Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote, protect and improve Grand Strand businesses. The chamber does so through the work of its board of directors and committees, as well as special task forces appointed as needed. Committees are made up of representatives of investor businesses and organizations who serve a one-year term.

For a list of scheduled committee meetings, please visit our online calendar. For other information related to committees, you may email the information desk at Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce or call (843) 626-7444.

MARKETING COUNCIL

The Marketing Council oversees policy making and resource allocation specifically by and for tourism promotional efforts of the chamber. For more information, email the staff liaison, Mary Mroz.

  • Chair - Steve Mays, Founders Group International

  • Ryan Swaim, Dunes Reality

  • Matt Klugman, Vacation Myrtle Beach

  • Alex Husner, Condo-World

  • Cindy Hull, Myrtle Beach Marriott at the Grande Dunes

  • Monty Morrow, Brittain Resorts & Hotels

  • Robert Stinnett, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

  • Bill McGonigal, Best Western Ocean Sands

  • Larry Bond, BondFire Restaurant Group

  • David Nelson, Marina Inn at the Grande Dunes

  • Ryan Moore, Myrtle Beach Pelicans

  • Ben Vukov, Heidi’s Corner Restaurant Group

  • Tom Tse, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts

Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee oversees the programs and services designed to benefit the chamber's investors and serves as the voice of small business. For more information, email the staff, liaison, Cindy Gettig.

  • Co-Chair - Monty Morrow, Brittain Hotels & Resorts

  • Co-Chair - O’Neil McCoy, McGriff Insurance Services

  • Monical Archer, McGriff Insurance Services

  • Rachel Beckerman, Myrtle Beach Skywheel

  • Meriam Berrouet, Bilingual Connections/Two Men & A Truck

  • Chris Butler, The Simpsons 4D

  • Travis Dannelly, United Way of Horry County

  • Lori Heafner, HGTC

  • Margaret Hoynes, Twelve31 Media, LLC

  • Yvette Jefferson, Coastal Carolina University

  • Jackie Neal, Ideal Solutions

  • Diane Platt, CresCom Bank

  • Bobbei, Ruswinckel, Pigtails & Crewcuts

  • Abby Smith, Alabama Theatre

  • Sam Smith, Carolina Cool

  • Jenifer Sweat Dellinger, A&I Fire and Water Restoration

  • Gregory Thompson, Coastal Carolina University

  • Alicia Thompson, McNair Law Firm

  • Gina Trimarco, Carolina Improv Company

  • Sara Weaver, Weaver Construction Services

  • Jeffrey Wisniewski, Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association

Business Diversity Council

The Business Diversity Council addresses the needs of the Grand Strand's diversity-owned business community. For more information, email the staff liaison, Amanda Blomquist

  • Co-Chair - Radha Herring, Watermark Real Estate

  • Co-Chair - Tom Tse, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts

  • Hector Diaz, Webster University

  • Kenny Generette, Horry County Schools

  • Wynn Godbold, Bee Sharp Professional Training

  • Becky Large, Champion Autism Network

  • Alfreda Lewis, Horry Georgetown Technical College

  • Tony McAfee, State Farm Insurance

  • Tim McCray

  • Barbara McGhee, Cameo Travel Enrichment

  • Heather Orr, Doubletree Resort by Hilton

  • Jerome Randall, Horry County Public Defender’s Office

  • Jackie Snyder, Horry Georgetown Technical College

  • Eileen Soisson, Coastal Carolina University

  • Atiya Stokes-Brown, Coastal Carolina University

North Strand Council

The North Strand Council is made up of chamber businesses located in the North Strand area. Their primary role is to address issues and interests of businesses in the North Strand and coordinate with other organizations with common goals. For more information, email the staff liaison, Pat Creed

  • Council Chair - Alex Husner, Condo-World

  • Vice Chair - Jim Powalie, Burroughs & Chapin - Broadway at the Beach

  • Linda Allison, Imprint Marketing Concepts

  • Christy Andrulonis, Colonial Media & Entertainment

  • Jim Eggen, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts

  • Brandon Evans, Southern Tide Media

  • Kay Grant, Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

  • Gary Hayes, Scale Finance

  • Melanie McMurrain, Ledo Pizza

  • Tricia Meyer, My Obsession Cleaning

  • Muriel O'Tuel, Ph.D.

  • Dawn Temples Knopff, Ripley’s Entertainment, Inc.

  • Charlene Lynam, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

  • Jennifer Waters, Little River Chamber of Commerce

South Strand Council

The South Strand Council is made up of chamber businesses located in the South Strand area. Their primary role is to address issues and interests of businesses in the South Strand and coordinate with other organizations with common goals. For more information, email the staff liaison, Shannon Furtick

  • Co-Chair - Mike Hagg, HTC

  • Co-Chair - Ryan Swaim, Dunes Realty Vacation Rentals

  • Steve Attias, Accu-Image, Inc.

  • Reid Barnes, Southern Environmental Services, LLC,

  • Sean Bond, Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach 

  • Kim Causey-Gomez, Surfside Realty 

  • Beck Coggeshall, BEC Construction

  • Troy Crider, Myrtle Beach State Park

  • Woody DuRant, N. David DuRant & Associates

  • Kyle Hawley, Dunes Realty

  • Al Jordan, Greater Burgess Community Association,

  • Lauren Joseph, Brookgreen Gardens

  • Al Kipple, Three Ring Focus

  • Maribeth Lamuraglia, Dagwood's Deli & Sports Bar,

  • Terri Larkin, United Community Bank,

  • Ryan MacDonald, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

  • Kim McCutchen, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

  • Mike Miles, Panera Bread

  • Jackie Neal, Ideal Solutions

  • Samantha Slapnik, Liibery Tax Service

West of the Waterway Council

The West of the Waterway Council is made up of chamber businesses located in Carolina Forest and surrounding areas. Their primary role is to address issues and interests of businesses in these areas and coordinate with other organizations with common goals. For more information, email the staff liaison, Kema Parsley

  • Committee Co-Chairs - Ralph Byington, Coastal Carolina University, Kenny Generette, Horry County Schools

  • Miriam Berrouet, Two Men and a Truck

  • Sarah Bonnoitt, HGTC

  • Jim Burton, Chinaberry Tree Linens

  • Kim Causey-Gomez, A&I Fire & Water Restoration

  • Rob Clemons, Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association/Monarch Solar

  • Kelli James, Conway Chamber of Commerce

  • Christi Rippy, AR Workshop

  • James Steadman, South State Bank

  • Samantha Slapnik, Liberty Tax Service

  • David Murphy, Brother Shuckers Fish House

Finance Review Committee

The Finance Review Committee reviews regular financial statements of the chamber and oversees the audit and budget process. For more information, email the staff liaison, Amy Villasenor. 

  • Chair - John Rowe, South Atlantic Bank

  • Vice Chair - Terrance Heriott, Conway National Bank

  • Ken McKelvey, Defender Resorts

  • Jory Taylor, Edward Jones

  • David Olive, Carolina Opry

  • Lynn Kornita, United Community Bank

  • Howard Henry, BB&T

Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council works to provide constructive social networking, professional development, and community engagement to young professionals in and around the Grand Strand area. For more information, email MBACC's Young Professionals Council’s liaison, Caroline Murray

  • Chair - Ben Vukov, Heidi's Corner

  • Karissa Chambers, WFXB Fox 43

  • Nicholas DeLuca, Carolina Cool

  • Hector Diaz, Webster University

  • Katie Dwulet, Habitat for Humanity         

  • Olivia Elswick, Visibility and Conversions, LLC

  • Nicole Franks, Three Ring Focus

  • Woody Goff

  • Peter Goodman, WonderWorks

  • Katie Hole, Primerica Insurance

  • Dylan Huddleston, Myrtle Beach Pelicans

  • Samantha Huff, Grande Dunes

  • Jeremy Menich, South State Bank

  • Sarah Sanchez, Holiday Inn Club Vacations

  • Kristen Saurini, Davis and Massey Insurance

  • Brian Schmitt, Downtown Redevelopment Corporation

  • Tracy Vreeland, Santee Cooper

  • Kristyn Winch, Waccamaw Publishers

Advocacy Council

The primary role of the Advocacy Council is to facilitate a unified effort in advocacy of pro-Grand Strand, pro-business public policy. The council will monitor public policy trends and issues for potential impact on the private sector and/or Grand Strand. It will also review local/state/federal legislation and initiatives and strategically collaborate to enhance success in the public policy arena.

  • Chair - Richard Singleton, RE/MAX Southern Shores

  • Vice Chair - Ken McKelvey, Defender Resorts

  • Staff Liaison - Jimmy Gray, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Steve Chapman, Grand Strand Business Alliance

  • Tracy Conner, Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owner Association

  • Tony Cox, Burroughs & Chapin

  • Jim Creel, Vacation Myrtle Beach

  • David DeCenzo, Coastal Carolina University

  • George DuRant, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

  • Murph Fore, Horry Georgetown Technical College

  • Meghan Goldfinch Hayden, Conway Chamber of Commerce

  • Stephen Greene, Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association

  • Radha Herring, Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors

  • Sally Howard, Horry County Democratic Party

  • Mickey James, NAACP

  • Josh Kay, Myrtle Beach Regional EDC

  • Tom Keegan, Congressman Tom Rice

  • Margaret LaCalle, Lstar Ventures

  • Rick Maxey, Horry County Schools

  • Steve Mays, Founds Group International

  • Billy McGonigal, Best Western Ocean Sands

  • David Nelson, Marina Inn

  • Dreama Perdue, Horry County Republican Party

  • Kathy Richardson, Grand Strand Business Alliance

  • Mike Ryhal, KMSO

  • Mil Servant, Surfside Realty

  • Chris Shroff, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts

  • Beth Stedman, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

  • Ryan Swaim, Dunes Realty

  • Bennie Swans, Horry County Democratic Party

  • Celia Urqhart, Senator Lindsey Graham

  • Jennifer Walters, Little River Chamber of Commerce

  • Mike Wooten, DDC Engineers

Supporting Arts Together Committee

The Supporting Arts Together Committee works to support the advancement of the Grand Strand as a rich and diverse arts and cultural destination that enriches the lives of our residents and visitors. For more information, email the staff liaison, Amanda Blomquist.

  • Diane DeVaughn Stokes, Stages Video Productions, Easy Radio & "Inside Out"

  • Penny Boling, Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Center

  • Brown Bradley, First Presbyterian Church

  • Jamie Broadhurst, Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Center

  • Cleve Callison, WHQR News & Classical Radio

  • Jerry Dalton, Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

  • Forrest Daves, The Howard Gallery

  • Rebecca Donevant, Carolina Master Chorale

  • Shannon Farro, Long Bay Symphony

  • Seth Funderburk, South by Southeast

  • Woody Goff, Children's Museum of South Carolina

  • Patricia Goodwin, Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

  • Kelly Graham, Atlantic Stage

  • Walter Hill, Horry County Museum

  • Dawn Kinard, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre

  • Tim Koch, Carolina Master Chorale

  • Rita S. Levine, Oceanfront Merchants Association

  • Liza Mata, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre

  • Heather Mayes, Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

  • Kelly Mezzapelle, City of Myrtle Beach

  • William H. Miller, William H. Miller Studios & Fine Art

  • Betty Anne Mills, Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Center

  • John Morken, MyrtleBeachCulturalCalendar.com

  • Diane Moskow-McKenzie, City of Myrtle Beach

  • Karen Purvis, Seacoast Artists Gallery

  • Vermelle "Bunny" Rodriguez, Gullah Museum

  • Jessica Smith, Carolina Master Chorale

  • Dennis Stevens, Vast Playground

  • Barbara Streeter, Conway Glass Inc. & CREATE Conway

  • Jane Williams, Long Bay Symphony

  • Hillary Winburn, Horry County Museum

  • Christy Andrulonis, Colonial Media + Entertainment

  • Diana Greene, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Mary Mroz, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Diane Charno, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce