Outer Banks Chamber plans March membership drive

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce says that it takes more than luck for a small business to be successful.  A company needs customers, resources, strong economic conditions, the right employees and training -- all member benefits that the Outer Banks Chamber provides.

The Chamber of Commerce will conduct its annual membership recruitment drive March 14-17.  The Chamber's Board of Directors, staff and volunteers will pound the streets and reach out via social media and phones to invite area business owners to join the area’s largest business organization.
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Hatteras Island Real Estate: 2016 State of the Market Report

Back in the 1960s, Bob Dylan wrote a hit song titled, “The Times They Are a Changin.” This could easily describe the current state of the Hatteras Island real estate market with the addition of the words “for the better.”

For perspective, a buyer’s market began on Hatteras Island in June 2005. At the depths of that market, residential selling prices had dropped almost 50 percent, and undeveloped lot prices had plummeted close to 75 percent. When evaluating where the market is today, consider the following trends. 
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SBA reopens filing period for loans for Sandy damage

Businesses and residents in four northeastern North Carolina counties affected by Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 27 - 30, 2012 have more time to request low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced recently. The declaration covers Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell in northeastern North Carolina.
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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Fall 2015 Business Review

As the 2015 season winds down, it is shaping up to be a pretty good year for  Hatteras Island businesses. Hatteras appears to be in the early stages of recovery from the real estate downturn that began in 2005 and the national economic crisis that occurred in 2009.

Columnist Tom Hranicka takes a look at positive, negative, and mixed economic factors for the island.
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Hatteras Island Real Estate: Trends in vacation and investment properties

Each year, the National Association of Realtors publishes an Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey that reflects trends outside the primary residential and commercial markets. The survey, which was based on a sample of nearly 2,000 home buyers in 2014, always contains some interesting insights. 
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