Chamber Seeks Nominations for Business Awards

Press Release

April 2, 2007 – Southport, North Carolina (NC) - The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the contributions that small businesses make to our economy with a Small Business Person of the Year Award. Small businesses represent 98% of the businesses in Brunswick County, create three of every four new jobs, and generate a majority of American innovations. Customers and fellow business owners are encouraged to take the time to nominate an individual or partners (a team) who you feel deserve to hold the title of Small Business Person of the Year or Small Business Customer Service of the Year.

Nominations for the two awards will be presented to the Small Business & Technology Development Center of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The SBTDC at UNCW provides management counseling and education services to small and mid-sized businesses in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Onslow, Bladen and Columbus counties. Overall, the SBTDC helps established firms; high-growth companies and start-up businesses meet today’s challenges, manage change and plan for the future. All SBTDC services are confidential. The winner of the awards will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting/Dinner in June and will be eligible and encouraged to compete at the state level.

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce represents over 600 businesses doing business in the Bald Head Island, Bolivia, Boiling Spring Lakes, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, St. James, Southport and Sunset Harbor area of Brunswick County.

For more information or a nomination form please contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport, NC 28461, call them at 910.457-6964 or email Deadline for nominations is 5pm Tuesday, May 1st.

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