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Dog Days Of Summer?
Here, We're In Full Swing
BY DEBBIE KUPP
Vice- President For Organizational Development
South Brunswick Islands Chamber Of Commerce
The dog days of summer? Not in the South Brunswick Islands!
if you drive down Shallotte's Main Street or visit any of the islands
and Calabash, you know that the dog days of sum
mer arc anything but that to the South Brunswick
Things are no different for your chamber of
commerce. Membership renewal and the new
member blitz are in full swing through September,
while the 1995 South Brunswick Islands Guide to
local business and services is being created. Also,
plans for the South Brunswick Islands King Classic
fishing tournament and the N.C. Oyster Festival are
getting finishing touches.
These activities take enormous effort and are the major sources of
funds that support the chamber. Whether we succeed or fail really de
pends on you ? first with your decision to become or continue to be a
chamber member, and second, by volunteering and/or by attending the
King Classic at Holden Beach Sept. 16 and 17 and the N.C. Oyster
Festival in Seaside Oct. 14 and IS.
As a member of the South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Com
merce you are joining other concerned business and professional mem
bers of your community to promote the civic and economic progress of
the South Brunswick Islands.
What does that mean to you? If the chamber does its job right, it
will increase the revenues that flow into this community and your pock
etbook. It will push legislation that improves the well-being and liveli
hood of the residents of the South Brunswick Islands, and it will unite
the vast resources in this community to build a strong and more prosper
ous future for our children.
Oct. 1 is the deadline to join or renew your membership with the
South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce and to guarantee your
place in the 1995 guide. With your membership, you can advertise in
the guide and join other businesses and services who use this publica
tion to reach hundreds of thousands of visitors and local residents.
The 1995 guide has been improved to a larger and more professional
format and is sure to be even more successful in promoting our local
businesses and attractions. You can call the chamber at 754-6644 to en
sure your membership and space in the guide.
Don't let this busy summer end without your commitment to the
South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce.
Grand Strand Sponsors
Prostate Cancer Seminar
Grand Strand Regional Medical
Center in Myrtle Beach will sponsor
a seminar on prostate cancer
Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 un
til 7:30 p.m. in the classroom
Prostate cancer is the most com
mon cancer among American men
and is the second leading cause of
cancer death among men over age
55. According to the American
Cancer Society, about one man in 1 0
will develop prostate cancer; for
African American men, thai risk in
creases to one in nine. When detect
ed early, prostate cancer can he
cured in most cases.
Richard Young M.D., urologist at
Grand Strand Regional, will be
guest speaker. He will discuss the
risk factors, diagnosis and early
treatment of prostate cancer as well
as the benefits of early detection.
Those attending the seminar also
will have the opportunity to sign up
for the hospital's annual prostate
cancer screening, scheduled this
year for Monday, Sept. 19, and
Tuesday. Sept. 20, from 6 until 8:30
p.m. in the medical center's Out
patient/Same Day Surgery Depart
The screening includes a digital
rectal exam, performed by a board
certified urologist on the medical
center's staff, and the prostate-spe
cific antigen blood test. It is offered
only to men age 40 and older.
The seminar is part of Grand
Strand Regional 's "You and Your
Health " monthly seminar series and
is free and open to the public. Due
to limited seating, registration is re
quired and can be made by calling
Community Health Services at
Those not attending the seminar
who wish to make an appointment
for the prostate cancer screening can
do so by calling the same number
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. begin
Unique Market Idea Getting
People in California, Texas and
Minnesota read about Ocean Isle
Beach's new Ocean Aire Market last
week when the unique golf-themed
grocery store was featured in news
paper articles from the Atlantic to
On its opening day Aug. 17,
Ocean Aire Market was featured in a
regional daily newspaper article
which apparently was picked up by
the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Mor
ning News and a newspaper "some
where in Minnesota," according to
market co-owner Ken Proctor.
Proctor, a metallurgist and Ocean
Isle Beach commissioner, and his
partner, former general contractor
Frank Roberts, came up with the
marketing concept of a grocery store
which would pay tribute to one of
their favorite pastimes and a pillar of
the local economy.
Aisles in their ih.w store aren't
numbered but are designated by a
particularly challenging hole at an
area golf course. Their produce de
partment is called "The Greens
keeper," complete with sprinklers
and simulated thunder and lightning.
Cold cuts are found in "The Links"
and fresh bakery goods in "The Pro
Shop." Beer and wine are at the
Check-out lanes fly the pin flags
of local golf courses, and grocery
arc bagged and carried to customers'
cars by "caddies."
The market is also the area's first
grocery storeS to accept credit cards
and automatic teller cards.
A grand opening celebration is
scheduled for early September.
Margaret Thorn of Shallottc has
as a home
Thorn is a
has worked as a
nurse's aide for four years.
Speaks At Meeting
Alan W. Brown. M.D., of
members of the
tric Society at
the society's se
m i - a n n u a I
Rcfractivc surgery helps reduce or
eliminate dependency for eyeglasses
and contact lenses. Brown discussed
advances in refractive procedures
and presented some of his own tech
He is medical director of Carolina
Eye Associates' Eastern Regional
Center, which includes a site at The
Vemon Bennett of Sunset Beach
and Salisbury has achieved member
ship in the Canandaigua Wine Com
pany's "100-Percent Club."
Bennett is owner of Bennett
Distributing Company in Salisbury
and lives part-time at his home on
Bay Street in Sunset Beach.
The 100-Percent Club recognizes
distributors' accomplishment in sell
ing Canandaigua products.
Kendall H. Suh. M.D., staff
physician at The Brunswick Hosital,
recently became a diplomate of the
Board of Certification in Emergency
Medicine, affiliated with the Ameri
can Association of Medical Special
Suh was certified by the Ameri
can Board of Family Practice in
To become board certified in
emergency medicine, a physician
must have completed three years of
training in a primary care specialty
in addition to five years of active
tice in emer
cine. The physi
cian also must
hours of prac
tice, be certified
cardiac life sup
port and ad
life support, and must pass a written
and oral examination.
Suh lives at Ocean Isle Beach and
serves on the town's board of com
missioner. He is a member of the
South Brunswick Isles Civitan Club.
Each year, he and his fellow
Civitans sponsor the "Dr. Kendall H.
Suh Civitans Scholarship" for stu
dents at West Brunswick High
He has been a member of The
Brunswick Hospital's medical staff
for eight years.
Day Care Open
Wee Blessings Day Care Center
at Shallotte Point will host an open
house on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 4
until 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Earp is owner of the
state-registered child care facility. It
is on Marshline Court off Holden
Road. The public is welcome.
Help Children Develop Money Smarts
The N.C. Association of Certified
Public Accountants recommends
that parents take an active role in
teaching their children good money
Children as young as 3 can under
stand the concept of exchanging
money for something they want.
However, most children are not
ready to learn how money is earned,
saved and spent until they reach age
By the time your children are in
elementary school, it's important to
let them know that money is not
limitless. One way to accomplish
this is by having them assist you
with your grocery shopping. Let
them know that there is only a limit
ed amount of funds that can be spent
on weekly groceries. As you shop,
allow your children to keep track of
how much money you're spending
and have them inform you when you
reach your limit.
Go through this process again
when you buy your children new
clothes. Once you involve children
in excursions like these, they'll not
only better understand spending lim
its, but may also come up with their
own ideas for saving money.
An allowance should not be used
to reward or punish your child, but
rather to provide a means for chil
dren to learn how to manage their
own money. Child experts disagree
about whether or not an allowance
should be provided in exchange for
chores around the house. However,
financial experts, such as CPAs,
agree that an allowance should be
provided regularly, such as weekly,
and that the child, not the parent,
should determine how the money is
The best time to start a child on
an allowance is around the age of 6.
When you provide the allowance,
also give the child advice as to how
the money might be saved or spent.
Don't bail your children out if they
spend all their allowance and need
extra money for a movie or a gift for
a friend. Your children will learn the
importance of money management
skills by experiencing first-hand the
consequences of not spending their
Don't just tell your children to
save money, show them how. When
they are about 7 or 8 years old, it's
time to get some of their money out
of piggy banks and into savings ac
Encourage them to make regular
deposits. Take your children to the
bank with you so they feel they are
actively managing their own finan
cial affairs. To encourage savings,
you may want to match the amount
of money your children deposit.
Also, recommend that your chil
dren save money in their bank ac
counts for some special purchases ?
such as a new bicycle, stereo equip
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ment or other big-ticket item. This
will teach them to set financial goals
and help them to develop the disci
pline necessary to meet those goals.
Even if your child has saved only
a minimal amount of money, it's
worth the time to review bank state
ments and explain the concept of
how money can grow by earning in
terest. Sooner or later, most children
realize that it's a good deal to be
able to earn money just by letting
their savings sit in the bank.
As your children get older, intro
duce them to other investment vehi
cles, such as stocks and savings
bonds. Instead of giving your chil
dren video games or clothing for
their birthdays, give them savings
bonds or stock in a company they
recognize, such as a fast-food com
pany or toy manufacturer. This will
help them to understand basic in
Finally, CPAs urge you to remem
ber that how children save, spend
and invest their money can be great
ly influenced by your own financial
habits. By setting a good example,
you'll let your children know that
money doesn't grow on trees, but
rather through saving and investing.
Money Management is a weekly
column on personal finance pre
pared and distributed by the N.C.
Association of Certified Public
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