Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Awards Announced

on 02/23/2017 - 01:32 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Awards. 
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 10 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.  Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:   Accommodations:  The Robert Ruark Inn;  Service:  Cooper Electric, J & J Boat Services, Southport Magazine & Southport Pilates; Activities & Attractions: Yeah Right Charters; Professional:  Carolinas Connect Realty, Doyle Dennis Nationwide Insurance & Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS. Retail:  Lantana’s Galler ...

Sweet Treat at Coffee with the Girls

on 02/22/2017 - 11:57 am

The ladies of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce met at Side Street Bakery for networking. While there we enjoyed some yummy treats provided by Christina Willetts the Owner/Operator of Side Street Bakery located at 417-A N. Howe Street in Southport. Side Street Bakery recently launched their new website at
The next Coffee with the Girls will be held on March 21st at 8am at Pescado y Amor on Oak Island. Speaker will be Betsy Kimmel from Laugh & Breathe Yoga. Her topic will be Mindful Meditation.

Oak Island to host its 17th Annual Lighthouse Run on April 22nd

on 02/16/2017 - 01:10 pm

Oak Island to host its 17th Annual Lighthouse Walk/Run on April 22nd. The fun event aimed for all fitness levels is set to take place April 22, 2017.
Participants will Phlock to the North Carolina Beach town to participate in the Oak Island Lighthouse Walk/Run on Saturday, April 22nd . The event, sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital offers fitness activities on the beautiful coast for all levels with a ½ marathon, 10k, 5k, and One Mile Fun Run.
Embracing the coastal vibe Lighthouse Run/Walk participants are encouraged to run in their favorite Jimmy Buffett inspired attire. Additional activities for participants include a Welcome Party on Friday night with live entertainment ...

Several Area Restaurants Attend Safe Plates Course

on 02/14/2017 - 05:04 pm

Area restaurants attended a three day Certified Food Protection Manager Course - Safe Plates at the Chamber. 
NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by North Carolina State University and taught by representatives of the Brunswick County Center NC Cooperative Extension.
This is convenient for our local businesses thanks to a partnership between the Brunswick County Center of NC Cooperative Extension and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.