Chamber Board Hits the Ground Running

on 08/11/2017 - 12:26 pm

2017 2018 Chamber Board

Thursday, Tim Tippett, 2017/2018 President called to order a meeting of the Board of Directors for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a non-profit membership organization comprised of business leaders, organizations and individuals who join in a common purpose of improving the business environment in the Southport-Oak Island area.  The Board of Directors are volunteers who are elected from the membership of the non-profit organization to determine the policies, programs and activities of the Chamber.

The Chamber offers its members many benefits including networking activities such as Business Connections, Business Networking After Hours and Coffee with the Girls; advertising and marketing opportunities such as the Faces of Commerce Video Series and Southport-Oak Island area street map; and quarterly educational roundtables at Out of the Box.  The Chamber also organizes popular public events such as the US Open King Mackerel Tournament, Christmas Gift Show, Christmas by the Sea Parade, Coastal Consumer Showcase, Cash Mob and a new event for October 2018 -Forks, Corks & Kegs Restaurant Week.

Membership in the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is open to businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs who trade in the Chamber’s service area which includes Bolivia, Bald Head Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, St. James, Southport and Sunset Harbor.  For more information contact (910) 457-6964 or visit their website at

Photo (Left to right):

Matt Parvin, Oak Island Accommodations; Howie Franklin, Cape Fear Regional Jetport; Lynda Stanley, Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation; Kris Beasley, Southport Magazine; Tim Tippett, BEMC; Kim Felts, CresCom Bank; Lucinda Arnold, Coastal Painting & Improvements; Ken White, Farm Bureau Insurance; Presley Reeves, Tropical Smoothie Café;  James Woody, First Bank; Tasha Helms, Tasha Helms, CPA; and Brad Fisher, ADM.   Not pictured:  George Brake, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS; Karen Williams, Duke Energy and Patrick Jones, Ocean Outfitters.