Spring 2020 Golden Pineapple Award Winners

June 25, 2020


The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Spring 2020 Golden Pineapple Awards. 

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded fifteen local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the Chamber.  Spring 2020 Golden Pineapple Award Winners are:   Food & Drink:  Bella Cucina Seafood, Pasta & Pizza, Moore Street Market, Russell’s Place;  Activities & Attractions:  Inspirations Dance Centre, Yeah Right Charters; Professionals:  Collins Insurance Agency and Laurie Insurance Agency-Brina Neeley; Services:  Cooper Electric, Cruise Planners, Intercoastal Roofing, SeaWay Printing & Mailing; Non-Profit: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce; Retail:  Inklanation Custom Tattoos, Island Spas & Pools, and Party Time.

Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service. 

What is excellent customer service?  According to Google, “it means showing the customer how important he or she is to you and the business by interacting with he or she in a friendly- helpful and positive way. ... Good customer service means meeting expectations- but excellent customer service means exceeding them.”  Here are a few comments from the Golden Pineapple nomination forms showcasing who our business community is listening and attending to their customers:  “excellent work and great customer support”, “everyone is always so friendly”, “work was meticulous and they worked steadily”, and “went above and beyond”.


The next Golden Pineapple nominations will be taken until July 31st.    If you would like to nominate a business who has provided you with exceptional customer service visit the Chamber’s website www.chambersmallbusinessawards.com and click the Nominate a Business for Golden Pineapple or stop by the Chamber’s Office and complete a brief nomination form.  

Spring 2020 Golden Pineapple Recipients Pictured:   (Left to right) Socially distanced outside, mask not required at the time photo taken.

Front Row:

Andrew Laing, Moore Street Market; Dana King, Inspirations Dance Centre; Donnie Cooper, Cooper Electric;

Second Row:

Lina DiCola, Cruise Planners; Brina Neeley, Laurie Insurance Group; Wendy Talton & Beverly McCloskey, Party Time; Karen Collins, Collins Insurance Agency.

Third Row:

Bob Cauthen, Island Spas & Pools: Kenneth Dollison, Everyln Dollison, Sharon Means, JT Mariotte, Kirk Mariotte and Steve Mcintosh, Intercoastal Roofing.

Not Pictured: 
Bella Cucina Seafood, Pasta & Pizza, Inklanation Custom Tattoos,  Russell’s Place, SeaWay Printing, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and Yeah Right Charters,

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