MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) is a finalist for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives' (ACCE) 2015 Chamber of the Year.

The MBACC is the only chamber of commerce from the state of South Carolina in contention, and is in its first year as a finalist for this honor.

"Being named a finalist for the ACCE's Chamber of the Year is indeed an honor, and serves as a testament to the entire team for all of their hard work and dedication," said Jim Creel, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "It is not only our staff, but also our board of directors and numerous dedicated volunteers, whose leadership supports our mission to promote, protect and improve."

Winners in each of the five categories of the 2015 Chamber of the Year competition will be announced at ACCE's annual convention, which will be held Aug. 11 through Aug. 14 in Montreal.