Our 411

Chamber Mission

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.

Chamber Standards

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 Founders

Steve Nettles – Chairman

steveTax 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.

Connect with Steve: Tax Pros PlusFacebook ~ LinkedIn ~ stevenettles@taxprosplus.com


Alan Thompson – Co-Founder & Marketing Director

Alan Thompson is the Owner of Stingray Branding and Founder of Great Business Networking. Out of a passion to help local companies and citizens he has dedicated his life to serving his country and community.

When he is not spending time with his family, he is typically in a meeting helping a business owner or entrepreneur to help them accomplish their goals. Alan comes with a strong background in marketing, business, and is a 10+ year veteran.

Connect with Alan: Stingray BrandingFacebook ~ LinkedIn ~ Twitter ~ alan@stingraybranding.com