MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce that Jonathan Paris, executive director of sports tourism, has been elected to the board of directors for the Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA).
Members of the association voted Paris to the board during their annual meeting, Sports ETA Symposium, held May 2 - 5, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. His three-year term will begin on July 1.
"We’re very pleased to announce Jonathan’s appointment to the Sports ETA board of directors,” said Bob Harris, executive vice president of group sales for the Myrtle Beach Area CVB. “His deep experience in sports tourism will be invaluable to this national association and its mission to serve its members.”
Sports ETA is a non-profit trade association for the sports events and tourism industry providing those responsible for organizing sports events with resources to grow professionally. The organization’s members include sports commissions, destination marketing organizations, parks and recreation departments, chambers of commerce, national governing bodies, multi-sport organizations, and vendors to the sports events and tourism industry.
The Sports ETA Board consists of the officers, the immediate past chair, 12 individuals representing destinations, two individuals representing industry partners and two individuals representing the rights holders. Board members serve as representatives of Sports ETA’s 600-plus member organizations and help guide the future direction of the association.
Paris has been part of the Myrtle Beach Area CVB Group Sales division since January 2018 and works to attract and accommodate sporting events within the Grand Strand through Visit Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance.
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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 — serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Aynor, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. 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 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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