MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Six more Grand Strand businesses have hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies in the first quarter of 2014 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:

Inspired People LLC

Inspired People LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their 1012 16th Ave. NW, Suite 129, location in Surfside Beach on Jan. 16, 2014. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business and its rebranding.

"As we launch our business to a national level, rebranding was needed to clarify our unique service in the marketplace," said Diane Tinney, founder. "Research shows that inspired people achieve more. We are experts at helping people, teams and organizations tap into that potential and realize the tangible results they seek."

For more information, call (843) 839-0588 or visit www.inspiredpeoplellc.com.

Waggin Tails

Waggin Tails held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their 4017 U.S. 17 South location in North Myrtle Beach on Jan. 17, 2014. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business. Waggin Tails offers pet items and food, as well as a self-service dog wash.

For more information, call (843) 663-1620 or visit www.waggintailsnmb.com.

Alcova Mortgage LLC

Alcova Mortgage LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their 5001 N. Kings Hway, Suite 206, location in Myrtle Beach on Feb. 11, 2014. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the business. Alcova Mortgage has built its reputation as a mortgage lender that serves the lending needs of real estate professionals and homebuyers throughout the mid-Atlantic.

For more information, call (843) 831-0890 or visit www.myrtlebeachlender.com.

East Coast Rubber Manufacturing

Tire Town held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 26, 2014 to welcome its new retread facility, East Coast Rubber Manufacturing. Employees, local officials, corporate representatives, friends, family, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the facility and receive a tour.

Facility officials say they are excited to offer their customers a quality product from their new retread facility.

For more information, call (843) 903-9066 or visit www.tiretownsc.com.

Frutti's Frozen Yogurt

Frutti's Frozen Yogurt held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 5, 2014 to celebrate the grand opening of their Third Avenue South location in Myrtle Beach. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more about the local frozen yogurt chain.

For more information, please call (843) 315-0008 or visit www.fruttisyogurt.com.

ABC Mobile Auto/RV Repair and Towing

ABC Mobile Auto/RV Repair and Towing held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 19, 2014 to celebrate the grand opening of their 528 Piedmont Drive location in Myrtle Beach. Employees, friends, and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives attended the ceremony to learn more the auto repair center whose catchphrase is, "We repair most anywhere." ABC Mobile is a locally-owned family business.

For more information, please call (843) 444-0330 or visit www.abcmobileautoandrvrepair.com.