First Friday Business Builder - September 2017

Date: September 1, 2017
Time: 7:45 am - 9:30 am

Location: The Conference Center at Barefoot Resort
2250 Premier Resorts Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


Please join us for our "First Friday Business Builder", an informative monthly breakfast meeting designed to provide our members added value, great speakers on important topics, updates on city and county council issues, and new business opportunities.

Featured Guest Speaker:
Bryan S. Derreberry
President and CEO
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Topic: The Power of Civic Entrepreneurs

As President and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Bryan
Derreberry leads one of South Carolina's largest chambers in its regional advancement work, securing economic prosperity for businesses and residents of today and tomorrow.

Through the platforms of Talent, Advocacy, Global Commerce, Leadership and Business
Development, Derreberry, the Chamber staff and a host of volunteer leaders drive regional private sector collaboration and success for businesses large and small.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is the oldest continually operating chamber in the U.S., is comprised of approximately 1,600 members collectively employing 160,000 people; more than one quarter of greater Charleston's workforce. It is a accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with 5 Stars, and is one of 0.2% of chambers nationally that has achieved a 5-Star Accreditation three times.

Bryan has an established executive management track record featuring more than 31 years in chamber leadership and advocacy roles. Prior to joining the Charleston Metro Chamber, Bryan was president and CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, Kansas where he directed the state's largest metro chamber for seven and a half years. He also served as president and CEO of the Catawba County, North Carolina and Mid-Miami Valley, Ohio chambers of commerce respectively. Bryan began his chamber career as the state lobbyist for the Greater Cincinnati (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and has completed graduate coursework toward a combined MA/PhD in American Politics and International Relations from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Bryan and his wife Gail live in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and are the proud parents of three adult children, Sarah, Claire and David and two grandchildren, Madison and William.

For more information, contact Charlene Lynam, Member Relations and Special Events Director, at (843) 361-3045.

Tickets Price: Members: $15 | Non members: $25


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