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Myrtle Beach residents, Joyce Myers and her husband, Gary, own three full service hair salons along the Grand Strand: Infinity Hair Salon in Myrtle Beach; Hair Etc. in Surfside Beach; and Hair Trends in Murrells Inlet.  Each salon has a slightly different personality— the culture influenced by that area of the Grand Strand where it’s …

Thomas Stevens is the owner and operator of the Myrtle Beach franchise location, Bar Louie.  There are one hundred and forty Bar Louies nationwide; the brand originated in Chicago in 1991.  Thomas is originally from Texas, and spent most of his life working in the restaurant industry in Atlanta, Georgia.  He eventually returned to his …

Since 2008, ShipOnSite, Myrtle Beach’s full-service neighborhood shipping center, has been the anchor sponsor for the Best Friend of the Week Program for Easy Radio 105.9/100.7 and Talk 94.5.  ShipOnSite is owned and operated by entrepreneur Frank Espinal.  Since it was established in North Carolina in 2003, ShipOnSite has grown to eleven stores— each of …

The owner of PaintRx in Myrtle Beach forged his company’s roots while attending Purdue University in Indiana.  Joel was looking for an internship for post-graduation, when he came across a flyer that offered to teach business skills to those who wanted to buy into a franchise.  “Running my own business had always been my dream,” …

This year, Jiffy Lube celebrates its 40th anniversary as a company that prides itself on fast oil changes delivered with excellent customer service.  The president and co-owner of the six Jiffy Lube locations along the Grand Strand, Steve Allison, reflects on how he got started in the business, what his company offers, and where they’re …

Eunice Han opened Sora Bora Boutique in the Market Common this past July.  The name pays homage to her East Asian roots— Sora means ‘light blue’ in her native Korean tongue; Bora is ‘purple.’  The two also happen to rank among Eunice’s favorite colors.  “And,” she says, “together they sounded unique and memorable to me …

If Mozzarella’s is a restaurant known for being different, certainly the story of how this local, family owned eatery came into being falls under that moniker as well. About a year ago, Debi Perry and her partner Paul Striso, visited Myrtle Beach on vacation from New Jersey. They fell in love with the locale, and …

The Big “M” Casino first arrived in South Carolina in 2008.  They have two luxury yachts that sail daily from Little River’s harbor.  Aboard the boat, patrons enjoy dining, beautiful views, entertainment, camaraderie, and of course, gambling.  Land-based casinos are illegal in South Carolina.  But three miles off shore, in international waters, those rules don’t …

Mickey Davis and her husband Norton have been spending their winters in Myrtle Beach for the past decade.  “Because it’s winter and there are less tourists here, I notice the unemployment,” she says.  “And because of the unemployment, I noticed the lack of food.  My son is a food director for the Burlington, Vermont schools, …

Rich and Diane Duloft standing in their store

Walking into Wild Birds Unlimited in Surfside Beach, owned by Diane and Rich Duloft, is like stepping into a world of everything outdoor birds.  The store is part of a franchise, but each shop is different because it expresses the uniqueness of the owner and reflects the natural environment in which it is located.  Diane’s …