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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 webinars

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. Check back for upcoming seminars.

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

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 monthly 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.

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MBACC Hosts Two Workforce Development Events on May 18 & 19

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