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64 Students Participate in Job Shadowing

on 02/27/2017 - 03:11 pm

Job Shadow Day for South Brunswick High School was held on 2/9/17 and sixty-four students participated in the opportunity to explore a wide variety of careers.  Several students were scheduled to job shadow on alternate days.  The students did an outstanding job while shadowing.  They were professional, respectful, pleasant, inquisitive, and professionally dressed.  The business sites were very impressed with the students.
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee assisted Brunswick County Career Ready in placing the students in appropriate sites.
The following businesses participated in the program
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CresCom Bank Hosts After Hours

on 02/27/2017 - 02:19 pm

CresCom Bank hosted the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce February Business Networking After Hours.  CresCom Bank delivers service with a smile. And you will be smiling, too, after you've visited the branch at 4945 Southport-Supply Road, Southport to take advantage of their wealth of services. From Same Day Banking and Online Bill Pay to Wire Transfers, Notary Public and more.  For more information about CresCom Bank visit their local branch or their website www.haveanicebank.com

Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Awards Announced

on 02/23/2017 - 01:32 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Awards. 
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 10 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.  Winter 2017 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:   Accommodations:  The Robert Ruark Inn;  Service:  Cooper Electric, J & J Boat Services, Southport Magazine & Southport Pilates; Activities & Attractions: Yeah Right Charters; Professional:  Carolinas Connect Realty, Doyle Dennis Nationwide Insurance & Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS. Retail:  Lantana’s Galler ...

Sweet Treat at Coffee with the Girls

on 02/22/2017 - 11:57 am


The ladies of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce met at Side Street Bakery for networking. While there we enjoyed some yummy treats provided by Christina Willetts the Owner/Operator of Side Street Bakery located at 417-A N. Howe Street in Southport. Side Street Bakery recently launched their new website at www.sidestreetbakery.net
The next Coffee with the Girls will be held on March 21st at 8am at Pescado y Amor on Oak Island. Speaker will be Betsy Kimmel from Laugh & Breathe Yoga. Her topic will be Mindful Meditation.

Oak Island to host its 17th Annual Lighthouse Run on April 22nd

on 02/16/2017 - 01:10 pm

Oak Island to host its 17th Annual Lighthouse Walk/Run on April 22nd. The fun event aimed for all fitness levels is set to take place April 22, 2017.
Participants will Phlock to the North Carolina Beach town to participate in the Oak Island Lighthouse Walk/Run on Saturday, April 22nd . The event, sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital offers fitness activities on the beautiful coast for all levels with a ½ marathon, 10k, 5k, and One Mile Fun Run.
 
Embracing the coastal vibe Lighthouse Run/Walk participants are encouraged to run in their favorite Jimmy Buffett inspired attire. Additional activities for participants include a Welcome Party on Friday night with live entertainment ...

Several Area Restaurants Attend Safe Plates Course

on 02/14/2017 - 05:04 pm

Area restaurants attended a three day Certified Food Protection Manager Course - Safe Plates at the Chamber. 
 
NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by North Carolina State University and taught by representatives of the Brunswick County Center NC Cooperative Extension.
 
This is convenient for our local businesses thanks to a partnership between the Brunswick County Center of NC Cooperative Extension and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mob Hits Boo & Roos

on 02/14/2017 - 12:05 pm

On Thursday, February 9th the Cash Mob convened at the corner of East Moore/South Davis Streets in Southport then proceeded to “Mob” Boo & Roo’s located at 112 E. Moore Street.  About 25 local mobsters participated and supported this locally owned and operated small business while taking full advantage of the “Cash Mob” specials only available during the event.  At the conclusion of shopping,  the “Mob” was invited to celebrate and socialize at Thai Peppers.   The next Shop Mob will meet at the corner of East Moore & South Davis Streets in Southport on Saturday, March 11th at 11am.  The Mob is open to the public ...

The Hammocks of Southport Begins Construction

on 02/13/2017 - 06:00 pm


Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Hammocks at Southport was held in February. The Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Willetts Team on-site agent Mark Greene or Project Listing Agent Emily Willetts is proud to introduce The Hammocks at Southport, a new 50 -lot neighborhood located on the corner of Moore Street & Fodale Avenue in Southport. Homes are in the 1,900 - 2,500 sq. foot range and start at $379,000. For more information contact (910) 202-6359 or visit their website at www.willettsproperties.com





Pictured left to right: Carol Magnani, Chamber President; Dave Starling; Julie Greene; Marsha Ferrell & "Cooper"; Diane Larkin ...