Archive for March 1, 2012
The hospitality industry’s day to network with state legislators and showcase the industry’s importance on the state’s economy is set for April 18 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Statehouse. All hotel and restaurant operators are encouraged to attend to make sure lawmakers understand how the laws and regulations they are debating will impact their businesses. Hospitality Day at the Statehouse, featuring a ”Taste of South Carolina,” draws restaurants from all across the state to serve a taste of their menu specialties. Transportation to and from the event will be provided. Learn More
April 16 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
Trio Dinner partners a local chef with culinary arts students to create some memorable entrees. The event is important to the Grand Strand culinary arts programs as a portion of the proceeds go to MBAHA scholarship funds directed at hospitality and culinary education. More than $18,000 has been contributed to MBAHA’s educational endeavors since the program’s inception. Tickets are $85 per person; $160 per couple; $600 table of eight; $750 table of 10 (includes reserved seating and sponsor recognition on table). Sponsorship opportunities start at $750. Learn More
Thursday, April 5, from 5-8:30 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
f.l.a.v.o.r., which stands for Fresh, Local, Appetizing, Valuable, Original, Restaurants, will feature more than 30 restaurants featuring their most appetizing menu items. There will be a beer and wine garden, and wine tastings. The event is free and open to the public. Food samples will average one to three tickets, with each food ticket costing $1.
Reserve Your Free Space Today!
1) Participating restaurants will receive 50 percent of the cash total of the tickets they collect.
2) $275 registration fee is comped for MBACC restaurant members.
3) Opportunity to promote your restaurant to chamber members and 5,000+ locals and visitors.
4) Free advertising in a two-week print ad in the Waccamaw Publishers papers with coupon space.
5) Opportunity to have one of your food samples judged with winner receiving $1,000 cash prize and bragging rights!
6) Registration deadline March 16. Register today.
2012 Can-Am Days features events, concerts throughout entire Grand Strand
This March the Myrtle Beach area is celebrating the 51st annual Canadian-American Days by welcoming Canadian and American visitors with a lineup of fun events, giveaways, discounts and concerts taking place along the Grand Strand.
From March 10-18, Can-Am Days attendees can choose from a variety of largely free events and activities including band concerts, the festival celebration expo, St. Patrick’s Day parade and dance and much more. Discounts and special offers are also available for area attractions, restaurants, golf and services.
”Can-Am Days celebrates our snowbird visitors, who escape the cold and snow for the moderate climate and wealth of attractions in the Myrtle Beach area,” said Brad Dean, MBACC president and CEO. ”Many of these visitors have been traveling to our destination for decades, and we strive to create new memories for each generation with community festivals and events.”
Can-Am Days draws as many as 100,000 Canadian visitors and snowbirds. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce introduced Canada Days in 1961 to attract Canadian families during their spring school break. The name was changed to Canadian-American Days in 1963, and it is regarded as the first international festival organized in South Carolina.
A complete event listing for the 51st Annual Canadian-American Days can be found on GrandStrandEvents.com/CanAmDays.