MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Eleven more Grand Strand businesses have hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies over the first quarter of 2015 to celebrate either a grand opening or continued success in the Myrtle Beach area. Friends, family, co-workers, and employees, along with representatives of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, gathered to learn more about the businesses and the services they provide the Grand Strand community. The most recent local businesses to host events include:

Staymobile

Staymobile held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their location at 1000 South Commons in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 7, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business, which offers repairs and accessories for a number of mobile devices.

For more information, call (843) 443-5000 or visit www.staymobile.com.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of their 5001 Socastee Blvd., location in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 8, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the national pharmacy chain, which offers a variety of new items in its food section.

For more information, call (843) 293-6066 or visit www.riteaid.com.

Conway Innovation Center

Conway Innovation Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their 1119 Third Ave., location in Conway on Jan. 21, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business, whose mission is building a technology industry cluster in Conway and the Grand Strand region.

For more information, call (843) 930-2825 or visit www.5tht.org.

Genesis 4:21

Genesis 4:21 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new 291F Hwy. 90 location in Little River on Feb. 5, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the record label, which works with gospel acts and has 48 years of experience in the recording industry.

For more information, call (843) 734-0361 or visit www.genesis421.com.

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Cafe held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their Market Common location in Myrtle Beach on Feb. 23, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the eatery, which offers fresh, creative southern food.

For more information, call (843) 255-4404 or visit www.tupelohoneycafe.com.

Optic Gallery Family Eye Care

Optic Gallery Family Eye Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their 4036 River Oaks Drive location in Myrtle Beach on Feb. 26, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the optical facility, which promises to serve patients by providing them with the most thorough eye examination available.

For more information, call (843) 236-2500 or visit www.opticgallerymyrtlebeach.com.

Empower Performance Physical Training

Empower Performance Physical Training held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their 2153 S.C. 544 location in Conway on March 4, 2015. Employees, friends and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business, which was voted as WMBF's Best Bootcamp on the Beach for 2014.

For more information, call (803) 847-2517 or visit www.empowerperformancept.com.

Pet Galley

Pet Galley held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new location at 4494 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet on March 7, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business, which offers a wealth of supplies for your pets.

For more information, call (843) 651-8644.

Lil Tokyo

Lil Tokyo held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their four-year anniversary at their 780 Coastal Grand Circle location in Myrtle Beach on March 11, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to celebrate the eatery, which specializes in sushi and hibachi entrees.

For more information, call (843) 839-5858 or visit www.liltokyomb.com.

Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.

Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co., held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new location at 611 Burroughs & Chapin Blvd., in Myrtle Beach on March 25, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the business, which provides engineering, surveying, planning, Geographic Information Systems and consulting services to public and private clients.

For more information, call (843) 839-3545 or visit www.thomasandhutton.com.

Golf Academy of America - Carolinas

Golf Academy of America - Carolinas held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new location at 1900 Mr. Joe White Ave., in Myrtle Beach on March 27, 2015. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business, which is a fully accredited college offering AA degrees in business with a concentration in the golf industry.

For more information, call (843) 236-0481 or visit www.golfacademy.edu.