Chamber Announces Summer 2018 Golden Pineapple Winners

August 28, 2018

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Summer 2018 Golden Pineapple Awards. 

 Summer 2018 Golden Pineapple

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 21 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.   Summer 2018 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:    Food & Drink: Gourmet to Go & Catered Affairs, LLC;  Service:  Archer Electric, Cooper Electric, River Run Pack & Ship, Royal Coach & Motor Works, SeaWay Printing & Mailing, The State Port Pilot, Your Choice Family Health & Wellness; Activities & Attractions: The Adventure Kayak Company, NC Maritime Museum @ Southport and Yeah Right Charters; and Professional:  Dosher Memorial Hospital, Carolinas Connect Realty The Hamilton Group, Collins Insurance Agency,  Nationwide Insurance William Laurie Agency, Peak to Port Wealth, LLC; Retail:, Lantana’s Gallery & Fine Gifts.  Non-Profits:  Brunswick Wellness Coalition, Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club Member Steve Corbett.

Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service.

“Consistent and exceptional customer service is the foundation of a thriving small business” said Karen Sphar, Executive Vice President of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Just a few comments from the nomination forms:  “They communicate with their customers”, “professional, caring & attentive”, “friendly & excellent service”, “knowledgeable and very friendly”, “nice people and good service”, “attention to customers needs”, and “always gone above and beyond”.

The next Golden Pineapple nominations will be taken until October 31st.    If you would like to nominate a business who has provided you with exceptional customer service go to Events on the Chamber’s website and click the Nominate a Business for Golden Pineapple or stop by the Chamber’s Office and fill out a brief nomination form. 

Golden Pineapple Recipients Pictured: 

Pictured left to right: Brina Neeley, Nationwide Insurance William Laurie Agency; Jack Burnish,; Lynda Stanley, Dosher Hospital Foundation; Ronnie Burnish,; Emma Thomas, The Adventure Kayak Company; Lindsay Mayer, Brunswick Wellness Coalition; Beth Beane, Nationwide Insurance William Laurie Agency; Jackie Cooper, Cooper Electric; Nellie Harden, Your Choice Family Health & Wellness; Sandra Waddell, SeaWay Printing & Mailing Services; Tom Siemers, Dosher Memorial Hospital; Karen Collins, Collins Insurance Agency; Jay Shivar, Peak to Port Wealth, LLC; Carrie Reed & Julia Arnold, River Run Pack & Ship; Ben Frazier, The State Port Pilot; Captain Butch Foster, Yeah Right Charters; Jack Hamilton, Hamilton Group/Carolinas Connect Realty; & Carolyn Gherardi, Gourmet to Go & Catered Affairs, LLC. Not pictured: Archer Electric, Inc., Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts, NC Maritime Museum @ Southport, Royal Coach & Motor Works, Inc.