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Is your business minority-owned? TD Bank is providing chamber membership to four minority-owned businesses. Enter now

February 7, 2022

brian lewis with santee cooper receives award plaque from south state bankSantee Cooper was honored as our February Leading Business of the Month sponsored by South State Bank in a presentation Feb. 7.

After cold days, a winter ice storm and a dusting of snow along the Grand Strand in the last few weeks, we are especially thankful for the work of the the electric company.

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility and the state’s largest power producer.

When the threat of winter weather arose, Santee Cooper activated their emergency operations procedures and had crews working through conditions that included freezing rain to quickly restore power for customers.

Santee Cooper is a corporate sponsor of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and has been a chamber investor since 1979. The utility company and its employees are actively involved in the communities where they live and work through volunteer service and financial donations to area nonprofits.

We recognized the utility company as the winner of the 2020 Community Service Award at our Annual Meeting, awarded in a combined ceremony with the 2021 awards in April 2021.

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Minority-Owned Business Contest

In celebration of National Small Business Week in May and in continuing efforts to support and engage minorities in business, the chamber is partnering with TD Bank to award membership to minority-owned businesses.

TD Bank is sponsoring the cost of one year’s dues for four minority-owned businesses. The winning businesses and their employees will have full access to all benefits of chamber membership including a listing in the business directory, free job listings on our Job Board, discounts through our money-saving programs and invitations to networking events and education classes.

Enter the contest