February 21, 1993
The South Carolina Governor’s Cup Comes Home to the Grand Strand Area!
Myrtle Beach’s own Calvin Gilmore Productions won the coveted Governor’s Cup for Overall Excellence in the Tourism Field. Entertainer and businessman Calvin Gilmore accepted the prestigious award from Mac McIlroy, Executive Vice President of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and John W. Lawrence, Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Speaking to some 500 tourism industry professionals from across the state, Gilmore said, “This is a special evening for all of our 240 employees, who have worked very hard to help establish country music at the beach as a significant factor in the tourism economy.”