Island Vibes April 2024

ello, Isle of Palms community! With spring in the air and longer days among us, the Isle of Palms Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for an active season of service, outreach and community support. Over the past year, chamber membership has increased by 15 percent, and we are excited to welcome our newest members DeepWater Church and King & Society Real Estate and Construction. In addition, the chamber recently established our Membership Committee to be led by members from CRM Services, Lowcountry Community Chaplaincy and Palmetto Painting Contractors. This committee will further develop our membership processes and outreach. We have also established our Hospitality Committee and are seeking volunteers who will serve the hospitality needs of the chamber forcement Neighborhood Support (LENS) Foundation for the success of the inaugural Wild Child Triathlon on Feb. 25. The event was a great success and highlighted LENS’ impact on our great community. We wish you a wonderful and safe start to spring and encourage all residents and businesses to reach out to us for support and collaboration. We love being your neighbor! You can stay informed about our community and IOP Chamber by following @DiscoverIOP and @IOPchamber. We invite you to join us on April 23 from noon to 1 p.m. at the IOP Exchange Club for our next IOP Chamber meeting. Thank you for your continued support and for making the Isle of Palms a world-class island to live, work and play. Chamber Notes New initiative focused on boosting island hospitality By Rod Turnage, President, IOP Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS 10 H like event coordination and lunches, including interaction with the island’s food and beverage professionals. These two critical committees will support our membership, the island community and businesses. Many of our members will support the Isle of Palms Songwriters Festival on April 14 from 1-10 p.m. at The Dinghy. This is the second year of the event, spearheaded by Dave Landeo, with proceeds going to Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Lowcountry Music Scholarship. Please show your support by coming out to see over 14 local and regional songwriters perform their upbeat original songs in a great beach venue setting. See isle-of-palms-songwriter-festival/ for more information. If you are a woman business leader or entrepreneur, you will not want to miss IOP Chamber’s Women in Business Month coming in June. We will be highlighting local businesses led by women throughout the month including a celebration at our June 18 meeting with nationally-recognized speaker Jennifer Blake. The chamber would like to extend our congratulations to the Law EnSCAN FOR LIVE BEACH TRAFFIC AND WEATHER Traffic Safety Expert