Scott Ellis, outgoing chairman, congratulates Ed Horton as he takes over as 2018-19 chairman.
In a ceremony held at The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, June 27, Ed Horton, vice president and city executive with Anderson Brothers Bank, assumed the duties as the 2018-19 chairman of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Horton takes over the position from Scott Ellis of Remax Southern Shores, who was the chairman for 2017-18.
The Chairman’s Luncheon was attended by Mayor Marilyn Hatley, City Councilmen Bob Cavanaugh and Fred Coyne as well as over 150 businessmen and supporters from the area.
During his remarks, Ellis commented, “This has been a great year at the chamber. One filled with new and exciting opportunities.” He added, “I have truly enjoyed the many hours I have spent with each member of our great chamber. It has been a pleasure and my honor.“
After accepting the gavel from Ellis, Horton said, “We are living in a community where many are seeking vacation experiences, sporting activities, entertainment, shopping and, yes retirement. We are thankful for the benefits this brings to businesses and to our city. Of course, with this comes many challenges. My vision for our chamber is that we engage with our members, our fellow citizens, our city and our county to participate in solutions. He concluded by saying, “The North Myrtle Beach Chamber membership offers a huge bank of business knowledge and vast experience at solving business and logistic problems that needs to be coordinated and engaged. Our efforts over the next year will include focus on this objective.”
The mission of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is to advance the prosperity of North Myrtle Beach. The chamber consists of over 800 area businesses and members.