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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 made up of representatives of investor businesses and organizations who serve a one-year term.

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 Business Development Committee oversees the programs and services designed to benefit the chamber's investors and serves as the voice of small business. For more information, email Cindy.Gettig@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCommittee Chair - Alberto Semidei, Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel; Vice Chair - Amy Stevens, Tidelands Health
  • 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. For more information, email Cindy.Gettig@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCouncil Chair - Eileen Soisson, The Meeting Institute; Vice Chair - Dr. Jessica Greene
  • 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. For more information, email Shannon.Furtick@VisitMyrtleBeach.com. Council Chair - Pablo Chavez, Ripley’s Aquarium and Attractions
  • The Marketing Council oversees policymaking and resource allocation specifically by and for tourism promotional efforts of the chamber. For more information, email Diane.Charno@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCouncil Chair - Woody Brownson, Vacation Myrtle Beach
  • 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. For more information, email MaryCarman.Isenberg@VisitMyrtleBeach.com
  • 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. For more information, email Jimmy.Gray@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCouncil Chair - Ryan Swaim, Dunes Realty.
  • The Finance Review Committee reviews regular financial statements of the chamber and oversees the audit and budget process. For more information, email Randy.McKeel@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCommittee Chair - John Rutenberg, Truist
  • The Community Engagement Council works to improve the community via time, talents and investment in distinct projects. Council Chair – Patrick Norton, Brittian Resorts & Hotels
  • 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. For more information, email Caroline.Murray@VisitMyrtleBeach.com. Committee Chair - Samantha Slapnik, Liberty Tax
  • The 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 membesrhip status. For more information, email Amanda.Bailey@VisitMyrtleBeach.com. Chair - Shannon Farro, Long Bay Symphony
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