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Ignite Women’s Conference

Ignite Conference LogoOct. 31, 2023, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring this women’s conference to The Beach for the second year. The Ignite Women’s Conference is presentedTidelands Health with MUSC logo by Tidelands Health and is a full-day conference held at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

The mission of this chamber program is to empower and support women in our community by providing opportunities to connect and exchange ideas, celebrate accomplishments and champion growth and success.

We hope our speakers, anchored with a keynote speech from Elizabeth Smart, empower you to take on tomorrow. View all speakers.


MBACC Member Rate: $150/person
Non-Member Rate: $175/person

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Event Schedule

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Event Check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
8:50 a.m. Opening Speaker: Chris Singleton
9:50 a.m. Autograph Session/Break
10:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:20 a.m. Lunch Served
11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Smart
12:30 p.m. Photo Opportunity/Break
1 p.m. Afternoon Speaker: Precious Williams
1:50 p.m. Autograph Session/Break
2:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Women of Power in Leadership
4 p.m. Closing Remarks


Breakout Sessions

You’ll have the chance to attend two of the four breakout sessions during the conference.

Taking Care of You, Too: The Importance of Preventive Care and Living a Healthy Life
Presented by: Roxanne Latimer, MD & Paige Weaver, PA-C

In 2022, nearly half of American women skipped a preventive health service such as an annual check-up, mammogram or other health screening. Sound too familiar? When you’re juggling work, family and community responsibilities, it’s all too easy to let your own needs take a back seat. In this session, Dr. Roxanne Latimer and physician assistant Paige Weaver will help you prioritize your health and wellness. Get the information you need to take charge of your well-being and be the strongest, healthiest version of you.

Mental Exoneration
Presented by: Shelbia Wiley

This session will take you through the life of a woman who found resilience in a dark place through perseverance and hope. It depicts the life of a young girl who was mentally incarcerated for years. She was thrust into repetitive sexual abuse beginning at an incredibly early age and continuing through adolescence. You’ll hear how she learned to stop blaming herself and how she transformed her abuse into a source of help and hope for others who have been abused and trafficked.

Taking Care of Your Financial Life
Presented by: April Messimer

Women have a lot to celebrate. They’ve made strides in key areas in recent years — from earning more college degrees and holding higher-paying jobs to starting their own businesses and living longer. The presentation will dive into how these advances for women will affect planning for their financial futures.

Prioritize Yourself: Set Workplace Boundaries
Presented by: Ashley Gadson
Setting healthy professional practices for yourself is critical to maintaining a good work-life balance. This session will help you prioritize yourself and set reasonable boundaries in the workplace.

Panel Discussion: Women of Power in Leadership

A question and answer session with three local women business leaders: Olga Kazakova, Amy Lawrence-Lovely and Heidi Vukov. This panel is moderated by WBTW News 13’s Annette Peagler.


Visit or shop with the following exhibitors, all located in the pre-function area. Booths open during event registration, will be open during all break times and will stay open until 4:30 p.m.

  • Tidelands Health
    Tidelands Health is offering free and easy health screenings, including checking your blood pressure and bone density. Put your health first today. Visit the Tidelands Health booth near the escalator in the pre-function area to participate in the health screening.
  • Club Caked
  • Dagwood’s Deli
  • Design the Sign
  • Dominion Energy
  • Fully Promoted Myrtle Beach
  • Go with the Lovers! Plants Love Your Body!
  • Kelly O’Brien Insurance Agency
  • Lee’s Inlet Apothecary/Pure Compounding Pharmacy
  • Rape Crisis Center of Horry & Georgetown Counties
  • Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry
  • Shop Ravel
  • Southern Shores Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spectrum Reach
  • SV Bedding, Furniture and Hospitality
  • The Law Office of Apryl Haden
  • The POWER of Elderberries
  • Viv & Lou Wholesale Boutique

Have questions or want to be involved? Email ignite@visitmyrtlebeach.com.

2023 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? View sponsorship opportunities.


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Silver Sponsor

Invera Wealth Advisors

Parking Sponsor

Carolina Cool

Break Sponsor

Burr Forman Logo

Breakfast Sponsor

Dominion Energy Logo

Signage Sponsor

design the sign

Decor Sponsor

SV Bedding and Furniture Hospitality

Bag Sponsor

viv and lou logo

Printing Sponsor

Herald Office Solutions

Supporting Sponsors

Truist MyHorryNews Riccobene Family Dentistry Logo

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Quality Business Solutions (QBS) offers an integrated solution to remove the weight of payroll administration from your plate, allowing you to focus your time and resources on growing your business.

Chamber investors receive exclusive pricing on payroll management services. The QBS secure online system provides you and your employees with access to vital payroll information allowing you to run reports, print W-2s and view pay stubs all in one place, any time.

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