Leadership Grand Stand chooses new class of community leaders

Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Grand Stand has picked its 38th class, which consists of 32 stellar business and community members.

Members will learn about Grand Stand history, tourism and economic development.   File photo

Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Grand Stand has picked its 38th class, which consists of 32 stellar business and community members.

Each participant is expected to complete a 10-month program that starts with an orientation on Aug. 31. Then, members will learn about "Grand Stand history, tourism and economic development, business, education, criminal justice, human services, government and the arts," the Myrtle Beach Chamber reported.

Additionally, the members will complete 75 project hours, which will include activities such as the Youth Leadership Academy, the Ann DeBock Leadership Award nomination project, community cleanup and personal hours.

Though all participants are involved in business and the community in their own right, each have a very unique background. The new class consists of people who work with the Coastal Carolina University, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Edward Jones Investments, WBTW News 13, CresCom Bank, the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, the City of Myrtle Beach and more.

Leadership Grand Stand has been serving the community for 38 years. The program's goal is to "develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand." The program has created several strong leaders who have benefited the Grand Stand.

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