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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The symbolic cutting of the ribbon on Jan. 14, 2013 completed a five-plus year project and officially opened the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome & Conference Center.
The Chamber's move from 4841 Long Beach Road was triggered by a notification from North Carolina Department of Transportation that the Chamber’s Office was in the path of a new road construction project which would connect Highway 133 to Hwy 87 near Bethel Church Road.
After some twists, turns and a donation by Dr. Brad L. Hilaman, MD the Chamber moved to the 4433 Long Beach Road location in October of 2012 and immediately began plans to construct a 1,600 square feet meeting and storage room addition.
Based on a custom design by Glenn Willis, Coastal Carolina Designs, Chad McCullough, McCullough Construction built the functional but attractive addition with Carolina Creations Landscaping providing support on the landscaping and parking lot.
Pictured: Joe Hilaman cutting the ribbon with Senator Bill Rabon, Representative Frank Iler; County Commissioner Frank Williams; Clerk of Superior Court James MacCallum; Chamber Board Members including President Sam Keziah and Building & Grounds Chairman Gene Faller; Planning Committee Members including the Chairman Don Hughes; Chad McCullough, McCullough Construction & Glenn Willis, Carolina Coastal Designs.