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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 - O’Neil McCoy, McGriff Insurance Services; 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 - Atiya Stokes-Brown, Coastal Carolina University; Vice Chair – Eileen Soisson, The Meeting Institute
  • The North Strand Council is made up of chamber businesses located in the North Strand area. Their primary role is to address issues and interests of businesses in the North Strand and coordinate with other organizations with common goals. For more information, email Caroline.Murray@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCouncil Chair - Tom Tse, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts
  • The South Strand Council is made up of chamber businesses located in the South Strand area. Their primary role is to address issues and interests of businesses in the South Strand and coordinate with other organizations with common goals. For more information, email Shannon.Furtick@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCouncil Chair - Ryan Swaim, Dunes Realty Vacation Rentals/Sales
  • The West of the Waterway Council is made up of chamber businesses located in Carolina Forest and surrounding areas. Their primary role is to address issues and interests of businesses in these areas and coordinate with other organizations with common goals. For more information, email Kema.Parsley@VisitMyrtleBeach.comCouncil Chair - Kenny Generette, Horry County Schools 
  • 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 - Stuart Butler, Fuel Travel; Vice Chair - Alex Husner, Condo-World  
  • 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.comCommittee Chair - David Nelson, Marina Inn at Grand Dunes
  • 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 - Radha Herring, Watermark Real Estate; Vice Chair – Alicia Thompson, Burr & Forman, LLP 
  • 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, TD Bank; Vice Chair - Ken Mckelvey, Defender Resorts 
  • The Community Engagement Council works to improve the community via time, talents and investment in distinct projects. Council Chair – Clay Brittain, Brittain Resorts & Hotels; Vice Chair – Pablo Chavez, Ripley’s Aquarium & Attractions
  • 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.comCommittee Chair – Samantha Slapnik, Liberty Tax Service
  • The Supporting Arts Together Committee 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. For more information, email Amanda.Blomquist@VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
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Like many in the Myrtle Beach area community, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce remembers John for his big personality, love for his family and the many contributions to the tourism industry in the Myrtle Beach area.