The many benefits the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce offers its members is just one of the numerous reasons to join the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce! The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the following benefits to its chamber members:
Exclusive Referrals: When a person calls or fills out an online form with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, your business is referred through a rotating database system. This allows each chamber member to receive equal representation.
Mailing Lists, Address Labels, & Business Leads: As the top reference location in the North Strand area, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber keeps crucial data on inquiries. We collect data on local demographics, as well as information about our visitors. We then turn this valuable information into a priceless resource for members to use. Members receive one complimentary membership list yearly, which is available on disc or by e-mail.
Member Insurance Program:True Blue benefits are now available for North Myrtle Beach Chamber members through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina. This program is available for businesses with 2 to 99 employees. Contact the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce for more information on this program.
Official Chamber Logo: Members receive the right to use our official North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce logo on their website and publications. The use of the logo lends credibility to your business. Members receive a membership plaque and official logo sticker to display in their place of business.
Networking: Members receive numerous exclusive opportunities for networking with other business and community leaders through North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsored events such as: Business After-Hours and Membership Luncheons. We also offer various opportunities to network with local and state elected officials and work closely with both in accomplishing parallel objectives involving state and local tourism issues.
Ambassador Club: Ambassadors are volunteers who are approved by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Ambassadors meet monthly and offer personal support to chamber members, encouraging their participation in chamber functions and activities.
Chamber Committees: Members are given opportunities to serve on North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce committees. Being a committee member allows members to meet fellow business leaders, help improve economic development, promote tourism, ensure quality education, and more! You can take an active role in our community's development by being a North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Committee Member.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies: Through planning and publicity, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce helps you celebrate the opening of a new business, a change of location, or a change of ownership with a free ribbon cutting ceremony.
High Profile Events: Members are offered the opportunity to participate in and /or promote their business by sponsoring one of our high profile cultural or civic events such as: the Business Expo, Mayfest, Endless Summer Festival, July 4th Fireworks Celebration held at the Cherry Grove Pier, the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, and other activities. These events receive national exposure and your participation enhances your visibility before, during and after the event.
95% Deductible as a Business Expense: our membership investment keeps our programs active and community services available. Contributions to the Chamber are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, however, they may be deducted as a business expense. With the passage of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, tax deductions for certain lobbying expenses incurred on your behalf by the Chamber are now prohibited. Effective January 1, 1994, your Chamber investment is 95% deductible as a business expense.
New Member Orientation: New chamber members are invited to the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to learn about the benefits and features of being a chamber member. Light refreshments are served and new and old members are always welcome to attend.
SCORE: Chamber members are offered free business counseling services and are given the opportunity to consult with representatives from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) for advice on beginning or expanding their business.
Annual Membership Banquet: Each fall, our annual banquet showcases outstanding chamber members, volunteers and Board of Directors. We recognize individuals or groups who have contributed to the success of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. A year-end review is also presented.
Group and Tour Planning Services: The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce offers assistance to group planners and those organizations planning to visit the North Myrtle Beach area. Only chamber members may participate in group tour planning programs which give direct referrals to your business. Sample itineraries are available to the group travel planners.