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The Brunswick County Chamber piloted the Building Brunsco Kids Expo on August 25th, 2018.  Seeing their success, the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce added a similar event in their areas of the County. 

What is a Youth Business Fair?  Applicants create a product or service, develop the brand, and then market and sell it at the event. They run the booths without adult assistance ensuring they practice skills necessary for professional and personal growth such as creative and critical thinking, math and communication skills.

The Southport-Oak Island Youth Business Fair will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 am - 1:00pm in Brunswick Community College Southport Center, 705 North Lord Street, Southport.  

This event is sponsored by Acton Academy & Acton Children's Business Fair.

The participants will be judged, and awards given out to  Most Original, Highest Business Potential, Best Presentation & Overall.  Title Certificate Sponsors Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Ken WhiteSouthport Magazine and Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery.  

Age Group Sponsors:  Kindergarten to 2nd Grade -  Burnish BookkeepingCFF Kids Gymnastics and Fitness AcademySoaring Away.  3rd Grade to 5th Grade - R.D. White and Sons and SeaGlass Designs - glass straws.  6th Grade to 8th Grade - Jamerson Appliance Repair and Youth Choice Family Health & Wellness.  9th Grade to 12th Grade - Coastal Painting & Improvements Dosher Memorial Hospital.