Our primary objective is to make the Little River area an even better place to live, work and play. The Mission of the Little River Chamber of Commerce is to Promote Community Improvement, Tourism, and Commerce by Proactive Leadership and Community Involvement.
The Little River Chamber of Commerce is an independent, nonprofit, membership organization supported by more than 300 businesses and nonprofits. These organizations, and the individuals representing them, join together for the purpose of promoting the civic and economic progress of our community. The Little River area’s economic success and quality of life is directly impacted by the work the chamber performs, and unlike most chambers nationwide, the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center administers local necessities in the absence of a local municipality.
Through our membership base and some of the events the chamber hosts, below are some of the ways we have reinvested back into the Little River Community.
Direct impact: A study conducted by Coastal Carolina University estimated that attendees to our festivals spend about $90 in the area, creating a combined $4.25 million economic impact for our community.
Maintain Highway 17 & 9 Medians, the streetlights on Highway 17 & Mineola Ave, as well as the Welcome Signs in Little River (refurbished in 2016).
Sponsor local community events like Family Fun Fishing Day, Movies in the Park, The Great Pumpkin Hunt, and more.
The Little River Chamber worked directly with Horry County to provide this free public parking lot on the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave., Little River, SC 29566).
Sponsor the SC Recreation & Parks Association annual Programming Summit. Via the SCRPA, the Little River Chamber has also recieved the Champion of the Community award.
Partner with Waccamaw Market Cooperative to host the Little River Farmers Market.
Formally thanked the Little River Volunteer Firefighters for supporting the community [Read more]
Les Gore, LRC Board of Directors, “Especially with the consequences our community has suffered due to Hurricane Matthew this year, we know that families are struggling and Shop with a Cop is a great way to share during the holidays.” [Read more]
Promote Little River at Welcome Centers across the state.
Formally thanked Teen Angels for the good work they do supporting homeless youth in our community with a donation. [Read more]
“With this support we will be able to help more than 50 kids and their families have a merrier Christmas and shopping with these kids makes our holiday happier,” said Captain Robert Carr, Horry County Police Department.; [Read more]
If you have ideas for new community reinvestments, please email Info@LittleRiverChamber.org.