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Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Conference Room, City Services Building
921 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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A. Call to Order
B. FOIA Compliance Review
C. Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman
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 – $ 67,500
Provide a national tournament for Myrtle Beach that will bring national exposure through media such as; television, newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
Carolina Country Music Festival – 100,000
Promote the Carolina Country Music Festival for Myrtle Beach with out-of-market advertising through media such as; TV, radio, digital, print and social media.
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 – $64,500
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.
City of Myrtle Beach – $320,000
First year local match funding for the 4th Avenue Outfall Project.
City of Myrtle Beach – $137,276
Eight 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 – $40,000
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 – $5,750
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.
Crown of the Carolina Foundation - $23,250
To host a gymnastics competition “Coastal Classic Gymnastics Invitation here in Myrtle Beach bringing in competitors from around the country and internationally.
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.
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.
Kaaba Temple – $10,000
To promote a gala conference and ball in Myrtle Beach, April 2016 through advertising and marketing via printing, mailings, newspaper, radio.
Long Bay Symphony – $75,000
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.
MB Film Festival – $20,000
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.
MB Golf Holiday – $75,000
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.
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 – $30,000
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.
NBM Drag Strip – $332,000
To promote unity between the different bike groups with a Memorial Day Week-End Unity Bike Fest through a multi-media ad to target tourists before and after they arrive.
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 – $158,000
To advertise and promote the downtown of Myrtle Beach and the weekly entertainment that will be scheduled throughout the tourist season.
Palmetto Event Productions, Inc. – $30,000
Advertising and promoting for the Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society here in Myrtle Beach
Palmetto Partners – $30,000
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 – $56,500
Promote Myrtle Beach through hosting a Comic book, fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror Convention.
(SASA) South Atlantic Shrine Association – $70,500
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
Sons of Italy – $15,000
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
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
Waker Foundation – $170,000
To promote Bike Week as a highly desirable national and international venue for car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts.
E. Entertain Public Comment
F. Discuss Additional Business, if any