


The Nonprofit Council aims to promote the sustainability and growth of the chamber’s nonprofit organizations and strengthen their role in the Grand Strand community. This council provides networking opportunities, educational presentations, collaboration, and advocacy.


Supporting Arts Together works to support the advancement of the Grand Strand as a rich and diverse arts and cultural destination that enriches the lives of our residents and visitors. Meetings are open to anyone in the arts community, regardless of membership status.


The Young Professionals Steering Committee works to provide constructive social networking, professional development, and community engagement to young professionals in and around the Grand Strand.

Lists of committee members and past meeting minutes are available on our CVB Partner Connect website.

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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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Keep Myrtle Beach Beautiful will lead the Ecology Volunteer Committee for the 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic and you can help!

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Welcome New Members - March 2024

Please consider these new stakeholders the next time you have a need for products/services.