Posts Tagged ‘Brad Dean’

Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Columbia

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Allison Andrews

In this conversation, immigration and infrastructure, redevelopment, and a free education initiative. Panelists: Brad Dean, President and CEO, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Newell Clark, Mayor of Lexington NC join the discussion.

Return of the Tourists

Posted on: July 4th, 2014 by admin

With the summer tourism season now in full swing in the Carolinas, leaders in the industry are expecting a banner year in the number of visitors to our region. On this program Duane Parrish, Director of South Carolina’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, discusses the post-recession recovery in tourism and the job of promoting the Carolinas to a global audience. Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Lynn Minges of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association join the conversation.


Blurred Lines in Health Care

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by admin

The national conversation surrounding health care has been amplified by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Even as the law goes into effect, health care providers and insurers are filtering facts from partisan rhetoric while deciphering the actual legislation. On this program, Mike Riordan, CEO of Greenville Health System, provides analysis of the changing dynamics of health care, where some hospitals are becoming insurers and some insurers are opening medical practices. Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Mark Hall of Wake Forest University join the dialogue.


Business Incubation

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by admin

In the post-recession economy, those who work to create jobs in our region have become more creative. Innovation and entrepreneurism are the focus as new education hubs and incubators are developed to connect educators with business leaders. On this program, four chamber chiefs discuss their revised roles in attracting and retaining employers and talent in the new economy: Pat Danahy of the Greensboro Partnership, Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Ben Haskew of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Harvey Schmitt of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce


The Business of Transportation

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by admin

The business of transportation, particularly in the automotive and aviation industries, is of great importance in the Carolinas. However, much of the region’s transportation infrastructure is in need of expansion or repair. North Carolina Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has suggested revamping the way in which road projects are prioritized and changing the allocation of funding for construction. On this program, Secretary Tata explains the proposed Strategic Mobility Formula and how transportation is directly tied to the state’s discussions on economic development. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce join the conversation.

Travel Takeaways

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by admin

As the summer travel season begins, the business of tourism is booming in communities across the Carolinas. Hotels and resorts are reporting longer stays by guests and more spending by business travellers than in recent years. On this episode, four travel and tourism leaders discuss the investments made in marketing and infrastructure to keep visitors coming back, including some who eventually move their families and their businesses to their favorite vacation destination. The Asheville Chamber’s Kit Cramer, Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Chamber, Lynn Minges of the N.C. Department of Commerce and Chris Stone of the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau share their success stories.

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