BizUnite

Advocacy in Action

Promoting Advocacy for the North Myrtle Beach Area

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB has a growing history of successful advocacy for the North Myrtle Beach area and the North Strand of Horry County, SC.

Beginning with our successful $3.2 M 5-Year "Building North Myrtle Beach" Initiative and continuing with the Building North Myrtle Beach 2.0 dedicated to growing our destination market, diversifying our economy and building upon our growing technology, we have also led in the creation of the Coastal Chamber Coalition, bringing together the seven local chambers serving our two-state, 3- county region; providing leadership and funding to regional economic development; and working closely to unite government entities, area businesses, and other organizations to build a united voice for a progressive vision, for the growth of the North Myrtle Beach area .

BizUnite

To assist us in advancing this mission, the chamber has established a Political Action Committee, BizUnite, officially known as the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB "Building North Myrtle Beach" Political Action Committee (PAC). The purpose of BizUnite is to support candidates and issues who/which contribute to a positive business climate for the North Myrtle Beach business community and further advocate growing our NMB visitor and destination market and/or  diversifying our  economy. BizUnite will endorse and make financial contributions to candidates (and issues) for elective offices at the local (city and county) and state levels.

What will BizUnite do?

BizUnite will endorse and make financial contributions to candidates (and issues) for elective offices at the local (city and county) and state levels.

Who Can Contribute?

Any individual or entity who is a member in good standing of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is eligible for membership in the PAC provided that the individual's or entity's membership in the PAC is approved by the Board and the individual or entity makes a financial contribution to the PAC. This membership is an annual membership which terminates at the end of each calendar year.  Checks must be written to the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB, PAC.

What are the contribution levels to BizUnite?

Annual contributions for membership shall be in amounts no less than $100.00 and at the following levels:

Advocate

$2,500 - $3,500

Pollster

$1,000 - $2,499

Campaigner

$ 500 - $ 999

Promoter

$ 250 - $ 499

Committee Member

$ 100 - $ 249

Contributions from any one individual or entity shall not exceed $3,500 over one calendar year as prescribed by the South Carolina Ethics, Government Accountability, and Reform Act of 1991, as amended. The PAC will not accept cash contributions in any amount. State law requires PAC's to periodically identify its contributor and to disclose its expenditures. The periodic disclosure reports are public records and available to the public.

Endorsements

BizUnite endorses and/or contributes to strong candidates based on their stance on the issues important to our organization, a demonstrated ability to lead with diplomacy in advancing key initiatives, and a commitment to bettering the North Myrtle Beach community, Horry County, and State of South Carolina. More specifically, candidates and/or issues which advocate for growing our destination market and diversifying our economy, as stated in our purpose.

As an affiliate of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB, the board of directors has the ultimate authority over the PAC's existence. However, the chamber board has assigned the governance of BizUnite to the Board of Directors of the PAC.

For more information or to contribute, contact Marc Jordan, president and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB at (843) 241-2108, or by e-mail at Marc@NorthMyrtleBeachChamber.com.

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