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 ...

NC 4th of July Festival Kicks Off 2019 at Cape Fear Yacht Club Event

on 02/10/2019 - 02:16 pm

The NC 4th of July Festival Committee celebrated the kick-off of another planning year at the Cape Fear Yacht Club the first of February. The Committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 5:30pm in the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce-Welcome Center Conference Room. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Festival Committee, please feel free to attend the March 4th meeting. This year's Festival Committee Chair is Trisha Howarth.