Private Events

    January 11, 2022 To January 14, 2022

    Register

    • Due to the availability of space and number of participants, the schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will
    be published online two weeks prior to the convention.
    • When registering students for competitions, be mindful that some competition times overlap. In addition,
    competition times may conflict at National Convention.
    • ONLINE TESTING WINDOW (DEC. 3 – 17, 2021) -Academic Tests, Book Battle, Creative Writing, Poetry
    and Quiz Bowl (Written Exam)
    • VIRTUAL SUBMISSION WINDOW (DEC. 3 – 10, 2021)
    SCHEDULE
    AT A GLANCE
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    ELEMENTARY
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    4:30 PM Songfest Preliminaries
    Engineering
    7:00 PM
    FIRST GENERAL SESSION
    Campaign Rally
    Performing Arts – Solo, Duo, Trio (Top 5)
    Songfest (Top 5)
    Individual Awards – Academics & Visual Arts
    SCHEDULE
    AT A GLANCE
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    ELEMENTARY
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    8:30 AM Sponsor Breakfast
    10:00 AM
    SECOND GENERAL SESSION
    Installation of New State Officers
    Performing Arts – Group (Top 5)
    Awards Presentation

    SC Junior Convention
    Event Date: January 12-14, 2022
    Deadline: December 1, 2021
    Location: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Ctr
    Registration Fee: $20 / Late Fee: $25

    :30 PM – 8:00 PM Registration
    6:30 PM Performing Art Preliminaries – Solo, Duo, Trio
    6:30 PM Living Literature – Set-Up 6:30 – 7:30, Judging 7:30, Viewing 8:00 – 8:30
    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Check-In – Visual Arts & Club Trading Pin
    9:00 AM
    Performing Arts – Group Preliminaries
    State Officer Meeting
    Marketing & Communications
    9:30 AM Creative Writing
    Speech
    9:45 AM Candidate Meeting
    10:00 AM New Sponsor Meeting
    10:30 AM Engineering
    11:00 AM Check-In: Apparel Design, Portfolio, Service Learning Showcase, Three Dimensional Design, Two
    Dimensional Design
    11:30 AM Poetry
    • Due to the availability of space and number of participants, the schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will
    be published online two weeks prior to the convention.
    • When registering students for competitions, be mindful that some competition times overlap. In addition,
    competition times may conflict at National Convention.
    • ONLINE TESTING WINDOW (DEC. 3 – DEC 17, 2021) -Academic Tests, Book Battle, Creative Writing,
    Poetry and Quiz Bowl (Written Exam)
    • VIRTUAL SUBMISSION WINDOW (DEC. 3 – DEC 10 , 2021)
    In connection with your registered attendance for State Convention, please be advised that you must follow National Beta Policies, CDC
    Guidelines and the recommendations of Health Officials. Please note that any public location, where people are present, provides an inherent risk
    of exposure to COVID-19 and National Beta cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By attending State Convention, you
    acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance
    SCHEDULE
    AT A GLANCE
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    JUNIOR
    Friday, January 14, 2022
    8:30 AM Sponsor Meeting/Breakfast
    10:00 AM
    SECOND GENERAL SESSION
    Installation of New Officers
    Performing Arts – Group (Top 5)
    Songfest (Top 5)
    Awards Presentation

    National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

    MISSION STATEMENT
    To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

    ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
    CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
    LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow
    SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

    IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE.
    JUST THOSE WHO’D LIKE TO BECOME LEADERS.
    Between the Junior Beta (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta (grades 9-12), the organization has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves—and, since 1991, it has awarded over $6 million in scholarships.

    There are now more than 500,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. It has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.

    Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. Junior Beta is divided into two divisions: Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Regardless of division, though, members adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.

    Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same. And most everyone who has been fortunate enough to be called a member has embraced those ideals and applied them to their own lives. From U.S. President Bill Clinton to current professional basketball player Kevin Durant, Beta members continue to lead long after their high school days are behind them.

    CONSTITUTION
    Believing that exemplary student effort and achievement should be encouraged and rewarded, and seeking to cultivate the ideals of service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow, the governing body of the National Honorary Beta Club has instituted this organization for the promotion of these ideals and those stated in the Beta Creed, among elementary and secondary school students. To implement this purpose, the following articles have been adopted.

    Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
    2101 North Oak Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Main Phone: 843-918-5000 Fax: 843-918-5001
    Room rate:$103.00plustaxes andfeesper night
    Contact: Call 888-627-8203 to make reservations by phone
    Notes:
    • Cut-Off Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
    • Contact hotel directly for cancellation policy

    January 25, 2022 To January 27, 2022


    Register
    OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN
    Connections • Exposure • Savings
    The Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast show floor has provided Independent Owners and Operators access to the leading Hospitality Industry Suppliers for over four decades.

    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
    To connect face to face with actual producers of the products and services.
    To find competitive pricing for all your supply and service needs.
    To gain exposure to the latest innovations available to the hospitality industry.
    To take advantage of “only on the show floor” savings.
    To discover ways to cut your overhead and increase your efficiencies.
    Free Admission to Industry Members
    For more information please visit www.hmrsss.com
    fficial Name:

    Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of The Southeast

    Show Location:

    Myrtle Beach Convention Center
    21st Ave. North and Oak Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Map to Convention Center

    Who Attends:

    Independent Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Chains, FF&E Companies, Purchasing Companies, Healthcare Lodging, Foodservice, Country Clubs, Design Firms, Resorts, Bed & Breakfast, Catering Companies, Nightclubs, Bars, Hospitals & Property Management Companies

    Marketplace Offerings:

    Furnishings & Fixtures, Linens, Uniforms, Bedding, Floor Covering, Designers, Construction & Building Prospects, Fitness Equipment, Cleaning Supplies & Maintenance, Guest Amenities, Laundry Equipment & Supplies, Ad Supplies, Food & Beverage Equipment & Supplies, HVAC Systems, Energy Management Equipment & Supplies, Signage & Graphics, Technology, Window Treatments, Green Hospitality Options, Vehicle Carts, Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Franchises, Bar supplies, and so much more!

    Expected Number of Exhibits:

    400+

    Expected Attendance:

    8000-10,000

    Net Space – Exhibits:

    100,000 Square Feet

    Exhibit Management:

    Leisure Time Unlimited, Inc

    Show Director:

    Myra N Starnes

    February 3, 2022 To February 5, 2022

    2022 SCECA-SECA REGIONAL CONFERENCE
    Big Learning, Bigger Fun…
    Building a Foundation for the Future!
    Feb 3-5, 2022
    2022 SCECA-SECA Regional Conference
    Dona Pitts, Conference Chair
    Judy Whitesell, Meeting Planner
    Becky Wardlaw, Executive Director
    Katie Nichols, President of SCECA
    Jim Lane, Past President of SCECA

    2022 Conference Chair
    Dona Pitts
    Keynote Speakers are: Crystal Campbell on Thursday night, Feb. 3
    Dr. Rebecca Isbell on Friday, Feb. 4
    Christian Moore on Saturday, Feb. 5

    Plans for the first regional conference with SCECA and SECA are being made. Our goal is to make sure the conference meets the professional development needs of the early care providers and early childhood teachers in South Carolina and all of the southeastern states. This conference will be a HYBRID CONFERENCE. That means some of you will attend in person and some of you will attend virtually. You will have to decide if you want to participate virtually or face to face. You cannot do both. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Wardlaw at executivedirector@sceca.org or 803-960-0323.

    Hotel Information
    Sheraton and Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
    2101 N. Oak Street
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    TEL: 843-918-5000
    BOOK YOUR ROOM BY JANUARY 10, 2022 to receive the conference discount rate ($132++ per night)

    February 7, 2022 To February 8, 2022

    Capstone Health Alliance is a regional group purchasing organization that delivers real cost savings through the power of aggregation and collaboration. Based in Fletcher, North Carolina, Capstone represents over $9.0 billion in acute care supply chain spend. To create the best possible savings opportunities for our members, we pair Premier’s national portfolio with our local aggregation model – blending the best of national and regional contracting – to continually expand our extensive portfolio of more than 750 agreements.

    Capstone Facts:
    ● We are one of the largest affiliated networks based in the Southeast.
    ● Since 2013, our total member implemented savings is greater than $223.5 million.
    ● Our grassroots organization has significant supply chain experience.
    ● Single National GPO Partnership with Premier, Inc. www.premierinc.com

    From small regional acute care facilities to large healthcare systems, our members represent a wide range of facility sizes and types. If you are interested in joining a group of collaborative, forward-thinking healthcare organizations that are innovative and committed to reducing costs and improving performance, Capstone Health Alliance is the right choice.

    The conference agenda is being updated to contain 2022 dates Click Here To View The Agenda
    Click Here To View Video

    February 8, 2022

    About Us
    Helping businesses Do more, Learn more, and Save more.

    Capstone Solutions Inc. is a division of Capstone Health Alliance. It is our mission to help businesses do more with less. By partnering with industry-leading suppliers, we bring new and creative savings opportunities differentiated by affordability and value. Focusing on the everyday needs of each business, our portfolio of products and services will benefit any organization, regardless of size or trade. Let us help you do more.

    Capstone Health Alliance is one of the nation’s largest regional group purchasing organizations. Our strategic partnerships with industry leading suppliers deliver opportunities for savings and value for our members.

    Healthcare
    Across the healthcare continuum, facilities face the need to reduce costs while improving outcomes. Join the alliance to access Capstone’s power of collaborative purchasing.

    Business & Industry
    Businesses are challenged to do more with less. The purchasing power of Capstone can help you save on products and services you use every day. Join the alliance of choice and start saving.

    Supplier Partners
    We build strategic partnerships with organizations who align with the goals of our members and are willing to go above and beyond to deliver savings and value to our entire membership.

    Our substantial ROI and quantifiable savings are delivered to our members through our core foundations of aggregation, collaboration, education and communication.

    Aggregation
    Let’s talk impact: Using the volume of our extensive membership, our portfolio of more than 800 contracts provides savings and value that our members cannot access on their own.

    Collaboration
    Stay connected: Our members share best practices with other members and work on common projects. We receive feedback and direction for our strategic initiatives from our members.

    Education
    Expand your expertise: We are a member focused alliance continuously putting resources toward our membership We are committed to providing platforms for education to our members on a variety of industries, hot topics and new technology.

    Communication
    Intelligence exchange: We are committed to clear and transparent communication with our members. All members have a dedicated Capstone resource focused on helping you save and grow.

    February 12, 2022 To February 13, 2022

    Monroe Hardware has been successful since 1886 by continuing its original business principle of guaranteeing customer satisfaction. William Henry Belk, one of the founders of Monroe Hardware company, was also the founder of the Belk department store chain which is now the largest group of family and management-owned department stores in the U.S. When he opened his first store in Monroe, NC, in 1888, Belk bought large quantities of goods, sold them at low mark-ups, and guaranteed customer satisfaction. His innovative ideas are still the primary business model at Belk and Monroe Hardware Company.

    Throughout the years, the Belk family has continued its involvement and ownership in the hardware business in Monroe. W. H. Belk’s son, Irwin Belk, had served on the Board of Directors from 1951 until his death in 2018. Carl G. Belk, Irwin’s son, is Chairman of the Board. Monroe Hardware has grown from a local supply resource to a regional distribution company. It now serves eight states in the Southeast through a large sales force and truck fleet.

    The key to our success has been our satisfaction and partnership with loyal customers, many of whom have served for several generations. We are committed to maintaining relationships of integrity, honesty, and fairness with our customers, our associates, and our vendors. Our sound financial history, the support from a strong board, and the dedication of our many employees provide the foundation for growth.

    We appreciate your interest in Monroe Hardware Company and the opportunity to serve you.

    Monroe Hardware Delivers!
    For over 130 years, Monroe Hardware has been serving the Southeast for all your hardware needs, from hand and power tools to building materials. Monroe Hardware’s sales force provides the personal touch a local retailer needs. New products and technologies allow the local dealer to remain competitive with the “big box” hardware stores. Please feel free to contact our customer service representatives to see how we can help your business grow!

    National Buying Clout
    As a Member-Owner of Distribution America®, our purchasing agents use over 2 billion dollars in purchasing power to negotiate the best deals on merchandise, insuring that you are competitive in your marketplace.

    Monroe Hardware is committed to the success of independent hardware retailers, and can provide you with the tools, programs, and services to help your business grow.

    Facilities
    Headquartered in Monroe, North Carolina, Monroe Hardware is the largest independent distributor in the Carolinas. Our distribution center combines 200,000 square feet of warehouse space with 150,000 square feet of outside storage, including an extensive pipe yard. Our own fleet of trucks provide weekly on-time deliveries with fees among the lowest in the industry.

    Experienced Customer Service
    Monroe Sales Consultants know your market, and they work in it every day. They know your competition and can help you develop strategies to target the right customers and adjust your assortments and retail prices. While we do have email, voice mail and a website, we don\’t use them as a substitute for talking with you in person.

    Product Offerings
    Monroe Hardware is committed to offering the best products in the industry. Together with our vendor partners we work to provide consumers with the brand names they know and trust at competitive prices.

    Customer Satisfaction
    Monroe Hardware believes in your independent business. We are dedicated to helping retailers compete in any market against any competition.

    Contact us today to learn more about what Monroe Hardware has to offer. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

    March 2, 2022 To March 3, 2022

    Our 40th Year!
    The Petroleum/C-store Industry’s
    largest regional show!
    2022 Southeast
    Petro-Food Marketing Exp

    This 2 Day Trade Show and exposition features the latest in retail and petroleum technology and marketing, educational seminars, as well as networking with industry leaders from throughout the region.

    Attendees are required to own, operate or be employed by a convenience store, truck stop, petroleum marketer or carwash. However, if you are an owner or employee of a company, or the subsidiary or affiliate of a company, (with the exception of a petroleum marketer/distributor/jobber), that supplies any type of product or service to one or more of the aforementioned business categories you will be considered a vendor/supplier and will be required to serve as a sponsor and register as such.  Attendees Click Here To Register ~~~~~~~~~~~> Register

    Benefits of Attendance:
    Learn how to increase your profits in several key categories.
    Decision makers in our industries attend the Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Exposition!
    Largest regional petroleum and c-store show in the southeast!
    Retailers and suppliers throughout the southeast gather to exchange ideas and insights and gain a competitive edge.
    Gather ideas to expand your product line.
    Introduce new profit centers to your traditional store format.
    New exhibitors bringing fresh new ideas and products!
    Hear educational seminars directed to your industry.
    Network with both industry leaders and suppliers.

    Show Highlights
     Online Floorplan – search by company name, product or service (www.sepetro.org)
     Attendee and Exhibitor Grand Prize Drawings
     Educational Seminars
     Booth pay options: Check, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover
    Rates (Booths do not include furniture or electricity.)
    Cost per square foot Per Booth Cost 6 or more booths
    Main Center Booth $14.95 $1495 $1445 ea.
    Ballroom Annex Booth $11.95 $1195 $ 1145 ea.
    Foyer/Public Area Booth $11.95 $1195 $ 1145 ea.
    Meeting Room Row Booth $ 8.95 $ 895 $ 850 ea.
    Tabletop Exhibit (6’ table, 1 chair) $ 645 each
    Cost Includes: Pipe & drape for booths – no furniture or electric service included with booth
    One 7” x 44” identification sign per firm
    High Speed Wireless Internet
    Tabletop Exhibits consist of one 6’ table and 1 chair
    Payment Terms & Conditions
     Deposits—25% of total booth rental must accompany booth contract/application.
     Cancellations—If written notification received prior to September 1, 2021, full refund, less a $75
    administrative fee per 10’x10’ booth. Cancellations after September 1, 2021, no refund.
     Balance of Payment—Due on or before January 8, 2022. No reserved booth spaces will be held after
    January 8, 2021, unless paid in full by or before January 8, 2022. Reduction of booth space after
    9/1/2021 results in loss of deposit for space dropped.
     Check or Credit card (Visa/Mastercard/AMEX, Discover accepted)
     Southeast Petro Federal ID #56-0340977

    Show Days and Hours
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Annex/Foyer/Meeting Rooms will open at 9:00 a.m.
    Thursday, March 3, 2022 – Main Center – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Annex will open at 9:00 a.m.
    Exhibit Set-up & Move-in
    Monday, March 1, 2022 – 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 28, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Exhibit Dismantling & Move-Out
    Thursday, March 3, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 4, 2022 – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
    Go under Exhibitor tab of our web to access booth sales and floorplan –

    March 12, 2022 To March 15, 2022

    From its inaugural year in 1990, the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC) has been growing and building on success for the last 29 years.

    This popular annual event provides environmental and water professionals from across the southeast an opportunity to receive up to 12 hours of professional training, meet with equipment and service vendors and network with other professionals in a fun and educational atmosphere.

    The SCEC is held over three full days during mid-March each year in Myrtle Beach, SC. The 2021 SCEC will be held August 8-11, 2021, where it is expected that over 1,600 professionals will be in attendance at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. We anticipate a return to the mid-March conference schedule in 2022.

    Want to find out more about SCEC? Take a few minutes and check out all of the information on this website, and then make your plans to join us in August 2021! See you at the beach!

    The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC), and the South Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association (SCAWWA), are together the South Carolina Water Associations. We are a not-for-profit, technical and educational organization representing water professionals in South Carolina. Our members are a community of professionals who protect our states water environment and drinking water so this most precious resource can be preserved for generations to come. We are water distribution, collection and treatment professionals, engineers, regulators, and product suppliers.

    Our mission is to provide solutions to protect, enhance, and effectively manage our state’s water resources, as well as deliver quality services to advance the water environment profession. We offer education to water professionals, and provide technical information and expertise to a statewide audience.

    • Annual Subscription to the Journal, the official publication of the WEASC and SCAWWA
    • Access to continuing education opportunities and scholarships
    • Reduced registration rates to workshops and conferences
    • Local and statewide professional networking events
    • Volunteering and learning opportunities

    SOUTH CAROLINA’S WATER ASSOCIATIONS
    EDUCATE
    COLLABORATE / ADVOCATE
    We collaborate with other organizations to advocate for safe and sustainable water.

    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    3000+ Individual Members 80+ Member Utilities serving drinking water to a population of over 2.2 million South Carolina residents
    10 WEASC Districts – To better serve our members locally

    March 12th Saturday
    • Reg. 7am-4pm
    March 13th Sunday
    • Registration 8 am- 6pm
    • Halls 8:30 am-7pm
    March 14th Monday
    • Registration 7am-4pm
    • Halls 8am -6:30pm
    March 15th Tuesday
    • Registration 7am – 11am
    • Halls 7 am -pm

    30 Mar

    SE Region

    March 30, 2022 To April 3, 2022

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.

    MANLY DEEDS, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND
    At the start of the 20th century, black students at American universities were often excluded from associations enjoyed by the predominantly white student population in the form of fraternal organizations. During the 1905–06 school year, at Cornell, black students organized the first Greek letter fraternity for black students, by black students, with the aim to provide an opportunity for association and mutual support among African American students. At the outset, there was disagreement about the group’s purpose: some wanted a social and literary club where everyone could participate; others wanted a traditional fraternal organization. The society decided to work to provide a literary, study, social, and support group for all minority students who encountered social and academic racial prejudice

    Alpha Phi Alpha™, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906™ at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country.