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Standing Up for Business

As part of its mission, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping influence legislation and public policy to benefit our community and your business. MBACC investors are encouraged to participate in the investor-driven Advocacy Council, which is comprised of MBACC investors engaged in the public policy arena. Each year, the council unveils its legislative priorities, which are based on survey results of investors' concerns and issues for the upcoming legislative session.

2020 Legislative Priorities

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy & Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Tax Reform
  • Tourism
  • Workforce
     

View 2020 Legislative Priorities


Find a bill

Stay up to date on the latest developments as bills move through the legislative process at both the state and federal levels. Gain greater awareness of legislative issues impacting the Grand Strand through TrackBill.

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Connect with civic leaders and officials

Take advantage of our special events to connect with lawmakers and stay abreast on the policy issues impacting your business and our city. 

Grand Strand Legislative ReceptionGrand Strand Legislative Reception

Every year, we travel to Columbia to meet with members of the S.C. General Assembly to show appreciation to the state senators and representatives for the time they spend working on the many issues impacting Grand Strand Businesses. Don't miss your chance to talk about issues important to our area and help educate the legislators about the significant impact the Grand Strand has on the state's economy.

Register for the March 4 Legislative Reception


Legislative ReceptionLegislative Luncheon

The most effective way to communicate with our elected officials is face-to-face. Myrtle Beach Area Chamber’s Legislative Luncheon is your chance to connect with elected representatives from across the Grand Strand. Members of the Horry-Georgetown Legislative Delegation are invited for a panel discussion on the upcoming session and issues of importance to the business community. Our annual Legislative Luncheon is held in the fall.

 

 

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PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS IN A POWERFUL WAY!

Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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February 12, 2020

Freedom Readers Named February Nonprofit of the Month

A simple mission to help kids read better led Tracy Bailey to launch Freedom Readers in 2010. It started with just two sites and 40 scholars and students. Today, Freedom Readers serves 20 sites with about 230 children.

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January 8, 2020

Call for Annual Meeting Award Nominations

You can't win if you don’t enter! This is your chance to honor standout individuals and businesses. The deadline for this year's annual meeting business and individual awards is March 13. Nominate your business and staff today! Mark your calendar for the April 28 celebration.