Leading Business of the Month – Canterbury Apartment Homes

Congratulations to Canterbury Apartment Homes for being named Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Leading Business of the Month sponsored by South State Bank!

Canterbury Apartment Homes has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce since January 2006.

Canterbury is located in the heart of Carolina Forest. They are conveniently nestled within minutes to the best shopping restaurants and, of course, beaches. Canterbury offers two swimming pools with sun decks, sand volleyball, fitness center and more.

The complex offers one and two bed apartments with 630 residential apartment rentals on long-term leases. LeadingBusinessMonthWeb

Unique Features
• 24 Hour Wellness Center
• 24-Hour Online Resident Portal
• BBQ Picnic Area
• Clothes Care Center
• Pet Friendly
• Sand Volleyball Court
• Smoke-Free Community
• Sports Courts
• Two Resort Style Swimming Pools With Sundecks

Canterbury Apartment Homes is a place you’ll love to call home.

Canterbury Apartment Homes
4636 Canterbury Dr.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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About Leading Business of the Month
The first Wednesday of every month, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Leading Business of the Month. This special promotion, sponsored by South State Bank, recognizes a company that has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber for a minimum of five years. The business is randomly selected. The company displays a banner at their place of business for one month recognizing them as the Leading Business of the Month.

August 23, 2016 at 6:43 pm Leave a comment

Final Public Comments Needed for I-73

i73symbolI-73 in South Carolina is a thoroughly-researched and planned vital project and your final public comments are needed now!
I-73 will begin at I-95 in S.C. and run directly to Myrtle Beach.
What will it accomplish?

Key Benefits

• 7,700 jobs created annually for five years during construction.(A)

• 22,300 jobs created annually post-construction.(B)

• Total annual economic impact (using 2030 projections) of $1.98 billion annually.(B)

• South Carolina will receive $86 million annually in state tax revenues and local governments will receive an additional $43 million annually.(B)

• Direct spending of construction will generate $170 million annual household income.(A)

• Interstate will boost tourism in the Myrtle Beach area by as much as 1,000,000+ visitors annually, delivering an annual economic impact of $900 million annually.(B)

• Travel efficiency will improve travel times by 28 percent.(B)

• Provides hurricane evacuation for 40,000 people and improves clearance time by 5+ hours.(C)

  • Sources:
    (A) Coastal Carolina University study, January 2009
    (B) Chmura Economics & Analytics, May 2011
    (C) Atkins N.A., July 2012

Please mail a signed letter supporting I-73 construction in South Carolina by Aug. 1  to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Charleston District, Columbia Field Office
1835 Assembly St., Ste. 865 B-1
Columbia, SC 29201
Attn: Stephen A. Brumagin, Project Manager

Thank You for Supporting the Pathway to Progress!

July 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Leading Business of the Month – Jungle Lagoon

JungleLagoonCongratulations to Jungle Lagoon for being named Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s July Leading Business of the Month sponsored by South State Bank!

Jungle Lagoon has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce since September 1983.

If you’re an avid mini-golfer, be sure to check out Jungle Lagoon. This mini-golf course features two 18-hole courses that take players on a journey through a jungle, smack-dab in the middle of Myrtle Beach. Located just two blocks from the beach, leave the ocean and immerse yourself in the jungle among cascading waterfalls and various animals.
This family friendly course provides players with a landscape that will take you out of Myrtle Beach and make you feel like you’re on a tropical island. Watch out for the lions and tigers as the family goes on safari as it putt putts through the wildlife at Jungle Lagoon. You can spy on giraffes through tropical plants between holes and explore caves while having a blast. “The Big Hill,” the 11th hole on the Lagoon Course, cascades down a mountain with three side-by-side routes to play the hole.

There are all-day passes available for Jungle Lagoon, which allows players to take a break, grab a bite to eat or go for a swim, and return to play another round (or two).LeadingBusinessMonthWeb

Don’t forget to bring your camera, the tropical plants, waterfalls, lagoons, streams, fountain, caves and huge animal statues provide a spectacular backdrop for memory making photos.

Jungle Lagoon
404 5th Ave. S.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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About Leading Business of the Month
The first Wednesday of every month, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Leading Business of the Month. This special promotion, sponsored by South State Bank, recognizes a company that has been a member of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber for a minimum of five years. The business is randomly selected. The company displays a banner at their place of business for one month recognizing them as the Leading Business of the Month.

July 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Leadership: Heartbeat of business

by Mark Burlinson, Christ Community ChurchMark Burlinson

I have a friend who recently had a heart cath procedure. He had been having some unusual symptoms that were difficult to understand, until a doctor suggested something could be amiss with his heart. It set me thinking about the place of leadership in business and other organizations. Often we forget the central role of leadership in our endeavors, and so misdiagnose those random symptoms we encounter, such as unhappy customers, production challenges, fluctuating staff morale, or economic pressures. We can give ourselves to strategy, vision or personality as keys to success, but overlook the true foundation of achievement and impact.

Experts agree that leadership is the foundation on which businesses rise or fall. Multitudes of books, articles, and websites focus on leadership in business, yet the temptation remains, especially for owners of small to medium-sized businesses, to neglect the heartbeat of their enterprise – their own leadership.

The US Small Business Administration lists key traits of effective leaders, noting these are essential to business success. Among the qualities they list, many are notable for their apparent lack of connection to business results: emotional stability, social boldness, empathy, and intuitiveness are not commonly linked with profit, or shareholder return. Yet these leadership qualities will make or break a business.

In smaller enterprises, the owner or key leader will need many of these traits to succeed. As the business grows, or in a larger corporation, the characteristics can be spread among a team of senior leaders (provided the team is well-led). In both scenarios it is leadership that is the heartbeat of business success.

Leaders are rarely born; there is a development process to the craft of leadership, and this demands intentionality from us to grow our leadership. No one drifts their way into becoming a better leader. But investing in your leadership by going where leadership is taught and modeled brings huge dividends, because everyone wins when a leader gets better. We are fortunate to have resources available through the chamber, such as Leadership Grand Strand.

Leadership expert John Maxwell is famous for saying that “the true measure of leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less.” Everyone has influence to some degree, so the question is not whether you have influence, the question is whether you are stewarding it or not. This challenges me to remember that a great leader isn’t someone who leads; a great leader is someone other people want to follow.

So let me encourage you: heed any unusual symptoms in your business that could point to a heart issue. How is your leadership? Could it be better? Of course it could! What will you do to improve?

You are a leader. Your job is to grow as a leader, to steward your influence, to stay fired up, to get inspired, encouraged and equipped. Then your business, organization, enterprise, family, neighborhood, city will benefit from you becoming someone others want to follow. Everyone wins when a leader gets better!

Mark Burlinson is executive director of Evangel Fellowship International and Executive Pastor of Christ Community Church in Conway, South Carolina – recent new members of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber and the Grand Strand Host Site for the Global Leadership Summit, Aug. 11-12. Details at willowcreek.com/summit.

July 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Grand Strand Community Welcomes CCU Chanticleers Home From College World Series

A welcome home motorcade and ceremony is set for Friday, July 1. The Chanticleer motorcade will parade through downtown Conway at 1:30 p.m.

The team will continue on to CCU, arriving at approximately 2 p.m. at the main entrance of TD Sports Complex, located on West Chanticleer Drive. Fans will form a gauntlet to cheer on the team, starting at the Chauncey statue leading to the Springs Brooks Baseball Stadium.

The official welcome home ceremony will immediately follow at the stadium. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center.

July 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

Myrtle Beach Area Community Proudly Welcomes CCU Chanticleers Home

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce invites media and the public to welcome the Coastal Carolina University baseball team as they return from the College World Series of Baseball in Omaha, Nebraska. The team will be arriving Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 11 p.m. at Myrtle Beach International Airport, General Aviation Facility, 1250 Airdrome Ave. (in Market Common).

There will be separate parking areas for media and for the public.

A motorcade and homecoming celebration will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016.  See Coastal.edu for details.


June 30, 2016 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

The Fourth of July, Myrtle Beach Style!

If a day at the beach, a heaping dose of patriotism, and fireworks sound like a winning combination, Myrtle Beach is the place for you to be on July 4.fireworks

Festivities will begin with the Independence Day 8k at Market Common at 7:30 a.m., giving you a chance to enjoy a healthy start to a day of revelry.

At the conclusion of the Independence Day run, folks will have time to recover before heading to the beach to enjoy Salute from the Shore, a flyover featuring military aircrafts ranging from F-16s to classic Air Force planes from yesteryear. The flyover will begin at 1 p.m. in Cherry Grove and parallel the entire South Carolina coast.

After Salute from the Shore, a Cupcake Eating Contest at Broadway at the Beach in Heroes Harbor beckons at 2 p.m. Contestants will have five minutes to eat as many cupcakes as possible. The best part of the contest? It’s sponsored by Croissants Bistro and Bakery, maker of, arguably, the area’s best cupcakes. Everyone will be a winner in this competition!

As the evening hours approach, attention will turn to fireworks and folks have a surplus of options all along the Grand Strand. Here is a look at the July 4 fireworks celebrations in the Myrtle Beach area:

Georgetown, East Bay Park & Harborwalk, 9 p.m.

Cherry Grove Pier, North Myrtle Beach, 9:15 a.m.

Surfside Beach Pier, 9:30 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, 10 p.m.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, 2nd Avenue Pier, 10 p.m.

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, 10 p.m.

Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, 10:15 p.m.

If you can’t wait until July 4 to start the party, we have you covered. The Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, one of South Carolina’s iconic Independence Day celebrations, will be held Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. The parade will begin in Garden City and float along Murrells Inlet before finishing at Morse Park Landing.

Thousands of spectators will line the inlet to celebrate country and the creativity of the decorated boats.

We look forward to celebrating America’s 240th birthday with you!

June 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm Leave a comment

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