Faces of Commerce Replaces Carpool

April 22, 2019

May Faces of Commerce

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce held its last It’s Worth the Drive Go Local Carpool on April 4th in anticipation of the opening of the G.V. Barbee Bridge to Oak Island.   The Carpool was one of the Chamber’s activities that encouraged residents to make the extra effort to support local businesses during the temporary closing of the bridge.   The Carpool also served as a fun, informative way to showcase the products and services offered by our business community while trumpeting the good work of community organizations.

In May, the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will replace the Worth the Drive Carpool with Faces of Commerce.  Faces of Commerce will use the same format as the Carpool without the drive in between businesses.  On Thursdays, Faces of Commerce will be live on the Chamber’s Facebook page beginning at 10:00am.  The Chamber’s staff will drop by two local businesses for a walk thru and tour by the owner/manager.

“The Facebook Live tours of our business community have been very popular and they fit our mission to support our member businesses”, said Karen Sphar, Chamber’s Executive Vice President.   She continued by saying “Faces of Commerce is a non-scripted, natural way to introduce the many different types of products and services offered in our community, with the end goal of helping our residents learn where they can go to Shop, Dine, and Go Local.”

Upcoming Faces of Commerce Stops:

5/2      The Christmas House, 104 West Moore Street, Southport

            Cape Fear Custom Designs, 4979 Southport-Supply Road, Southport

5/9       Gourmet to Go & Catered Affairs, 105 W. St. George Street, Southport

            Stifel, 5211-2 Eason Street, Southport           

5/16     Lint Eviction, @ Chamber Office, 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport

            Coastal Shutters & Blinds, 4961 Long Beach Road, Unit 4, Southport

5/23     Pacula Builders, on site at Oak Island

            Cape Fear Kids Gymnastics & Fitness Academy, 4633 Long Beach Road, Southport

5/30     Parrot Head Charters & Recreational Boating Services @ Southport Marina

Brunswick Little Theatre, 8068 River Rd SE, Southport