Chamber of Commerce NEWS AND VIEWS

Chamber of Commerce
2007 Officers
Mike Worley
Edge Entertainment
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Volume 117
July 2012
gregg allman
Anne Brodsky
Palm Air Realty
Paula Bradford
Bank Of America
Carol Magestro
Carolina Beach Furniture
Cynthia Remahl
Intracoastal Realty
Gail McCloskey
Greg Reynolds
Brant Barnwell
Intracoastal Realty
Paul Boroznoff
Southern Digital
Ann Coen
Shoppes at Squigley’s
Frank Grady, Jr.
New York Life Insurance
Janet Knott
Artful Living Group
Andrea Cinanni-Wilson
Southern Sign Company
Ex-Officio Director
Brenda Butler
Town of Carolina Beach
Chamber Champion
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The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the
fall. And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 19th Annual Pleasure
Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 13th & 14th. This years’ Festival brings 1995
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Blues Icon, the legendary GREGG ALLMAN to Pleasure Island.
In addition, there will be fourteen other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two day
festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area.
GREGG ALLMAN will arrive on Pleasure Island in support of his seventh solo album, his first
in 13 years, Low Country Blues. As a founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers
Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of
the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of
American music. Produced by T Bone Burnett, Low Country Blues finds Allman putting his
own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own,
from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Named for the coastal
Georgia region Allman calls home, Low Country Blues stands as a high water mark in an
already remarkable body of work, rich with passion, verve, and the unerring confidence of a
true survivor.
Tickets are just $40.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for
$50.00 for Saturday (Gregg Allman plays Saturday night) and $15.00 for Sunday. Kids 12 and
under are free. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels
and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend. See you there!
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The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce proudly present July 2012
July 8th
July 15th
July 22nd
July 29th
July 27th—Ft. Fisher
July 13th—Ft. Fisher
July 19th—CB Boardwalk
July 5th—CB Boardwalk
July 12th—CB Boardwalk
July 26th—CB Boardwalk
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DATE: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 TIME: 5:30 -7:00
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Business After Hours scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th has been
cancelled. Please plan on joining us mext month at Uncle Vinny’s on August 8th at 1012 South Lake Park Blvd.
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On a very WARM (ok HOT) evening on Wednesday on June 13th , the Members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce got together at The Last Resort and along with Lee, Nate & Shawn as well as their fine staff—Lindsey, Missy &
Blodgett, everyone enjoyed a few tunes, a few slices of pizza and some cold beverages along with their friends, new and old.
After the announcements by Mike Worley (Our Chairman), Janice Boroznoff (courtesy of hubby Paul) took home her share of
the 50/50 raffle. The Chamber provided two tickets to the October’s Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival , which were grabbed
by Kim Foust.. Brenda Butler picked up a gift bag provided by the Checkered Church, while Linda Jacobs took home a
lovely flower bouquet from Island Florists by Roxanne.. Southern Digital provided two beautiful Carolina Beach
Music Festival matted photos were won by Diane Teasdale and Cindy McMunn. To top the evening off, Ann Coen was
pleased to win a giclee print courtesy of Canvas Giclee . Thank you for coming and see you next month.
Please enjoy a few select memories from this evening.
Pictures Courtesy of Southern Digital Art. com
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Spotlight On Business—Seaside Insurance
Seaside Insurance, which is part of The Huneycutt Group, is an independent insurance
agency that has been protecting coastal properties and businesses for nearly 40 years.
That experience, combined with our unparalleled customer service and partnership
with nearly 100 of the best insurance carriers on the market, gives us a competitive
edge in “protecting your coastal living”. Our coverages include:
Auto (Personal & Commercial)·
Oceanfront & Beach Homes·
Condo Units· Renter’s Contents·
Flood· Boats & Personal Watercraft·
Motorhomes & Campers·
Commercial Liability·
Worker’s Compensation·
Health & Long Term Care·
Homes (Primary, Rental, & Vacation)
Duplexes & Townhomes
Wind & Hail (Hurricane)
Motorcycles, Golf Carts, & ATV’s
Commercial & Personal Umbrellas
Commercial Property
Medicare Supplement
Identity Theft
With the insurance chains such as State Farm, Allstate, Nationwide, and Farm Bureau raising their rates, protecting
your property, business, and family can be difficult to navigate in coastal areas. So don’t depend on a company that
is in uncharted waters! Start saving today by contacting us:
Phone: 910.338.1773
Email: [email protected]
Office: 1206 N Lake Park Blvd (2 doors down from Michael’s Seafood
Spotlight On Business—Fuzzy Peach
The Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar opened its doors to the Wilmington
community in 2010 at its flagship location in Racine Commons, which happens to be under a mile from UNCW’s campus where the three owners first
met. Rocco Quaranto, Wells Struble, and Jason Nista met as freshman on
the track team and graduated from UNCW with business degrees. A short two years later, they opened the
first Fuzzy Peach on a shoe string budget, bringing to Wilmington a new sensation in frozen desserts. The
Fuzzy Peach offers a range of zero fat and low fat yogurt flavors, as well as sugarless and lactose-free options, from the traditional to novelties, such as Apple Pie and Egg Nog. Their fresh topping bar includes
everything from fresh fruit and candy to Captain Crunch cereal. Their variety of options allows the customer to have the creative freedom to make their own versatile and delicious masterpiece. In a span of just
two short years, they have added four locations, including Portner’s Neck, Monkey Junction, Downtown
Wilmington, and their newest location at Carolina Beach. Rocco, Jason, and Wells co-own the Carolina
Beach location with one of their Regional Managers and Director of Franchise Training, Tom Maskell. They
are all 4 excited to be on the Island with such a great local welcoming! The building they are located in has
had some major renovations by the owner, which include a massive deck for Fuzzy Peach customers to
enjoy. Some recent achievements include the implementation of both their catering and franchising ventures. They have begun catering in the greater Wilmington area, boasting that their services are perfect for
events from school and business functions to birthday parties and weddings. They have also found success in franchising, with quite a few locations on the way, including Southport, Cape Carteret, Shallotte,
Leland, Topsail Island, New Bern, and Morehead City. They have recently begun providing a “bottoms
bar,” which gives customers the option of picking a cup with either a homemade waffle bowl, or a brownie
or cupcake made by Coastal Cupcakes, another Wilmington-based shop. Also, The Fuzzy Peach is now
offering self-serve banana splits at all of their locations. The ultimate goal of The Fuzzy Peach is that it becomes synonymous with the word “dessert” to consumers nationwide. To accomplish this goal, they aim to
work together with customers, employees, and franchisees to create an unparalleled dessert experience to
the community. This group of young innovators guarantees satisfaction in every cup, day or night, rain or
shine. Fill up and enjoy, because Life’s a Peach!
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Welcome New Members
These businesses realized the importance of economic growth for Pleasure Island, and have pledged their support by investing in your
Chamber of Commerce. Please support your community by calling on these businesses when you are in need of products and services.
Terry Hoyle
New American Mortgage
Barbara Coley
The Original Relocation Guide
Stephanie Rosse
Sweet Bliss/Best Burrito on the Beach
Dr. Albert Bozart, Dr. Lauren Francis,
Dr. Phillip Bald
Bozart Family Dentistry
211 Racine Drive, Suite 102
Wilmington, NC 28403
[email protected]
Mortgage Company
3 Pelican Lane
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
[email protected]
Homemade Ice Cream & Pastries and Made from Scratch
Mexican Take-out
Johnny Chen
Nikki’s Gourmet Sushi Bar
6 South Cape Fear Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
[email protected]
Sam Bush
Ocean Digital Office Systems
4607 Franklin Avenue, Ste 105
Wilmington, NC 28403
[email protected]
Xerox Channel Partner, Copier Service and Sales
Teresa McLamb
Teresa D. McLamb, Broker/Realtor
1001 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
[email protected]
Real Estate Sales
Ben Browning II
On The Spot Mobile Detailing
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Be[email protected]
Mobile Detailing and Mobile Car Wash
2435 Lynn Rd., Suite 106
Raleigh, NC 27612
[email protected]
6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 6
Wilmington, NC 28412
[email protected]
Full-Service Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery and Special
Needs Children
Chamber Friend
Nell Hunnicutt
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Kris Redmond
Redfern Designs
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
[email protected]
Staging and Styling Property Consulting
Duane Cone
Wilmington, NC 28411
[email protected]
Local City Guide
John Arntsen
List My Event LLC
108 S. Kerr Ave., Unit ‘C’
Wilmington, NC 28403
[email protected]
[email protected]
Local Web Service with National Presence to assist Local
Businesses, Non-Profits and Individuals to List, Find and Attend
Tell your business associates, acquaintances and friends to join
the Pleasure Island Of Commerce
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Happenings Around The Island
Katie B. Hines Senior Center
308 Cape Fear Blvd.
1st Saturday of the month from
7:30 am –11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast—Just $6.00
includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice & coffee.
American Legion Fish Fry
1st Friday of the month from 11:00
am to 7:00 pm, the American Legion Post 129 will hold a tasty Fish
Fry at 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in
Carolina Beach
(910.458.4253). For $8 a plate,
you will receive Large Whiting fillet
or NC Farm raised catfish, hush
puppies, cole slaw, potato salad,
iced tea or coffee. Beer and Wine
available for purchase. Captain Ray’s Seafood is also available for purchase. For an additional fee, the Ladies Auxiliary
will give you choices of dessert.
Free Posters available at Southern Signs, 5905 Carolina Beach Road,
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Happenings Around The Island
Chamber Member-to-Member
Discount Program
Check out the new Mobile Chamber Site at
Do business with a fellow member...and get a discount. Have you
checked out the Pleasure Island
Chamber Member-to-Member Discounts lately?
For More Info
Also, check out the new Pleasure Island video on our home page
Thank You from The Last
Federal Point Help Center Needs for
July 2012
Macaroni & cheese
Canned fish
Rice in 1 or 2 pound bags.
"The staff and owners of The
Last Resort truly appreciate everyone who came out to the
Chamber Social on Wednesday.
We hope everyone had a wonderful time, met some
new friends or connected with some old ones. We
are proud to be a member of the Chamber and hope
to see you soon!"
"Locals Night Every Tuesday with 1/2 Priced Bar and
Live Music!"
Thanks for everything.
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Happenings Around The Island
WOW—Look who got a write-up in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
recently !!! — Not Bad Company
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Letter From the Chair
Dear Members:
There is just something about living in paradise and being able to
enjoy the great events and happenings each week. No matter where
you visit, nothing compares to “home”. We are extremely fortunate to
have such a place that pulls out all of the stops to accommodate our
seasonal guests and locals alike!
The 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival was an amazing
success! The crowds continue to grow each year and the anticipation
for next year’s festival has already begun. As others have said, “this
festival is back!” Known as the longest running beach music festival
still held on the beach, the CBMF is gaining ground on some of the
larger beach music festivals in the tri state area. Thank you to all of
the volunteers and staff for working hard to make this festival one of the best!
Speaking of great events……by now, most everyone has heard the news that Gregg Allman will
be headlining the 19th Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival Oct 13th! Advance ticket sales are
booming as people are making plans to be on Pleasure Island for this epic music festival! As a
side note, securing this level of headliner takes a lot of work, diligence and most of all patience.
Thanks again to Gail and Greg for working hard to make this happen! The only issue we face now
is how do we top this next year??? Trust me when I say, they are already working on it!
I would like to encourage everyone to take the time to get out with your family and friends and
enjoy all of the weekly events happening at the Boardwalk. There is so much to do and the great
thing is that it’s all family friendly! We take pride in providing an environment that welcomes
families to our Boardwalk and allows them to create memories that will last a lifetime!
Be sure to stay up to date on all of the events throughout the year by visiting our website
Mike Worley
2012 Chairman-Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce