logo L O A D I N G
Connecting leaders to strengthen our community

LGS Announces Class XL

Twenty-eight business and community members were recently selected for Leadership Grand Strand Class XL. The 10-month program that begins with an orientation on Aug. 1, 2019 explores topics such as Grand Strand history, tourism and economic development, business, education, criminal justice, human services, government and the arts. Leadership Grand Strand is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

In its 40 years of service to the community, Leadership Grand Strand has tackled real community needs as part of each class’s graduation requirements. Each member is required to do 75 total project hours that will be split between Habitat for Humanity, Horry County Schools, New Directions, the Ann DeBock Leadership Award nomination project, personal hours and an initiative with the City of Myrtle Beach to support downtown redevelopment projects. LGS alumni will be invited to participate in the latter project.

Sean Bailey
Courtney Baker
Surfside Realty Company

Joey Bonner
Ally Management

Dillon Callaham
The Earthworks Group

Todd Chapman

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Diane Charno
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Nicolette Cole
Showstopper, Inc.

Jamie Croland

Edward Jones
Jonathan Evans
Myrtle Beach Fire Department
Christy Everett
Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority

Angie Goeppinger

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
Ryan Graham
Horry Telephone Cooperative
Jessica Y. Greene
Next Level Behavioral Health and Wellness

Adam Harrelson

Horry County Solictor’s Office
Matt Hayward
The Heroes4Hire

Jon Craig Howell Jr.

Bellamy Law Firm

Kerry K. Jardine

The Pearce Law Group
Brent Mackie
South State Bank
Ashley Nelson
Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Misty Polston

Waccamaw Dermatology
Vadym Pysmennyi
Metglas, Inc.
Davis Skipper III
Conway National Bank

Anna Strickland

Santee Cooper
Michelle Ward
South Atlantic Bank
Jennifer Wilbanks
Horry Georgetown Technical College

Cobi Williams

MBA Student, Coastal Carolina University
Emme Yeargin
Harrison Realty Co.




Promote Promote


Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

group photo at freedom readers
February 12, 2020

Freedom Readers Named February Nonprofit of the Month

A simple mission to help kids read better led Tracy Bailey to launch Freedom Readers in 2010. It started with just two sites and 40 scholars and students. Today, Freedom Readers serves 20 sites with about 230 children.

Photo of 2019 Annual Meeting Award Winners
January 8, 2020

Call for Annual Meeting Award Nominations

You can't win if you don’t enter! This is your chance to honor standout individuals and businesses. The deadline for this year's annual meeting business and individual awards is March 13. Nominate your business and staff today! Mark your calendar for the April 28 celebration.