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NMB Chamber recognizes small businesses in city as the Business of the Month

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is proud to recognize all the small and locally owned businesses in the city of North Myrtle Beach as the November 2019 Business of the Month. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always recognized as “Small Business Saturday”, an advertising program developed by American Express. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is taking that one step further and is encouraging shoppers to visit small and locally owned businesses every day of the year, not just on Small Business Saturday. Pete Brooks, Chief of Staff for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of …

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NMB Chamber CVB names North Myrtle Beach Times as Legacy Business of Month

The North Myrtle Beach Times has been named as the July 2019 Legacy Business of the Month by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB. The newspaper was founded in 1971 by its publisher, Polly Lowman, who still runs the paper today. A lifelong resident of the North Myrtle Beach area, during her career, Lowman has been recognized for her accomplishments through numerous awards and citations. These include being named as the Newspaper Woman of the Year by the South Carolina Press Association, Career Woman of the Year by the Grand Strand Business and Professional Women’s Club and the …

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Palmetto Pirate Printing is July Business of Month

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB has named Palmetto Pirate Printing as the July 2019 Business of the Month. Founded in 2014, Palmetto Pirate Printing is a full-service printing company specializing in promotional items, 3D signs and banners and large format printing. The company has ten employees.  Owner Porter Hardee said, “Joining the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB is a great way to meet and get to know other business owners in the area.  We can share our mutual experiences and help each other when possible. The constant positive reinforcement we receive keeps us motivated to …

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Groups continue to raise money to purchase Ingram Dunes

In the meantime, the citizens of North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society (NMBHPS) and Preserve Ingram Dunes continue to raise awareness and funding to save Ingram Dunes.  The NMBHPS is hosting “A Night Under the Stars” – A Benefit to Save Ingram Dunes at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum this Saturday, April 27 at 799 Second Avenue North from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum or online at NMBHPS.org.  “If there was ever a time to show up and get involved – it’s now!  Please come out and show your …

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Groups continue to raise money to purchase Ingram Dunes

North Myrtle Beach residents have been working diligently to save the 9.4-acre site known to locals as Ingram Dunes from total destruction.  In February the city of North Myrtle Beach received a $510,000 grant from the South Carolina Conservation Bank for the purchase and preservation of Ingram Dunes.  It was the second highest award of the current grant cycle and the highest ever award to Horry County.  The message from Columbia was clear: Support for saving Ingram Dunes extends far beyond North Myrtle Beach city limits.  Now the city of North Myrtle Beach has until May 1st to secure the …

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Diamond and Silk are taking political correctness to task

Sisters Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson grew up in a religious and entrepreneurial family in rural North Carolina. While never politically active, the sisters always voted for Democrats by default – until they watched Donald Trump ride down the escalator at Trump Tower in June 2015 to announce his candidacy. Soon thereafter, they formed the performance duo Diamond and Silk, which goes after liberalism, defends President Donald Trump, and takes political correctness to task. The duo made the latest stop on its Chit Chat Tour Saturday in Myrtle Beach. Diamond (Lynette) opened the show with her trademark comedic timing, asking, “Any Fake …

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