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Supporting diversity, equity and inclusion both organizationally and communitywide

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

MBACC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB (MBACC) is committed to the promotion and practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The MBACC sees diversity as social identity markers that define and influence one’s life experiences. This could include many things, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression religion, age, ability, nation of origin, We see equity as ensuring that our staff, member investors, partners and stakeholders have the tools and resources they need to be successful. Inclusion is making sure individuals and diverse groups are represented within all aspects of MBACC’s operations, programs, and promotions.

MBACC demonstrates our commitment to DEI by offering a variety of opportunities for education which helps to define and promote DEI. For example, we offer the Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE), an informative series that allows our staff, member investors and stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the importance of DEI in the workplace as well as in our community. We also have a DEI Council that promotes growth and enhances community awareness regarding the value of building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are proud to be a certified sensory-friendly destination, and we promote inclusion, accessibility, and equity through ‘The Beach is for everyBODY’ initiatives. We also place an emphasis on DEI within tourism advertising and promotions, trade show participation, FAM tours, and vendor selection, ensuring that our visual materials, messaging, and targeting are inclusive of diverse and underrepresented and marginalized groups.

We at the MBACC & CVB will continue to put DEI initiatives at the core of our mission. The beach is for everyone! Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand are places where diverse individuals and groups are included and can feel that they belong.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

The mission of the MBACC Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council is to promote growth and enhance community awareness about the value and advantages of creating and sustaining diverse and inclusive businesses and workplace environments. Diversity is defined as any respect in which people or groups may differ, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability status and veteran status. 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 - Dr. Jessica Greene. Vice Chair - Sean Bailey, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

For more information, email Cindy.Gettig@VisitMyrtleBeach.com.


Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce offers DEI education through our EVOLVE Series. The EVOLVE Series is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) approved class and provides two professional development credits per session completed.

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TD Bank is excited to sponsor the chamber’s Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) series as we seek ways to better understand and respect one another. We are committed to demonstrating strong and sustained action to support diverse colleagues, customers and communities to contribute to meaningful, measurable change.

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May 24, 2023

Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days Parade to Roll Along Farrow Parkway in The Market Common on May 27

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in partnership with the City of Myrtle Beach are proud to sponsor the annual Military Appreciation Days Parade on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

May 22, 2023

Myrtle Beach Beer Trail Showcases The Beach’s Vibrant Craft Beer Scene

The Beach’s vibrant craft beer scene can now be experienced through Visit Myrtle Beach’s newly released Myrtle Beach Beer Trail, a comprehensive multimedia guide featuring 10 breweries and several beer-themed attractions.