American Legion Fish Fry

1st Friday of the month (Friday, October 3) 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 nuggets, hush puppies, cole slaw, potato salad, iced tea or coffee. Beer and Wine available for purchase. Captain Ray’s Award Winning Seafood Chowder or Conch Chowder is also available for purchase. October through March. Eat In or Take Out.

For an additional fee, the Ladies Auxiliary will give you choices of dessert.

Find more eats and sweets at the many amazing Carolina Beach and Kure Beach restaurants online at pleasureislandnc.org.


Welcome New Chamber 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

Nicole Becken
Orthopaedic Specialists
1300 Bridge Barrier Road, Building 3
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Orthopaedic care and Physical Therapy

Carlton A. Brown
EntreServe Corporation
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Digital Services, Financial Services, Print & Copy

Robert Lewis
The Island Men
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Non-Profit Organization

Todd Barber
The Last Resort (New Owners)
600 N. Lake Park Blvd..
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
North Carolina’s smallest Bar

Jenni Pietsch
SeaWitch (New Owner)
227 Carolina Beach Ave. North
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Bar and Restaurant, Outdoor seating, Pet Friendly, Entertainment

Want to learn about how a Chamber membership could benefit your business? Call 910-458-8434 or learn more here: http://pleasureislandnc.org/become-a-member.php


Pancake Breakfast at The Katie B. Hines Senior Center

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

1st Saturday of the month (October 4, 2014) from 7:30 am –11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast—Just $6.00 includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice & coffee

Katie B. Hines Senior Center
308 Cape Fear Blvd.

more info:
(910) 458-6609

The Katie B. Hines Senior Center is a New Hanover County facility.
See you there!


Spotlight on Business - EntreServ

I started EntreServ in 2011. Luke Whitley and myself funded the startup. Both of us are venture capital-ists, but we both grew up on adjoining farms in Halifax County (Enfield, NC).

The company is family run and operates a 3 divisions under one umbrella. We will be a Pleasure Island company. My family was originally from Carolina Beach, before my great grandmother (Ila Jane Brigman) married and moved in the 1950’s. She along with Great Aunt’s Laura and Florence owned the arcade here and rented out rooms above it. My Aunt’s cont’d to live here so my mother spent a lot of time here as a child, and it was always our vacation spot to come even long after their passing’s .

Carlton A. Brown
President | CEO
Company Overview
EntreServ Digital designs, builds, and maintains high-performance websites, mobile apps, blogs, social media, e-mail marketing & online reputation management! We are Google Partners, and app developers for Apple & Android.

EntreServ Capital connects small business owners with short-term cash needs to investors willing to lend it to them. When banks say no, we say yes. Bad Credit isn't a problem, we require no tax returns, collateral or personal guarantees for loans between $1000-$250,000. 

EntreServ Print & Copy offers the very best quality, high-volume print and copy services available, and we match that quality with the very best prices - bar none! Let us quote your next print job, we'll save you 30%-50% and we'll deliver a better product.

About Carlton
A North Carolina Entrepreneur, Carlton has invested in numerous companies since the late 1980's. Originally from Roanoke Rapids NC, he currently calls Carolina Beach home.

All projects and investments in which he holds a majority interest are managed by Carlton Brown Companies and include: Digital Media, Small Business Lending, Outdoor Advertising, Print & Copy Services, as well as Commercial, Residential & Farm Property Rentals.

Quick to help out a good cause, Carlton has committed his time, energy and money to many charities and non-profits including The Chil-dren's Miracle Network, Duke University's Iron Dukes, The Miracle League of the Triangle and served 4-years on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau (Eastern NC) as an Officer, Director and the Company's Vice-Chairman.



“Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans” by Wilmington Artist Harriett M. Forbes, 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Winner

This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes.  Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at CafĂ© Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”.  Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago.

Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program.  With retirement, Harriet picked up her passion for photography and took additional classes in drawing and painting, specializing in flowers and nature scenes.  This led to more classes and workshops (including lessons from famed artist Carol Ann Herring in her Statesville Studio).  Harriett has moved up into teaching her own classes, recently at the Florence Art School in the North Carolina Mouintains. 

Harriet M. Forbes, 2014 Poster Winner
with Chamber President Gail McCloskey 
with the winning entry and the Festival Poster.
Harriett is a member of the Wilmington Art Association and has been part of their juried Spring Art Show the past three years.  In 2013, her painting “Pink Organdy” was selected as the winner of their poster contest  In addition, her painting “el turista” won Best of Show at the 2014 Southport Summer Regional Art Show which was juried by nationally recognized water colorist Judy Betts.

This year we had a total of nineteen entries which made for a difficult decision for the judges.  All of the entries were very colorful, fanciful and energetic.  The kinetic brightness and colorful presentation of Harriet’s piece set this year’s selection apart from the others.

We are proud to have Harriet Forbis represent the 21st year of this great Festival.  Harriet will be attending the Festival where she will be signing posters, discussing her inspiration for this piece and offering additional selections of her musically-inspired, colorful and unique artwork in the Arts and Wine Garden.  Posters and T-shirts will be on sale soon at the Chamber offices and will be available at the Festival as long as supplies last. Again, Congratulations Harriett!!

For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.


SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

October 11th & 12th

For additional information, please visit Pleasure Island Event Calendar.

If you're traveling to Pleasure Island for this festival, we invite you to search our site on Where to Stay, Where to Play, Where to Eat and explore Local Businesses to get the most out of your trip.


FALL is right around the corner!

Fall is a great time to visit Pleasure Island.

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach on Pleasure Island, NC offer tons of attractions and fun things to do for visitors and residents of all ages. Come enjoy the beautiful Fall weather for a family vacation or a weekend getaway.  Enjoy our fun events and festivals, and discover all the unique and wonderful attractions we have to offer! 

Find lodging off-season specials and things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS - Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina

The #1 Provider of Premium Used, Reconditioned, and Customized Golf Cars for Coastal Carolina

Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina is a retail golf car store located in Wilmington, NC. We stock a full line of electric and gas golf car vehicles for a wide variety of applications. Whether for the neighborhood, beach, camp ground, golf course, racetrack, property management, nursery, storage facility, college campus, commercial facility, airport, etc., we have a vehicle to match your needs!


5912 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412


Free MUSIC - Tonight

Come and enjoy the music on beautiful Pleasure Island! 


TWO Live Music Events:


Friday, September 5th - Variety Show - 6:00-10:00pm 

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park - 105 Atlantic Avenue

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy free concerts by the sea!

Tonight's concert featuring the R&B/Funk of CELL BLOC 2 & Caribbean Styled Reggae, Latin, Pop & Funk of Zion with ZION
For more information call 910-458-8216

Friday, September 5th - Summer Concert Series - 6:30-8:30pm

Fort Fisher Recreation Area in Kure Beach - featuring POLAR BEAR BLUES BAND

Bring blankets and chairs, a few friends, and a picnic dinner. Please don't bring pets or beverages - there will be drinks available for sale.

Find more things to do in Carolina Beach & Kure Beach on the Pleasure Island Event Calendar.


Welcome New Chamber 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.

Bennett Tanton
3600 S. College Road, Ste E-173
Wilmington, NC 28412
Supplemental insurance for individuals and groups to help pay benefits major medical will not.

Alfred & Arlene Holmes
Holmes Chicken & Seafood
Ivanhoe, NC 28477
Festival Food Truck and Service

Terry Hall
RSVP Cape Fear
1121-C Military Cutoff Rd, #333
Wilmington, NC 28405
Direct Mail Services

Matthew Neal
Carolina Flyboard
1001 Balcombe Drive
Rocky Point, NC 28457
Flyboard training, Sales & Rentals

Chris Stellaccio
Don Bullard Insurance
4709 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Full service Independent Insurance Agency that specializes in home and auto insurance and has multiple carriers, some of which include the wind without going through the state wind pool.

Tell your business associates, acquaintances and friends to join the Pleasure Island Chamber Of Commerce.


Carolina Beach SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) Challenge

3-Mile Stand-Up Paddleboard Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Challenge

Saturday - September 6, 2014
Race Start: 8 am

Location: Carolina Beach Yacht Basin

Proceeds will benefit:

Race Day Schedule:
7:00 am - Race Day Registration
7:45 am - Racers Meeting
8:00 am - 3-Mile Race Start
9:30 am - Family Fun Challenge Start
11:00 am - Awards Ceremony and After Party
1:30 pm - Demos (check PaddleGuru.com for more information)

After Party:
Gibby's Dock & Dine
315 Canal Drive

Registration & Additional Information:
visit PaddleGuru.com

For questions or sponsorship information contact Race Organizers: Sandy Mitofsky or Christina Dees sandy_mitofsky@yahoo.com or christinamdees@gmail.com or at 919-539-3490


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