MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) is partnering with TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, to award complimentary chamber memberships to four minority-owned businesses.
In a continuing effort to celebrate diversity, support and engage minorities in business and provide opportunity in underserved communities, TD Bank is sponsoring the cost of one year’s membership dues for four Myrtle Beach area businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by a minority. The selected business owners and their employees will have full access to all benefits of chamber membership, including a listing in the business directory, online job postings, discounts through money-saving programs, and access to networking events and education classes.
“TD Bank is honored to provide this opportunity to minority-owned businesses in the greater Grand Strand,” said Mark Smaizys, Senior Relationship Manager for TD Bank. “We believe small businesses are the heart of our communities – especially underserved communities – and it’s up to us to help them succeed.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with TD Bank to offer these membership opportunities and provide the selected businesses with the advantages of being a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber member, including networking and educational events,” said Karen Riordan, MBACC President and CEO.
To qualify, the business must be 51 percent or more owned by a minority, marginalized or underrepresented demographic such as: Black or African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Pacific, Subcontinent Asian, woman, veteran or disabled person. In addition, the business must be located in Horry or Georgetown counties, legally operating for at least one month and cannot be current investors with the chamber.
Businesses that meet the parameters will be entered into a drawing and selected at random. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2022, and the selected businesses will be notified no later than June 15.
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