Chamber News

Published Friday, January 22, 2016

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, SAGA Construction & Development, and Southern Insurance Agency will present an Energy Forum on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12 Noon at Jennette’s Pier. Luncheon tickets are $25.00 for Chamber members and $35.00 for non-members. Register online at or by calling (252) 441-8144.


Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Small Business Saturday – November 28, 2015 – is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded nationally in 2010, this day is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday and Chamber member businesses and consumers are encouraged to #SHOPSMALL on Saturday, November 28.


Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) ( has designated Karen Brown, President & CEO of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). The CCE is the only national certification for chamber professionals.


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Community Events and Invitations

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Owens’ Restaurant matriarch Clara Mae was born in 1946, the year her parents decided to move their restaurant business from Roanoke Island to Nags Head. Back then, everyone thought Bob Owens and his wife Clara were out of their minds for opening up shop on the desolate strip of land in south Nags Head. This was before the Outer Banks was a vacation destination, when most outside business came from fishing charters and hunting parties.



Published Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Dare County Board of Commissioners will meet on March 17 to review and approve bids received from dredge contractors for the beach nourishment project that encompasses the Town of Duck, Town of Kitty Hawk, and Town of Kill Devil Hills.


Published Friday, March 4, 2016

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they will again be working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing Inc. to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color Outer Banks Detailed Street Map. This publication will be the only official map endorsed and distributed by The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. 


Published Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club Angel Gift Project is underway and opportunities are also available for an individual, or family, to sponsor a child by providing their Christmas gifts. Names can be found on the Angel Gift Project


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Promotions & Awards News

Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Twiford Funeral Homes has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2015 Pursuit of Excellence Award for the 28th consecutive year. Only 155 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, and only 5 other firms have been able to earn this award for 28 plus years. Not only are they among the top 5 elite funeral homes to earn this award, Twiford Funeral Homes is also the only funeral home in all of Eastern North Carolina, Virginia and other surrounding states to receive this high honor.

Published Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Recently, The Elizabethan Gardens and friends gathered to celebrate and honor businesses and individuals that have uplifted the non-profit attraction by their support. Like many non-profits, The Gardens depends financially on membership, gifts, grants and other contributions to supplement their admission revenue.


Published Thursday, August 6, 2015

Governor Pat McCrory today announced the appointment of Nick Tennyson as the new Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Tennyson has served as Chief Deputy Secretary since March 2013, and succeeds Tony Tata, who resigned last week. Photos from today's announcement can be viewed on NCDOT's Flickr page.

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New Locations & Services News

Published Friday, May 22, 2015

Sun Realty is excited to announce their new Outer Banks vacation web application has been released.  Current and future guests of Sun Realty-managed Outer Banks vacation rental homes now have access to vacation planning tools, information on vacation homes and all that the Outer Banks has to offer, right on their smart phone or tablet.

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