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Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with our investor experts to host webinars to address issues impacting businesses. If you can't catch these webinars live, you can view the recordings below. SCORE also provides recorded webinars for viewing. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed or would be willing to share through a webinar/Facebook Live, please email AskUs@VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
EVOLVE Series: Building a Diverse Workforce and Talent Pool (July 27, 2021) – Presented by AMS and sponsored by TD Bank, this session looks at the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Download Slides
Designing a BIG Small Business Brand (July 15, 2021) – Marcel Blanchet with Mosaic Marketing discusses communication practices across all mediums.
Creating Content That Connects (June 30, 2021) – Rozan Wrench, with Spectrum Reach, clears up all the confusion between the terms advertising and content! You’ll find out how to build your objectives for your messaging, where to find your target audience and then how to keep them engaged.
Myrtle Beach Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Efforts (June 16, 2021) - Deputy Fire Marshal Jonathan Evans with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department reviews ways to protect our community from different types of dangers and not just fire.
Spring Clean Your Financial Closet (June 9, 2021) - Financial literacy, or the understanding and application of basic personal finance principles, is an essential life skill that every woman should master. Because women outlive men by 5 years, it is more important than ever to talk about finances. Presented by Ulitza Kronemeyer and Rebecca Kaneiwa of New York Life Insurance Company
Fraud Prevention and Awareness by TD Bank (June 3, 2021) - How can your business best avoid becoming a victim of fraud? This seminar covers the latest and most common types of fraud, examples of fraud strategies and best practices recommended for your business.
How to Boost Your Business Using Social Media (June 2, 2021) – From scheduling posts and analyzing data to setting up boosted posts and other advertisements, this class is beneficial to businesses looking to expand their reach via social media. Register here
Apprenticeships - A Unique Opportunity to Grow Your Workforce (May 19, 2021) - Discover the benefits for employers, including a highly skilled workforce, state tax credit, standardized training, reduced turnover, increased productivity, and a reliable plan for the future.
Experiencing a Vaccinated Society: Are You Ready? (May 12, 2021) – Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center and Tidelands Health give an update and answer any questions about vaccines and ways to prepare yourself for those anxiety inducing experiences in a vaccinated society.
SC Chamber Workforce Webinar (May 11, 2021) – Gov. Henry McMaster and SC Department of Employment and Workforce Director Dan Ellzey talk about workforce development and labor issues.
FLSA and the Investigative Process (April 27, 2021) – Carmen Rodriguez, community outreach and planning specialist for the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour, details the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA). This webinar looks into record-keeping of your employees, computing overtime and addressing exempt workers, child labor laws, hazardous occupations and much more. Rodriguez also talks about the investigation process when there has been a violation of FLSA.
Workforce Conversations: Tips on Hiring Employees (April 23, 2021) - Karen Riordan, president and CEO of MBACC, discusses the initiatives being taken to connect employers with potential staff. She is joined by Rusty Gaskins of the Waccamaw Council of Government and Kim Burke with SC Department of Employment and Workforce share tips for recruiting as well as services and programs businesses can tap into for assistance. Julie Golden with Horry Georgetown Technical College talks about Apprenticeship Carolina.
Business Strategies for Surviving & Thriving During COVID-19 – Sponsored by Myrtle Beach Area Chamber’s North Strand, South Strand and West of the Waterway councils. Part III: A Financial Perspective (April 22, 2021) - Join us for a panel Speakers include Elaine Reynolds, national sales manager at Synergi Partners, and Will Manning, senior vice president, market executive at Bank of America, discuss safeguards and opportunities when faced with economic downturn and uncertainty.
Veteran Vocational Training and How it Could Benefit Your Business (April 14, 2021) – Hear from the Grand Strand Military Officers Association of America to learn more about their vocational training program for local veterans.
Business Strategies for Surviving and Thriving During COVID-19 – sponsored by the North Strand, South Strand and West of the Waterway councils. Part II - Business Messaging During COVID-19 (April 8, 2021) – How are you communicating with potential customers and clients to make sure they feel safe at your business? Pete DiMaio with Fuel shares best practices for business messaging during COVID-19 as well as other business interruptions.
FSIOffice Information Session: Beyond Pens and Pencils (March 30, 2021) – Isaac Morrison, with FSIOffice, reviews exclusive services and discounts that are available for MBACC investors
Business Strategies for Surviving and Thriving During COVID-19 – sponsored by the North Strand, South Strand and West of the Waterway councils. Part I – A Look Back and a Look Forward (March 18, 2021) – Fran Watkins Marshall with SC DHEC covers lessons learned and best practices as well as our path forward regarding vaccinations, the continued need for basic precautions and herd immunity.
Creating Your Best Self (March 17, 2021) – Kim Fowler, of Fowler Life Coaching, shares strategies to become the best you ever.
Redefine Your Means in Retirement (Feb. 18, 2021) – The team at New York Life Insurance talk about planning for retirement and the benefits of adding more guaranteed income to your portfolio.
2021 Tax Update With Liberty Tax (Jan. 28, 2021) - Samantha Slapnik of Liberty Tax shares updates and changes you need to know ahead of the tax deadline this April.
What is Your Long-Term Care Plan (Jan. 26, 2021) – Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group, discusses the pros and cons of long-term care insurance.
Taxes in Retirement (Jan. 19, 2021) – Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group, discusses how taxes can impact your retirement income sources.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (Jan. 14, 2021) - This webinar includes a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act
Legislative Outlook 2021 (Jan. 5, 2021) – Hear from our state leaders on solutions they’re considering to help our area rebound in 2021 along with other issues. Sponsored by the Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS®.
Retirement Redefined (Dec. 30,2020) – It's time to make sure you are thinking through your retirement strategy from a more holistic perspective, specifically, around the four key pillars of health, family, purpose and finances. Edward Jones partnered with Age Wave to develop a 9,000-person, five-generation study and survey. Erica Rahr hosts this webinar with Edward Jones professionals and the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, Dr. Ken Dychtwald.
COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Dec. 18, 2020) – Get answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions, along with tips on how to separate vaccine fact from fiction. Presented by Tidelands Health.
Your Relationship With Money: How Your Financial Mindset can Affect Your Financial Future (Dec. 9, 2020) – Erica Rahr hosts this webinar with Edward Jones professionals discussing ways to recognize your own money behaviors and tips on how to best position you to reach your financial goals.
EVOLVE Series: DEI Strategies at Work (Nov. 19, 2020) – Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, looks at strategies to implement diversity, equity and inclusion policies in the workplace.
Social Security: Can you count on it? (Nov. 18, 2020) – Erica Rahr hosts this webinar with Edward Jones professionals discussing how to make the most out of your Social Security benefits.
Market Volatility: You May Be More Prepared Than You Think (Nov. 11, 2020) – Erica Rahr hosts this webinar with Edward Jones professionals discussing ways to get on better footing for whatever the future holds.
Facebook’s Holiday Boost (Oct. 29, 2020) – Rise to the top of your customers’ wish lists! Get ready for the holiday shopping season by learning how to strengthen and manage your online presence, build exciting content, and increase sales to help your business resonate with customers. Presented by Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Upcoming Election: Don’t Play Politics With Your Portfolio (Oct. 28, 2020) - With November just a few weeks away, the U.S. presidential election is rapidly becoming a key focus for investors. Erica Rahr hosts the webinar with Edward Jones Investment Strategists Craig Fehr and Nela Richardson, who is joined by Dr. David Kelly of J.P. Morgan Asset Management and John Emerson of Capital Group American Funds.
Planning for 2021: How to Effectively Communicate Safety and Cleanliness Measures for Vacation Rentals, Resorts and Hotels (Oct. 27, 2020) – this webinar, dives into top tips for communicating safety and cleanliness measures, and how to use this information to build confidence with your guests and bring them back to the beach. Presented by Alex Husner, chief marketing officer for Condo-World.
SC Cares Act Grant (Oct. 27, 2020) We're live with our Director of Government Affairs Jimmy Gray to remind you the deadline to apply for the SC CARES grants deadline is coming up in a few days and be sure to get out and vote.
EVOLVE Series – Microaggressions (Oct. 15, 2020) – Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, guides us in this session on microaggressions.
Market Update & Coffee Chat (Sept. 30, 2020) - Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Erica L. Rahr, gives a timely market update related to current events.
How Your Vote Counts (Sept. 22, 2020) – Sandy Martin with Horry County’s office of Voters Registration and Elections and Jimmy Gray, government affairs director for Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, answer common questions about elections and voting.
EVOLVE Series – Unconscious and Implicit Bias (Sept. 17, 2020) – Bob Wallace led attendees through discussions on unconscious and implicit bias. Download slides.
Market Update & Coffee Chat (Sept. 16, 2020) - Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Erica L. Rahr, gives a timely market update related to current events.
Business Preparedness & Resiliency Virtual Forum (Sept. 2, 2020) - Hear from local experts on how to prepare for possible business interruptions as well as your resiliency after the fact.
Market Update & Coffee Chat (Sept. 2, 2020) - Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Erica L. Rahr, gives a timely market update related to current events.
EVOLVE Series: Generations at Work (Aug. 20, 2020) – Eileen Soisson explores the key characteristics of the generations in today’s workforce and provides practical solutions for resolving conflicts between the generations. Download slides
Budgeting During a Crisis Webinar Recording password: hHcaA3Y* (Aug. 11, 2020) – Stephanie Sparks, with BB&T now Truist, provides you with crisis-budgeting best practices, ideas on creative income streams and information about resources available to help you during this unprecedented time.
How to Improve Guest Confidence with Tripadvisor's Travel Safe Initiative (Aug. 6, 2020) – Learn more about Tripadvisor’s new Travel Safe Initiative which aims to aid in restoring traveler confidence.
Employing Workers Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Aug. 2, 2020) – William Floyd, employment attorney with Nexsen Pruet, discusses ways to improve safety in the workplace during the pandemic including COVID-19 screening of employees and more.
EVOLVE Series: Diversity Equity and Inclusion 101 (July 29, 2020) – Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity Series presented by MBACC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. This first monthly episode featured Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, board member for Myrtle Beach Area Chamber and chair of the chamber's DEI council. Download slides.
Online Reputation Management (July 23, 2020) – Vanessa Keen of webSMART talks about making sure you’re managing your reputation the best that you can.
COVID-19 Related OSHA Complaints (July 17, 2020) – Nexsen Pruet health care attorney Darra James Coleman talks about things you need to know when facing an OSHA investigation.
Preserving Rate Integrity During the Pandemic (July 16, 2020) – Lodging industry update that covers rate management strategies and hunting for new business. Presented by Loren Gray and Lily Mockerman.
What to do if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 (June 29, 2020) – Hotels, restaurants and bars may consider implementing several strategies, both internally and externally, to prepare for when someone on their staff gets sick. Presented by SC DHEC and NP Strategy.
The Shared Responsibility of Traveler Health and Safety (June 25, 2020) – Hear details on TripAdvisor’s new Travel Safe Initiative which aims to aid in restoring traveler confidence.
Minimizing the Bite COVID-19 Takes Out of Your Restaurant’s Business (June 19, 2020) – Nexsen Pruet health care attorney Darra James Coleman talks about practical suggestions for proactive planning.
An Overview of Human Trafficking (June 16, 2020) – Lt. Sherri Smith of the Horry County Sheriff's Office and Selibia Wiley of Engaging Mind Services examine human trafficking.
Virtual Tour: Tides Eye Photography (June 4, 2020) – Tides Eye Photography shows how the Matterport Pro Camera is changing the real estate landscape.
Better Than an MBA (June 2, 2020) - Mark Burlinson, of Mark Burlinson Leadership Coaching, gives you several tools to develop self-awareness.
Returning to Work After COVID-19 (May 29, 2020) – South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership shared this webinar held in conjunction with MAU Workforce Solutions about returning to work safely, efficiently and profitably after COVID-19.
The Leader’s Greatest Strength (May 27, 2020) – Mark Burlinson, of Mark Burlinson Leadership Coaching, shows you how to better understand yourself and those you lead.
Managing Stories During a Crisis With NP Strategy (May 20, 2020) – How to pitch your story to media in a crisis.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (May 20, 2020) – FFCRA webinar presented by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.
Nutrition for a Healthy Immune System (May 13, 2020) - Nutritionist Kay Dobis looks at foods that support a healthy immune response and gives tips on how to make the most of your shopping excursions.
Employee Retention Tax Credits – A look into both the NEW Disaster Credits and CARES Act (May 12, 2020) - Elaine Reynolds and CJ Monjarrez of Synergi Partners gives an overview of the tax credits and relief incentives that are available.
Principles for Overcoming Radical Change (May 8, 2020) - Lee Freeman, owner of TAB Florence-Myrtle Beach, talks about establishing a business differentiator, maximizing time effectiveness, establishing your ideal culture, incorporating key performance indicators, the importance of brand building and exiting the business on your own terms.
Delaware Statutory Trusts (May 7, 2020) - Reid Mathews, Berry Financial Group, discusses Delaware Statutory Trusts and real estate investment.
Tourism Trends and Marketing During COVID-19 (May 6, 2020) – MMGY Global provides an update on tourism trends and marketing recovery strategies in response to COVID-19.
Tone Up at Two on Tuesdays (May 5, 2020) – Get a workout with Beast Boxing of Myrtle Beach
Overwhelmed by the number of emails in your inbox? (May 5, 2020) – Learn how to reduce and organize them with Brenda Tringali from At Your Fingertips Organizing.
Sanitation Roundtable - Sharing Tips to Help When It's Time to Return to Workspaces (April 30, 2020) - Hear from other investors who specialize in cleaning and disinfection on the best practices for returning to the workspaces.
Tone-Up at Two on Tuesdays (April 28, 2020) – Enjoy working out with 180 Degree Fitness.
Diabetes and Your Immune System: How They are Connected (April 28, 2020) - Kristi Falk, founder and director of The Diabetes Wellness Council, talks about how controlling your blood sugar can also help naturally boost your immune system, along with some helpful tips to stay as healthy as possible.
Communication During a Crisis with NP Strategy (April 27, 2020) – How to tell your story and prepare to emerge.
Understanding the Legal Impact of COVID-19 (April 24, 2020) - Presented by Attorney Tom Winslow of Goldfinch Winslow. Learn about the current implications the coronavirus is having on our legal system and how they are adapting.
Best Business and Personal Practices During a Pandemic (April 22, 2020) - Talent HR Solutions shares best business practices and how to keep your mind sharp.
COVID-19 and Other Disaster Relief Incentives (April 22, 2020) – Synergi Partners talks about available tax credits under the FFCRA and CARES Act, including Sick and Family Leave Credit and the Employee Retention Credit. They also highlight other disaster relief incentives that can help infuse cash flow into your business quickly.
Tone-Up at Two on Tuesdays (April 21, 2020) – Enjoy yoga wth Real Hot Yoga.
Health Care Update From Tidelands Health (April 20, 2020) – Bruce Bailey, CEO, and Dr. Gerald Harmon, VP of medical affairs, give an update on the current state of COVID-19 along the Grand Strand.
Improving Your Skills When Everything is at a Standstill (April 16, 2020) - Mikaela Kate Schaefer, speaker, writer, coach and owner of Mikaela Kate Training, unpacks a few tips and thoughts to dial in your focus to make the most of this time.
Best Practices for Protecting Remote Worker Cybersecurity (April 15, 2020) - Eric Moore from PC Matic discusses how to effectively ensure productivity while efficiently managing cyber risk for a remote workforce.
21 Days to Success (April 14, 2020) – Kim Fowler of Fowler Life Coaching talks about how to keep yourself accountable during these challenging times and jump-start all areas of your live to be productive and successful.
Tone-Up at Two on Tuesdays (April 14, 2020) – Get a workout with Beast Boxing of Myrtle Beach
SBA Disaster Loan Opportunities (April 14, 2020) – William Furman, senior area manager with SBA, talks about how to apply for SBA loans.
Challenges of the COVID-19 Workforce: Phishing, Bombing, Hacking and Etiquette (April 13, 2020) - Chris Bianco, owner of TeamLogic IT, talks about how our virtual environments are set up to protect our homes, businesses and reputation.
Effective Communication Strategies (April 13, 2020) - NP Strategy discusses how can you cost-effectively communicate during this COVID-19 crisis.
Lower the Risks: Keeping your workforce and work environment safe from COVID -19 (April 10, 2020) – South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology discuss prevention strategies to prevent disease spread in non-health care businesses.
Managing Anxiety (April 10, 2020) – Dr. Jessica Greene, owner, operator and licensed therapist with Next Level Behavioral Health and Wellness, talks about the anxiety people may be feeling over coronavirus and being cooped up in their houses or isolated and a couple tips to help people deal with those feelings.
Self-Care in Crisis (April 8, 2020) - Layla Hartmann of Grace Revealed shares how to stay at peace and practice self care in the midst of juggling shifts of lifestyle during this global pandemic.
Cost-Effective Communication Strategies (April 6, 2020) – NP Strategy shares how you can cost-effectively communicate during this COVID-19 crisis.
Tax Update (April 3, 2020) – Samantha Slapnik of Liberty Tax talks about the extension of this year's tax filing season as well as the latest on the stimulus checks and how those are calculated
Managing Your Workforce During the Pandemic (March 31, 2020) – Nexsen Pruet looks at the distinctions between layoffs, furloughs and terminations; implications under the CARES Act for small businesses; extended leave and paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (Download slides of presentation)
Managing the Now & Preparing for the Future (March 30, 2020) - NP Strategy talks about best business practices during a pandemic.
Marketing & Selling During a Crisis (March 27, 2020) – Gina Trimarco, of Pivot10 Results & Carolina Improv, helps participants brainstorm new ways and ideas for marketing and selling during a crisis.
MBACC Legislative Update on COVID-19 (March 19, 2020) – MBACC Director of Government Affairs Jimmy Gray shares the latest legislative response to COVID-19.
Planning for Coronavirus - MBACC Business Impact Planning Forum (March 16, 2020) – Local panel helps businesses prepare for impacts from COVID-19.
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