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Nineteen Graduate from Leadership Brunswick County

on 05/23/2017 - 04:28 pm

R. Marc Jordan, President/CEO of the North Myrtle Beach, SC Chamber of Commerce gave an inspiring keynote address during the 2016-2017 Leadership Brunswick County Graduation Ceremony. Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Brunswick County, North Brunswick and Southport-Oak Island Area Chambers of Commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County.  It is designed to identify highly-motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.To graduate from Leadership B ...

Six Businesses Awarded Golden Pineapples for Customer Service

on 05/23/2017 - 10:51 am

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Spring 2017 Golden Pineapple Awards. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded six local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.  Spring 2017 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:   Services:  The State Port Pilot; Activities & Attractions:  The Adventure Kayak Company, Southport Pilates, and Yeah Right Charters; Professionals:  Collins Insurance and River Road Animal Hospital.Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service.  &ldq ...

LuLaRoe Cheryl Wade Celebrates Opening of Her Business

on 05/23/2017 - 09:59 am

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for LuLaRoe Cheryl Wade consultant.  Cheryl is a resident of Oak Island and the proud Mom of 3 daughters and Grandmother of one. She is an Air Force Veteran and retired from the USPS.  Cheryl began selling LulaRoe after trying on a pair of their buttery soft legging and seeing the quality of the clothing.  She believed that LulaRoe would serve a need in the area for all women and it gives her the freedom as an independent business owner.

Prestige Outdoor Lighting New Location

on 05/21/2017 - 04:28 pm

In response to the growth in their business and the need for additional warehouse space, Prestige Outdoor Lighting relocated their business to 4646 Maple Hill Road in Shallotte.   The owners, Bill & Julie Raphael celebrated the move with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration on May 12th.
Since 2009, Prestige Outdoor Lighting has been designing and installing quality outdoor lighting systems for owners of small, medium and estate sized residential or commercial properties throughout Brunswick County. Their design and installation teams are ready to assist you illuminate your home, office, pool, patio and outdoor living spaces.

Captain Newton's Inn Hosts May Coffee with the Girls

on 05/21/2017 - 03:21 pm

Coffee with the Girls, a monthly meeting for women in business, provides an extra support system for women in business.  The May meeting was hosted by Lisa Fosbury, owner of the Captain Newton's Inn.  The ladies enjoyed Lisa's gracious hospitality, the beautiful location around the pool and the discussion led by Dee Crocker and Southport Elementary School President Ashley Harrington.  The Captain Newton's Inn is located at 120 W. Moore Street, Southport.

Party Time Celebrates 21 years in Business

on 05/21/2017 - 01:55 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the 21st Anniversary in business of Party Time.  Party Time, owned by Beverly McCloskey and Sharon Swartwood is located at 1658 N. Howe Street, Southport is your party and special occasion headquarters.
Party Time is a family and locally owned business.   After settling into Southport in 1992, Beverly McCloskey and her daughter Sharon decided they wanted to go into business together. They sought out a niche to fill. With Beverly’s good head for business and numbers, and Sharon’s knack for marketing and her creative spirit they decided to open a party store. In 1996 Party Time op ...

Johnstone Supply Wins 2017 SPT OKI Golf Classic

on 05/14/2017 - 02:46 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Golf Classic was held May 6th at the Oak Island Golf Club. Thanks to our members and the business community the Tournament raised almost $6,000 for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to Johnstone Supply -1st Place Championship Flight; NC Farm Bureau Ken White - 1st Place First Flight, Pat Cullifer -1st Place Mixed Team Flight, and Lee Electric - 1st Place Women's Flight. Winners of the Closest to the pine: Tim Bell won BEMC Grill; Pat Cullifer won Zeetlegoo's Pet & People Store Gift Basket; Detta Cutwright won one hour massage at Massage Therapeutics a Healing Place For Women and Al Bishop won a BEMC Grill. Al Bishop ...

Cash Mob Hits Strands Outfitters on Oak Island

on 05/14/2017 - 02:23 pm

On Saturday, May 13th the Cash Mob convened at the corner of E. Oak Island Drive/SE 54th Streets in Oak Island then proceeded to “mob” Strands Outfitters.  Around 13 local mobsters participated and supported this locally owned and operated small business located at 5319 E. Oak Island Drive while taking full advantage of the “Cash Mob” specials only available during the event.  At the conclusion of shopping spree,  the  “Mobsters” were invited to celebrate and socialize at Shagger Jacks of Oak Island, 8004 E. Oak Island Drive.  
The Mob will be laying low for the summer but will begin mobbing shops in the Southport-Oak Isla ...

River Road Animal Hospital Hosts BNAH

on 05/12/2017 - 10:11 am

River Road Animal Hospital hosted the Chamber's May Business Networking After Hours last evening in style. Dr. Ali Travis, DVM and her staff did a fantastic job explaining the many services offered at the Hospital for their patients. We can see why the River Road Animal Hospital's guiding mission is "Fearlessly Dedicated to Compassionate Care".
A couple of special guests from the Sea Biscuit Animal Rescue and a two adorable kittens for adoption stole the show. Strike that - maybe 1 adorable kitten for adoption after last night....
River Road Animal Hospital is located at 8593 River Road, Southport. Click Here for More Photos.


The Office Coffee and Wine Bar Opens in BSL

on 05/01/2017 - 02:23 pm

A Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on April 25th at The Office Coffee and Wine Bar, located at 3280 George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes.  The Office Coffee and Wine Bar creates a unique place where visitors can socialize with each other in a comfortable and relaxing environment while enjoying the best brewed coffee, espresso, wine, craft beer, tea, cheese trays, pastries, breakfast and lunch wraps plus so much more from our extensive menu.  In a hurry?  Order ahead online and save time.    Customers are also able to use their conference room for a meeting, mingle in one of their sitting rooms, or enjo ...