Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Leaders of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce honored a local information technology company with the first of its quarterly Business of Excellence Awards on March 11.
The honored company, Mercom Corporation, is located in Pawleys Island with a federal sales office in Falls Church, VA.
Mercom has also worked with state government and private businesses and has set up wireless networks, video conferencing and electronic record-keeping systems. Chamber leaders say Mercom has recently expanded its operations, and that has allowed the company to ramp up its hiring practices in the face of the tough economy.
"If we can help other businesses learn something, if they take something away, and they're able to apply it to their own business, that's just going to make them all the more better," said Diana Greene of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
That's part of why the chamber recognized owners Stella, Larry, and Allan Mercado at a breakfast Thursday morning.
"It's a great thing to recognize a business for doing well, and it's also equally nice when you know you're helping other businesses in the process,"she said.
Each of the quarterly business winners will be nominated for the chamber's annual Chairman's Choice Award.