Kick off Shop Small Business Season with AI Chat

Southern Ocean Chamber hosts AI intro session November 14

Southern Ocean Chamber has been the regional champion for Small Business Saturday since its inception over a decade ago. The organization has always held a November kick off event to rally businesses and inform consumers of the many opportunities that shopping in the Long Beach Island Region during the holiday season has to offer. For 2024, the Southern Ocean Chamber Association is hosting an open house on Tuesday, November 14 with a 10am session on the second floor geared to better understanding Artificial Intelligence for business use.

Business owners and mangers can get ready for Shop Small Saturday, drop off their latest promotion information for the regional organization to share, pick up Small Biz Swag, grab light refreshments, learn about getting on the LBI Mobile Savings Pass in time time for holiday marketing, and take in a some ideas of how to use AI for your business.

In partnership with WBNJ, get a baseline on better understanding the practical uses of Artificial Intelligence. AI has great potential when used wisely and responsibly. Bill Clanton Jr, Tech Advisor and AI Software Developer, will share insights on how AI can be implemented into different business processes for both small and large businesses. Bill will explain the differences between AI hype and real world uses while dispelling some of the myths about the future of AI.

RSVP required for this program Small Business AI Open Chat with a roundtable session happening at 10am. The event will be held on the 2nd Floor at the Chamber Building, 265 W. 9th Street, Ship Bottom. There is no fee, but donations to SOCA, a NJ Non profit, will be accepted. To hold your space, please contact chamber at 609. 494.7211 or email

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