Chamber launches ‘OBXMADE’ recognition  

Published 11:09 am Friday, May 11, 2018

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce recently announced the launch of “OBXMADE North Carolina” for locally-crafted products.  

Acceptance in the OBXMADE program is made by application to the OBXMADE Advisory Board. The board is an independent panel established to review applications quarterly. 

As a baseline, only legal businesses headquartered in the region defined as the Outer Banks, and making one or more physical products, will be considered. From there a points system will be used to evaluate a range of criteria including sourcing of materials, product finishing processes, product design and development, product assembly and does the business have at least one full-time local employee. 

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

Contact Karen Brown at for more information. The application is available at