january 2022

    January 7, 2022 To January 9, 2022

    The 2022 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo is promised to put on an outstanding “Bigger and Better Boat Show”!
    Please stay safe and get out and enjoy the “Great Outdoors”

    JAN 7, 2022 AT 7 AM EST – JAN 9, 2022 AT 10 PM EST
    2022 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo
    Myrtle Beach Convention Center

    Show Location:
    The Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

    January 20, 2022

    MYRTLE BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
    EXHIBIT HALL C
    2101 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach
    Come network with hundreds of people and businesses showcasing their products and services and enjoy complimentary refreshments and spirits at the 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.
    Your chamber will follow recommended guidelines from the CDC and the state and local health officials to reduce viral spread of COVID-19. We are committed to providing a safe, quality event and appreciate your trust and understanding.
    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.
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    VENDOR INFORMATION Member-to-Member Business Expo (myrtlebeachareachamber.com)

    Representing the Grand Strand’s business community for more than 80 years
    About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
    Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization supported by more than 2,700 businesses and nonprofit organizations. The organizations, and the individuals representing them, join together for the purpose of promoting the civic and economic progress of our community. The area’s economic success and quality of life is directly impacted by the work the chamber performs. Because of this, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will have a major impact on the future of the Grand Strand.

    Our mission is to promote, protect and improve business in the Myrtle Beach area. The chamber serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee and Carolina Forest.

    VISION
    We will be a world-class organization that thrives on continuous improvement, providing exceptional results through service, innovation, community leadership and collaboration.

    PURPOSE
    There are three primary functions performed by the chamber:

    Promote business: The chamber serves as the primary destination marketing organization and promotes the tourism industry out-of-market. The chamber also provides numerous opportunities for local businesses to promote themselves to visitors, residents and other businesses.
    Protect business: The chamber seeks to influence legislation and regulation by local, state and federal governments in a proactive manner, supporting legislation that benefits businesses and the communities they reside in and, where necessary, opposing legislation that unnecessarily inhibits businesses.
    Improve business: The chamber offers a multitude of programs and services that assist businesses and/or individuals.
    MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide community leadership in the promotion of economic development, including tourism. Accordingly, the chamber will effectively involve itself in the governmental and political arena and the coordinating of efforts to advance business development in order to improve the quality of life and to encourage unity in the region.

    January 30, 2022

    Myrtle Beach’s Premiere Wedding Show
    As a show attendee, you’ll see the latest bridal fashions including; wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride gowns, flower girl dresses to tuxedos for the groom, father of the bride, father of the groom, best man, groomsmen, ushers and ring bearer, find the perfect wedding, reception and accommodation sites including venues for bridesmaids’ luncheon, rehearsal dinner and pre-wedding parties, taste delicious wedding cakes, sample delectable delights prepared by award-winning chefs, listen to music performed by talented musicians to the spinning talents of DJs, view photography and videography selections, select Save the Date cards, wedding invitations, napkins and programs, experience fabulous florals and decor, see rental equipment such as tents, tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, etc., discover the latest in bridal hair & makeup trends as well as various spas for “The Wedding Weekend of Beauty” or for a pre-wedding “Bachelorette/Bachelor Weekend” and for the grand exit from your wedding reception, limousines to limo buses!
    The Grand Strand encompasses approximately sixty miles of the South Carolina coast – beginning with Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Surfside, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island to Georgetown.
    Attending a bridal show can be very helpful in planning your wedding. You can meet and speak directly with many wedding professionals – all in one location! It can be a really enjoyable day for you and your wedding party, mother, and/or groom-to-be. Most bridal shows offer prizes and individual exhibitors may also give away prizes. Whether you are a local bride or a destination bride, attending The Wedding Showcase allows you to:
    Gather Information
    Talk with Wedding Professionals
    Compare Services and Prices
    Book Your Date Immediately
    Register for Prizes
    Taste and Experience delectable delights and Wedding Cakes
    See the Latest Fashions and Wedding Trends
    See unique ideas

    Tips for attending a bridal show:
    Be prepared to wait in line to register. Be patient! This is well worth it.
    Bring preprinted self-adhesive address labels if you have them. This will save you much time and allow you to sign up for anything you want very quickly.
    Bring a pen and print very clearly when registering for anything.
    Bring your checkbook if you want to actually book any services, or hold dates with a deposit. Be sure to check on refund policies before giving any money, and read the contract carefully before signing.
    Collect any information you are interested in – take it home to look over again when you have some quiet time.
    If you are out of town, send your mother or friend to register you for prizes and collect information on services you need.
    Be prepared to wear a “Bride-to-be” sticker to receive special attention from the vendors.
    It is nice if your fiancé attends with you IF he is interested. About 30% do attend, so he won’t be the only one there!
    Arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the fashion show time that you want to see. Seating is usually first come-first serve.