Business of the Month

The Small Business of the Month Award recognizes exceptional small businesses in Currituck, Dare and Hyde Counties. The monthly award is given to a Chamber member business that excels in the areas of Business Excellence and Vision, Community Engagement and Entrepreneurial Spirit. The award is sponsored by BB&T and gift sponsor, Duck Donuts.

The award will be presented monthly at the winner's location (or Chamber office if the business has no storefront location).

In addition, the winning business will be featured with a photo and news article on the Chamber website as well as mentions through the Chamber's social media channels. All Business of the Month winners will also be considered for the Outer Banks Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year (ESBY) Awards which are presented annually in June.


November 2018 Business of the Month: Pigman's BBQ

Congratulations to Top Palmer and Richard Bruce of Pigman's BBQ for being our November Business of the Month.
Pigman’s Bar-B-Que was created by Bill Shaver in late 1985 as a way to expand his seasonal country ham shop. He built Pigman’s Bar-B-Que in 1991. The wood framed building was designed to be reminiscent of a country farm house, and Bill kept a variety of his pets outside, including two potbelly pigs, to attract and entertain visitors and children. Although the animals are no longer present, the décor and atmosphere inside is still that of a country house with fine woods and southern flavor.
Today, owners Top Palmer and Richard Bruce, continue Bill’s legacy and are expanding the brand with a variety of barbeque sauces. They are well known in the community by supporting many events and nonprofits, especially the Beach Food Pantry. They were recently on the Hampton Roads Show “In the Kitchen” showcasing the Pigman’s Breakfast Bake.

As a business of the month, Pigman's will also be considered for the annual ESBY, Entrepreneur & Small Business of the Year Awards.



Past Business of the Month winners

Back to top