President & CEO
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Jennifer Walters is the President & CEO of The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. She represents Little River by serving as a member of the Board of the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association and the Workforce Investment Board as appointed by the Governor. She is Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bridgewater Academy, the first charter school in Horry County. Jennifer is a Past President and Lt Governor of the Grand Strand Optimist Club where she remains active as editor of the South Carolina District Newsletter. She has also served on the board of directors and is a past president of Theatre of the Republic, Horry County’s community theater.
Jennifer’s professional past includes Area Manager for the American Cancer Society, Executive Director of the USO of Philadelphia, Community Sponsorship Manager, MWR, U.S. Army Fort Dix and Sales and Marketing Representative, Eastman Kodak Company. She attended The University of Kentucky and Paul Smiths College and recently achieved her I.O.M. certification through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Chamber and Association Management at the Southeast Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Georgia. She lives happily in Myrtle Beach with her fiancé Sam and her cat Pita.
Director of First Impressions
Christine (Chris) Kuzio has recently joined the staff of our chamber. She originally hails from a small town in upstate New York in the beautiful foothills of the Adironadack. She & her husband Al relocated here 17 years ago & have been active volunteers in many of our local community organizations. They two children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Business Development Services Director
As the new Business Development lead for the Little River Chamber of Commerce, Harrison Santangelo looks to focus on member engagement through the traditional chamber offerings as well as developing creative, exciting, and effective opportunities to businesses that operate and serve the Little River community. With extensive experience in marketing, labor, and hospitality, Harrison hopes to bring something to the table for each and every chamber member while keeping a close eye on market trends in an ever changing and growing Little River community. Harrison is very excited to grow our impact on this community whether it is through one of our amazing festivals or chamber memberships! Please feel free to reach out to Harrison with any questions at 484-587-6237 or via email at Harrison@LittleRiverChamber.org.
Board of Directors
The chamber is guided by the Board of Directors. These are voluntary positions that are very dedicated to the chamber.
Chesapeake Homes / Bridgewater SC
McLeod Seacoast Hospital
United Community Bank
East Coast Solutions
Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
Capt Juel's Hurricane Restaurant
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Hubert has been the Festival Director for both the World-Famous Blue Crab Festival and Little River ShrimpFest for several years now. For general festival questions, such as dates and times, and vendor applications, please call the Little River Chamber of Commerce office at 843-249-6604.
Thank you to our current Ambassadors:
East Coast Solutions
Aflac Representative Ronell Thompson
94.9 The Surf
Rhonda Kitchen Aflac/NASB
The Flying Locksmiths
Smart Relationship Marketing
Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, Ambassadors play an essential role in member communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our member’s desires.
Upon their appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the Chamber membership, particularly new members, in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate in and invest in the Chamber and Little River community.
Are you looking for a way to expand your network and grow your business development while volunteering for your Chamber? Then we want to hear from you. Please contact Jennifer at Jennifer@littleriverchamber.org for consideration.