2023

    January 10, 2023 To January 13, 2023

    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.

    National Beta is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.

    January 19, 2023

    Come network with hundreds of people and businesses showcasing their products and services and enjoy complimentary refreshments and spirits at the 2022 Member-to-Member Business Expo. The event allows Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association business investor to exhibit their products and services all under one roof. The expo is free to attend and there is an economical price to exhibit.

    INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
    Sponsors receive prominent exhibit space, additional signage, advertising benefits and more. Contact Pam Wright to learn how to become a sponsor. Email Pam.Wright@VisitMyrtleBeach.com or call 843-916-7220.

    January 30, 2023 To January 31, 2023

    If you care to donate https://www.team911.com/donations/donate.asp?id=14943

    Our Story….

    Denise’s worst and last day on Earth began as most days, loving and providing for her two little boys. January 17, 2008 was no different. While cutting her oldest son’s hair, Noah age 2, on the back porch of their North Port, Florida home, a predator named Michael King was cruising the neighborhood looking for opportunities. Denise Amber Lee was a 21-year-old loving mother of two boys, whose husband worked three jobs so that Denise could stay home and raise their children. Denise was abducted from the Lees’ rented home in North Port, Florida in the middle of the day. Somehow the intruder gained entry and control of Denise, who most likely saved her children’s lives. Denise’s father, Detective Rick Goff, was able to call on all area state, county and municipal law-enforcement agencies to search for Denise and her captor immediately following her abduction.

    This was one of the most massive, cooperative search efforts that this area ever experienced.

    In the hours that ensued, Denise fought mightily for her life. In her battle, she was able to use the captor’s cell phone to call 9-1-1, an act she thought would save her life, just like we are taught as children. She was not the only one to call 9-1-1 that day regarding this crime. There were at least four other calls, one from her distraught husband and three from eyewitnesses. One witness gave the local sheriff’s department an exact location of the crime happening right before her eyes. She stayed on the phone for more than nine minutes, identifying cross streets as she continued driving. Despite the fact that as many as four patrol cars were within a mile of the car in which Denise was fighting for her life, due to inefficiencies in the call center, none were dispatched.

    Denise holding Noah and AdamOn the morning of January 19, 2008, a few heart-wrenching days after she went missing, her body was found. It is in memory of Denise and the tragedy that could have been prevented that this Foundation is formed. The Denise Amber Lee Foundation was founded by Denise’s loving husband, Nathan, who sought changes to a 9-1-1 system that failed her that day. The Foundation is here so no other person, family, or community has to endure the pure hell of a similar event and that no other children have to endure a lifetime without the comfort and guidance of their loving mother.

    We envision a time when a citizen’s first call for help will be answered by a state-of-the-art 9-1-1 call center staffed with dedicated and highly trained professionals. A time when 9-1-1 will fail no-one.

    The national attention garnered by this tragic case has allowed us to make considerable progress in the short time since Denise’s death. Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the largest community foundation in Florida, has partnered with us to lend its considerable resources and influence to our cause. This heart-breaking story has been featured on Dateline NBC, The Today Show on NBC and ABC’s 20/20. The Florida State Legislature was so moved by this story and testimony from Denise’s father, Detective Rick Goff, that the bill passed unanimously and was named in Denise’s honor.

    God bless all the 9-1-1 professionals out there who care and are working so hard to keep us all safe. May God give them the strength and guidance needed to do their job to the best of their ability. Thank you for what you do!!!

    The Denise Amber Lee Foundation was founded by Denise’s husband, Nathan Lee in June of 2008, 6 months after her tragic death. He has made it his life’s mission to travel the country telling her story, to help 911 centers across the country try to avoid a similar occurrence to someone else. The Denise Amber Lee Foundation mission is:

    To support and Promote Public Safety through:

    Uniform training
    Standardized Protocols
    Defined Measurable Outcomes(Quality Assurance)
    Technological Advances to 911
    The foundation wants to use the emotional power of Denise’s story to motivate and inspire 911 personnel to remember why they do what they do. Arguably one of the most difficult professions on the planet, the foundation wants to remind them how important they are what a critical role they play everyday in Public Safety.

    February 3, 2023 To February 5, 2023

    About The Home Show
    More than 150 Exhibitors will showcase their products and services. You’ll find everything for small projects such as new flooring, new doors and windows, roofing, energy conserving products, hurricane protection products, new kitchens and bathrooms, awnings and sunrooms, to whole house remodels and new home builders.

    February 3, 2023 To February 4, 2023

    SCECA is a welcoming and caring organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, we have a duty and responsibility to work for a better, fairer and more just world for South Carolina’s children, families, and the professionals who care for them. SCECA commits to identify, acknowledge, and challenge oppressive racist systems that harm our members, the children and families in our care, and our communities.

    February 10, 2023 To February 12, 2023

    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!

    February 22, 2023 To February 23, 2023

    Pathways 2 Possibilities: P2P South Carolina is an interactive, hands-on career expo designed to help 8th graders and at-risk youth, ages 16-24, link their passions to a paycheck. Each student spends two hours exploring the pathways, along with the educators and chaperones where professionals from 19 career pathways engage the students with hands-on activities in their various fields, while also sharing what life is like in their jobs and the training and education that’s required.