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Giving Full Customer Satisfaction One Customer at a Time by Melissa LaScaleia Chris Quade grew up in Indiana, and when he was 19 years old, he decided to join the Navy and travel the world.  He met his wife in Philadelphia when he was stationed there.  After his military term expired, he used his GI …

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Save Money, Be Comfortable, Live Happier by Melissa LaScaleia  Jeff Thompson started Carolina Energy Conservation with his friend, Fred Baker, out of his garage in Surfside Beach nine years ago.  “I’ve always had a passion for energy conservation,” he says, speaking of his start in the industry. As the oldest of five children, Jeff remembered …

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Serving Campers and The Community For Over 30 Years by Melissa LaScaleia In the late 80s, the owners of Ocean Lakes Family Campground started a small golf car business within the campground so people could traverse the 310 acre property as well as one mile of beach front property with greater ease. Greg Bender is …

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Your One-Stop Shop For All Your Home Needs by Melissa LaScaleia Eric Richards was born and raised on a dairy farm in the South. “In the country and on the farm, you have to rely on yourself to get things done,” he tells the Insider in an interview.  “I learned a lot from growing up …

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Join The Celebration With the Taste of the Market Common and More on April 21 by Melissa LaScaleia This April marks the tenth anniversary of the Market Common, and to celebrate, the Market Common office is hosting a big bash with fun for the whole family.  The 10th Year Anniversary Celebration will be held on …

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They’ll Gator Done By Jonathan Townsend The hottest topic in the Myrtle Beach fencing and construction market is the formation of a new company out of some old faces.  Two of the largest fence companies in the area have merged and joined up with a fence distribution company to form one of the largest fence …

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Where Quality, Price, and Great Service Co-exist by Melissa LaScaleia “My wife Nell and I moved here in 1977,” John Boyd, the owner of Island Furniture Porch Patio and Pool tells the Insider in an interview.  “And we’ve had a retail footprint in this area ever since that time.” The duo began in the wholesale lamp …

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by Emma Ware, D.H.N, C.N, C.C.H The definition of GMO is quite literally, ‘genetically modified food’. In layman’s terms, that means altering pure and natural foods with chemicals and preservatives to change their DNA. I encourage you to learn how to read labels and apply it to your weekly purchases.  Understanding what the preservatives and …

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Bringing the Healing Power of Plants to The Market Common and Beyond by Melissa LaScaleia This past December, Myrtle Beach native David Spang opened Coastal Green Wellness, South Carolina’s first CBD dispensary store in the Market Common.  Together with his girlfriend, Crystal Walter, David conducts the primary aim of his business besides distribution to the …

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An Ohio Valley Tradition in Myrtle Beach by Melissa LaScaleia   Meet Steve Beatty, the owner of DiCarlo’s Pizza, and Jason Blackwell, the manager.  Two childhood friends who grew up together in the Ohio River Valley and northern panhandle of West Virginia.  After graduating from West Virginia University in 1995, Steve accepted an offer to …

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