137 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.

Oak Island Accommodations Hosts After Hours to Celebrate

on 03/27/2019 - 09:45 am

Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Business Networking After Hours was a great time to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening from Hurricane Recovery at Oak Island Accommodations, 8901 E. Oak Island Drive on Oak Island. The offices are just beautiful! You can tell OIA is in the hospitality business.  The next After Hours will be held on May 2nd at Cox Quality Home Furnishings on Oak Island.  

Habitat Restore hosts March Coffee with the Girls

on 03/19/2019 - 10:09 am


Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Coffee with the Girls met at the Southport NC Habitat for Humanity Restore this morning for an informative meeting with a little shopping thrown in for good measure. Chuck Withar, Restore Manager and Vicki Peters,General Manager of Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity did a great job welcoming our group and giving us an overview of the good work they do in our community.
Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity mission was founded in 1994, and is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. They are part of a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in app ...

Become a Chamber Ambassador

on 03/01/2019 - 11:37 am

Our Ambassadors are fellow chamber members who call on existing members to see if the Chamber is working for them and to make sure the members know what opportunities are available thru their membership in the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Don't you want to join this fun group? They meet once per month for lunch. Call us at (910) 457-6964 to learn more.

Members Got Their Art Groove On at February's Networking After Hours

on 02/26/2019 - 04:03 pm

Coastal Bound, Inc. at the Olde Southport Village Shoppes in Southport provided an excellent venue for networking last week at Business Networking After Hours. "Get Your Art Groove on" at Coastal Bound. Shop- Unique gifts handmade by local artists. Do- Make & Take art classes. Have a Party - Life's a Beach...let's make art! Just have fun with a themed party at the little pink chapel!Networking and referrals are how a business can reach new customers and the monthly Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Business Networking After Hours is a relaxed way to meet other business people and increasing business exposure. If you are a member of the Chamber we encourage you to at ...

The Office Hosts February Coffee with the Girls

on 02/26/2019 - 12:52 pm

The Office Coffee and Wine Bar hosted this month's Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Coffee with the Girls last week. Coffee with the Girls is a great way to network with other women in the business community. It is held the third Tuesday of each month at 8am in varies locations. On March 19th we will be at the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity Restore (4170 Long Beach Road). Our Speaker will be from the Restore discussing the function of the Restore.

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.