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Supporting diversity, equity and inclusion both organizationally and communitywide

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in our community. Our goal is to celebrate investors who are culturally inclusive in their workplace and be a resource to improve others. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

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. Our goals are to encourage entrepreneurship, support the growth and development of businesses owned by individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups, cultivate diversity leadership by providing resources and services for our diverse business community and help the community recognize the importance of all consumers. 

Council Chair - Atiya Stokes-Brown, Coastal Carolina University; Vice Chair – Eileen Soisson, The Meeting Institute. For more information,  email Cindy.Gettig@VisitMyrtleBeach.com


Free DEI Classes

EVOLVE Series 

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MBACC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council presents the Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) series. This series provides an in-depth look at diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 


Resources From Our EVOLVE Speakers

Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices to Focus on in 2021 – Diversity and inclusion include company’s mission, efforts and practices to support a diverse workplace and leverage the effects of diversity to achieve a competitive business advantage.

EVOLVE Webinar Library

EVOLVE Series: Diversity as a Busines Model (Aug. 31, 2021) – Erika White, CDE of Pennoni Associates, discusses why DEI is good for business and how supplier diversity can be part of a business strategy. View Resources

Building a Diverse Workforce and Talent Pool (July 27, 2021) – This session, delivered by AMS in partnership with Bank of America, looks at the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Download Slides

DEI Strategies at Work (Nov. 19, 2020) – Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, looks at strategies to implement diversity, equity and inclusion policies in the workplace.

Microaggressions (Oct. 15, 2020) – Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, guides us in this session on microaggressions.

Unconscious and Implicit Bias (Sept. 17, 2020) – Bob Wallace led attendees through discussions on unconscious and implicit bias. Download slides.

Generations at Work (Aug. 20, 2020) – Eileen Soisson explores the key characteristics of the generations in today’s workforce and provides practical solutions for resolving conflicts between the generations. Download slides

Diversity Equity and Inclusion 101 (July 29, 2020) – Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity Series presented by MBACC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. This first episode featured Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, board member for Myrtle Beach Area Chamber and chair of the chamber's DEI council. Download slides.


Other Resources

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EVOLVE Series - Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Join us for the latest session in our Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) Series. This is a series of education sessions covering topics on diversity, equity and inclusion. The EVOLVE series is presented by our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and sponsored by TD Bank.

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If you’re a business owner or manager in Myrtle Beach, chances are you’ve run up against the tight labor market. It’s been a painful and difficult reality in many industries; thankfully, however, there are signs of hope that things are moving in the right direction. 

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