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Annual Cookie Exchange Held at Bell Clemmons

on 12/15/2016 - 05:18 pm


On Tuesday, December 13th members of the Coffee with the Girls group met at The Belle-Clemmons House for their annual cookie exchange. The B&B, which was recently featured in the Southport Home Tour, was decorated for the occasion. Coffee with the Girls, which meets monthly, allows (both male and female) members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce to connect in an informal setting to network and gain additional knowledge on varying topics that pertain to owning and working in the business community.

Local Students Honored at Good Neighbor Breakfast

on 12/15/2016 - 03:24 pm


Thirty students at South Brunswick Middle School were honored on Friday, December 2nd for being “Good Neighbors” in their school and in their communities. Honorees, along with their families, were invited to attend the award ceremony which took place in the school’s media center. Breakfast was shared while guest speaker, the Honorable Jason Disbrow, shared what it means to be a good neighbor. Teachers of the students then presented the awards while sharing briefly why the student was chosen to be honored. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with South Brunswick Middle School, hold the breakfast twice a school year. Organizers would like to tha ...

Holly Jolly Time at Christmas Parade on Oak Island

on 12/14/2016 - 04:01 pm


The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off the holiday season with their annual Christmas by the Sea Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. Always taking place the first Saturday in December, the parade began at 2pm at the Oak Island Town Hall and traveled 2.4 miles. The parade was full of beautifully decorated floats, fire trucks, marching bands, and more. The big finale included Mr. & Mrs. Claus ridding with the Oak Island Fire Department.

A float decorating contest was held prior to the start of the parade. Awards were given in two categories: Group/Club & Non-Profit and Commercial entries. The Group/Club & Non-Profit awards were given to The Oak Island Beaut ...

Email Marketing Workshop Series Held at Chamber

on 12/14/2016 - 03:40 pm

Over the course of three months, members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce have been fine-tuning their e-mail marketing skills. Melanie Diehl, Your Social Media Gal held three workshops at the chamber offices, "The Power of the Inbox" and two "E-mail Marketing Boot Camps." Attendees were a part of a hands-on experience which helped to boost their e-mail marketing knowledge and skills.Constant Contact Exclusive Member Discount for Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.   Receive up to 25% off Constant Contact.   https://www.constantcontact.com/promo/chamber/signup.jsp

Pet Supplies Plus opens in Midway Road Corridor

on 12/13/2016 - 05:53 pm

The Midway Road corridor continues to grow with the addition of the new 7,500 square foot Pet Supplies Plus. Pets Supplies Plus local owner Steve Blitchington was joined by Town of Oak Island Mayor Cin Brochure; Town of Oak Island Councilman Charlie Blalock; City of Southport Mayor J.V. Dove and Town of St. James Mayor pro Tem Bruce Maxwell during a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Pet Supplies Plus is open Monday - Saturday from 9am-9pm and Sunday 11am-7pm. The pet supply store will include supplies for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptile and small pets as well as self-service pet wash. Located in the new Lowes Shopping Center at 2823 Midway Road, Oak Isl ...

Christmas Gift Show a Success

on 12/02/2016 - 11:11 am

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Christmas Gift Show debuted Sunday, November 20th at the St. James Community Center. The event highlighted local retailers and restaurateurs while bringing convenience to holiday shopping. Attendees had the opportunity to shop-till-they-dropped in one single location, while helping to support the local economy.Organizers estimate that there were 600 people in attendance at the free event, most of whom left with purchases in hand. The Christmas Gift Show featured 30 vendors, photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a silent auction benefiting The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) and a book drive. The organizers ...

Fall 2016 Golden Pineapple Award Winners Announced

on 11/30/2016 - 12:06 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Fall 2016 Golden Pineapple Awards. 
 
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 7 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.   Fall 2016 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:    Service:  Collins Insurance Agency, Cooper Electric, Laugh & Breathe Yoga and Southport Pilates; Activities & Attractions: Yeah Right Charters; Professional:  Galloway-Sands Pharmacy; and Retail:  Post Fabrics & Interiors.Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing co ...

Bill Smith Park Kayak Launch Opens

on 11/30/2016 - 11:05 am

South Brunswick High School along with CAMA and the Town of Oak Island partnered to build  a new Kayak Launch at Bill Smith Park.   The launch was officially opened in a ceremony on October 20th. Bill Smith Park is located on Fish Factory Road.

Christmas by the Sea Parade Saturday

on 11/30/2016 - 09:54 am

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season with the Christmas by the Sea Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. 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.  
A float decorating contest will be held prior to the start of the parade.  Recognition will be given to 1st and 2n ...

Island Healing Chiropractic and Massage Hosts November After Hours

on 11/29/2016 - 05:14 pm



The members of the Chamber met at Island Healing Chiropractic Center and Massage on November 17th for our Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Business Networking After Hours. An extra bonus in addition to networking and meeting new business owners was the free massages!





Island Healing Chiropractic and Massage is located at 8809 E. Oak Island Drive on Oak Island. Their services include Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Holistic and Clinical Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Life Coaching, TRX, Yoga, Pilates, CranioSacral therapy, Cupping, Detoxification and Weight loss support.