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May 18, 2020

“We are in this together” is the foundation of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber’s of Commerce latest initiative– the Southport-Oak Island Promise. As North Carolina moves through the COVID-19 reopening phases, consumers want reassurance that our business community has made social distancing and disinfecting a priority and our businesses need to know that its customers are not putting their employees at risk.

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association is rolling out a "Count On Me NC" a restaurant specific program. At the same time, Cindy Capps, Rusty Hooks Dockside Grill attended a webinar discussing a similar program in Texas then approached the chamber about starting a Southport-Oak Island Promise.

The Southport-Oak Island Promise builds upon North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's 3 W's – wear a cloth mask, wait 6’ apart, & wash your hands frequently. The chamber of commerce is providing its business community access to the Southport-Oak Island Promise certificate. Any business who accepts the Southport-Oak Island Promise challenge should notify the Chamber who is maintaining an online list of these businesses.

The Chamber is also asking residents and visitors to follow NC Governor Cooper’s 3 W’s, stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19 and if they have underlying health conditions use online or contactless pickup or delivery options.

If you would like more information on the Southport-Oak Island Promise, contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of commerce at (910) 457-6964 or visit the website Click the COVID-19 info banner.  If you would like to use your own business logo on the certificate or have a yard sign, contact SeaWay Printing at (910) 457-4568 or email [email protected].  There is a nominal $8.00 fee to change the logo.  If you want a yard sign the cost is $24.00 each.

Link to PDF of the Southport-Oak Island Promise Certificate.

List of Businesses and individuals who have accepted the challenge.

Hampton Inn & Suites - 4820 Port Loop Road, Southport (910) 477-9830
Ocean Crest Motel - 1417 E. Beach Drive, Oak Island (910) 278-3333
Oak Island Accommodations - 8901 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island (910) 278-6011 (when open on May 22nd)
Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS - 210 Country Club Drive, Oak Island (800) 486-5441

Health, Beauty, Spa Products & Services
Las Olass Sking & Body - 5001 O'Quinn Blvd, Unit E, Southport (910) 523-0804 (when open)
Mitzi Swing Mary Kay Consultant   (336) 466-1583

Real Estate Sales
Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. REALTORS -
     -210 Country Club Drive, Oak Island (910) 278-5213
     -1023 N. Howe Street, Southport (910) 457-5258
     -112 N. Howe Street, Southport (910) 457-5258

Restaurants- Food & Beverage
Frying Pan - 319 West Bay Street, Southport. (910) 363-4382 (Count on Me)
Provision Company - 130 Yacht Drive, Southport (910) 457-0654 (Count on Me)
Rusty Hooks Dockside Grill - 4907 Fish Factory Road, Southport (910) 477-6616 (Count on Me)

Retail Shops
ArtShak Studio & Gallery - 822 N. Howe Street, Southport (910) 457-1757
Boo & Roo's -112 E. Moore Street, Southport (910) 363-4275
Franklin Square Gallery - 130 E. West Street, Southport (910) 457-5450
Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts - 113 S. Howe Street, Southport (910) 457-0957
Party Time Featuring Card Smart - 1658 N. Howe Street, Southport (910) 454-4577
Post Fabrics & Interiors - 307 N. Howe Street, Southport (910) 363-4811