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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 ...

Christmas by Sea Parade Saturday, December 5th

on 11/25/2015 - 01:05 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season with the Christmas by the Sea Parade on Saturday, December 5th. The parade begins at 2pm at the Oak Island Town Hall, 4601 E. Oak Island Drive and continues to the intersection of Oak Island Drive and McGlamery Street.
 
While enjoying the parade expect to see beautifully decorated floats, fire trucks, marching bands, and more. Rumor has it we can even expect an appearance from Santa & Mrs. Claus! Bring your family to the parade for an exciting start to the holiday season.  
 
The Christmas by the Sea Parade is an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation ...

Clarus Merchant Services Ribbon Cutting

on 11/20/2015 - 12:16 pm


 
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for CLARUS Merchant Services was held at one of their new clients – Uncorked By the Sea. CLARUS Merchant Services, founded in 1999, is dedicated to providing our merchants a level of professionalism and service no other payment processor can equal. Scale, flexibility and security mean Clarus merchants benefit from single-platform execution, a full suite of integrated future-proof products, value-added servicing and in-depth management reporting. CLARUS processes over 5 billion dollars per year while having the highest retention factors in the industryClarus is a leading provider of credit car ...

2015 Shop Small Saturday Discounts

on 11/19/2015 - 04:31 pm


Shop, Dine & Enjoy Local
Help Make November 28th  the biggest day of the year for small business.
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has grown into a movement that millions of individuals, businesses and communities have embraced nationwide. The Shop Small® Movement inspires people to shop with and support small businesses as well as give back to the places that have given their communities so much.
This year, Small Business Saturday®  is on November 28th .
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is leading the way promoting Shop ...

Fall 2015 Golden Pineapple Award Winners Announced

on 11/18/2015 - 12:18 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the recipients of the Fall 2015 Golden Pineapple Awards. 
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 9 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.   Fall 2015 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:   Retail:  Carolina Jewelry Exchange in Southport;  Food & Beverages: Check Six Brewing Company in Southport;  Service:   Collins Insurance Agency in Southport, Cooper Electric in Southport, Sentry Self Storage in Southport and Yeah Right Charters in Southport.   Professionals:  River Road Animal Hospital in Southport and Dos ...

Members Enjoy Networking with Maritime History

on 11/18/2015 - 10:13 am



Thank you again to the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport for hosting our Business Networking After Hours last evening. We had a wonderful night of food, drinks, maritime education, and of course networking.The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport collects, preserves, and interprets material culture pertinent to the maritime heritage of Southport, Brunswick County, and the Lower Cape Fear region in order to inform, educate, and engage present and future generations.The mission at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport is to tell the story of the Lower Cape Fear region’s people and their relationships to the water… a tale of tides, wind, and ocean.Museum Group Pr ...

One Stop Shop for Home Interior Design Opens

on 11/17/2015 - 03:12 pm

On Tuesday, November 3rd the new Home Design Center celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting with the Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce. The Home Design Center office includes the interior design firm Port City Design Group, Stricklands Window Coverings, Carolina Closet Company and Prestige Kitchen and Bath.
These companies are collaborating to better serve the Southport/Oak Island market and expand upon their Wilmington locations. The services include interior design, window coverings, custom closets/garage systems and cabinetry.

Pictured: Danielle Boisse, Port City Design Group Fred Kumpel, Stricklands/Carolina Closet Company Steve Leger, Prestige Kitchen and Bath
Port ...