Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce launches “OBXMADE”

By on April 24, 2018

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of OBXMADE North Carolina for locally crafted products. OBXMADE is meant for all who create, build or produce – from entrepreneurs to chefs to brew masters and everyone in between.

Being licensed as an OBXMADE vendor allows consumers to easily recognize locally produced products.

The pride that is required remains the same at all levels and should be recognized. OBXMADE celebrates this spirit while looking to grow it in the next generation of workforce, entrepreneurs and dreamers through outreach, recognition and branding our unique and special area.

Whether the product is big or small, handmade or mass produced, OBXMADE rewards the ingenuity, passion, talent and time that goes into each one. The pride the Outer Banks region takes in its local roots is strong; take part in celebrating and continuing the tradition that is OBXMADE.

How Does It Work?
OBXMADE is the only Outer Banks based recognition program for locally crafted products. Acceptance in the OBXMADE program is made by application to, and acceptance by, the OBXMADE Advisory Board. The OBXMADE Advisory Board is an independent review board established with the sole purpose of reviewing OBXMADE application on a quarterly basis.

As a baseline, only legal businesses headquarter in the region defined as the Outer Banks making one or more physical products will be considered. >From there a points system will be uses to evaluate a range of criteria including; 1) sourcing of materials, 2) product finishing processes, 2) product design and development, 4) product assembly, 5) business has at least one (1) full-time local employee.

Recognition is subject to annual renewal and is valid for a period of one year (12 months) from the official date of recognition being awarded.

Contact Karen Brown at kbrown@outerbnakschamber.com for more information. The application is available at www.outerbankschamber.com/obxmade

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