Economic Development

Virtual Tourism with New Jersey and Airbnb

As an ongoing partnership with New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, we can extend this new opportunity from  Airbnb to promote virtual tourism to New Jersey through their new Online Experiences, which:   Enable experts in history, science, nature, art, culture, food and beverage, and more to host virtual activities for guests from around the world  Allow consumers to experience activities […]

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Come Out to Innovate and Caffeinate Nov 11

In time for strategic planning into 2021, join us for an in person business event! The region’s chamber hosts Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari to discuss small business and Covid-19 recovery as well as announcements for 2021 strategies at The Mainland with breakfast check in beginning at 8am. The presentation will feature an informative overview from […]

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Register for Shop Small Business Saturday

Small Business Week is the perfect time to start preparing for doing business this Holiday Season.  Since 2010, our members have championed Shop Small Business Saturday and expanded it to include creative and exciting ways to drive business for the weekend and the rest of the year. 2020 Shop Small Saturday is another fantastic opportunity to promote what […]

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Southern Ocean Chamber Mobile Drives Business Info to the Community

In time for Small Business Week, the region’s chamber added a much needed vehicle to assist with distributing and collecting member information as part of upcoming strategic plan. The COVID-19 crisis has put a focus on the important role small business plays into a community and support is more crucial then ever. Finishing out their […]

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Celebrate National Small Business Week September 22-24!

 Our chamber joins the US Small Business Administration in celebrating National Small Business online with a series of virtual conferences running from Tuesday September 22 at 1 pm through Thursday September 24. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small […]

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September Women In Business Hosted At Sassafras Hill Farm

 We have all been working to assist with a safe reopening and summer season. With the fall approaching, we are taking our popular Women in Business series outdoors to resume in person events. The September 29 meeting is scheduled at Sassafras Hill Farm, located at 184 Rt 72 Barnegat, beginning at 10am. This event will […]

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Google Workshop Selling Online with E-Commerce set for October 14

The Southern Ocean County Chamber presents the latest Grow with Google Webinar Workshop “Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools” Wednesday, Oct 14 from 12 to 1pm. Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. Walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with […]

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What You Need to Know About Tipped Work

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced new regulations that will ensure protections and fair wages for tipped workers. The Department also has created a common-language explainer document to help employers learn their obligations to tipped workers, and tipped workers to know their rights under the law. Read and download the details […]

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Labor Day Weekend Resumes Indoor Dining and More

Governor Phil Murphy made an announcement this morning that for the first time since March, New Jersey restaurants can resume indoor dining effective 6 am on Friday, September 4. At his COVID-19 Press Briefing, he further detailed guidelines for restaurants that included 25% capacity and social distancing in place. He reminded the state that if dining […]

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Register to Vote for Your Favorite During Chowder Month

Join the hundreds of voters who have already registered for a month long hybrid event to eat and shop small business in the Long Beach Island Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is presenting their 32 annual Chowderfest differently this year to comply with COVID19 restrictions and safety regulations. Tasters can now purchase […]

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