With the announcement that Thomas Rogers, former president of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce from 1974 to 1976, passed away, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:
 
"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former president, Tom Rogers. Both he and his wife, Suzette, served as president of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and have played a profound role in the chamber's growth and development.  In 2008, Tom was recognized for his vision, business acumen and collaborative nature and presented with the Ashby Ward Pioneer award.  We will miss Tom but remain thankful for his many contributions to our community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Suzette, as well as Tom's family and friends."