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Southport Area News Briefs For May 2011

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award & Customer Service Award

You have until May 2nd to nominate a small business you feel desires recognition as the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person or Customer Service Award.

To be eligible to compete for the award, the nominated business must be a member of our Chamber and in operation for a minimum of 5 years.

Business Networking After Hours

Thursday, May 12th
Waccamaw Bank
4945 Southport-Supply Road, Southport
RSVP by May 10th

Hidden Talent Casting Call......

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for amateur entertainers that are willing to donate their time and talents to be the "beat" in the new "Shop to the Beat" promotion. Do you juggle, face paint, play an instrument(s), do magic or card tricks, mime, sing...? Want an avenue to show off your talents or just have a fun time entertaining? We need you! Call Karen @ 457-6964 for details.

Welcome New Neighbor Packets

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will mail a welcome new neighbor packet to 1,000 new residents of Brunswick County. The packet will include a Vacation & Resident's Guide and "Your A Local Passport". The Passport is 5.5 X 8.5 in size. Passport ads will be one color and should contain a special offer to the new resident.

Do you want to be a part of the Passport? For $298.00 or less than .30 cents per person, your Passport page will give you the opportunity to market your merchandise or service directly to 1,000 new Brunswick County resident. We will be offering this opportunity to the first 14 businesses who call Karen at 910.457-6964.

Don't wait....after the first 14 ads are taken, we will not repeat the program until the 1,000 packets are mailed.

Coffee With The Girls

Tuesday, May 17th
8:00 am
Port City Java
113 N. Howe Street, Southport
Fee: Your Time & a Cup of Coffee or Tea
RSVP by Monday, May 16th
This program is for women in business. It's focus is to create a supportive network and to discuss women related issues.

SBHS Career Fair -May 13th

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is working with South Brunswick High School to secure professionals to share their career expertise with 9th and 10th grade students at the school. The SBHS Career Fair will be on Friday, May 13th from 1:45pm - 2:45pm in the school's main gymnasium. Tables and chairs will be provided. Students are signing up to attend the Career Fair and will arrive with questions to ask as they visit the tables. If you would like to participate in the Career Fair, call Karen by May 4th at 457-6964.

Business Before Hours - May 25th
Oak Island Computers
4922 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island
RSVP by May 22nd at 457-6964

Beach Lovers Posters Available

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce encourages all the businesses on Oak Island to post a "Beach Lover" poster. The Oak Island Beach Preservation Society has purchased with its own funds Beach Lover posters for the business community. They will be distributing them door to door within the next month. It will not cost you anything but window space. The official "Beach Lover" message is in the form of a pledge "to keep off dunes and plants, pick up trash, fill in holes, protect sea turtles, and remove all gear from the beach when I leave each day."


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