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Serving the Myrtle Beach area business community for more than 80 years

History of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

1938 Chartered as Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

1941 Inactive during World War II

1947 Restructured and re-chartered, located at 824 N. Kings Highway

1955 Included North Myrtle Beach (no office)

1957 Area officially designated South Carolina's Grand Strand

1957 Changed name to Greater Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, serving South Carolina's Grand Strand from North Myrtle Beach to historic Georgetown

1960 Moved to 1301 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach

1968 Opened Georgetown office

1973 Opened North Myrtle Beach office

1975 Closed Georgetown office

1978 Completed 4,000-square-foot addition to Myrtle Beach office

1979 Changed name to Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Opened Myrtle Beach Area Convention Bureau.

1984 Opened Murrells Inlet office

1987 Opened 501 Welcome Center on the campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College

1994 Myrtle Beach office relocated to 1200 N. Oak Street

2002 In preparation for opening new welcome center in Aynor, closed North Myrtle Beach office and Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand Welcome Center on Horry-Georgetown Technical College campus

2003 Opened Ashby Ward Official Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand Welcome Center on U.S. 501 in Aynor

2004 Opened a new welcome center at Myrtle Beach International Airport

2010 U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce a five-star accreditation for excellence in planning and performance. The distinction is held by less than 1 percent of U.S. chambers.

2010 Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau gained industry accreditation through Destination Marketing Association International

2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce a five-star accreditation for excellence in planning and performance. The distinction is held by less than 1 percent of U.S. chambers.

2015 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce the 2015 Chamber of the Year – the ACCE's most prestigious and competitive annual award 

2017 Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives named Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce the 2017 Outstanding Chamber of the Year 

2020 U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce a five-star accreditation for excellence in planning and performance. The distinction is held by less than 1 percent of U.S. chambers.

2020 Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau gained industry accreditation through Destination Marketing Association International

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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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October 12, 2021

Four Ways Your Business Can be a Magnet for Great Employees

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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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Plans to Expand I-73

In press conference Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster was joined by S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, members of the General Assembly, and local Horry County elected officials to call for the expansion of Interstate 73 (I-73) in South Carolina. The governor’s proposed...