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January 27, 2023

Billy Nichols Wins 2023 Ann DeBock Leadership Award

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS) Class 43 is pleased to announce that William “Billy” Nichols IV of Murrells Inlet is the recipient of the organization’s Ann DeBock Leadership Award. Nichols and his wife, Kelsey, are the founders of the Annie Banannie Foundation, which supports traumatic brain...

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August 11, 2022

The 43rd Class Of Leadership Grand Strand

Meet the 43rd class of Leadership Grand Strand.

May 4, 2022

The 42nd Class of Leadership Grand Strand Graduates on May 6

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS) will hold a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2022, for its 42nd program class and bestow 22 Grand Strand residents with a coveted LGS diploma.

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March 1, 2022

Leadership Grand Strand Accepting Applications for Class 43

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS), a program of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for Class 43. The 10-month program begins August 2022 and seeks to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the...

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February 17, 2022

LGS Accepting Applications For Board Vacancies

Two at-large positions on the board of regents will open this year. Applications are due Mar. 31.

January 28, 2022

Dr. Tracy S. Bailey Named 2022 Ann DeBock Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS) is pleased to announce that Tracy Bailey, Ph. D., is the recipient of the organization’s Ann DeBock Leadership Award. Bailey is the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach and the founder and executive director of Freedom Readers, an...

August 19, 2021

LGS 42 Kicks Off

Members of the 42nd class of Leadership Grand Strand gathered at BELFOR Property Restoration in Myrtle Beach for their first session.

July 28, 2021

27 Local Professionals to Participate in Leadership Grand Strand Program

Leadership Grand Strand announced it has accepted 27 business and community members from Horry and Georgetown counties to participate in its 42nd class.

March 1, 2021

Leadership Grand Strand Accepting Applications for Class 42

The 10-month program begins August 2021 and explores topics such as Grand Strand history, tourism and economic development, government and politics, education, law enforcement, human services and the arts.

February 23, 2021

MBACC Education Foundation, DEI Council Announce New Bennie J. Swans Scholarship

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, will offer an annual scholarship to Leadership Grand Strand to provide full-tuition for one person from an underrepresented or marginalized group.

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