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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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When a relative introduced Jim Bowdre to the funeral business at a young age, he found he enjoyed the profession, and decided to pursue his interest by attended embalming school.  In addition to receiving a degree in mortuary science, he also graduated from Virginia Tech on a full-ride academic scholarship, and earned his master’s degree …

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The thought of insurance and the act of procuring it, whether it’s life, health, or home, rarely engenders much enthusiasm.  Instead it generally conjures up a range of emotions that range from befuddlement to abject dread.  So it’s refreshing to learn that local businessman Chuck Fitzpatrick, with his small, independently owned, family run business, the …

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