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Capside Animal Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

on 09/27/2016 - 11:07 am

Six out of ten pet owners in the United States consider their pets to be family members according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 2012 US Pet Ownership Demographics Sourcebook.   The same book reported on household pet ownership 36.5 % or 43 million dogs, 30.5% or 36 million cats, 3.1% or almost 4 million birds and 1.5% or almost 2 million horses in the United States. With statistics like that and the increase in people relocating to Brunswick County, it was no surprise when Capeside Animal Hospital in Leland outgrew their facilities.  On September 21st, Sheila Hanby, DVM, surrounded by family, Capeside Animal Hospital Team, friends, elected officials and fellow ...

Helms Speaks at Coffee with the Girls

on 09/23/2016 - 04:12 pm

Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce met at the Wingate Inn in Southport this past Tuesday for Coffee with the Girls.  The speaker was Tasha Helms, Tasha Helms CPA, PC.  The topic was “Making your charitable contributions work for you”.   It was a very lively conversation with the main focus on the tax distinction of a donation to charitable organization and a business expense donation to a not for profit club or organization.  We are grateful to Tasha for providing her expertise on the subject.  
Coffee with the Girls is an extra support system for women in business. This network of business women and men of the Southp ...

Cape Fear National Holds Joint After Hours

on 09/23/2016 - 03:31 pm

Members of the North Brunswick and Southport-Oak Island Area chambers of commerce hit the links and then enjoyed some delicious food and networking at a joint Business Networking After Hours hosted by Cape Fear National Golf Club at Brunswick Forest. Cape Fear National is 18-holes of premium public golf in a setting of unmatched beauty. Absolute must-play for both the beginner & avid golfer. Dine at The Forest Restaurant inside a 7,000 square foot clubhouse with attached event lawn, ideal setup for weddings & events. A new feature for golfers at Cape Fear National - GPS touchscreen golf cart technology for an enhanced user experience. https://www.capefearnational.com/   #Ca ...

More than 400 tour Dosher Wellness Center

on 09/22/2016 - 12:10 pm

An open house for the new Dosher Wellness Center, 3009 Medical Plaza Lane, Southport, was big hit with guests from across Brunswick County, as well as Wilmington and New Bern.The 12th and newest medical clinic in the Dosher family houses the family medicine practice of Drs. Kristos and Leigh Vaughan who relocated from Dosher Medical-Long Beach Road; Cardiac Rehabilitation, which relocated from Dosher Memorial Hospital; satellite physical therapy and x-ray services; and an indoor walking track for cardiac rehab and physical therapy patients. For more information, call 910-454-1234 or visit Dosher.org/Clinics.

Southport-Oak Island Chamber President Carol Magnani (left) poses with Dosher off ...

Day Treatment Center Opens For Brunswick County Schools

on 09/21/2016 - 03:26 pm

Brunswick County Schools officials and staff along with County,  State , Federal and Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce officials were present at the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Elementary Day Treatment Facility in Bolivia Elementary School.  Addressing an ever growing need in our schools, Brunswick County is pleased to partner with Alexander Youth Network to open the district's first day treatment program. The program is operating at Bolivia Elementary School but will serve elementary students throughout Brunswick County. Students participating in the program must meet mental health eligibility requirements. The program blends consistent mental health ...

Laugh & Breathe Yoga & Southport Pilates Open Studio

on 09/20/2016 - 04:12 pm

The other day we were reading an article posted on the Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Publications website about “The real-world benefits of strengthening your core”.  They stated your core muscles connect your upper and lower body and that almost every motion you make either originates in your core or moves through it.   They went on to affirm that a weak or inflexible core will impair how your arms and legs function.   But do you need washboard abs to have a strong core?   The answer is no and in fact just focusing on the abs without strengthening your back and hip muscles will “set you up for injuries”.  So whe ...

Eury Presents at Chamber Out of the Box

on 09/19/2016 - 05:52 pm



Earlier this month the Southport Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Out of the Box Luncheon focused on "Establishing Yourself and Your Business As A Resource".Jeanne Eury of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association www.ncrma.org provided the members a list of opportunities which they could establish themselves as an expert in their field. Jeanne is one of our favorite presenters because she is able to individualizing a group presentation.The NCRMA does good work in Raleigh on behalf of their members. NCRMA President Andy Ellen said it best... "Our staff works every day to ensure North Carolina is a great place to operate a retail business".Our Chamber's next workshop series begin ...

Brunswick Little Theatre Hosts Chamber Members After Hours

on 09/18/2016 - 03:48 pm



Music was in the air at the Brunswick Little Theatre (BLT) during the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Networking After Hours hosted by BLT. Members of both organizations enjoyed a lovely evening at the theater, which is in the process of raising money to purchase the property they are currently located which is at 8068 River Road, Southport.The BLT is a non-profit community theater that has been producing excellent theatrical shows in our county since 1983. Their next show is Too Old For the Chorus, But Not Too Old To Be A Star on November 18-20, December 2-4 & 9-11.They also have an educational mission and provide numerous opportunities for children to become ...

Introducing Coastal Pediatric Dentistry

on 09/16/2016 - 11:06 am

Introducing Coastal Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Cecilia Liu, Extended Hours and Saturdays!Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry is excited to announce we are growing to better serve the Brunswick County community.  Coastal Pediatric Dentistry opened on September 7th with Dr. Cecilia Liu joining Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry as a full time pediatric dentist.  A dual-chamber Ribbon Cutting was held on Thursday, September 15th with the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.  Born and raised in North Carolina, Dr. Cecilia Liu completed her undergraduate education at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  In 2013, she received ...

Sheriff Ingram Hosts After Hours

on 09/15/2016 - 04:30 pm


Last Thursday,  we enjoyed an evening outdoors at the annual Brunswick County Sheriff's After Hours event at the County Complex. Businesses from across the county celebrated the end of a successful summer season with a traditional cookout featuring hamburgers, hot dogs with all the fixen's.#brunswickcountysheriff #Sheriffjohningram #brunswickcounty