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November 5, 2020

For Immediate Release

Nov. 5, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sarah Stephens
Communications Manager
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
O: (843) 916-7295
C: (843) 582-6932
Sarah.Stephens@VisitMyrtleBeach.com

MBACC Launches New Online Community for Grand Strand Area Residents

MRYTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has launched a new online community. Housed in a Facebook group called Local to Local in Myrtle Beach, the community seeks to connect Grand Strand area locals to the best of the beach by creating opportunities to share memories, recommendations and good news from across the region. MBACC also is hosting a contest, Fall in Love with the Beach, to celebrate the launch and increase early participation in the online community as we move into the holiday season.

“The Myrtle Beach area is a great place to live, work and play and this new initiative is designed to harness the pride and positivity of being a local,” said Karen Riordan, president & CEO. “This holiday season our businesses are depending on local support more than ever and through this effort we will encourage residents to share their recommendations for shopping, dining, attractions, and more, promote locals-only discounts, and inspire residents to create new memories at the beach.”

Each Monday from Nov. 9 through Nov. 30, MBACC will pose a new question to the group to generate conversation. Residents are encouraged to not only contribute to the online discussion, but to also submit a photo and caption that best represents their answer through a contest form for a chance to win prizes provided by our investors, including a grand prize 2-night staycation package. Entries will be collected through Dec. 4 and winners will be announced Dec. 11.

The new Facebook group will remain active and continue to be a resource for Horry and Georgetown county residents to connect and engage with each other well into the future.

“Most of our communication within the community is geared toward businesses, but the pandemic has highlighted the need for our residents to be better engaged with the business community as our businesses depend on resident support year-round. Building community engagement is one of the ways the chamber is working to fulfill our mission of promoting, protecting and improving the business community for the Grand Strand area,” Riordan said.

MBACC would like to thank the following prize sponsors: Alabama Theatre, Benjamin’s Bakery, Big Mike’s Soul Food, Broadway Grand Prix, Brookgreen Gardens, Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark, Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery, Pizza Hyena, The Carolina Opry, Ripley’s Aquarium, Rockin’ Jump and WonderWorks.

About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation--one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee and Carolina Forest. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.

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