Exploring New Insights and Trends for the Future of Business

Economic Evolution is a Southern Ocean Chamber Association series of events and tools to make businesses become future-ready! Join innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative minds to uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities through dynamic programming.

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Start Understanding Your Customers Better! is the world’s largest, most popular trend community. They leverage big data, human researchers and AI to identify consumer insights and deep-dive opportunities for the world’s most innovative companies.

Trend Hunter is a source of inspiration for industry professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, and the insatiably curious. Trend Hunter’s custom trend reports help brands and businesses every day to create the future.

Custom Trend Presentations & Workshops

Bring trends to life and create a culture of innovation with Trend Hunter’s exciting custom trend reports and presentations where you can start to think of your business and consumers differently.

2023 New Year Economic Outlook Breakfast Recap

Thank you to all who attended our Economic Outlook Breakfast, 2022 outcomes.

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Leading Coastal New Jersey in Economic Evolution since 1914

SOCA Mission: The Southern Ocean Chamber Association fosters a healthy economic climate in the Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island Region. The Association provides resources to strengthen the development of commercial, environmental, and service organizations that are a part of the local business community.

The roots of our organization began in 1914 with business leaders who recognized the challenges and benefits of operating in our region. Methods of doing business have changed, a trusted resource for businesses and consumers is more valuable than ever. Continuing the legacy of what this organization has accomplished has led to the development of this framework.

Aligning our initiatives to anticipate trends will allow the organization to grow into divisions that can manage specific expectations while raising funds, and ensure stabilized leadership, and continuity for the next generation of our business community.

Our Programs include:

  • Non-Profit Forum – educational, cultural, and social service support programming
  • Downtown Driven – includes all information webinars as well as workforce development efforts
  • Founded in Family – Business succession and entrepreneurship planning
  • Open For Business – Innovate & Caffeinate / Women in Business Roundtables
  • Coastal Community Resiliency  (including Passport to LBI programming)