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April 17, 2023

Partnership Grand Strand Appoints James Toy as Transportation/Infrastructure Public Policy Manager

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Partnership Grand Strand (PGS), the economic growth foundation of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC), is pleased to announce the appointment of James Toy as Transportation/Infrastructure Public Policy Manager.

james toyToy is responsible for interacting with local, state and federal legislative bodies and government agencies to secure funding for transportation, infrastructure and placemaking programs. This work includes assisting with grant writing efforts to secure funding for projects in both Horry and Georgetown counties.

Toy will report to Peggy Masterson, the Director of the Foundation, and work closely with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber as well as other agencies and alliances in the region.

“We’re thrilled to have James join us at Partnership Grand Strand to assist with fulfilling our mission to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across our region,” Masterson said.

Toy’s professional experience includes corporate sales, community engagement and government affairs with various organizations, including Pfizer Inc. and the Florida Apartment Association. He is originally from Florida and moved to the Myrtle Beach area earlier this year.

“I’m looking forward to using my proven track record in advocacy, public policy and communication to develop strategic initiatives to enhance vital transportation and infrastructure projects across our coastal communities,” Toy said.

Visit PartnershipGrandStrand.com for more information.

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About Partnership Grand Strand:

Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. For more information, please visit PartnershipGrandStrand.com.

About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded MBACC its five-star accreditation — one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The award-winning Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its destination marketing arm, Visit Myrtle Beach, promote tourism through various partnerships and initiatives to advance the economic success of the Grand Strand. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com, MyrtleBeachAreaCVB.com and VisitMyrtleBeach.com.

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