The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our beautiful coast in northeastern North Carolina. Not only does the region boast over 120 miles of some of the best beaches in the world, it is home to unique retail shops and opportunities; world-class restaurants serving local seafood and more; and accommodations to fit every need including long-term and short-term stays. Our community thrives in a tourism-based economy; we are also home to top of the line, custom boat builders; commercial fishing operations; light industrial manufacturers and more.
As the largest business organization in the area, and the only Chamber in the region accredited by the Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE), the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent our region, including Dare County, Currituck County and Ocracoke Island. In October of 2016, the Outer Banks Chamber was named Outstanding Chamber of the Year (700+ member category) for its efforts to bring opportunities for business success to the region.
We hope you enjoy this annual issue of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce publication, Outer Banks Experience, showcasing the OBX lifestyle. This magazine highlights the beautiful region we call home, including a thriving economy, top-ranked education system, accessible health care, bountiful history and recreational opportunities. In addition, a directory of our member businesses is included. We hope you will utilize this directory when searching for products and services in our area.
Our mission, “Empower the Outer Banks business community by promoting and developing economic prosperity,” reflects our commitment to the business community. The Outer Banks Chamber works hard to connect businesses to resources available to assist them in their planning while offering programs and services that encourage business growth and success. With the introduction in 2018 of the OBXMADE brand, we hope to continue to highlight and showcase our local small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Welcome to our piece of paradise.
Karen S. Brown,
President & CEO, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce