Island Vibes May 2024

ello, Isle of Palms community! The wonderful clear skies of April proved ideal for island life and the chamber’s community involvement. Welcome to the newest IOP Chamber member, The Outpost at IOP Marina. One benefit to becoming an IOP Chamber member is our marketing outreach through our @ discoveriop and @iopchamber channels. The Outpost will be featured as a new member to over 5,000 followers. Our online marketing channels have exceeded 582,000 impressions and more than 15,000 clicks over the past year. We value our members and will continue to offer online marketing support. If you would like to experience the benefits of an IOP Chamber membership or are interested in an individual associate Although there is still much work to be considered on this front, we see continued collaboration and efforts from the city administration, council and the Community Enrichment Committee to further improve traffic and parking. In their first month of service, PCI saw a 600-plus percent increase in parking warnings and a 380-plus percent increase in parking tickets for March 2024 compared to March 2023. As the summer nears, the Isle of Palms Chamber will be surveying businesses and residents about the parking improvements they have seen in 2024. This traffic and parking survey will be shared in upcoming issues. All Isle of Palms parking permits can now be applied for online. Those applying for a Lot Permit must submit a valid vehicle registration and those applying for a Resident or Part-Time Resident Permit must also provide valid vehicle registrations along with proof of residency. Residents will have to pick up their parking decals at the Parking Enforcement office on the second floor of the Isle of Palms Public Safety Building after being approved for a permit. You can find more information about each of these permits at beach-parking-permits. We wish you a wonderful May and hope that you will join us for our May 28 meeting at the IOP Exchange Club from noon to 1 p.m. Our speaker will be Sullivan’s Island resident, Citadel graduate and retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael Regner. You can stay informed about our community and the IOP Chamber by following @DiscoverIOP and @IOPchamber. Thank you for your continued support and for making the Isle of Palms a world-class island to live, work and play. We love being your neighbor! Chamber Notes Chamber to survey businesses and residents about parking improvements By Rod Turnage, IOP Chamber of Commerce President BUSINESS 10 H membership, visit membership. As more visitors arrive during the season, you may have noticed some positive signs associated with traffic and parking. The chamber would like to highlight and commend city leadership for some of the recent improvements to traffic and parking: (a) two dedicated IOPPD traffic units; (b) an effective timing adjustment to the traffic lights at Rifle Range and the IOP Connector; (c) Beach Reach app and ABC News 4 Beach Traffic Tracker – Know B4 You Go; (d) dedicated county officer at IOP Connector light and county park point of sale improvements with an additional third lane for exiting the park; and (e) outsourcing of parking management to PCI Municipal Services Jumping For Joy - Summer’s On Its Way