Economic Development

Gear up for A Grand Fourth

The Fourth of July weekend brings even more to celebrate as the restrictions lift and the LBI Ferry sets sail for the season. Get into the swing of summer, as the Long Beach Island Region outdoor amusement parks, water parks, playgrounds and arcades open up July 2 to help you beat the heat. Museums are […]

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Grow With Google Livestream: Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 12:00 PM –  1:30 PM Discover Google tools that can help business owners work and manage their business during this time of uncertainty. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses. In this workshop we’ll discuss: How to update critical business information online Keep customers informed Conduct virtual […]

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OCEAN COUNTY has partnered with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to provide $10 million in grants to small businesses in Ocean County affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are pleased to be able to provide this funding to our businesses here in Ocean County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “Our […]

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Southern Ocean Chamber presents Guide to SBA Loan Forgiveness Webinar June 25

Paycheck Protection Program provided critical funding to businesses during the uncertainty of COVID19 shut down. Join the region’s chamber and the Small Business Administration in getting best steps towards repayment forgiveness beginning 11am Our Chamber and the US Small Business Administration are partnering on Thursday June 25 in bringing LBI region businesses closer in learning […]

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Southern Ocean Chamber Visitor Center Opens Information Window for Direct Assistance

Our office has several ways to help visitors, businesses and residents by utilizing services at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom and online The Visitor & Commerce Center is fully stocked and ready to help all consumers and visitors connect with local experts. With everyone’s safety in mind here there are several ways the […]

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Local Farmer Markets 2020

A bumper crop of Jersey Fresh produce, baskets of baked goods, pasta, cheeses, fresh fish and handcrafts will fill your summer table at our local farmer’s markets happening weekly! Find the schedule here: Surf City Farmer’s MarketSurf City Volunteer Fire Company and EMS. 713 Long Beach Blvd, Surf CityMonday June 29-Monday August 31 from 9AM-12PM […]

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LBI Region Welcomes Outdoor dining and Indoor Shopping Beginning June 15

Stay at Home Orders are lifted, and Southern Ocean County Chamber Members are welcoming guests by Land & Sea to help ring in Summer 2020 It has been a long spring, but with summer comes the promise of reconnecting and enjoying some time away from home. We have been promoting and anxiously awaiting the arrival […]

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Play By Play Week Four: Website Launch and Welcome messaging

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need Our chamber launched a refreshed, consumer centric travel website with in time for visitors, residents and businesses to refresh summer planning — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met […]

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Play by Play Week Three: Reopening Safely

PLAY BY PLAY WEEK THREE: Reopening Safely Let us know about your reopening plans! Fill out the Reopening Form below! Step 1: Communicating with Employees There are rules, and there are rules. Every business may have its own program in mind for safety guidelines. Posting signage to remind employees of what your management team is […]

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Non-Profit Grant Maker Information Resources

The Community Foundation of New Jersey is partnering with First Lady Tammy Murphy and other civic leaders to host the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. The Community Foundation of South Jersey established the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund. For nonprofits concerned about violating their own bylaws, this bill passed 4/13 and moved to Governor for […]

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