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Corner Icon Myrtle Beach's Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee reviews applications for Accommodations Tax grants for tourism, arts and cultural events and makes recommendations to City Council for funding.  The application period opens each fall.  For more information, call Michael Price in the Budget Office at 843-918-1135. 

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Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee


9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Conference Room, City Services Building

921 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC  29577


A.  Call to Order


B.  FOIA Compliance Review


C.  Approval of Minutes


D.  Discussion of Requests for Funding & Funding Requirements:


Baseball at the Beach Tournament – $60,000


Promote Myrtle Beach through hosting exceptional baseball events that enhance the baseball programs for youth in our area.


Beach Ball Classic Tournament – $ 65,000


Provide a national tournament for Myrtle Beach that will bring national exposure through media such as; television, newspapers, magazines and the Internet.


Carolina Master Chorale – $30,000


Professional quality performances of choral masterworks in concert, nurturing and elevating the culture and climate of Myrtle Beach.


Children’s Museum of South Carolina – $65,400


Promote and increase attendance through the implementation of effective marketing strategies which will target tourists, as well as local community members and their visiting families.  Funding will establish the Children’s Museum as an evolving attraction encouraging families to return to Myrtle Beach and view Myrtle Beach as a year-round family vacation destination.


Children’s Recovery Center - $70,000


To facilitate a collaborative, coordinated child focus approach to the assessment and healing of child abuse victims and their families.


City of Myrtle Beach – $320,000


First year local match funding for the 4th Avenue Outfall Project.


City of Myrtle Beach – $138,328


Seventh year local match funding for the Reach Two Beach Renourishment Project.


City of Myrtle Beach – $7,034,470


$6,422,470 for additional public safety cost associated with providing for tourist population.


$62,000 to assist with the cost of beach water quality testing and beach advisory postings.


$550,000  to help defray the cost of Convention Center marketing and promotion.


Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA – $50,000


To assist in advertising, promoting and marketing of two major youth soccer tournaments that will bring thousands of youths and adults to the City to use hotels, restaurants, entertainment and services to benefit the economy.


Coast Futbol Alliance – $79,000


To promote Myrtle Beach as one of the premier destinations for youth soccer tournament events in the country, producing economic impact for the city during non peak-season months.


Coastal Uncorked – $60,000


Promote Myrtle Beach through hosting an annual food event celebrating the variety of culinary offerings of Myrtle Beach.  The event is designed to bring tourists to the area to experience cuisine as well as the many other amenities the City has to offer.


Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre – $12,500


Cultural enrichment of the Grand Strand area through dance education and training.  Conduct community outreach programs in area schools to acquaint children about Performing Arts, dance in particular.


First Presbyterian Concert Series – $15,000


To provide concerts by world-class performers at reasonable ticket prices for our Community and tourists in order to increase awareness of the value of the cultural arts in uniting all people.


Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum – $120,000


Support of the Museum’s vital Exhibition Schedule thereby continuing to build our value as a recognizable tourist destination that broadens the overall image and draw of Myrtle Beach.


Full House Productions - $35,000


To promote a Carolina Country Music Festival, the Southeast’s largest and premier music festival and hosting accomplished entertainers here in the Myrtle Beach downtown area.


Horry County Literacy Council, Inc. - $9,000 


To improve the lives of youth, adults, and families by teaching basic literacy and life skills for economic and social success.


Long Bay Symphony – $100,000


By providing entertainment, education and cultural diversity, the Symphony seeks to establish an attractive environment for regional, out of state visitors, as well as potential residents.  The Long Bay Symphonic Society supports an extensive music education program for young people.


Mingo Bay Classic Baseball Tournament ( Formerly Hawaiian Tropic Baseball Classic) – $20,000


The objective of this baseball tournament is to bring the very best high school teams from the northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southern states to Myrtle Beach for the purpose of promoting and advertising the Grand Strand.


Myrtle Beach Downtown Public Art Initiative - $68,000


The purpose is to develop and establish a public art program with the first procurement   of a commissioned work known as the Goddess of the Sea in an effort to reinvent the landscape of Myrtle Beach through art.


MB Golf Holiday – $55,000


The World Am has three objectives 1) Bring visitors to our area during a historically slow week, 2) Introduce new golfers and their guests to the Myrtle Beach area, 3) Provide an event that creates a “story line” for a broad range of media.


MB Film Festival – $40,000


The objective is to become one of the larger film festivals in the United States, to include industry networking, a film market, forums, screenings, social venues, which will bring press.


Myrtle Beach Pelicans - $10,000


The purpose is to promote a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Series, formerly the Women’s Pro Softball League at Pelicans Ball Park


Native Sons Salt Games – $60,000


The objective is to promote a two-day beach festival in Plyler Park, Myrtle Beach.  The Festival features an array of events and activities for tourists and locals alike.


North South Game Committee – $25,000


Increase attendance at events involved in the North-South all-star football game week at Myrtle Beach.


Ocean Front Merchants Association – $148,000


To advertise and promote the downtown of Myrtle Beach and the weekly entertainment that will be scheduled throughout the tourist season.


Omar Shriners – $26,350


Advertising and promoting of Myrtle Beach as the location for two (2) Omar Shrine BBQ Competitions sanctioned by the Southern Barbeque Network.


Palmetto Event Productions, Inc. - $27,500


Advertising and promoting for the Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society here in Myrtle Beach


Palmetto Partners – $25,000


To host the FIRST Palmetto Regional Robotic Competition with 65 teams comprised of approximately 30 students and six mentors each from South Carolina and states around the Country.  The goal is for each team to design and build a robot.


Palmetto Studios Arts Alliance – $65,000


Promote Myrtle Beach through hosting a Comic book, fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror Convention.


Permanent Butterfly Memorial - $26,000


To promote the placement of life-size bronze sculptures of Holocaust children and a Limestone and steel stone butterfly with plaque in Grant Park that reads:  “In Memory of all the Children and their families who died in the Holocaust and in honor of the Holocaust survivors, rescuers, and liberators. Remember.


Sons of Italy – $25,000


To promote Myrtle Beach during the Italian Heritage month of October while expanding the Columbus Day Festival offering up authentic Italian food, entertainment and arts & crafts


South Atlantic Shrine Association – $70,000


To promote the Myrtle Beach area as a destination retreat to members as well as holding SASA’s annual meeting, convention, parade, and competitions in Myrtle Beach


South by Southeast – $15,000


To expand and extend advertising and promotion efforts to near-by drive in markets of Wilmington NC, Florence SC and Charleston SC building membership and attendance.


Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild – $36,000


Plan activities such as, but not limited to, scheduled free of charge educational programs, opportunities for artist to display their works, expanding service on the internet, community outreach programs, and providing faculty and forum where residents and visitors alike can interact, share ideas and gain information.


E.   Entertain Public Comment


F.   Discuss Additional Business, if any


G.  Adjourn


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