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Restaurants attend Safe Plates Training

on 02/14/2019 - 04:00 pm



Each winter, the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center annually hosts the Safe Plates training program for food protection manager certification.





NC Safe Plates for Food Safety Managers is a food safety certification course developed by North Carolina State University. Food service managers successfully completing the exam meet the 2013 FDA Food Code requirement for an ANSI (American National Standards Institution) approved Certified Food Protection Manager. Managers will receive a certificate to display in their operation which will verify to the local Environmental Health Department that they are in compliance. A certified person in charge (PIC) should be ...

Connections Returns to Chamber February 19th

on 02/13/2019 - 03:49 pm



Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Business Connections met at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport - Oak Island Area... and the @Southport Community Building the last few weeks while the Chamber completed some renovations. This week we will return to the Chamber's Conference Room for Business Connections. Every Tuesday - Networking at 11:45am. Business Connections Meeting 12pm-1pm. The Chamber is located at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport. If you have ever wondered what the Chamber can do for your business we encourage you to attend a Business Connections meeting to learn more.

SCORE Panel Discusses How to Sell your Products & Services

on 02/11/2019 - 10:01 am


SCORE Mentors (Cape Fear Region) explored various techniques to sell products or services; ideas that work best for products sold at the retail level or online; and tips on how to sell consulting services at a recent panel discussion at the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center. SCORE mentor John Schlobohm moderated the panel. The panel members were Erinn Beekman, a certified medical practice executive; Jim Poppe, retired Trader Joe’s Market regional vp and former small business owner; and Josh Fulton, entrepreneur with 4 online retail businesses.The next SCORE Panel Discussion at the Chamber will be held on May 7th from 10am-11am with a focus on How to Network. If ...

NC 4th of July Festival Kicks Off 2019 at Cape Fear Yacht Club Event

on 02/10/2019 - 02:16 pm

The NC 4th of July Festival Committee celebrated the kick-off of another planning year at the Cape Fear Yacht Club the first of February. The Committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 5:30pm in the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Conference Room. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Festival Committee, please feel free to attend the March 4th meeting. This year's Festival Committee Chair is Trisha Howarth.

February Carpool Locations Announced

on 02/07/2019 - 12:01 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce continues to showcase its business community and give community organizations more exposure thru its promotion called It’s Worth the Drive Carpool.  The Carpool is part of the Chamber’s It's Worth The Drive Go Local campaign and another way the Chamber is showcasing and supporting local businesses during the temporary closing of the G.V. Barbee Bridge.
On Thursdays, the Carpool is Live on the Chamber’s Facebook page beginning at 10:00am.  The carpool riders begin with interviewing the owner of a business on the mainland, then jump in the carpool where a person of interest will discuss a club/organization/program a ...

King Mackerel Tournament Hooks New Logo

on 02/05/2019 - 04:54 pm

Fall fishing in Southport and Oak Island, NC is legend in North Carolina and beyond. Word of mouth has a lot to do with that, but recognition must be given as well to the community leaders who spearheaded the first U. S. Open King Mackerel Tournament in 1979.  These leaders saw the need for an event to demonstrate the beauty, fun and quantity of fish that can be had by fishing the Cape Fear area.Their foresight has led to an event that now enters 400 boats each year. In addition, the festival atmosphere of the event attracts locals and families to enjoy the event as well. They take part in the food and the music, and they cheer for their favorites at the weigh in. They also collect tour ...

Cyber Security Topic of Out of Box Luncheon in January

on 02/04/2019 - 10:44 am

The topic at the Chamber's January Out of the Box Luncheon was cyber security. Representatives of several member IT companies were on the panel to discuss security measures for our personal and business online activities. Fellow member Ronnie Burnish, Burnishop.com attended and said it was the best seminar she had ever attended and scary at the same time.Thank you to our panel:
David Usher, CMIT Solutions
Gregg Lantz, Oferas Technologies
Thomas Korman, The Computer Warriors
Congratulations to Dawn Weikle, Southport PC for winning the Google Titan Security Key Bundle donated by Oferas Technologies.The experts agreed that the goal is to better, create layers of security - email, anti virus ...

BeautyCounter Hosts BNAH in January

on 02/03/2019 - 02:42 pm

It was a "beauty" of a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Networking After Hours hosted at Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room in January. Thank you to our sponsor Ashley Kjome Zik and Meg Davis, BeautyCounter representatives. The members had a great time.The next after hours networking event will be held on February 21st at Coast Bound in the Olde Village Shoppes.  If you would like to attend but are not a member of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce but are considering joining the Chamber, please call for details.