Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB

February 23, 2024
Posted by
Frankie Colon



“We envisioned a new Chamber foundation in 2020 because we knew that PGS could focus on the four key pillars that we need to succeed long term in our community. It's been so gratifying to see the response to PGS, and the work being done by our talented staff to make progress in workforce development, public policy advocacy, retention of entrepreneurs and to support the revitalization of downtown Myrtle Beach.”
Karen Riordan, President and CEO

About Us

Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community — serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Aynor, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded MBACC its five-star accreditation — one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its destination marketing arm Visit Myrtle Beach promote tourism through various partnerships and initiatives to advance the economic success of the Grand Strand. For more information, visit, and

Impact on the Grand Strand

We have 45 full time employees plus 7 part time employees working at the MBACC/CVB.

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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