February 2021 Newsletter

Feb 19th, 2021

New Normal: 9 Lasting Changes Small Businesses Can Expect Post-Pandemic

From US Chamber of Commerce

Small business experts predict these changes from the COVID-19 era will still be around in the post-pandemic world.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, the coronavirus vaccine has offered hope that things will return to “normal” in the year ahead; however, some things may not go back to exactly the way they were, especially in the business world.

As a small business owner, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for these permanent changes in business operations and consumer expectations, even after the threat of COVID-19 has passed.
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South Carolina Department of Commerce



Inform SC is the new online hub to access reports detailing SC Commerce’s recruitment track record and the incentives awarded to businesses over the last 10 years. The interactive performance map provides comprehensive, county-by-county recruitment data, and the matrix outlines project-specific information.

Did You Know?

Need assistance with vaccine information?

Call DHEC’s Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110 for answers to vaccine related questions and help finding contact information you need to make an appointment.
Or visit DHEC for more information.

5 Things Employers Can Do Now to Prepare for a Vaccine


Best Small Airport in the US:
Myrtle Beach International Airport 
chosen by
USA Today in their 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards!Myrtle Beach International Airport ranks among the fastest growing airports in the state. Passengers fly in and out on right different airlines to more than 50 destinations across North America. It wins high marks from passengers for its convenient location and the ease of getting through security to your gate. 

Congratulations to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans!

The Pelicans were honored with a Community Award at the S.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Travel on February 15, 2021.
The award recognizes their commitment to serve the Grand Strand through appointments to boards and committees, fundraising efforts and opening their parking lot to host food drives, COVID-19 testing and flu-shot clinics.
Thank you for all you do in our community!

Upcoming Events

Look for Information on Upcoming Spring Events February 24: Be Pro Be Proud @ HGTC
Conway Campus
The Workforce Workshop tour will feature a customized, interactive trailer loaded with information, skills challenges and more as it makes its way across South Carolina visiting companies, schools and community events.
Open to the public.

Event dates, locations, and times are subject to change and/or cancellation due to COVID-19 updates from the CDC. 

MBREDC Annual Meeting

In consideration of our members and to adhere to CDC recommendations,
the MBREDC Annual Meeting
will be held at a later date.
The MBREDC will determine
a new date by the end of First Quarter 2021. 

Interested in Sponsoring 2021 events?
Contact [email protected] or 843-347-4604

New & Renewing Partners

New Members

For a complete list of MBREDC Partners click here

Interested in becoming a Partner?

Renewing Members


Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers of COVID-19 Vaccine

MBREDC Partners that offer Cleaning and Disinfectant Services:

A&I Fire & Water Restoration
Carolina Cool
FSA/Belfor – Full Steam Ahead

MBREDC Partners that offer PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)/Essential items:
Carolina Food Service
Cool Ideas Marketing
Integra Fabrics
Proforma Marketing

If you would like to be included in our list please email [email protected]


COVID-19 resources for businesses are constantly changing.

If you need more assistance with available resources please visit this up-to-date site at:
COVID-19 Resources

MBREDC Chairman’s Partners
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