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Making Waves The Official Newsletter of The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

January 2017

1180 Highway 17 North, Suite 1 Little River, SC 29566 www.LittleRiverChamber.org 843-249-6604 | Info@LittleRiverChamber.org

Save the Date! The 36th Annual Blue Crab Festival Scholarship Pageant will be held March 4th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at North Strand Recreation Center. Young ladies aged 18-24 (Miss) and 13-17 (Teen) will compete for a generous prize package, including a $2500 scholarship to school of their choice. There will be an excellent panel of very qualified judges for the competition, and we are excited to announce Greg Rowles as the official Emcee. For more information, please visit www.BlueCrabFestival.org.

Attendance for Membership 101 has steadily increased this year. Current, new, and potential members are all invited to this orientation to learn more about what the chamber does and a tutorial of membership benefits that includes a step-bystep walk through of posting information onto the chamber website. Keep an eye on your email for upcoming dates!


Celebrating 5 Years of Membership

We made ourselves at home at Century 21 Thomas Real Estate for Business After Hours on Sept. 20th

Bubba Collins Insurance 843-280-2012 BubbaCollinsInsurance.com Computerized Tax Service 843-916-8890 Everything Under the Sun Flea Market 843-427-7426 Ever ythingFleaMarket.com Furniture & Mattresses 843-281-2337 Fu r nitureMa ttress e s . ne t

We officially welcomed Harbour Style Salon & Spa to Little River at the Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 28

Gary’s Pumping Service

843-347-6130

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development 843-347-9054 Seaside Furniture Gallery 843-280-7632 Summit Place of NMB 843-399-5662 SummitPlaceofNorthMyrtleBeach.com

Town Planner 843-997-3131 Tow n P l a n n e r . c o m Thank you for your continued support & commitment!

This November we were pleased to give out 200 tote bags to the public in preparation for Small Business Saturday. Shoppers were encouraged to #ShopSmall on Nov. 26th for a chance to win additional prizes, and of course to support our local economy. More than 20 Chamber Members participated in our shopping holiday efforts. Save the Date: Nov. 25, 2017


Member of the Month October

At Little River Tree Lighting we enjoyed great food, great entertainment, and great company!

843-281-9595 | JandJAir.net

Member of the Month November

843-399-8424 | ABBank.com

Member of the Month December

843-280-7360

We are pleased to introduce you to Carol Featherstone, Pageant Director/Business Manager for the 36th Annual Blue Crab Festival Scholarship Pageant.

Low Country Pipe & Cigar welcomed us with open arms for Business After Hours on Nov. 15.


Welcome New Members! Art’s Carwash 1693 Hwy 17 Little River, SC 29566 843-455-2085 C & E Grooming Salon 288 Hwy 90 E #F Little River, SC 29566 843-663-3647 Carolina Cool 1294 Surfside Industrial Park Surfside Beach, SC 29575 843-238-5805 CarolinaCool.com Elite Coastal Landscaping 1489 North Hwy 17 NMB, SC 29582 843-712-1814 EliteCoastalLandscaping.com

Mainscape, Inc 3540 Watertower Rd. Longs, SC 29568 843-399-8616 Mainscape.com

SC Alliance to Fix Our Roads 2425 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29250 803-799-2518 FixSCRoads.com

My Obsession Cleaning 289 Route 90 E #C&D Little River, SC 29566 888-908-3966 MyObsessionCleaning.com

Sweet Southern Sas 910-398-0970

NorthStar Financial Advisors 1335 44th Ave. N #200 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-5978 843-448-7305 NorthStarNavigator.com Pilot House 4490 Mineola Ave. Little River, SC 29566 843-249-8812

VFW Post 10804 111 Hwy 57 N Little River, SC 29566 843-399-0877 VFWPost10804.org Z’s Amazing Kitchen 1400 Hwy 17 N #1 NMB, SC 29582 843-663-1999 AmazingKitchen.com

Stay up to date with chamber announcements - including new members & event photos - visit our website to subscribe to our emails! Celebrating 13 Years of Business at East Coast Moving on Nov. 17th


World Famous Blue Crab Festival Reinvests in Teen Angels

Chamber Reinvests in Community Shop with a Cop

Business After Hours will continue to the be the third Tuesday of the Month in 2017. If you would like host this casual networking event, please contact the chamber at 843-249-6604 or Info@LittleRiverChamber.org. Christmas Pool Party & Ribbon Cutting to celebrate LifeQuest Swim & Fitness’ pool remodeling


W E H T T A M E

N A C I HURR

Santee Cooper worked around the clock to return power

PalmettoScapes assisted residents by clearing large debris

This October our area has again suffered at the wet, windy hands of another Hurricane. Due to the dedicated efforts of various first responders and other governmental departments, power companies, and local organizations too numerous to list, the Little River community was back in business within the week. Thank you all!

NOAA NWS Hurricane Center & SCEMD visited Horry County Emergency Operations Center

While the Little River Community has rebounded quickly, some of our neighbors are still in need of further assistance. To volunteer or donate to South Carolina organizations, visit GetConnected.UWASC. org/DRM. For North Carolina, visit NCVOAD.org/ CMS/Opportunities.

Horry County staff manning hotlines to assist the public

If you are in need of assistance please call 2-1-1. For business assistance, call 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP for support in navigating the recovery process.

Medieval Times put chivalry in action during cleanup efforts

While we are all ready to put this behind us, it is important to remember that this can happen again and prepare for it. Visit Ready.Gov for information

Sand pushed up past shore in Garden City (Horry EMD)

Businesses are encouraged to visit USChamberFoundation.org for a free Small Business Preparedness Guide. Damaged HVACs via J & J Air

HTC working in extreme conditions to return service. They also offered additional limited services to customers.

IMPACT Myrtle Beach removed trees from more than 575 families (Todd Wood)

SCDNR rescued a variety of pets & animals via boat


In The Community The Little River Library hosts many regular events: • Walk In Crafts - Daily, Seasonal • Story Time: Babies Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Preschool & Up - Wednesdays at 9:45 & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. • Book Club - 3rd Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Crochet Class - Fridays at 2 p.m. • Book Sales - 2nd & 4th Fridays from 9 a.m. - Noon Call 843-399-5541 for more information. Thanks CresCom Bank for collecting donations this November for our Furry Friends!

Congratulations to Teen Angels who was awarded the honor of being an ‘Angel’ Charity for 2016 by the SC Secretary of State’s office. This was no small feet as only 10 charities out of over 12,000 registered were recognized.

Carolina Trust recently donated $3,000 to the American Red Cross - Eastern South Carolina. The funds were used to help flood relief efforts in our community caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Keep an eye out for the new Summit Place of NMB bus - it’s likely to be filled with many happy residents. Residents go on approximately 20 outings per month to different places, including adventure/scenic rides with their favorite friend & driver, Al Kuzio. Sales Director Holly Mitchell did a great job on the design and thanks everyone that has helped them grow.

Member Reminder: Give yourself some positive publicity - submit a News Release to promote the great things you do and milestones you achieve! Izzy would love to share your success stories on Facebook.


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Making Waves - January 2017