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October 31, 2022

Partnership Grand Strand (PGS), the new foundation launched by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) in February 2022, is the proud recipient of a $125,000 grant from Truist Foundation.

Part of the Charlotte, N.C.-based banking institution Truist Financial Corporation, the Truist Foundation provides grants to organizations that focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses by revitalizing the entrepreneurial spirit.

“We are truly grateful to Truist Foundation for bestowing Partnership Grand Strand with this generous donation that has helped us exceed our $3 million fundraising goal and will greatly contribute to our mission to accelerate economic prosperity throughout the Myrtle Beach area and improving the quality of life for us all,” said Karen Riordan, MBACC President and CEO.

PGS efforts will diversify the region’s economy and grow small business opportunities; attract, develop and retain employees; support the revitalization of Myrtle Beach’s downtown and oceanfront areas; and scale up infrastructure and transportation mobility. Learn more at PartnershipGrandStrand.com.

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About Truist Foundation:

The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at Truist.com/Foundation.


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 will lead or support efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand will work 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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