Business Pulse for the Myrtle Beach area: April 26



James Bagley


Nelson Young

have joined Glasspro as auto glass technicians.


Helen Peters

has joined CresCom Bank as a North Myrtle Beach branch manager;

Veronica Gilbert

has joined as a secondary marketing specialist.


Allison Herron


AnneMarie Bailey

have joined The Brandon Agency as social media coordinators.



Wilbur McNeil James

, a retired employee of Horry Telephone Cooperative, has been inducted into the South Carolina Telecommunications Association’s Hall of Fame.


Kim Gerald

, an Horry County-Loris producer, received a Membership Auto Profitability Service (MAPS) award from Farm Bureau Insurance.


Michael Smith

, a Myrtle Beach campus instructor at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA), was chosen as the Aviation Technician Education Council’s Educator of the Year.

• The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards during its 2014 annual meeting: Pioneer of the Year,

Tom Pegram

of Pegram Associates Inc.; Citizen of the Year,

Tom Leath

, City of Myrtle Beach; Hospitality Employee of the Year,

Alton Bellamy

of Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel; Chamber Volunteer of the Year,

Ellen Calhoun

of WHCI Warren Harmon Commercial Interiors; Chamber Ambassador of the Year,

Jackie Neal

of AFLAC – Surfside Beach Office; gsSCENE Ambassador of the Year,

Casey Church

of Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum; gsSCENE Young Professional of the Year,

Donald Hovis Jr.

of Springmaid Beach Resort; LGS Ann DeBock Leadership Award,

Danny Isaac Jr.

of A&I Fire and Water Restoration; Community Service Award, Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Business Innovation Award, South Atlantic Bank; and Small Business of the Year, The Cooper House Event Center.



W. Cary Rowell

has been named president of the Coastal Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.


Melissa Patton

of Low Country Physical Therapy is now a certified workers' compensation healthcare provider with the designation CWcHP.

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