Marc Jordan, President And CEO Of North Myrtle Beach Chamber Of Commerce, Convention And Visitors Bureau (CVB), Appointed By South Carolina Governor Henry Mcmaster As Member Of Donate Life South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., May 15, 2017 – Marc Jordan, president and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB, was recently appointed by Governor Henry McMaster, and confirmed as required by the Senate, as a Member of Donate Life South Carolina, with term to expire April 1, 2020.
Jordan, a heart transplant recipient in 2000 and an advocate for organ donation, has dedicated much of the last 17 years working with the American Heart Association (AHA) serving as chair and co-chair for numerous AHA Heart Walk events, and receiving many awards such as top individual fundraiser, “Top Walker” and “Superstar Walker”. He will chair the 2017 annual Waccamaw Area Heart & Stoke Walk for the second time in the past eight years, and will bring the walk to the North Myrtle Beach area at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex for the first time in the event’s history. Jordan also is a trained volunteer for Sharing Hope SC, South Carolina’s Organ and Tissue Recovery Service, sharing his story and promoting eye, tissue, and organ donation throughout the state.
Donate Life South Carolina is a state-authorized nonprofit 501(c)3 organization solely responsible for managing the organ, eye and tissue donor registry. The organization is dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of South Carolinians awaiting life-saving transplants. The mission of Donate Life South Carolina is to increase the supply of organs and tissues for transplantation and provide assistance for South Carolina transplant recipients.
Spearheaded by Jordan, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber recently launched “Healthy Living North Myrtle Beach,” a local initiate in conjunction with the national “Healthy Living for Good” campaign by the American Heart Association. The campaign’s objective is to offer resources and special programs provided through the AHA, to chamber member businesses. The yearlong customized program will cater specifically to employees and family members of North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB members. The overall goal of this program is to make North Myrtle Beach a healthier and more productive community. Although health programs such as this are becoming more prominent through chambers of commerce nationally, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber is the first chamber in South Carolina to initiate such a program. As a part of the new partnership, the AHA maintains regular office hours at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB and offers monthly educational sessions.
The “Healthy Living North Myrtle Beach” initiative and customized program is designed to rally the citizens of North Myrtle Beach to live healthier lives, inspire a lasting change and unify people around the simple idea that making a small change today can create a difference for generations to come.
“I am honored to have been nominated and confirmed to serve on the board of Donate Life South Carolina,” said Jordan. “I have been blessed to receive my gift of life almost 17 years ago, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of my young donor and his family. Serving on this board will allow me to continue to give back and honor their gift to me, and make a lasting difference in someone else’s life and that of their family.”
About the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), an accredited five-star Chamber/CVB founded in 1999, continues to lead by example as an exemplary local business advocate and supporter, as well as a champion of North Myrtle Beach as a top travel destination within the Southeast. Since its founding, the Chamber/CVB has been whole-heartedly committed to advancing the welfare and prosperity of North Myrtle Beach while achieving a thriving, diverse and sustainable economy. In addition, the Chamber/CVB is committed to growing the North Myrtle Beach visitor and destination market by distinguishing the coastal beach town as a premiere travel destination. North Myrtle Beach welcomes millions of visitors to its pristine beaches each year, representing an economic impact of $956,134,761 on the town and its surrounding area in the summer months of 2015. For additional information about the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB and the area of North Myrtle Beach, visit www.northmyrtlebeachchamber.com and www.explorenorthmyrtlebeach.com, like the chamber’s Facebook page and follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.