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9:47 am on Monday November 26, 2012

NMB starts sports tourism effort (Update: new roads planned)

Flickr user chemisti Update November 26, 2012:  While leaders are traveling near and far, scoping out sports tourism opportunities for the new facility to house, work is about to begin on the roads leading into it. According to the Sun News,  To get...
8:33 am on Tuesday September 4, 2012

60-year old Sun Fun Festival cancelled for 2012 (Update: 2013 festival unlikely)

Photo by John Van Pelt Along with the Pavilion, the Sun Fun Parade used to be a big draw for both locals and visitors. It was also the big kick off of the summer season. Update September 4, 2012: Despite a shout out for event planners to take the...
5:27 am on Wednesday May 16, 2012

City of Myrtle Beach looking into making sales tax permanent, borrow money

Remixed from Flickr user Jeff Tabaco The City of Myrtle Beach is considering borrowing money against future sales tax revenue to build a large outdoor venue next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The problem is there are only six years left on...
5:59 am on Thursday May 10, 2012

NMB Chamber "Building North Myrtle Beach" plan touts private sector after failed tax hike proposal

Flickr user Scott Fiddelke The North Myrtle Beach Chamber has raised $1.5 in commitments for their $2.5 million dollar, five-year strategic plan known as "Building North Myrtle Beach." WPDE reported about the luncheon held this week. Those details...
7:17 pm on Wednesday October 26, 2011

Claims may be misleading on pro-tourism tax PAC video

As the City of Myrtle Beach elections draw near, one political action committee called "The Grand Strand Economic Improvement Alliance" has produced a television commercial that makes some big claims that the Carolina Forest Chronicle says doesn't...
12:53 pm on Tuesday October 25, 2011

Myrtle Beach Chamber use of public tax revenue is unclear (update: City requires more detailed reports)

TheDigitel Myrtle Beach Update October 25th: The City of Myrtle Beach voted today to require the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to provide more detailed financial information. The requirement is to report both revenue and expenses related to...
5:59 am on Thursday October 20, 2011

Myrtle Beach Chamber responds to FOIA request in unusual way (update: TSN finds discrepancy)

Flickr user fsse8info Update October 20th: Due to the FOIA request, The Sun News has uncovered a $300,000 volley that involves the Chamber, Coastal Uncorked and The Brandon Agency. The Sun News has a timeline that summarizes the events for this one...
7:17 am on Friday July 22, 2011

Tourism fees and tax collections hit all time high in 2011

Mandy Jansen Tax collections are up, but occupancy numbers are down. What gives? We covered how this could be the case earlier this week. The truth is- nobody knows exactly how many people visit the beach. We can only rely on the data that the...
4:01 am on Friday June 24, 2011

North Myrtle Beach Chamber pushing for sales tax hike

Photo by Chris Young Hot off the heels of the City of North Myrtle Beach property tax increase, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce has revitalized their effort to have a one percent tourism development tax implemented. Planned use for the...
9:35 am on Saturday May 14, 2011

Non-city residents getting charged city taxes online

Flickr user Dr Craig If you live in unincorporated Myrtle Beach and don't like the idea of paying the ever-controversial tourism development tax for your online purchases, double check your tax amount before checking out. WPDE has a brief write up...

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