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Jim Urban was born and raised in the small town of Augusta, Kentucky.  After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served for nine years as an active duty member.  “I beat on the Berlin Wall when it came down in 1989,” he says.  “But my proudest military moment was when I was …

CresCom Bank is the second largest community bank in the Carolinas.  They operate in seven of the twenty-five fastest growing markets in the Southeastern United States; have 62 branch locations; and are at $3.9 billion in assets.  CresCom came into being in 2012, when the bank’s parent holding company, Carolina Financial Corporation, merged the names …

Window Genie of Myrtle Beach specializes in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, roof cleaning, gutter cleaning and more for their residential and commercial clients as well as condo associations.  “We’re not perfect, but we try to be,” says Tom Washer, the owner of the franchise.  “Our first priorities are to have respect for the …

Two of our avid readers sitting on a bench enjoying our community publication

The Coastal Insider is the only true community publication that covers the entire Grand Strand area from Pawleys Island in the South to Little River in the North.  Many people think that we’re a newspaper, but we aren’t.  So what are we really?  And why? Simply put, we are a monthly publication that serves this …

Off of Highway 501 at River Oaks Drive and just off of the Intracoastal Waterway close to Seaboard Street, lies United Outreach Ministries Thrift Store 501(c)(3)— a hidden gem of a second-hand store with a big-hearted mission.  They opened in January 2019.  As the holidays approach, people often look to those less fortunate than themselves …

The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight for the health of babies and their mothers through research, education, and advocacy.  For many years, their focus has centered almost exclusively on babies and preventing premature births.  But in the past few years, the organization has undergone a significant brand change …

Leonella Gonzalez graduated four years ago from the Integrative Nutrition School based out of New York as a holistic health coach.  “I was struggling a lot with crash diets,” she says.  “I was killing myself with fat-loss pills and putting myself in starvation mode.  Finally, I became more interested in how I felt rather than …

Joe Reinhardt is originally from Syracuse, NY where he worked for many years in corporate sales.  In 2001, he moved to Myrtle Beach seeking sunnier skies and a slower pace of living.  He began working part time as a chauffeur, then opened his own business, Carolina Limousine & Coach, in 2007.  “I started with one …

Bailey Turner discovered Wine and Design when she was a sophomore at Coastal Carolina University.  A graphic design major with a minor in studio art, she was looking for a job doing something she loved, and began working at one of Wine and Design’s franchise locations in Myrtle Beach.  After graduation she moved to Chicago, …

Since its beginnings in 1997, Conway Builders of Myrtle Beach has taken pride in offering quality workmanship.  The family owned and operated company specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling and all other interior house finishings.  Michael Sokolik, Jr. is vice president of the company and partner with his stepfather Victor Conway.  Victor has been in …