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Autumn is a traditional time for local business leaders to gather to discuss plans to round out the year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of opportunities to fit all schedules

Bringing businesses back together after a hectic summer season begins with September 12 Founded in Family Forum happening during the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Innovate & Caffeinate breakfast meeting. This is just the start of a packed calendar that extends into the holiday season.

The Board of Directors, staff and member fueled committees have been planning the perfect blend of informative, social and promotional events that makes doing business in the Long Beach Island region accessible and sustainable. Monthly Women in Business roundtables, Non Profit Forum, Chowderfest Merchant Mart and Cook Off, Innovate & Caffeinate Breakfast Meetings, Afternoon Pop Up meetings, Evening After Hour Networking, and other interactive member experiences including Shop Small Saturday and Holidays Redefined Shopping campaigns and their not to be missed festive Holiday Cocktail Party. The chamber’s long standing partners such as Stockton University for Founded in Family Program, Ocean County Board of Realtors for Pop Ups, Ocean County SCORE for October’s Business Breakfast Power Hour and the Franchise oriented Business Boot Camp, other entities such as NJ Division of Travel and Tourism, Ocean County Board of Freeholders and the US Small Business Administration contribute to events that are timely and impactful. The planning for the regional chamber’s 105th year of continuous service is underway kick off with January State of the Chamber.

The Southern Ocean Chamber releases seasonal postcard calendars with the upcoming months reminder for chamber events, as well as promotes digitally on www.visitLBIregion.com their main website, and social platforms including @southernoceanchamber and @LBIregion. Business events are open to all potential members. For more information stop into their information center at 265 W Ninth St Ship Bottom, call 609 494 7211 or online.
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