The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center works closely with the local government and elected leadership of HorryCounty. This close working relationship ensures that the business climate at the community level remains positive and supportive for quality sustainable growth and a thriving economy.
The Little River Chamber of Commerce also represents our members for state and national issues and works with both the South Carolina and U.S. Chambers of Commerce to lobby for our local concerns to ensure they are on the state and national radar
2021 Little River Chamber Legislative Priorities
2021 FAQ: A bill planned for the 2022 South Carolina Legislative Session proposes that all boating craft run at idle speed within 200 feet of any structure in any and all navigable waters in the state.
No Wake Zone
In 2018, the chamber worked with the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources and the state legislature to enact a No Wake Zone along the Little River Waterfront. Signs are at the Big M dock facing south bound waterway traffic and at CrabCatchers facing northbound waterway traffic.
The Little River Chamber of Commerce advocates for business in our community. The Board of Directors passed a resolution on May 14, 2014 endorsing the enforcement of current codes, laws and ordinances protecting legitimate business organizations from illegal vendors and establishments to save jobs, revenues and for economic survival.
Sen. Hembree Meets with Little River Businesses
Senator Greg Hembree met with Historic Little River Waterfront business owners regarding their concerns of the condition of Mineola and Waterfront Avenues. Action items were discussed and compiled to improve the traffic, maintenance and esthetics of the Historic Little River Waterfront. Senator Hembree agreed to support the businesses and will assist in coordinating improvements with the various state and county departments to realize the completion of these projects.
We Need Funding For Our Roads
The South Carolina Chamber urges the General Assembly to address infrastructure funding. Road congestion and conditions affect the way our businesses operate. The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center supports this call to action. Let’s send a strong united message to the General Assembly to shift infrastructure funding into drive and invest in our roads! For more information, click on the document below.
Update Feb. 2018: The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Board of Directors voted a resolution in support of I-73 back in 2011. This important piece of infrastructure will be an asset for the Little River community as well as the entire Grand Strand and we will continue to include it in our Legislative Priorities until we see it built. Please sign the petition here.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue is encouraging all businesses in South Carolina to file their taxes electronically. Click on the link below for more information.
Full Committee Oversight Hearing on “The reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.”
The following position statements have been adopted by the Board of Directors of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center as priority issues of importance to the business members of this organization.