Youth Business Fair

Presented by Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce

The Southport-Oak Island Youth Business Fair inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneurs. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Acton Academy to bring our area, this one-day market that gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses.

The young entrepreneurs have created a product or service and developed the brand, and on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10 am – 1 pm in the Southport City Gym (211 N. Atlantic Avenue) they will market and sell it at the Youth Business Fair. The public is encouraged to attend the Fair and “Shop Small” while supporting area youth.

There will be 25 young entrepreneurs participating in the one-day market. The ages of the participants range from 2nd grade to 11th graders. The products and services vary widely.

These bright entrepreneurs will 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. To ensure success, the participants are required to attend two workshops organized by the Chamber, led by Jay Schach, Sea Grass Consulting.

The participants will be judged, and awards are given for Most Original, Highest Business Potential, Best Presentation & Overall.

For more information contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at (910) 457-6964 or visit the website at

2022 Presenting Sponsor: Novant Health

2022 Journal Sponsor: Benna Consulting, LLC

2022 Certificate Sponsor: Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS, Mitzi Swing Independent Mary Kay Consultant, Pacula BuildersSouthport Ace Hardware,