132 Results in category Chamber Networking Events & Seminars

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce has many networking and eductional opportunities for its members like: Business Networking After Hours, Business Connections, Coffee with the Girls and Out of the Box Luncheons.

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 ...

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. 

Chamber Seeks Nominations for Annual Business Awards

on 01/22/2019 - 02:49 pm

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual business awards: Small Business of the Year, Small Business Customer Service of the Year and Non-Profit Organization of the Year.  The nomination deadline is April 30th.  Once nominated, the qualifying business or non-profit will be required to submit a nomination packet, which is then presented to the Brunswick Community College Small Business Center for selection.
The winners will be announced at the Chamber's Annual Meeting in June 2019. Please take a few minutes to nominate a small business or non-profit who deserves the title of Southport-Oak Island Area Small Business of the Yea ...

Clouser speaks at Coffee with the Girls

on 01/19/2019 - 05:23 pm

Coffee with the Girls met in January in the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, hosted at Hamilton Realty Group's Airport location. Attorney & Counselor at Law, Zach Clouser, Clouser Law was the guest speaker. His topic was estate planning including asset protection and probate.
The next Coffee with the Girls will be held on February 19th at The Office Coffee and Wine Bar, 3280 George II Highway, BSL from 8:00am - 9:00am. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Coastal Consumer Showcase Highlights Local Products & Services March 7th

on 01/19/2019 - 03:05 pm

“Highlighting the Best Local Products and Services”
Southport, NC – The Coastal Consumer Showcase is once again coming to the St. James Community Center March 7th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Admission is free to the public.
This exciting event gives Brunswick County residents a one-stop-shop to see products and services that local businesses in the community offer. Over 50 businesses will be on hand to answer questions and provide free samples, giveaways and demonstrations. One ticket to the Pick a Prize Auction will be given to those who attend and register, with additional tickets available for sale.
“This event provides a once-a-year opportu ...

Cookies Galore at December Coffee with the Girls

on 12/11/2018 - 04:59 pm

Yummy!!!! The Coffee with the Girls Annual Cookie Exchange was this morning hosted at the beautiful Robert Ruark Inn in downtown Southport. We had the best time! We are zooming around the office today thanks to all that sugar.
The next Coffee with the Girls will be held on January 15th at 8am in the Hamilton Realty Group’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport Office in the Main Terminal Building.   The Speaker will be Zachary Clouser, Clouser Law and he will discuss Estate Planning.

Moose Lodge Hosts BNAH in November

on 11/29/2018 - 02:29 pm

Much appreciation is extended to the Oak Island Moose Lodge #2059 for hosting the members of the Chamber for November's Business Networking After Hours. The members were treated to yummy heavy hors d' oeuvres prepared by the Moose Lodge kitchen. They are located at 4239 Long Beach Road. If you are looking to belong to a fraternal & service organization, consider speaking with a Moose Lodge member about the organization or completing this form.
Did we mention the big screen TV?