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♦ NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ♦ CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ♦ SEPT 2009 ♦

Dear Member, From the Desk of Our President
Tourism and Hospitality is the Over the last ninety days, perhaps place. Internet inquiries rose 70%
city’s number one industry. As you have read about the special during that time. In June alone,
the “Designated Marketing Or- Advertising and Marketing Blitz the chamber distributed close to
ganization” for marketing and Campaign we initiated with the 40,000 Visitor’s Guides and a to-
promoting the community nation- financial support of the City of tal of 81,000 over the 3-month
ally and internationally with the North Myrtle Beach. period. This compares to 47,000
support of Accommodations Tax one year ago for the same 3
dollars, your North Myrtle Beach Realizing the downturn in our months.
Chamber of Commerce, Conven- nation’s economy, and the nega-
tion & Visitors Bureau, advocates tive projections made for this Overall inquiry types were up
a strong partnership with the city summer’s tourism business, the even more. Hotel-Motel inquiries
and county to help assure that the city agreed to grant the chamber rose by 152%; Condos/ Beach
business climate at the local level $200,000 with an additional Houses were up 125%; Attrac-
remains positive and supportive $50,000 from the chamber’s tions rose by 119%; and Golf was
for quality growth and a thriving budget to provide $250,000 for up 72.8%.
economy. the campaign.
This truly indicates the quality
In addition to hospitality and The results were impressive and brand we have all created for
tourism, our Business Plan for hopefully you have seen exam- North Myrtle Beach and the huge
2009-2010, includes position ples of these results from the number of potential visitors inter-
statements and collaborative ini- number of visitors we have been ested in our location as a family
tiatives in support of transporta- fortunate enough to attract to our vacation destination.
tion and infrastructure; planning city. This means critically needed
and development; education and tax dollars are generated to keep It also says wonders about how
workforce; economic develop- our businesses operating and city our full time residents welcome
ment; and efficiency of govern- services at optimum levels. these visitors which is so very
ment; all aimed at enhancing and much appreciated and important
improving North Myrtle Beach as The online marketing campaign, to our success.
a premier vacation destination, as which ran from March 15th
well as a place to live, work, and through July 15th, leveraged the Thank you for all you do to make
raise a family. impact of the chamber’s current our community such a wonderful
marketing efforts already in place.

Inside this issue… Sincerely,

Annual Turkey Dinner Drive………………………………………..pg 5

Board of Directors Spotlight……………………………………..….pg 6
R. Marc Jordan, IOM, CCE
Henry Brown visits North Myrtle Beach……………………………pg 6 President/CEO
North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce North Myrtle Beach
Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce Staff
Officers
Mike Robertson…………………………………Chairman of the Board Marc Jordan
Damon’s Grill President/CEO

Ed Horton………….…..Immediate Past Chairman/Visitor Center Chair Trina Scabery
Executive Assistant
Anderson Brothers Bank
Rachel Whitley………………………………………………...Treasurer Ann Arnold
National Bank of South Carolina Chief Financial Officer

Marc Jordan……………………………………………..President/CEO Ruth Anne Ellis
North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center Director

Ed Prince…………………………………………….Public Policy Chair Marilyn Rinehart
Prince & Prince Properties Marketing/Advertising Director

Hardy Butler………………………………………...Membership Chair Charlene Lynam
Retired Retailer Community/Special Events
Director
Joyce Thomas……………………………..Marketing/Advertising Chair
Century 21 Thomas Realty Vicki Keibler
Membership/Sales Director
Ron McManus……………………..Community & Special Events Chair
Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament Jennifer C. Prince
Media/Communications
Monroe Baldwin…………………………Economic Development Chair Specialist
Myrtle Beach Tours
Antonel Neculai
Board Members at Large MIS/Marketing Database
Bubba Collins Manager
Kim B. Dayvault
Bubba Collins Insurance Myrtle Beach Mall Jay Drummond
John Griggs Operations Assistant
Larry Spainhour
State Farm Insurance HTC Visitor Center Information
John Smithson George Gregory Specialists:
Ex-Officio Elliott Realty Sandra Appelbe
Jim Eggen Richard Scott Charlotte Bailey
Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Gilmore Entertainment Brenda Brewster
Debra Brown
Grace Spainhour Dan Moore Jan Ellington
Grace Realty Co. DM Development Company Patricia Harrison
Tom Staats Betty Mauney
Century 21 Barefoot Realty Inc. Joe Flesch Fazelle Scaggs
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort Betty Ann Sharpe
Office Volunteers:
Jessica Worley
Mary Beam
Ocean Drive Resort Frances Beck
Dottie Brehaut
Jean Etheridge
Find us on Facebook: Rosemary Hannell
Jean Gibson
www.facebook.com/people/North-Myrtle-Beach- Lucille Lewis
Chamber/100000067578226 Minnie McIntyre
Mary Kay Nance

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Member Spotlight
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The Post and Courier Display Advertising Department in relationship marketing system. With SendOutCards, businesses
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to shop businesses, get local assistance for leisure travel and day card, etc. Clients may not remember exactly what you did
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Want to be included in the Member Spotlight?
E-mail Jennifer Prince at Jennifer@NorthMyrtleBeachChamber.com or fax 843-280-2930. Spotlights are on a
first come first serve basis and may be edited by staff members

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Business After Hours Freedom Fest ‘09

Happenings
(BAH) Saturday, September 12th
Freestyle Music Park
Thursday, September 17th
5:30 –8:00 pm This daylong festival will feature
Grand Strand Resorts a concert by country music super-
408 Main Street, NMB star LeAnn Rimes at 8 pm, fol-
lowed by “Kiss the Sky” a spec-
Don’t miss this great networking tacular fireworks and laser finale.
opportunity. Come and enjoy Additional entertainment will in-
food, beverages, and door prizes! clude afternoon concerts by Char-
lie Floyd and Southern Express,
Next After Hours: Jeffrey Allen Edwards and South-
October 15th—Molly Darcey’s ern Blues and 60’s superstar Billy
Joe Royal.

Irish Italian Tickets for this exciting event are
on sale now. Tickets include 2-
International Festival
day park admission, rides, a patri-
Saturday, September 26th
otic parade themed exhibits and
10 am—4 pm
concerts.
Main Street, NMB
Purchase your tickets by calling
Entrance is free to the public the
(843) 236-7625.
day of the event. This festival
highlights delectable entrees from
local restaurants that feature Irish For more info visit
Music on Main and Italian foods, arts and crafts, www.FreestyleMusicPark.com.
Thursday, Sept 3rd awesome music, and an area em-
Andrew Thielen phasizing FREE children's activi-
(Big Band) ties.

Journey to downtown North Myr- If you have questions regarding Special Thanks…
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atmosphere. Enjoy a live band on Recreation at (843) 280-5570, or
delicious pastries…
Main Street from 6:30-8:30 pm visit www.nmb.us/afc.
the first Thursday night of the Frank from Pittsburg for the
month through the summer. For Sounds of Summer hot doughnuts…
more info contact Parks & Rec- Concert Series
reation Center at (843) 280-5584. Friday, Sept 18th Bruce Brown from the North
7—9 pm Brunswick Chamber for the
Ambassador of the Month McLean Park, NMB wonderful gift basket…
Congratulations to Cathy Featuring Jim Quick and Coast-
Honeycutt with FOX TV on All the models and volunteers
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month! at the new O.D. Pavilion a suc-
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5th Annual Paws Across
the Water Duck Race Annual Turkey Dinner Drive
Saturday, September 12th Sponsored by Grand Strand Resorts and Boulineau’s
Barefoot Landing, NMB
Two North Myrtle Beach busi- A Thanksgiving dinner can be
Support the Humane Society of nesses in conjunction with the provided for $19.00 which in-
North Myrtle Beach by attending North Myrtle Beach Chamber of cludes a twelve to fourteen pound
the 5th Annual Paws Across the Commerce have joined forces to turkey, yams, two cans of vegeta-
Water Duck Race on September make the Thanksgiving holiday a bles, cranberry sauce, rolls and a
12th beginning at 11:30 am. The little brighter for hundreds of pie. The Turkey Dinner Drive
race will be at 2:00 pm, but there families in the North Myrtle will kick off Thursday, Septem-
will be festivities all day long! Beach area. ber 17th at the Chamber’s Busi-
ness After Hours, held at Grand
This event will be held on the In- Boulineau’s IGA and Grand Stand Resorts beginning at 5:30
tracoastal Waterway at Barefoot Strand Resorts are working to- pm.
Landing. See thousands of ducks gether for the fifth year in a row
race to win the 1st place prize, a to raise money for turkey dinners. Those wishing to donate can also
$2,000 gas card from Myrtle make contributions via mail;
Beach Harley Davidson. Also, 20 "In the past four years, the Turkey please make checks payable to:
other prizes will be awarded! Dinner Drive has donated over North Myrtle Beach Chamber,
1,000 dinners to area families," PO Box 349, North Myrtle
To purchase your ducks please said Betty Mauney, Information Beach, SC 29597.
visit the Humane Society of Specialist for the North Myrtle
North Myrtle Beach shelter at 409 Beach Chamber. In an ideal world, everyone would
Bay Street or adopt your ducks be able to enjoy Thanksgiving
o n l i n e : Mauney is spearheading the fund- dinner with family and friends.
www.HumaneSocietyNMB.org. raising effort and will help organ- But the reality is that many peo-
Also, adoption papers are ize volunteers to deliver the tur- ple in this area can’t afford a holi-
avaiable at the Chamber’s Visitor key dinners November 25th. day meal and many would spend
Center. the day alone if it weren’t for
"There are many deserving fami- some caring, generous people in
All the proceeds from this event lies in our area," Mauney said. our local community. Help make
will benefit the Humane Society. "We work with churches, schools Thanksgiving special for the less
and North Strand Helping Hand," fortunate in our community by
she continued. donating an entire Thanksgiving
dinner.

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Chamber Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The North Myrtle Beach Cham- a 32 year chamber career. The salute the foresight and leadership
ber of Commerce celebrated our chamber has a staff of eleven full of our founders many who are
10th anniversary on August 9th. time employees and six part-time. still active with the organization
An open house was held on Fri- today. The enthusiasm and com-
day, August 7th from Noon – 5:00 The Chamber has worked dili- mitment still exists today to con-
pm to commemorate the event. gently promoting tourism. In tinue this legacy of leadership
Chamber members were invited 2008 they created the “Twice the into the future,” stated Marc Jor-
to stop by for refreshments, cake Fun, Half the Distance, Experi- dan, President/CEO of the Cham-
and tour of the Chamber office. ence North Myrtle Beach Bus ber.
Tour.” The tour was so success-
The Chamber definitely has ful it was repeated again in 2009
plenty to celebrate. This past and plans have been made to con-
year; we received 4-Star Accredi- tinue to tour each year. The
tation from the US Chamber of Chamber has also increased mar-
Commerce, a recognition only keting efforts by developing a
283 chambers have received. $250,000 interactive blitz cam-
paign that ran this past spring,
In March 2007, the chamber hired which increased inquires 70%.
a new President/CEO, R. Marc Also, we are currently working on
Jordan, who was attracted to travel centers that will be placed The Chamber Staff poses for a
North Myrtle Beach following in upscale malls in North Caro- photo with the 10th Anniversary
lina. Celebration cake on Friday, Au-
gust 7th.
“As we reflect and celebrate on
Henry Brown visits NMB our first decade of service to the
business community and citizens
Congressman Henry Brown Jr.
of North Myrtle Beach, we must
made a stop in North Myrtle
Beach on August 20th to speak to
the Chamber legislative Grass- Board of Directors Spotlight
roots Network. The meet and
greet was held at Prince Resort in
Cherry Grove. Members of the Kim B. Dayvault
Chamber’s Legislative Grassroots Specialty Leasing Manager, Myrtle Beach Mall
Network received a special invita-
tion to attend. Chairman of the Board of Directors Term: 2008-2011
Legislative Council, Ed Prince
along with Mayor Marilyn Hatley Serves on Community & Special Events Committee
presented an appreciation plaque
to Brown for his efforts in com- Hometown: Fairfax, VA Kim is also the President of the
pleting the much-needed beach North Myrtle Beach Kiwanis
renourishment project last sum- Lived in North Myrtle Beach: 28 Club and loves being involved in
mer. years the community. Her favorite pas-
time is spending time with her
Kim has spent 14 years in mall family, husband Mark and daugh-
management at Myrtle Beach ter Peyton. Kim says her happy
Mall, and has held several posi- place is Disney World!
tions there.

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Visitors Guide Ads Quarterly Membership Meeting
Due Sept 8th Wednesday, September 16th
We have begun production for the Please join us for our next Quar- is no fee to attend and please note
2010 Visitor Guide. For those terly Membership Meeting on all Chamber members are invited
who have purchased an ad in the Wednesday, September 16th at to each area meeting.
guide, please remember your ads 8:00 am (location TBA).
are due no later than Tuesday, Once the location has been final-
September 8th. If you need more Held quarterly in each of the ized we will announce it in our
information on ad specs please founding beach communities weekly email blast and it will be
contact Vicki Keibler at (843) which make up the City of North posted online in the Members
241-2109 or email Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Only Area.
Vicki@NorthMyrtleBeach Cham- Beach Chamber of Commerce
ber.com. The guide will be avail- Quarterly Membership Meetings Don’t know how to access the
able by early December. are aimed at gathering with all Members Only Area? Visit our
chamber members for the purpose website, click on Members Only
AND don't forget we have a of learning more about chamber and use the same email address
great opportunity with NC activities and discussing ideas to the Chamber has on file to re-
Road Trips for you to promote enhance membership value. trieve your username and pass-
your business in upscale malls word.
in North Carolina! Call Vicki To RSVP please call Charlene
for details! Lynam at (843) 281-2662. There

Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Offers Upcoming Events
FREE classes to Chamber Members
The North Myrtle Beach Cham- Endless Summer Festival
ber of Commerce Convention & PhoCusWright, the travel industry We are now seeking sponsors for
Visitors Bureau enjoys many research authority on how travel- the upcoming Endless Summer
benefits of membership with ers, suppliers and intermediaries Festival on Saturday, October
Southeast Tourism Society. As a connect, will discuss key trends 31st! We have sponsorships
North Myrtle Beach Chamber shaping travel distribution in ranging from $500 to $1,000.
Member you arte invited to attend 2009 and beyond. Presenting key
This is a great event and perfect
the next STS Professional Out- findings from recent research in
online and offline channel trends, way to promote your business to
reach Program (POP) class, com-
consumer behavior, destination visitors and locals!
plimentary. This program brings
timely information right to your marketing, leisure and corporate
desktop with topics important to travel, PhoCusWright’s senior Christmas Parade
your organization’s success. You director of research Douglas It’s that time again! We are now
can enjoy this class from the com- Quinby will examine the key accepting applications for the
fort of your own office by watch- challenges and opportunities fac- 2009 Christmas Parade to be
ing the presentation on your com- ing travel marketers in the months held on Saturday, December 5th
puter and listening over your own to come. on Main Street. You can
phone – without leaving your download an application by visit-
desk! This class is complimen- We welcome you to our next
class on “Travel Distribution ing www.nmbevents.com or by
tary.
Trends: 2009-2010.” For more calling Charlene Lynam, Events
Our Next Class: Wednesday, Oc- information about this class and Director at (843) 281-2662.
tober 7th at 10:00 am, to register, click here.
“Travel Distribution Trends:
2009-2010”
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Six Commandments of Effective Search Engine Marketing
If you are looking for an effec- This is why you first need to every web site visitor asks with
tive, low financial risk, low push up your website organi- no exception: “What’s in it for
cost way to market your busi- cally, through classic SEO, me?” Pay extra attention to the
ness over the internet, I have otherwise you will get lower description of your pages, it’s
good news for you. The answer and lower in the sponsored link just like the subject line of an
is Search Engine Marketing section no matter how high you email. You need to grab peo-
with a blend of Search Engine are willing to bid for the key- ple’s attention and you need to
Optimization. Wouldn’t be in- words. do better than your competi-
teresting to cut a deal with a tors. Who are your competi-
newspaper, a magazine or a TV 2. Understand your keywords tors? All the other nine web-
station that would be willing to for every page sites listed along with yours on
charge you only if the ad you Bring your customers to the the search engine results page.
placed with them is generating right page once they searched It’s a tough competition:
results for you? You know for a specific keyword. Make “Click me, no, me, me…”
what? As crazy as it sounds, sure each page on your website
there actually is such a mass has specific keywords and you 6. Search engine market
media outlet and is called don’t mix them up to create through Pay-per-Click
Internet. confusion for search engines You don’t want to ignore a
and most important, for your strategy that is able to offer
Now that I (hopefully) grabbed potential customers. you a 300% return on your in-
your attention, let me detail six vestment. You obviously have
of the most important rules (I’ll 3. Check your meta keywords to invest a little bit in order to
call them commandments just In order to rank highly, make get a return. This is not only
to ring a bell in your mind sure the meta keywords you fun, but also very effective.
about how important they are). can see under View—Page
If you are not very familiar view in your browser match In the end, there is only one
with the concepts but still be- the keywords on that page. more thing I would like to em-
lieve it sounds promising and phasize: these strategies and
helpful for your business, don’t 4. Always create good content tactics are not without risk.
hesitate to contact the Chamber Content is the King! Any mistake you make, any
of Commerce. The Chamber Google hires so many young wrong word placed on your
offers its members and the lo- PhD’s that is no wonder their website might have a huge
cal business community in gen- search engine is able to act ex- negative impact on your brand.
eral, through programs like actly like a human mind. There People talk and you know how
“Recipe for Success”, many is no way to fool search en- quickly words spread out. Only
opportunities to become more gines and the better the content this time it’s the word of…
knowledgeable in the field. is (easy to follow, to the point, mouse.
wrapped around the keywords),
1. Perform SEO the higher they will rank your
People think they can buy their website.
top position on search engines
under the upper and side paid 5. Focus on WIIFM
areas. What they don’t know is This should be the core of your
that ranking is another impor- marketing strategy - the ques-
tant factor. tion that each and Antonel Neculai

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Candlelight Memorial Vigil

Lets get together and show our support and patriotism
on Patriot Day, September 11th to honor the innocent
victims of 9-11-01. The Vigil will be held at the
Horseshoe on Main Street at 7:00 pm on Friday, Sep-
tember 11th. Red, white, and blue glow sticks will be
provided for the fist 2,974 participants. Our goal is to
light a candle stick for each one of the 2,974 victims
of 9-11-01.

Sponsored by NMB Lions Club, Jays of Little River,
City of NMB and Rolling Thunder Chamber 13.

For more information please contact LION George
O’Neill at (843) 399-1111 or email
32serve@sccoast.net.

Keibler places 2nd in National Sales Contest by ACCE Members in the News

Vicki Keibler, Membership/Sales all fifty states and 23 countries Congratulations to Capital Bank-
Director for the North Myrtle were in attendance. card and Vice President of Mer-
Beach Chamber of Commerce, chant Services Brian Peters for
placed 2nd place in the United “It is always nice to get recog- their recent recognition as the #1
States and Canada sales competi- nized by your peers and for the Independent Sales Organization
tion by the American Chamber of city of North Myrtle Beach and for 2009 by the Electronic Trans-
Commerce Executives (ACCE). the State of South Carolina to action Association during the or-
stand out is great for everyone,” ganization’s recent annual con-
The award recognized Keibler for stated Keibler. vention in Las Vegas. Capital
259 memberships sold during the Bankcard is a provider of mer-
2008-2009 fiscal year. Keibler The North Myrtle Beach Cham- chant accounts and credit card
attended the annual ACCE con- ber of Commerce has been serv- processing solutions, including
ference in early August in Ra- ing the local community for the hand held portable terminals,
leigh, NC to receive her award. past ten years. The mission of the online processing, gift cards, and
North Myrtle Beach Chamber of check processing. bri-
The North Myrtle Beach Cham- Commerce is to be recognized as anlpeters@aol.com. Visit online
ber competes in the $200,000- the premier business organization at www.capitalbankcard
$499,000 category with many serving the North Myrtle Beach atlantic.com.
other chambers across the nation. area and its business members by
At the conference in Raleigh, NC providing quality products, pro- Did your business receive an
the first week in August, chamber grams, and services while influ- award? Email Jennifer Prince at
of commerce representatives from encing issues that enhance the Jennifer@NorthMyrtleBeach
economic prosperity of our com- Chamber.com to include your an-
munity. nouncement in our next newslet-
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ter!
Chamber President chosen to serve as Ford
Foundation Fellow and ACCE Board Member
The American Chamber of Com- statements, and a history of his 34-year
merce Executives (ACCE) has Chamber career; which includes
selected R. Marc Jordan, CCE, the last 20 years spent as the CEO
President/CEO of the North Myr- of regional Chambers in Raleigh,
tle Beach Chamber of Commerce NC and Memphis, TN.
CVB, along with 33 other busi-
ness-civic leaders to participate in “I would like to thank Marc for
its Regional Sustainable Develop- his willingness to represent our
ment (RDS) Fellowship, funded community and share the benefits
by the Ford Foundation. Begin- of the Fellow’s program through
ning in the fall of 2009, two his service,” stated Ed Horton, Marc Jordan, President/CEO of
groups of Fellows, one of which Immediate Past Chairman for the the Chamber.
will include Jordan, will begin the Chamber Board of Directors.
12-month program that will
deepen Fellows’ understanding of Also, Jordan was recently elected About ACCE
the policies and practices that to the association’s board of di- Established in 1914, ACCE is the
lead to long-term economic and rectors. Jordan was officially wel- only national association
community growth. Each Fellow comed to the board during uniquely serving the professional
will work on a regional action ACCE’s annual national conven- development needs of individuals
project that will address an oppor- tion which, this year, was held in managing chambers of commerce
tunity for or barrier to creating Raleigh, NC, July 29 – August 1. throughout the United States and
sustainable, inclusive prosperity “Marc’s successful leadership of Canada. Representing more than
for their own region. the North Myrtle Beach Chamber 7,000 chamber professionals,
of Commerce combined with his ACCE enhances the knowledge,
“Spurring regional, sustainable excellent contribution to ACCE leadership skills and management
development is one of the major and to many other boards, will be effectiveness of chamber execu-
issues facing civic organizations, of great value to our organiza- tives and their staffs through edu-
especially chambers of com- tion,” remarked ACCE president cation, trend analysis, bench-
merce, in the 21st century,” says Mick Fleming. marking and best practices.
Mick Flemming, President of ACCE promotes the highest stan-
ACCE. “This program immerses Jordan joined the North Myrtle dards of professional excellence
regional leaders in integrated eco- Beach Chamber of Commerce in and integrity within the chamber
nomic and community growth February of 2008. He previously profession.
strategies that foster greater eq- served as President and Chief Ex-
uity of opportunity for all sectors, ecutive Officer of the Memphis Read all the latest
neighborhoods and individuals.” Regional Chamber, a position he Chamber News online!
held for ten years. February of
Jordan was chosen from a pool of 2010 will mark an impressive 35-
more than 60 distinguished and year career serving in leadership www.NorthMyrtleBeach
talented candidates. Each Fellow positions with Chambers of Com- Chamber.com
chosen, represents diverse com- merce including Raleigh, NC,
munities and personal back- Norfolk, VA, Rocky Mount, NC, Click on “Chamber
grounds. As part of Jordan’s ap- and beginning with the Greater Information” then
plication he submitted four letters Lynchburg Chamber of Com- “Press Releases”
of recommendation, a biographi- merce.
cal sketch, news articles, personal
July Website Report NMO…
Total number of visits: 47,094
Total number of page views: 132,807 Learn about the benefits the
New visits: 70.89%
Chamber has to offer!
New and existing members
Countries generating most number of visits
are welcome. Light
United States 45,309 refreshments will be served.
Canada 1255 Wednesday,
United Kingdom 118 September 30th @ 8:30 am
Poland 65
Held at the chamber office.
Germany 57
* The website received visits from 75 270 Hwy 17 N.
countries and territories
North Myrtle Beach

Chamber’s Inquiry Overview Upcoming Events:

5th Annual Paws Across the
Water Duck Race
18,000
16,000
Saturday, Sept. 12th
14,000 Barefoot Landing
12,000
10,000
8,000
6,000 Irish Italian
4,000
2,000
July 08-June 09 International Festival
July 07-June 08
0
July 08-June 09 Saturday, Sept. 26th
July 07-June 08 Main Street

Endless Summer Festival
Saturday, October 31st
Main Street

The chart visually compares the number of
requests for specific information.
North Myrtle Beach
Chamber Of Commerce
July 07-June July 08-June
Convention &
Types 08 09 % Increase Visitors Bureau
Visitors Guide 131,450 210,963 270 Hwy 17 North,
E-Newsletter 1,355 3,015 North Myrtle Beach
Hotel/Motel 4,338 11,148
(843) 281-2662
Condos/Beach Houses 5,229 10,237 (877) 332-2662
Attractions 7,990 16,827
Golf 2,988 4,094
Group Tours 817 1,383
Calendar of Events 3,613 12,337
Fishing 1,531 5,111
TOTAL 159,311 275,115 72.69%

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September 2009
SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12
BOD @ 8 am

RC—Eagle Realty
Exec @ 4 pm @ 11 am

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
RC—Beach Quarterly Mem- RC—Horry
Memories Studio bership Mtg @ 8 BAH—Grand County State Bank
@ Noon am Strand Resorts @ @ 9 am
5:30 pm

20 21 22 23 24 25 26
RC—Timeless RC—Sandpiper
Memories @ 11 Heating & Air @
am Noon

27 28 29 30
NMO @ 8 am

Final Reminders…

□ Donate a Turkey Dinner for a much needed family in the North
Myrtle Beach area.
□ Attend the next Quarterly Membership Meeting on Sept 16th.
□ Attend Business After Hours on Sept. 17th at Grand Strand Resorts.
□ Join a Chamber Committee! Call us to find out how!