Presented by the South Brunswick Business Development Committee
Supply, NC— OCTOBER 16, 2018 — The South Brunswick Business Development Committee, a 501(c)3 operating under the umbrella of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the second in an ongoing series of breakfast meetings branded as the ‘BrunscoBiz Breakfast Series’ on Thursday, November 8. The presenting panel will showcase some of the progressive, innovative and transformative projects that are either underway or in the planning stages in our South Brunswick Islands communities.
“The BrunscoBiz Breakfast Series, which is an ongoing networking opportunity open to the public, has allowed us to expand our reach and attract interest from outside the South Brunswick Islands communities, reaching into Little River, North Myrtle Beach and Loris in South Carolina,” said Shannon Viera, President of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. “We hope this will serve as the catalyst of future collaborative efforts of the South Brunswick Islands communities and beyond.”
“The Committee hosted the inaugural breakfast in May of this year featuring Congressman David Rouzer and local CPA Davis Milligan to discuss the latest tax reforms and their impact on small business,” said Allen Bryant, Chair of the South Brunswick Business Development Committee. “We’re confident that, with such an exciting topic and with great community interest and support, our second breakfast will be even more successful than the first!”
About the Panel
Representatives from the Towns of Carolina Shores, Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte will be on hand to discuss efforts they’re preparing to propose, promote and fund to help foster a strong economic environment supporting existing businesses and nurturing growth and new local investment. One of the challenges facing the South Brunswick Islands is the disconnect between the positive story we have to tell and the data relied upon by the businesses that we would like to attract, both to provide the services needed and desired by the year-round residents and vacationers to the area. The census data that is evaluated by large restaurants, retailers and service providers show that 55% of the households in the South Brunswick Islands have Social Security income and 38% Retirement income, however, communities in the South Brunswick Islands rank #1, 4, 5, 6 & 7 of the wealthiest zip codes in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties according to the 2018 Wilmington Book of Lists. The census shows 50% of the homes in our community are vacant, which is often perceived as a negative reflection on that are, yet in our case shows that 50% of the homes are second homes and vacation homes for high net worth individuals.
About the South Brunswick Business Development Committee
The South Brunswick Business Development Committee is a 501c3 Foundation that works to facilitate and fund activities driven by the needs of the South Brunswick Islands business community in coordination with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the towns that make up the South Brunswick Islands. The Foundation Board Members are firmly committed to carrying out a thoughtful plan of work that supports existing businesses and nurtures growth and new local investment in our South Brunswick Islands communities. The SBBDC has championed infrastructure improvements, such as the extension of Highway 31 in Myrtle Beach into Brunswick County. We have invested in www.BuildingBrunswickBusiness.com, a one-stop, interactive, online portal which houses economic, workforce, education and demographic data for Brunswick County as well as the five-county region of Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina and Horry County, South Carolina.
Advance Registration is appreciated and is open to the public at www.BuildingBrunswickBusiness.com.
Admission is $15 and includes breakfast.
Thursday, November 8
Brunswick Electric Community Room
795 Ocean Highway, Supply
Doors open at 7:30 AM
Program will begin promptly at 8:00 AM