Apr 8-14, 2018
Parking at the Economic Summit!
Since the Hilton is full with guests and parking is limited, please park at Rite Aid and Outer Banks Furniture. Also, the event is completely sold out, don't show up hoping to walk in, we don't have any space left.
Chamber Unveils New
Membership Investment Levels
The Outer Banks Chamber is unveiling new “value-based” Investment Levels for membership in the organization. Based on the needs and desires of those we serve, these levels of investment allow our members to select a level that best fits their needs.
These levels of investment make it easy to understand the value and benefits of membership in the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.

We offer four levels of investment to choose from as well as three partnership levels that allow members to include membership, sponsorship and advertising at fixed pricing.

As we begin to roll-out this new investment model you will receive information with your annual renewal notice outlining and explaining the different levels. We hope you find this to be an easier way to choose your level of involvement and that you will decide to “move up” in your level of engagement with the Chamber.

A brief explanation of each level is included below; Sara Keener, VP of Member Services or Karen Brown, President, will be reaching out to each of you in a letter or personal visit to help you better understand the new schedule. If a meeting is preferred when you receive your renewal invoice, please contact us at 441-8144.


CONNECT Investor: By providing opportunities to network with over 1,000 members you can gain visibility and access to business resources. This level of investment is designed to give small businesses the tools and opportunities needed for success.

ENGAGE Investor: While you are running your business the Outer Banks Chamber works for you throughout the year. Take advantage of opportunities to drive more exposure and potential sales to your business. This level of investment is designed for the growing enterprise!

ADVOCATE Investor: Your business is growing and with growth comes new challenges and opportunities. You want to save time, learn from other business owners and make smart investments in positioning your company for growth. The Chamber offers opportunities for you to engage with the community, influence business policies and provide training for your staff. This level of investment gives you enhanced exposure and opportunities when you need it most.

INFLUENCE Investor: You appreciate that the Chamber is busy working on your behalf to keep the cost of doing business affordable and to advocate for favorable business policies. You want to position your company as a market leader and develop your leadership team. The Chamber offers opportunities for strategic engagement. This makes membership a smart investment for you and your business!

PARTNER PROGRAM – CORNERSTONE Partner, STRATEGIC Partner, POWER Partner Investment levels : You are truly passionate about the Outer Banks area and care deeply about its future. You understand the importance of investing in advocacy, economic development, regional branding, and ensuring that Outer Banks area employers continue to have a skilled and competent workforce.

Your support for the Chamber’s strategic plan is an investment in Outer Bank’s future. Together, we ignite new growth, inspire leadership and advance our economy. Your organization receives VIP recognition at all signature events as well as the highest notoriety in publications, marketing opportunities and on the Chamber’s web site.
Only A Week Until the Boots and Brews Reverse Raffle! Call for Your Ticket Today!
Do you have your boots? How about a belt buckle that you are proud to show off? Prizes for the Best of both!

Join Us for the Party
Thursday, April 19 - 6:00pm
Dirty Dick's Crab House, Nags Head

Thanks to our Sponsors: Outer Banks Hospital, Peak Resources, Dirty Dick's Crab House, City Beverage, Max Radio, East Carolina Radio
Need info, call 252.441.8144
Announcing Keynote Speaker
L. Michelle McPherson, MD
Named the 2018 Visionary Women in Medicine, Michelle is a true inspiration addressing the medical needs of our community.

Thanks to our sponsors Elite Insurance and Peak Resources.

Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00pm - Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

Celebrate the Women of the Outer Banks at this luncheon and help us to honor five distinguished Outer Banks Women. And as a special bonus, take home a dessert for Mother's Day from our Dessert Auction. Start your Mother's Day celebration early.

$30 for Chamber Members
$50 for Non-Members
Admission includes luncheon and program.

Register by calling 252.441.8144 or online.
Contact Julie for more details, Sponsorships are still available.
April 2018
Business of the Month
The Bird Store

The Bird Store is our April 2018 Business of the Month Winner! Congratulations to Philip and Susan Harvey. The Business of the Month is sponsored by BB&T and celebrates small businesses, entrepreneurs and home-based businesses in the Outer Banks.

Within the walls of this old Nags Head-style cottage shop, decked outside with driftwood, you’ll find the best collection of wildlife art anywhere in the region. With its focus on birds and a specialty in decoys and carvings, its rooms are filled with creations of some of the region‘s most talented and best-known artists and craftsmen. With more than 40 years of business, The Bird Store continues to be a destination for bird and wildlife enthusiasts.
Google Pay Per Click and
Google Adwords: Basics for Business Owners
Everyone wants to be at the top of Google Search results for prospective customers. Unfortunately, getting there takes some time and work. You do not just arrive. The good news is with some wise investment, you can be found by your prospective customers on Google in one day using a paid online advertising product called Google Adwords.

This course will show how to set up successful, efficient, targeted campaigns on Google Adwords. It will teach the basics of setting up successful campaigns. We will cover the basics of both Google Adwords Express and Google Pay Per Click.
Wednesday, May 9
9:00am - 12:00pm
Comfort Inn on the Ocean
Kill Devil Hills

Cost. . .
$25 Chamber Members
$35 Non-Members

Questions. . .
Call 252.441.8144
Wednesday, May 9
1:00 - 4:00pm
Comfort Inn on the Ocean
Kill Devil Hills

Cost. . .
$25 Chamber Members
$35 Non-Members

Questions. . .
Call 252.441.8144
Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device

  • What are the Top Mobile apps for productivity?
  • Learn how to communicate and reach your customer
  • Find effective marketing and advertising on Mobile
  • Try video, and live streaming on your smartphone

As a small business owner, you may be missing a large population of your market if you have not yet discovered the importance of being found and looking good on a phone or a tablet.

This seminar will show you how to have a mobile web presence.

 Wednesday, May 16
1:00pm Shot Gun Start
Nags Head Golf Links
Get your team together now, sponsor a non-profit to also play. Come out for a great afternoon on the Nags Head Golf Links. Play for $25, sponsor a non-profit and play for $350. Be sure to check out our other sponsorship options. The non-profit of your choice will receive a donation (depending on the level of sponsorship).

Nags Head Golf Links is planning a fun celebration for after the event too. Thanks to our Sponsors: Nags Head Golf Links, Awful Arthur's, Peak Resources and Towne Bank.

Contact Susan for details or go online to register.
April 10, 2018 - 8:00am
Morning Schmooze: The Dunes Restaurant & R-Bar , 7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head

April 11, 2018 4:00pm

April 12, 2018
2018 Economic Summit with Gov. Roy Cooper , Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk

April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Ribbon Cutting: Centurion Security Services and Big Blue Services , Chamber Office

April 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Ribbon Cutting: Absolutely OBX
3708 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills

April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Boots and Brews Reverse Raffle , Dirty Dick's Crab House, Nags Head

April 20, 2018 - 11:30am
Ribbon Cutting: Rock A Bye Baby , Nags Head

May 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours: Saga Construction/Run Hill Apartments
1004 Run Hill Ct., KDH
May 4, 2018 - 11:30am
Ribbon Cutting: Shay Leslie Boutique, Kitty Hawk

May 8 - 8:00-9:30am
Morning Schmooze: Seaside Art Gallery , 2716 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

May 9 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

May 9 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

May 11, - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Women's Luncheon and Dessert Auction , Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, Nags Head

May 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
'Chari-Tee' Golf Tournament, Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head

May 18, 2018 - 11:30am
Ribbon Cutting: Ella's Olive, Duck

September 9 - 15, 2018

November 4 - 8, 2018