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 Plus – Facebook ~ LinkedIn ~ stevenettles@taxprosplus.com


Alan Thompson – Co-Founder & Marketing Director

Alan Thompson is the Owner of  Stingray Branding, netGalaxy Studios, 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 Branding – Facebook ~ LinkedIn ~ Twitter ~ alan@stingraybranding.com


Allen Vas Nunes 

Allen Vas Nunes has an extensive professional career in the fields of consumer products, financial advising and education in the North Charleston Community.  Currently,  he is an Economics Instructor at Trident Technical College which allows him to train the next generation of business leaders in North Charleston.  Prior to working in the field of education, Mr. Vas Nunes worked in the non – profit field advising the Dorchester School District and Berkeley County School District on behalf of Metropolitan Life for retirement planning.  His 30 years experience in the consumer products industry allows him a great insight into how to build and run entrepreneurial businesses successfully.  He continues to grow his base of knowledge through educational development by taking graduate work in the field of Applied Economics while already holding degrees in Marketing ( MBA ) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/ Education.