Consider This - Fourth of July

By Ted Fortenberry - bio | email

What an amazing weekend, for a lot of reasons!

First, the patriotism across the region was fantastic - from parades to flyovers and fireworks. It is awesome to see so many people celebrating our freedom and our amazing country.

It was also great news to hear so many business owners – in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee – sharing stories about the success they were experiencing.

Consider This: Hopefully the boost the region received this past weekend is the beginning of a trend of great things to come the rest of the year. From speaking with local hotel operators, it seems the upcoming weeks are also showing high occupancy levels with higher rates so that provides some reason for optimism.

If you had the chance to experience any of the numerous fireworks displays, you know the crowds were significant. What a nice way to celebrate America and at the same time help to jumpstart our local economy.

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