Educational Programs

Mission of the Educational Programs division is to promote and support excellence in education in Conway and throughout Horry County; to provide knowledge and leadership skills to the business community, as well as our youth, to ensure that they have the necessary skills to become our business and community leaders of the future.

The Educational Programs division is responsible for these programs each year:

Leadership Conway (Sept-May)

Leadership Conway is sponsored by the Conway Chamber of Commerce. The program began in order to provide existing and emerging leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge and civic network. For over a quarter of a century, this program has helped participants better understand how our community works, build relationships with the area’s current and future leaders and become inspired to focus talents in a way that will best serve the community. Leadership Conway participants develop the leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles and also become exposed to the involvement opportunities in the community.


Salute to Education
(held in May; award scholarship to Outstanding Senior in Horry County.)

After 52 consecutive years and over 655 awards to top academic students and teachers in Horry County, the Salute to Education program continues to meet a great need in our area schools, thereby increasing enthusiasm, motivation and performance standards.


Business Brunch (Every-other month in Chamber Board Room.)

The Business Brunch Series is a program of the Conway Chamber of Commerce’s Educational Programs division sponsored by Coastal Carolina University. Events feature presentations by various experts, educators, and business leaders on topics of interest and importance to our membership and business community.