The Chamber is a catalyst for the economic growth of our members and the community through education, exchanging ideas and information, sharing experiences and solutions, networking, and recognition.
The North Charleston Chamber of Commerce is a place where members can come together to learn and network. Members and guests alike should feel comfortable sharing ideas and information about their businesses without the use of profanity, sexism, racism, or bigotry.
We strive to grow, learn, and profit.
To that end, we expect that each meeting attendee, whether member or guest, will conduct themselves in a professional manner from the initial introduction to the exit.
Our Board of Directors
Steve Nettles – Chairman
Tax expert Stephen M. Nettles is the head of Tax Pros Plus in North Charleston, SC. As an IRS licensed Enrolled Agent, Steve specializes in solving tax problems for individuals and businesses. Steve is also an IRS approved Tax Instructor and presents the quarterly “Start-Up Business” and “In Business” tax workshops sponsored by the SC Small Business Development Center.
Prior to starting his tax firm nine years ago, Steve spent 20 years as Director of Management for a regional, quasi-governmental agency and five years in the banking industry. He is the CFO and Board Member of Great Business Networking, serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents, is Past President of Charleston Area Referral Team and a US Army Veteran.
Born in Hemingway, South Carolina, Steve and his wife Dawn have been married for 38 years and live in North Charleston. They have two sons, three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Antoinette Green is the STEM Career Specialist for the Charleston County School District with the Liberty Hill K-12 STEM Initiative. In this position, Antoinette assists students with career exploration to increase career-ready and citizenship skills. Ms. Green is also a Military Student Transition Affiliate for CCSD supporting military-connected students and families. She has spent her professional career working with children and families in a variety of settings. Ms. Green is passionate about assisting children to live up to their potential and overcome life obstacles. The South Carolina Department of Education awarded Antoinette Green the distinction of being named the 2020 Trident Region Career and Technology Education Career Specialist of the Year. Ms. Green holds certifications as a Global Career Development Facilitator and Certified Career Services Provider.
Jenna Philipp comes to Palmetto Commercial Properties with fifteen years of successful experience in Hospitality Sales, Business Development & the Tourism Industry. Jenna specializes in investment sales, advisory services, adaptive reuse projects, land development, and Landlord & Tenant Representation. Her extensive knowledge of the Greater Charleston real estate market, strategic thinking and creative approach makes Jenna a trusted real estate advisor to her clients.
Jenna’s talents have crossed numerous state lines to include the great cities of Charleston, Boston, Miami, Austin, Washington D.C. and Annapolis. Jenna’s talents for negotiation and creative solutions for clients has afforded her nationwide territory oversight for the Real Estate Industry. Jenna’s varying skill sets will continue her focus on niche markets such as Hospitality Development, small business growth, and partnering to establish exciting pockets of growth and vitality in the Greater Charleston area.
Alan Co-Founded the North Charleston Chamber of Commerce with Steve Nettles and has led the Chamber’s marketing efforts, mixers, and assisted with all other programs since. He owns and operates a local marketing agency, where he commonly assists businesses with marketing strategy, connecting with others, and networking their businesses.
Alan is passionate about serving his community, already serving 14 years in the US Military, working in various volunteer roles, and running a successful non-profit in our past. He is an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs – always trying to find ways to help other businesses elevate their strategy and improve the community.
Jay Robinson is the retail market manager with Synovus Bank serving the North Charleston Area. He joined Synovus Bank following his move to Charleston, SC, along with his wife and 3 children from Memphis, TN. Jay comes to Synovus with 13 years of experience in banking and financial services industry. Specializing in business banking and commercial lending, Jay works with his clients using a holistic approach to help their businesses function in a cost effective and efficient manner. Jay graduated from the University of Mississippi where he was a player, and then head defensive coach of the lacrosse team. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the North Charleston Chamber of Commerce, he is a member of the Trident Area Association of Realtors – Commercial Investment Division, and past coach for the First Tee of Memphis.