Horry County Citizens Crisis Response Nonprofit 501(c)(3): A Pillar of Positivity and Support In An Uncertain Time: April 2020

Anderson Brothers Bank: Treating Customers Like Family: April 2020

Will Parker Law, LLC: Practicing Law in a Personal Way: April 2020

Swift Services Heating, Cooling & Electrical: Providing White Gloved Service Without the Overhead— Just Follow the Snowman to Comfort: April 2020

Beach Landscaping: Our Grass is Always Greener: April 2020

South Strand Dental Associates: Relieving Pain, Creating Smiles: April 2020

Manifest Design…: The Life In Your Home: April 2020

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The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) serves two distinct purposes in our community. We exist to protect, promote and improve the business landscape of our area through education programs, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. We’re also the official destination marketing organization for the Grand Strand, drawing visitors to our beautiful beach communities and …

The store’s name may be Random, but there’s nothing random about the success of this family owned business that first opened fifteen years ago. “We were a few things back then,” says co-owner Summer Karst. “We were a clothing store that offered men’s and women’s clothing, vintage clothing, accessories, home goods, gifts, and a full …

The Grand Strand’s iconic and hugely popular St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade, put on by the City of North Myrtle Beach, will be held this year on Saturday, March 14 in North Myrtle Beach. The parade is organized by the Grand Strand Optimist Club as a fundraiser for their youth outreach projects.  Over one …



A Message from Our Team

With our current global situation, never has it been more apparent how connected we all truly are. What one person does affects everyone else. During times like these, we’re called upon to redefine what it means to be a part of community, as what it means to support ourselves and one another shifts.

We respect the social distancing measures that the CDC has set in place, and advocate for people remaining at home, consolidating grocery store runs, and practicing more awareness of what they’re touching and how often, to reduce the chances of spreading this virus even further for even longer. It’s important to employ greater wisdom in all of our personal choices, big and small, as that’s what’s being asked of us to support ourselves and our community at this time.

We appreciate the restaurants that are staying open, offering curbside pickup and delivery. When I look out the window, I see a lot more people enjoying the walking paths in The Market Common, taking this time to exercise more and spend time with their family. It’s fantastic to see the new habits that peple are adopting, as well as the ways that people are finding meaning and giving back.

The Horry County Citizens Crisis Response is one such example. I am just blown away by the impact and outreach this organization has achieved in just five short days, and by the participation in the tens of thousands of people wanting to help. Our front page article highlights the incredibly positive changes that this nonprofit is making in our county, so that people who are in need of any kind of supplies can reach out and receive immediate aid from others in our community who are eager and willing to share the resources that they have. It’s a feel-good piece— and sure to uplift you. It says something positive about our community that our citizens are responding in such a heartfelt way to this crisis.

Remember that you can stay connected with us in several ways— our print publication; on our website, where you can read the entire paper in our flipbook format; our monthly email newsletter that includes links to all of the articles; as well as Facebook and Instagram.

What’s inspiring you and keeping you positive during these times? Reach out and share. We’d love to hear. Wishing you peace and health now and always.


– Jim Parker, Co-Owner of The Coastal Insider


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