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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. 


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

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 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.


Events

2021 BMW Supplier Diversity Conference, Sept. 2, Greenville, SC – The conference, one of the largest supplier diversity events in the nation, is an opportunity for women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses to participate in a day of professional development and to network with BMW’s Tier 1 suppliers.

Learn More & Register

Tips for Success

Whether you’re a seasoned BMW Diversity Conference attendee or a first-timer, the Tips for Success will help prepare you for this two-day diversity event.


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July 21, 2021

Touring Tuesday Brings Local Museum To Life

Touring Tuesdays are back at the chamber. These monthly excursions to local points of interest started back up this Tuesday with a visit to The Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center. Located along Mr. Joe White Avenue between Oak Street and Robert Grissom Parkway,...

July 30, 2021

Business Bulletin

Business Bulletin recognizes new employees, staff promotions, relocations and expansions, awards, class and convention attendance, new websites, and year-end accomplishments for top real estate producers/sales.