Archive for July, 2010
Twenty-five business and community members were recently selected for Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXI. The nine-month program, which begins in August, explores such topics as historical aspects of the Grand Strand, tourism and economic development, business, education, criminal justice, human services, government and the arts. Leadership Grand Strand is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
In its 31 years of service to the community, Leadership Grand Strand has tackled real community needs as part of each class’s graduation requirements. Each member is required to volunteer 100 hours toward community projects. For 2010-2011, 75 hours will be spent helping Youth Leadership Academy, Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs and The Salvation Army. For the remaining 25 hours, class members will volunteer for a community organization of their choice.
Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXI
Diane Akel Bast, Crescent Bank
Stephen “Tony” Brumfield, FSA – Full Steam Ahead, Inc.
Ellen M. Calhoun, A&I Fire & Water Restoration
Mary Lynn Castles, Time Warner Cable Business Class
M. Wayne Cribb, Best Western Grand Strand Inn & Suites
Brian Ferguson, First Federal
Tanya Greenlee, Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc.
Sara Hardee, Nexen Pruet, LLC
Shannon Haswell, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Terrance Herriott, The Conway National Bank
David B. Jackson, The Car Wash
G. Yvette Jefferson, Coast RTA – Waccamaw Regional Transit Authority
Daniel Lambert, DDC Engineers, Inc./The LandArt Company, Inc.
Susie McCaskill, Santee Cooper
Camille Noonan, Retired from the Department of Defense
F. Jerome Randall, Horry/Georgetown County Public Defender Office
John E. Rhoden, Jr., YMCA of Coastal Carolina
Scott Schult, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Shanna M. Scott, Rape Crisis Center
Alicia Smith, McNair Law Firm, P.A.
Rebecca N. Tompkins, Tompkins Marketing Communications, Inc.
Jason Willwerth, DDC Engineers, Inc.
Jeff Wilson, Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Madeleine G. Winstead, Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association
Jeff Wisniewski, Arcadian Shores Golf Club
S.C. Chamber of Commerce
Grand Strand Grassroots Meeting
Aug. 26 ~ 3-5 p.m.
During the meeting, attendees are invited to share their business concerns and provide feedback on what pro-business legislation needs to be passed to improve South Carolina’s business climate.
Register at scchamber.net.
Save considerable dollars with our money-saving programs offered exclusively to Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members: Office Depot, Fisher Recycling – Grand Strand, BlueCross BlueShield True Blue health insurance.
Recognition for one’s accomplishments is always gratefully appreciated. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to recognize businesses and individuals within our membership who have demonstrated significant personal and business success. Your chamber is currently seeking nominations for:
- Citizen of the Year
- Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year
- Hospitality Employee of the Year
- Young Professional of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Community Service
- Business Innovation
- Operating Green
- Small Business of the Year
Go to MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com to learn more about the nomination process or to download a nomination form. Nominations forms are due by Aug. 25. The annual membership meeting will take place Oct. 7.