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 Print Plus and gift sponsor, Duck Donuts.

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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.


May 2019 Business of the Month: Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company

Congratulations to Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray who founded Gray's 71 years ago!  

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray founded their Family Department Store in Nags Head when the Outer Banks was a sparsely populated and undeveloped barrier island. Spearheading a truly family operation with all five children, learning cooperation and teamwork is the cornerstone of Gray's success.

Operating 5 locations, the tradition carries along to their children, Larry, Julie, and Ronnie, who carry on as second-generation owners and operators of Gray's.

Known for the original "Big Duck" design trademark logo containing our highly recognized duck with sunglasses, Gray's continues to be a shopping tradition on the Outer Banks and is recognized for its fine men's and women's apparel, sandals, quality accessories, exceptional personal service and its superior professional style of business.

The traditions and values that started with Gray's first store in 1948 continue to contribute every day to the people and the future of the Outer Banks.

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



Past Business of the Month winners

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