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Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce named 2015 Chamber of the Year

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was named the 2015 Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, according to a news release from the chamber.

“We are truly honored and humbled to be recognized by such an esteemed organization and receive the Chamber of the Year distinction,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the MBACC. “This exceptional recognition is the result of the hard work and dedication I see from our staff and volunteers day in and day out. As both a chamber and destination marketing organization that represents 12 communities stretching across 60 miles of coastline in South Carolina, MBACC focuses on making a positive impact on the entire Myrtle Beach area while promoting, protecting and improving the area for its residents, businesses, and visitors.”

The Chamber of the Year award recognizes the dual role chambers have in leading businesses and communities, the news release states.

That’s something its members see first-hand.

Ripley’s Aquarium is a chamber member and says the success of the chamber is evident in the hundreds of employees the aquarium is able to employ.

“The more guests we see, the more employment we get to put out there,” explained Chris Butler, the Director of Sales with Ripley’s Aquarium.

The ripple effect is felt throughout the community, the award recognizes the impact the Chamber of Commerce has on key community priorities such as education, transportation, and business development.

“Having that award under your belt that you have a world class Chamber of Commerce shows we are a world class destination, as well,” said Butler.

The MBACC competed against more than 30 other chambers for the competitive award.

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