Volume Two, Issue Six: November/December 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Make It Matter, A Message From Our CEO
I want to say thank you for welcoming me to my new position and the support you have shown our organization.
There is much to be thankful for this holiday season, and we can certainly start by showing the love for our fellow members this Small Business Saturday. For the past six years we have been championing the cause to encourage locals, visiting family and vacationers to spend Thanksgiving weekend with us. Shopping, eating, purchasing gift certificates, live performance tickets, planning their upcoming getaways, while taking advantage of in store specials, holiday events and open houses. The majority of our Southern Ocean County economy is powered by micro to small businesses. Our membership is filled with stories of families and entrepreneurs that are impressive and worth celebrating. As part of our Vision 2020 strategic plan, we will be rolling out new programs and the ability to share the achievements of our outstanding business community with consumers near and far.
We have a lot to look forward to in 2017, and I am so excited to be working with all of you to make the most of the many opportunities that are coming our way!
So now enjoy the upcoming holidays, and please eat your favorite foods, buy the extra gift, donate to a local charity that is important to you, appreciate those around you and support the businesses that make where we live extraordinary!
Get updated about the State of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 8! Chamber Members & interested business are invited to have breakfast to meet new officers, discuss our new programs & recognize our partners!
Event Details: Breakfast, Business & Networking at the Holiday Inn Manahawkin from 830-930a. $20 with RSVP or $25 at the door.
Please call 494-7211 or email to [email protected] to RSVP.
Join us and our regional chamber partners in presenting Opportunity NJ with President of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Tom Bracken and Michele Siekerka President of NJ Business & Industry Association a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy coalition comprised of New Jersey interests representing employers, employees, business, trade groups, community organizations and other concerned citizens in the State. With no direct ties to political parties or government, ONJ serves as an independent voice to advocate for support policies that encourage job growth, affordability and prosperity in New Jersey.
To register for Meet Opportunity NJ please RSVP by January 6, 2017 to the Southern Ocean Chamber by phone at 609-494-7211 or send an email to [email protected]
Carmen’s Unique Beach Cuisine
Reservations Required for Thanksgiving Dinner
122 N Bay Avenue, Beach Haven
Traditional Turkey Dinner, seatings from 2-7p
Engleside Avenue On The Ocean, Beach Haven
Thanksgiving Dinner $23.95 Per Person
151 Route 72 West, Manahawkin 609.481.6130
Pangaea Naturals Fresh Organic
Get all the organic fixins’ for this Thanksgiving
657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin
Sea Oaks Country Club
Thanksgiving Buffet Ffom 12-7p
99 Golf View Drive, Little Egg Harbor
Cuisine On The Green At Atlantis
Thanksgiving Portable Feast
Serving size 8-10 people $185, 14-16 people $280
261 Country Club Blvd, Little Egg Harbor
Catered Thanksgiving Feast
547 N Main St, Barnegat, New Jersey
Catered Thanksgiving Feast
688 E Bay Ave, Barnegat, New Jersey
“According to the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, total spending among U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reached $16.2 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on the day, an increase of 14 percent from $14.3 billion in 2014. Among those who shopped on Small Business Saturday, 31 percent attended a community event on the day and 81 percent encouraged family and friends to support their local small businesses.” – Business Wire
Pick up swag at the Visitor Center to be ready for holiday shopping season! We have shopping bags, signs, stickers and more ready for pick up between the hours of 10-4p, seven days a week. If you are unable to stop during normal business hours, please call 609.494.7211.
Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to support local businesses and restaurants by dropping in for unique gifts, gift certificates, specials, open houses and events. Great time to pick up unique gifts, and Gift Certificates.
Attention Wedding Vendors! You are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Wedding Road Show! Please email [email protected] prior to December 15th to express your interest.
Welcome in the holidays with marching bands, floats and plenty of cheer!
The 37th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade begins at 5th Street and travels Long Beach Boulevard until 25th Street. The entire community is invited to enjoy the sites & honor David Caldarella of David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation as Grand Marshall!
If you would like to enter a homemade float, antique car or march with your community group please Ship Bottom Officials at (609) 494-2171.
Long Beach Township to Partner With Stockton University for Redesign of Terminal Groin in Holgate, The SandPaper, 11/02/16
New Low-Risk Plan Provides Surflight Theater’s Second Act, The SandPaper, 11/02/16
Striped bass plentiful north of Long Beach Island: Shep on Fishing, Press of Atlantic City, 10/31/16
From the September/October Edition of the Bridge
Work Continues on $350M Manahawkin Bay Bridge, Construction Equipment Guide, 08/24/16
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J. S. Pro Construction
94 Buckingham Drive
Jackson NJ 08527
Universal Cabinetry Design
2500 Long Beach Boulevard
Ship Bottom NJ 08008
609-569-1400 X 100
Albrecht’s Island Air LLC
12 Selma Drive
Manahawkin NJ 08050
Joyce Ellis Grasso
241 West 9th Street
Ship Bottom NJ 08008
CGEM Home Repairs & Improvements
Serving Ocean County
Coastal Ear Nose and Throat, LLC
1301 Route 72 West, Suite 340
Manahawkin NJ 08050
Chamber Board of Directors & Staff
LORI PEPENELLA, Chief Executive Officer
ANDREA DRISCOLL, President
JILLIAN ELSASSER, 1st Vice President
SKYE J. GIBSON, CFP®, 2nd Vice President
MALCOLM C. BURTON, AIA, Treasurer
CHRISTINA ULINSKI PING, Immediate Past President
JOHN BOEKELL, Shore Community Bank
TANEK HOOD, Reynolds Landscaping
JERRY THOMPSON, The Van Dyk Group
RICK TEMPLE, Temple Construction
LEW RICHARDS, Crust & Crumb Bakery
JOHN BELL MASCHAL, Bay Village
DOROTHY LASSIK, TD Bank
JEREMY DEFILIPPIS, Jetty Life
CHRISTOPHER SCHWAB, Anderson Insurance Agency
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