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Shop local and enjoy fantastic discounts from MBACC investor businesses

Shop Local

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to shop local all year round. We are proud to be a Neighborhood Champion with American Express to promote Small Business Saturday.

This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25, 2023.

All of us shopping small is huge for the local economy. Your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping local dollars within the community to provide funding for public services, jobs and community activities. Likewise, we aim to raise the awareness that shopping local doesn’t just mean shopping at local retail stores but also shopping local for a doctor, business service, real estate agent, mechanic, hair stylist, etc.

There are many reasons to shop our members and buy local, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious. Here are 10 good reasons:

MORE JOBS: When businesses grow, more jobs open up. The new employees and their families then add their support and spend money in the community.

OUR SHOPS HELP PEOPLE: It is known that local businesses are more likely to support local charities, schools and events. Supporting local shops supports the community.

GREAT PRODUCTS, GREAT PRICES: Our businesses offer a wide range of products and services at affordable prices. Plus, think about this. The more you shop at a place, the more it grows, which means more products and even lower prices.

SAVE BUSINESSES: Wouldn't you dislike it if all the local shops just disappeared? By shopping there you are asking them to stay and grow.

BE DISTINCT: Local shops tend to local needs. They know you and create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products to cater to the community.

PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT: Local shops often stock a high percentage of local goods. That means less gas is used to transfer goods, which also means a cleaner environment. Plus, local foods are better for you!

CONVENIENT FOR EVERYONE: Most people can get to their local shops easily. This is especially important for the young, elderly and anyone without transportation.

BRING MORE TO THE GRAND STRAND: Private and public sector services cluster around shops. The more they see economic growth, the more attracted they are to moving their business here.

Keep your money in our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina community by visiting Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s online Business Directory to find local businesses and coupons.

Chamber investors can submit discounts that we’ll share online and with visitors in our welcome centers. It’s free! Simply submit your discount.

You can also download coupons to local businesses at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/Coupons and at the chamber's site.

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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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