Our monthly meetings and networking socials are the perfect opportunity to meet fellow business owners within the community. Check out our Events Calendar to join us for our next networking event.


We are an extension of your company’s marketing team and will help to promote your business via our website, by word of mouth, social media accounts, and through charitable association.

Business Development

During our monthly meetings, we feature informative speakers and guests with new ideas. From leadership building to tools that you can use in your business – we have you covered!

EIBA Features

Helping Local Businesses Grow


We have close working relationships with local prominent commercial and financial institutions.

Improving Business Climate

We let business owners get to know one another. Together, we find ways to share resources and unite on important issues.


Our members have immediate access to updates on news or developments that affect your business and the industry.

Competitive Advantage

Being a member of EIBA can help you earn and maintain an edge over non-member competitors.

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30+ Businesses

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300+ Individuals

in EIBA’s network

50+ Years

in the community

The Emerald Isle Business Association

Our History

The Emerald Isle Business Association has been in existence since the 1970’s. The primary purposes of the Association are:

  • Promote and advertise Emerald Isle as a family-oriented resort area
  • Effect a close relationship with those businesses that are members and to inform and instruct members
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Town of Emerald Isle, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority, the Carteret County Economic Development Council, and the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce


Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Join Us

Become part of the Emerald Isle business community.


See a list of current business members.


From our Members

The Emerald Isle Business Association has helped our business tremendously. It is a great way to meet other businesses in our area and come together to help each other grow. The monthly luncheons are not only informative but an awesome way to network with other local business leaders.

Keith ByrdCo Founder - Transportation Impact

Our Blog

Member Highlights and News

Carteret Healthcare Community Update – August Meeting

The EI Business Association Board invites you all to attend the monthly meeting on 18th August at 12 pm The meeting’s agenda will be about Healthcare and plans for Western Carteret development. The focus will be on how healthcare development is important for the community as well as for businesses. The mission, vision, and values […]

June Luncheon And Membership Drive

Struggle with off-season business? Or want to know how to generate more mid or off-season business? If so, now is the time to plan! Are you curious to know more about what happens at the county level to support driving tourism to your business? Then join us for a lunch presentation, by Jim Browder, Director […]