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Rob Gandy Blvd Dedication

on 12/30/2015 - 03:49 pm

One of the last official duties of City of Southport Mayor Robert Howard, prior to his handing over the Mayoral reins to Jerry Dove was to preside over the dedication of Rob Gandy Boulevard in Southport. This new road connects Highway 87 to Leonard Street, providing Southport a much needed evacuation and trucking route. During the ceremony, City of Southport Board of Aldermen recognized and thanked the individuals who donated property – Mr. Cameron Smith Family, Ms. Aleah McKenzie Muhammad, and Mr. Howard Lee along with Capital Power who donated a large portion of the money used to complete Rob Gandy Boulevard. After the ceremony, those in attendance were invited to ride in style as th ...

Chamber Announces Winners in Parade Float Competition

on 12/23/2015 - 04:42 pm

The Christmas by the Sea Parade was held December 5th on Oak Island.  Over 70 different units filled the streets of Oak Island and entertained thousands along the over 2 mile parade route through the heart of the Oak Island business district.   This year's float competition was the most fierce yet with over 22 floats competing for best honors.  The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners.  Non-Profit, Club or Group Division:
1st Oak Island Beautification Club  
2nd South Brunswick High School (no photo available) 3rd EAA Chapter 939

For Profit Division:

1st ADM - Southport


2nd Walmart #2772
3rd Mer-mai ...

Southport ABC Store Reopens in Good Spirits

on 12/14/2015 - 12:05 pm

On Wednesday, December 8th the Southport ABC Store celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the store located at 714 North Howe Street, Southport. City of Southport Mayor Robert Howard gave some history of the Southport ABC store while Todd Dunn, General Manager of the Southport ABC Store explained how the remodel was done to become more up to date and to adequately provide product to the local restaurants and customers. “We almost doubled the amount of shelving we previously had and already have added approximately 200 new items.” Dunn added, “We want people to feel comfortable shopping around when they come and be able to easily find the product they are wanting”.
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Landmark Sotheby's International Realty Opens in Southport

on 12/11/2015 - 01:21 pm

Landmark Sotheby's International Realty has announced that the firm has opened a new office location at 701-3 North Howe Street in Southport, NC. The real estate firm specializes in representing the sale of luxury, waterfront and lifestyle properties throughout coastal North Carolina.
“We see tremendous potential for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in Brunswick County,” remarked Eloni Temple, the firm’s Operations Manager. “We believe that properties in Southport, Bald Head Island, St. James Plantation, Caswell Beach and the surrounding communities are worthy of the global exposure that Sotheby’s International Realty offers.

Currently, Landma ...

BCC Celebrates Southport Center with Ribbon Cutting

on 12/10/2015 - 03:51 pm

On Tuesday, December 8, Brunswick Community College (BCC) held a celebration to commemorate completion of building renovations to the Southport Center.  Brunswick Community College Board of Trustee’s Chairman, Alan Holden welcomed guests and spoke about honoring the history of the building and celebrating the future of the College.  BCC President, Dr. Susanne Adams provided an overview of the Centers history and recognized the many individuals whose work contributed to a physical transformation of the Center. After three years of renovations, the Brunswick Community College Southport Center reopened earlier this fall offering classes Continuing Education Courses.  The ne ...

December 2015 Business Networking @ Hippie Chick & Ocean Nails

on 12/04/2015 - 02:42 pm

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Networking After Hours in December at Hippie Chick Granola Co. and Ocean Nails and Spa of OKI.  
Hippie Chick Granola Co. is a small batch granola bakery whose granola varieties include both traditional & offbeat blends which marry wholesome ingredients with a bit of decadence. Our product is available for sale at both our retail (6402 E. Oak Island Drive) & online store https://hippiechick-granola.com/ 
Ocean Nails & Spa of OKI is located at 6402 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Ocean Nails & Spa offers nail services - manicure & pedicures. 

Palm & Sol Nail Boutique Opens on Oak Island

on 12/03/2015 - 04:27 pm

At a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Palm & Sol Nail Boutique, members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, family and friends joined Brunswick County Commissioner Pat Sykes, boutique Owner Molly Malone, licensed nail technicians Raven Wilcox and Leah Noel McGhee and manicurist, gel nail specialist Jessica Wheeler in celebrating the opening of the new nail salon, located at 5016 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. 
Palm & Sol Nail Boutique in Oak Island NC offers a salon experience that takes your manicure and pedicure to the next level. You can step away from the hectic daily stresses of life and enjoy a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere and the ...

Periscope Topic of November Coffee with the Girls

on 11/25/2015 - 05:02 pm

The November attendees at Coffee with the Girls learned about a new social media tool - Periscope.

According to presenter Karen Anderson, who blogs and sends weekly emails on the use of social media to increase business, "

"There are 6.4 million followers on Periscope - in it's less than 9 months existence." Since it is an up and coming media outlet, she encourages you to take a look at Periscope as a way to get ahead of your competition.

You can follow Karen's blog at www.karenanderson.biz or follow her on Periscope @karenanderson

Our next Coffee with the Girls will be December 15th from 8am-9am @ Bell Clemmons House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 313 E. Moore Street, Southport. It ...

BCC Hosts All County Chambers at BNAH

on 11/25/2015 - 04:21 pm


Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce along with those of the North Brunswick, Bald Head Island and Brunswick County chambers of commerce gathered in November for the annual Brunswick Community College All County Business Networking After Hours.

SCORE Cape Fear & BCC SBC Host Tax Seminar

on 11/25/2015 - 04:03 pm



SCORE Cape Fear and Brunswick Community College Small Business Center hosted a Year End Tax Savings Tip Seminar at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in November.  Joan Fracalossi, Enrolled Agent and Gary Swanson, CPA gave strategies for tax planning.SCORE Cape Fear is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration and part of the nationwide nonprofit organization founded in 1964. It is dedicated to the formation, growth and success of the nation's small business, one business at a time. They have over 30 mentors with real world experience who volunteer to share their knowledge at no cost to you.BCC Small Business Center provide local, experienced c ...