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Leadership Brunswick County Accepting Applications for 2017

on 06/28/2017 - 05:55 pm

Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County 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.Selection for participants in the program requires the applicants to already demonstrate a sincere commitment to serve Brunswick County through community involvement.  Applicants should currently hold, be retired from, ...

Local Chamber Recognizes 42nd Year of Success

on 06/26/2017 - 02:07 pm


Thursday morning, members and staff of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at The Brunswick Center of Southport for their 42nd Annual Meeting and Breakfast. This meeting serves as an opportunity for the 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 Jimmy Green, Customer Service Manager of Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation.  BEMC began in 1939 to provide at-cost electric service to the rural areas of our County.  It is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina and is ...

2017 Small Business Awards Announced

on 06/24/2017 - 02:57 pm

Thursday, the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 2016/2017 Presdient Carol Magnani announced the recipients of the 2016-2017 Small Business Awards. 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 2016-2017 term as well as submit a packet of information for outside review by the Small Business and Technology Development Center at UNCW.
The 2016-2017 Small Business of the Year was awarded to Kris Beasley at Southport Magazine. Selections were based on judging criteria for financial performance and business history, staff training and motiva ...

Coffee with the Girls is Fun

on 06/20/2017 - 10:56 am



If you have never attended a Coffee with the Girls you are missing all the fun. We have the best conversations - not always serious either.
The next Coffee with the Girls is July 18th at 8am at The Wingate Inn. Topic: Advanced Directives. Speaker: Haylie Long, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

A Cool Ribbon Cutting for Pelican's Snoballs

on 06/15/2017 - 07:05 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Pelican’s SnoBalls Brunswick Beaches / Shallotte at the chamber offices this week.  Pelican’s SnoBalls Brunswick Beaches / Shallotte opened its store on South Main Street in Shallotte in April 2015 and also have a remote vehicle that brings SnoBalls directly to business events, community events, schools and private events throughout Brunswick County.
Pelican’s SnoBalls are New Orleans style shaved ice and offers 100 flavors of SnoBalls plus add-ons such as gummies, marshmallow, chocolate syrup, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, candy sprinkles and “The Cream”, a liquid ice cream that ...

RE/MAX Southern Coast New Location Opening

on 06/08/2017 - 02:46 pm

RE/MAX Southern Coast officially opened its new office building with a ribbon cutting and Open House on Friday, June 2 at 5:00 pm. Over 200 people attended the opening. The building, located at 319 N. Howe Street in downtown Southport, is just across the street from the town’s landmark water tower. The exterior has been beautifully updated and renovated in keeping with the coastal charm of the area.  Its former red brick façade has been transformed with a painted whitewash finish.  Custom designed blue-gray shutters frame the windows and a pair of classic lanterns flank the new front entrance.Inside, walls were taken out to create an open, inviting environment with age ...