Pleasure Island Chamber Member 2 Member Discount Program

Introducing the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce's newest program exclusively for Chamber members:

The Member 2 Member Discount Program.

This value-added benefit is not available to the general public. It will not only enhance your membership as a consumer, but also offer promotional / advertising opportunities for participating businesses.

All Chamber members receive a membership card entitling them to discounts at participating Chamber businesses. Simply being a member of the Chamber of Commerce entitles you to use the program. There are no extra fees. Simply visit the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce online to review a list of all the current participants in the program:

Member 2 Member Discount Program

Please bookmark the above page and check back often. Updates will be posted as we continue to receive additional participants.

Offers are subject to change. The program will be renewed each December.

To add your business to the Pleasure Island Chamber Member 2 Member Discount Program, please contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce or call Gail at 910-458-8434.

Thank you!


Pleasure Island Photography - Annual Membership Dinner Photos for Purchase

The 2008 Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Dinner Cruise certainly was an event to remember.

Jimmy Lippard of Pleasure Island Photography was there and captured hundreds of wonderful photos of the group.

These photos are available for purchase at the Pleasure Island Photography website: www.PleasureIslandPhotography.com or click here for direct access to this album:




Shanty's Beach & Blues Club Grand Opening - February 6th

David Wade of Shanty's Beach and Blues Club in Carolina Beach, NC announces a re-scheduled Grand Opening Celebration for Friday, February 6th, 2009 (originally scheduled for January 24th).

Check back for more details as they become available!


Wilmington Senior Softball Association is looking for players

Spring training is set to begin in March and the Wilmington Senior Softball Association is looking for both full and part time players.

  • What: Wilmington Senior Softball League
  • When: March 2009 - September 2009
  • Where: Games are held at various locations throughout Wilmington, including Empie Park, Ogden Park, Veterans Field, and Robert Strange Park
Games are two mornings a week and are sanctioned by both ASA and the North Carolina Senior Games.

Their motto is: "We don't stop playing because we get old; we grow old because we stop playing!"

For more information about playing in this league, please visit their website: Wilmington Senior Softball League.

Have fun!


Pleasure Island Snow Day - Weather Related Announcements

A couple of announcements related to today's snowy weather (January 20, 2009):

Town of Carolina Beach Offices to Close Due to Inclement Weather

Effective at 3:00pm today, (January 20, 2009), all Carolina Beach government offices will be closed. All recreation programs scheduled for this evening have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

The Board of Adjustments meeting scheduled for this evening has also been canceled. Any delays in activity for tomorrow will be announced at a later time.

Kure Beach Town Council Meeting and Public Hearings Canceled this Evening

The Kure Beach Town Council held an emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss whether ot not to hold its regular Council meeting tonight along with its scheduled public hearings. The Town Council decided, with a vote of 4 - 1, NOT to hold the public hearings or the regular Council meeting tonight due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions. The emergency meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

Other Pleasure Island, NC Related Closings
  • The Kure Beach Town Hall will close at 2:00 p.m. today.
  • The City of Wilmington government offices are closed beginning at 2:00 p.m. today.
  • The New Hanover County government offices are closed beginning at 2:00 p.m. today.

Snowing at the Beach!

Pleasure Island, NC saw snow today! If anyone has any photos or videos from their day in the snow, please share with us here or on:

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page


Pleasure Island Chamber MySpace Page.


Michael's Seafood Announces Their New 5 and 10 Specials

Don't let the economy get you down - or stop you from enjoying a meal from your favorite restaurant.

Michael's Seafood at 1306 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC has created all new "5 and 10 Specials."

Each day, Michael's Seafood Restaurant will feature a $5.00 lunch special and a $10.00 dinner special. The specials will change daily so be sure to drop in often.

Please visit Michael's Seafood Restaurant online for more information.



Free Admission to the North Carolina Aquarium in Honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is honoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by waiving admission fees for the day.

The 2009 holiday falls on Monday, January 19th. This is one of two holidays that the aquarium reserves for the public to visit without an admission charge.

The Aquarium hours are 9 am to 5 pm.

For more information about the Fort Fisher Aquarium, please visit their website: North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.


Fort Fisher State Historic Site Presents "Fort Fisher Then & Now"

Fort Fisher State Historic Site on Pleasure Island, NC is presenting:

Fort Fisher: Then & Now

It's not too late to check out this exciting event!

  • What: Fort Fisher: Then & Now
  • When: Saturday, January 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach, NC
  • Info: Tickets for the 3-D show are $5 for adults and $3 for kids age 12 and under
"Fort Fisher: Then & Now" marks the 144th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle. Highlights of the event will feature a 3-D Civil War Photography Show, artillery & Infantry demos, Wet Plate photography demos, a hands-on children's activity area and period music.

For more information about this event or about the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in general, please visit their website: North Carolina State Historic Sites: Fort Fisher


Palm Air Realty - New Name

Palm Air Vacation Rentals owners Anne Brodsky and EA Ruth have changed the name of their Kure Beach, NC beach rental and real estate business to:

Palm Air Realty

The new business name takes effect on February 1, 2009.

For beach cottage, oceanfront condo, and efficiency apartment rental reservations on Kure Beach, NC, please call Palm Air Realty at 866-458-5269.

For Carolina Beach and Kure Beach real estate sales, please call 910-409-0120.


Pleasure Island Events Calendar

Are you planning a vacation to the North Carolina coast? If so, you need to consider a visit to Pleasure Island, home of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and historic Fort Fisher on the southeastern shore.

We are host to some wonderful and renowned events all year long, including:
Plus weekly summer events such as Fireworks on the Beach, Free Summer Concerts, and Free Movies at Carolina Beach Lake.

The Pleasure Island Chamber members & local organizations host a number of additional events from January to December including:
  • The Special Olympics Polar Plunge
  • Annual Steve Haydu St. Ptricks Lo-Tide Run
  • Sun Coast Cruiser "Back to the Beach" Car Show
  • Kure Beach Annual Street Fair
  • Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament
  • Miss Pleasure Island Beauty Pageant
  • Kure Beach Double Sprint Triathalon
  • Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival
  • Island of Lights Holiday Events
Please check out our Pleasure Island Calendar of Events for dates and details on these and other events taking place here throughout 2009.


Chamber of Commerce Member to Member Discount Program

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is implementing a Member to Member Discount Program effective February 1, 2009.

Participating Pleasure Island Chamber members will offer discounts to fellow Chamber members and be able to obtain special discounts from participating member businesses themselves.

This program is a great way to:
  • reap additional benefits from your Chamber membership,
  • support our local economy,
  • attract new business,
  • get free advertising for your business,
  • create a loyal, local customer base with your peer network through the Chamber.
Participating members will be listed in a new category in our online Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Member Services Directory.

If you are not currently a member of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce but are interested in joining, please find out how to become a member of the chamber on our website or call Gail or Aimee today at 910-458-8434.


Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar January Special

The Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar on Carolina Beach, NC is offering a January Special:

(not valid with coupons or any other offer)

So come on down to the Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar at 1211 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach NC for some great seafood and awesome live music!


New Members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce - January 2009

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome our newest members for 2009! The following businesses realized the importance of economic growth for Pleasure Island and have pledged their support by investing in your Chamber of Commerce. Please consider these businesses when you are in need of products or services.

We invite you to find out how to become a member of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce and learn more about the many benefits that come with membership.

Mike Britt
Large Time Charters, Carolina Beach Charter Boat Fishing
Carolina Beach Town Marina
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Skip Tyson
Pediatric Dentistry, DDS, DDS
2606 Iron Gate Drive, Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28412

David Wade
Shanty's Beach & Blues Club, dance club and bar
103 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Pleasure Island Chamber Facebook Page

Just in time for the new year, The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce has its very own Facebook page!

Pleasure Island Chamber Official Facebook Page

We're excited to be a part of the Facebook network and we hope you visit our profile, bookmark the page, become a fan, add your photos and video, leave comments, tell us about your business or event, start a discussion, and just keep up with all the latest news from Pleasure Island.

Happy New Year and See you on Facebook!


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