Exceptional Customer Service

by Aug 28, 2023Business, Southport Oak Island

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the Summer 2023 Golden Pineapple Awards.

This summer the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce awarded 40 local businesses a Golden Pineapple Award at a ceremony held at the chamber office. Golden Pineapple Awards are given quarterly to those businesses nominated by their customers for providing consistent and exceptional customer service. The pineapple is the international symbol of hospitality, which is the reason the chamber chose it for the award.

“Customer service is the new marketing, it’s what differentiates one business from another,” says Jay Baer, author and president of Convince & Convert, an online customer service and digital marketing consultancy.

2023 Golden Pineapple Award

The Summer 2023 Golden Pineapple Award Winners were:

Activities & Attractions
The Adventure Kayak Company
Joe’s Golf Simulator
Seaside Dance
St. James Community Center
Throw Baxe Axe House and Board Game Lounge

Better Beach Rentals & Sales
LaPolena Bed & Breakfast
Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., Realtors
Ocean Crest Motel
River Hotel of Southport

Coastline Insurance Associates of NC, Inc.
Hamilton Realty Group
exp Realty
Hand Crafted Massage
Live Oak Med Spa
Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., Realtors
Southern Realty Advantage
Swanson Realty

The Artisans Gallery on Howe
Bald Head Coffee & Tea House
Coastal Cottage Shoppe
Dosher Memorial Hospital Flea Market
Dunes Mercantile Gifts & Guitars
The Apothecary at St. James

Brunswick Glass
Coastal Painting & Improvements
Comfort Science Solutions
Cooper Electric
Cruise Planners Lina Dicola
FOCUS Broadband
Fortitude Roofing
J.G.M. Tile Group
K. Starr Coaching
Pelican Prowash
River Run Pack & Ship
Safe at Home Services
Salt Air Heating, Cooling & Electrical
The State Port Pilot

Nonprofit Organizations
Cape Fear Yacht Club Sailing Summer Program
Oak Island Senior Center.

Nominations for the fall quarter will be taken until October 31. If you would like to nominate a chamber member business that has provided you with exceptional customer service, visit the chamber’s website at chambersmallbusinessawards.com to complete a brief nomination form.