Its Worth The Drive Go Local


Its Worth The Drive Go Local Cover

The temporary closure of the G.V. Barbee Bridge to Oak Island (October 15, 2018 to April 15, 2019) will negatively impact our local business community, who is already stressed from Hurricane Florence if we, as a community do not make an extra effort to support our local businesses.  Please remember them when you are purchasing products, using services or dining out.  The Swain Cut Bridge to Oak Island will remain open and ready to serve your transportation needs to/from Oak Island, NC.  

It's Worth the Drive Passport Winners:
November 2018:   Dwight Cassidy, Oak Island

November 2018 - May 2019.  Click Here to Download and Print your Loyalty Passport.  Show your support for local any local business during the G.V. Barbee Bridge temporary closure and you could win our monthly drawing.

Worth the Drive Passport Locations

Pick up your Passport at these locations. Save your receipts from local businesses in the Southport-Oak Island Area (including Boiling Spring Lakes, Oak Island, Southport, Bolivia). Stop in the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center (4433 Long Beach Road) each month and show us your receipts for chances to win $100.00 in Cash.

Learn more about our business community and some of the organizations that serve our area each Thursdays beginning November 1st at 10am on the Chamber's Facebook Live broadcast of Worth the Drive Carpool.

Carpool Stops and Speakers November 2018

 Worth the Drive Car pool December

The Southport-Oak Island Chamber has compiled a list of suggested gifting ideas for Shop Small Saturday(11/24) and the holiday season.   Please click the Guide below for suggestions.
Shope Small Saturday Gift Guide 2018

It's Worth the Drive Go Local Collector Puzzle for the Southport-Oak Island Area.  Stop at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center (4433 Long Beach Road -Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm -closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday) or Cape Fear Custom Designs (4979 Southport-Supply Road) to pick up your puzzle frame and directions.  Collect puzzle pieces by visiting the 9 participating businesses and making a $5.00 minimum purchase between November 19th and January 1st.  Take your completed puzzle back to the Chamber's of Commerce Welcome Center and enter the Worth the Drive Monthly Drawing for $100.00.  For completing your puzzle you will get 4 entries into that month's drawing.    Click Here for Participating Businesses.
Collector Puzzle

Christmas by the Sea Parade on Saturday, December 1st at Oak Island is a great way to promote your business.  The parade steps off at 2:00pm from 4601 E. Oak Island Drive and travels Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street.   We hope you will join us this year!
Christmas by the Sea Parade

Business Signup Form It's Worth The Drive