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What is a chamber of commerce?

A chamber of commerce is a community association made up of business people for the promotion of commercial interests. A chamber of commerce is not an entity of city government. Although the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce receives some funding from local and state governments, these dollars are in the form of grants earmarked solely for marketing the area. No government money is used toward the organization's operations.

Unlike most chambers nationwide, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce encompasses convention and visitor bureau functions, making it the area's primary destination-marketing organization. While promoting tourism, the Grand Strand's top industry, is a major part of the chamber's program of work, the chamber offers benefits and services of value to businesses of every size and type.

Who belongs to the chamber?

Our investors include retailers, restaurants, hotels, professionals, service businesses, property owners, civic organizations, and concerned members of our community. The common thread among our stakeholders is that they care about business.

All employees of a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce investor business are invited and encouraged to participate in the chamber. This includes all MBACC programs and events, receiving all chamber electronic and printed publications, and taking advantage of the many resources and benefits available to MBACC investor businesses.

Why join the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce?

We are dedicated to promoting the Grand Strand as an excellent place to do business. Not only do we sponsor a wide variety of business and community events, but we also act as your advocate and representative with local, regional, state and national government. By becoming one of our stakeholders, your business or organization can take advantage of the promotional, educational and networking opportunities that we provide. Contact the chamber about membership.

Investor Benefits

Chamber Events

A wide variety of local events, including member expo, legislative receptions, and annual meeting, provide great opportunities to promote your business while being actively involved in the community. Get in front of potential new customers through the chamber's special events sponsorship packages, available to chamber investors only.

Education Programs

Chamber Academy offers a variety of educational opportunities with topics ranging from leadership development, marketing and taxes to technology, human resources, hospitality and more.

Marketing Strategies

Where else can you get outstanding advertising and sponsorships at an affordable price? Create business awareness through cooperative advertising, chamber publications, Web links, business referrals, welcome center business card and brochure racks, business directory listings, plus lots more.

Investor Benefits

Get additional "bang for your buck" with our huge selection of business programs. Chamber membership includes Member-to-Member Discounts, affordable health care insurance through BlueCross BlueShield, office supply discounts through Office Depot, customized recycling program through Recycle Grand Strand, ribbon-cuttings, membership in state and national chambers of commerce, low-cost membership mailing list and more.

Government Relations

The chamber serves as a liaison between our stakeholders and elected officials to ensure that the voices of all businesses, both small and large, are presented to the local, state and national government. We are committed to helping influence public policy in a way that benefits our community and businesses.

Learn More

Take the first step toward joining the chamber today. Complete the membership information form below and one of our helpful membership experts will contact you to explain membership rates and how to best leverage our offerings for your business.

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