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Ursula Grant, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

Ursula Grant
Meeting & Convention Sales Manager
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

What is one of the most rewarding aspects of your job?

Helping my clients find the best location for their meeting and turning a "didn't realize you had so much to offer to can't believe I've waited this long to bring a meeting to Myrtle Beach.

What is the best compliment you’ve ever been given by a customer at work and what did you do to deserve it?

I have a few that stand out but one comes to mind. A group was having some difficulties with some arrangements for an offsite event. I conducted a site visit with them to look at other options that could possibly work better for them. Afterwards, they sent me a note of thanks and included a pair of earrings that they purchased at Brookgreen Gardens that I still have today.

Describe your favorite memory from your time working in the tourism/hospitality industry?

My favorite memory would be when we hosted the Democrat and Republican debates here in Myrtle Beach. A lot of long hours and hard work but what an experience to say that you played a small part in!

What do you think makes someone’s visit to the Myrtle Beach area memorable?

I think when they visit here not expecting more than a traditional beach vacation/ destination but are pleasantly surprised with all that we have to offer gives them a true memory to reflect on for years to come. And of course, our southern hospitality is a huge plus.

How do you think the tourism/hospitality industry benefits the community you live in?

With 18 million visitors annually providing 83,000 local jobs and an economic impact of 7 billion dollars – that is a definite benefit.

What is one thing you’d like to share about yourself or your experience working in the Myrtle Beach area tourism industry with your customers/guests?

Even though I am somewhat of a native of Myrtle Beach (over 30+ years) I am still discovering new things to experience in the area.