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Annual Meeting    


April 9, 2019

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort 
10000 Beach Club Dr., Myrtle Beach

Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the annual meeting of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce highlights the success of the past year, looks ahead to the next year, and presents awards to some very deserving chamber investor companies and outstanding individuals in our community. 


5:30-6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception - Sponsored by Santee Cooper
6:30 p.m. - Dinner | Chamber Update | Awards Presentation
Dress is business attire.

Congratulations to the Business and Individual Award Winners!

Your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber is celebrating the diversity, creativity and ingenuity of the local business community through the annual business awards. 

Champion of Diversity - Hector Diaz, Webster University Myrtle Beach

Community Service - Bank of America

Business Innovation - Sponsored by The Soto Sawyer Crosby Wealth Management Group of Merrill Lynch - Barefoot Landing 

Nonprofit of the Year - Sponsored by The Jackson Companies A Father’s Place

Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by A&I Fire and Water RestorationDagwood’s Deli

Hospitality Employee of the Year - sponsored by LuLu's North Myrtle Beach - Peter Goodman, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

Chamber Volunteer of the Year - sponsored by Wells Fargo - Eric Hunt, Myrtle Beach Wedding Officiant

Chamber Ambassador of the Year Chae Evans, FSA - Full Steam Ahead Fire & Water Restoration

Grand Strand Young Professional of the Year - Abby Smith, Alabama Theatre 

Grand Strand Young Professionals' Ambassador of the Year - Kristen Saurini, Davis & Massey Insurance Agency

Leadership Grand Strand's Ann DeBock Leadership Award - Ian Maguire, Maguire Law Firm

Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year and Citizen of the Year Winners

Dan Gray Ed Piotrowski
Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year
Sponsored by WPDE ABC15
Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by Carolina Cool

Dan P. Gray (posthumously)

Ed Piotrowski

(July 16, 1941-April 10, 2018) WPDE ABC15


Click here to view listing of past award winners.

2019 Annual Meeting Sponsors

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina WPDE ABC 15  
Santee Cooper  

Merrill Lynch
A&I Fire & Water Restoration  
The Jackson Companies LuLu's North Myrtle Beach  

Wells Fargo

Coastal Engravers

Design The Sign Anderson Brothers Bank  
Three Ring Focus HTC  
WBTW News 13 South Atlantic Bank  
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Synovus  

United Community Bank

CresCom Bank Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union  
FSA - Full Steam Ahead Oceana Resorts  

Brookgreen Gardens
South State Bank