A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Surfside Beach. What seemed to be a controversial decision when town leaders voted for the ban back in January is now a positive and successful decision that will hopefully be just the beginning. Several business owners were opposed to the ban, which is understandable. Change is hard. But, it seems, the transition has been smooth, and the feedback is very positive from customers.
A controversial issue is tackled once again by city leaders: the Tourism Development Fee (TDF). In its first reading today at city council, members agreed that it is necessary to continue for the future growth of the Grand Strand. That is encouraging and, I believe, the right decision.
A big announcement this week that has caused quite a stir…The CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Brad Dean, announced he is leaving the position for a new opportunity. After 15 years of outstanding leadership, it's a hard pill to swallow for many of us in the community.