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Eury from NC Retail Merchant's Association Speaks at Coffee with the Girls

on 07/20/2016 - 03:43 pm

On Tuesday, July 19th members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Wingate by Wyndham Southport for "Coffee With the Girls." This month we had the pleasure of being joined by Jeanne Eury, Director of Member Services, NCRMA (North Carolina Retail Merchants Association).Jeanne shared her expertise on prospecting and then facilitated a wonderful conversation with our attendees. She shared her own personal motto, "Be Like Gumby," is the perfect mindset for prospecting. "Prospecting should be a flexible learning experience... sometimes what you think you know isn't the right answer every time."Jeanne also reminded us that acquiring new customers costs at least 5x m ...

Ring in the New Year in Southern California

on 07/20/2016 - 09:43 am

We will be ringing in the new year before you know it. So why not ring in the New Year with an exciting trip to southern California. Find Pasadena abuzz with preparations for the famous Tournament of Roses Parade and get a sneak-peek as final touches are put on the massive floats. Trip Reservation Deadline 7/29. Details here-  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/731720

Wells Insurance Hosts July Business Networking After Hours

on 07/18/2016 - 04:35 pm

Last Thursday, members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce gathered after hours for a summer evening well spent networking for business at Wells Insurance, 1418 North Howe Street, Southport.Wells Insurance, in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and Southport, NC and in Myrtle Beach, SC, is a fast-growing, 94 year old agency.Wells Insurance serves nearly every niche in the insurance business. Personal Insurance covers your home, auto, life insurance, healthcare and other personal needs. Commercial Lines of insurance cover a huge range of industries from small businesses to game-changing heavy-hitters with thousands of employees in almost every state in the US. Employee Benefi ...

Pescado Y Amor Moves Into Expanded Studio on Oak Island

on 07/15/2016 - 04:34 pm

After four wonderful years next to the The Grape And Ale, Pescado Y Amor has expanded and moved to a larger space, located at 6018 East Oak Island Dr (Across from Food Lion on Oak Island), Oak Island. To celebrate the move they held a Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new studio.Pescado Y Amor offers art classes/event painting, portrait/wedding photography services & sells custom unique jewelry in the studio.  The owners of Pescado Y Amor, Missy & Ron Ronquillo are a vibrant and fun loving duo who’s love of life and art is evident to anyone who enters the studio or participates in one of their paint classes. At Pescado Y Amor, everyone is an artist!  The R ...

NCDOT Update June 2016

on 07/13/2016 - 02:43 pm

Karen Collette, PE-Division Engineer and Chad Kimes, PE- Division Construction Engineer presented information about the Long Beach Road and Widening of NC 211 projects at the June 22nd NC DOT Update for the members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.  Click Here for the link to the presentation. Right of Way acquisition has begun for the NC 211 Widening Project with the let date of June 19, 2018 and a completion date that has not been determined but is estimated at 3-4 years after the let date. The widening of NC 211 between Midway Road to NC 87 is 6.6 miles and a typical section will be a 4 lane divided facility with a grass median. This project is currently estimated ...

Local Chamber Recognizes Another Year of Success

on 07/13/2016 - 02:27 pm

Annual Meeting Serves to Honor Local Business CommunityMembers and staff of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at The Brunswick Center of Southport for their 41st Annual Meeting and Breakfast in June. This meeting serves as an opportunity for the entire membership to gather in fellowship and to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their local business community.A highlight of this year’s meeting was keynote speaker, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Host of Coastline and News Director for WHQR. Rachel spoke on the importance of civil discourse within the community and “shaping [the community] into a place that [we are] proud of, a place that [we ...

Small Business Awards Announced

on 07/13/2016 - 09:42 am

Two Deserving Businesses Win Chamber AwardsThe Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 Small Business Awards at its Annual Membership Meeting in June. The awards stem from nominations from both the Chamber membership and the general public.To compete for the award, a nominee must have been nominated for a Golden Pineapple Award during the 2015-2016 term as well as submit a packet of information for outside review by the Small Business and Technology Development Center(SBTDC) at UNCW.The 2015-2016 Small Business of the Year was awarded to Jonathon Peele and his incredible staff at Coastline Insurance & Associate of North Carolina. Selections ...

Dr. Frazier opens Anti-aging by the Sea...A Clinic For Wellness

on 07/11/2016 - 12:57 pm

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Anti-aging by the Sea A Clinic for Wellness…  Cynthia N. Frazier MD, FACOG, ABAARM is the founder of Anti-aging by the Sea, A Clinic for Wellness at 1125 N. Howe Street in Southport.  She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Following residency training Dr. Frazier completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Little Rock Arkansas for 25 years.  Dr. Frazier became interested in functional medicine after her first child was diagnosed with autism. She attended training through the Autism Research Institute. Real ...