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Volume Three, Issue Six: November/December 2017

Make It Matter, A Message From Our CEO

Every autumn we are reminded that we have an abundance of opportunity in our community. Whether it is in growing your business or becoming involved with a worthy cause; there is a chance to make a difference to those around you. Southern Ocean County is a gathering place, where there is always new business, new residents and enthusiastic visitors. It allows for good ideas to take shape and truly have an impact. We close out a successful summer and fall feeling grateful and energized that we are celebrating our 103rd holiday season with all of you.  As we all get ready for holiday travelers, extended business hours and festive events, let’s hope we take an opportunity to end the year on a high note by bettering the community we live in any way we can. Wishing you a successful and happy holiday season and cheers to a brilliant 2018.

Lori Pepenella

Beach Culture Redefined

FALL & HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Innovate & Caffeinate Membership Breakfast at Mainland Holiday Inn
November 8, 815am
November’s Innovate & Caffeinate meting will feature Shop Small Saturday and Holidays Redefined Shopping program as well as the official launch of the Southern Ocean Made program and brew trail. Includes networking, buffet breakfast & Shop Small giveaways
RSVP by 11/7 through Chamber Office. $20 with RSVP to Chamber office, $25 at door

Shop Small Saturday
November 25, Region Wide
Spend Shop Small Saturday shopping and dining local at all our member businesses, check out our Holidays Redefined Blog!

Ship Bottom Annual Christmas Parade
December 2
Our 38th year as a proud sponsor! Deck the Hulls and promote your business with a homemade float, classic vehicle or sponsorship! Click here for float and sponsorship information.

 

Click here for the full calendar of Chamber Sponsored events!

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TIME SENSITIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Chocolate Week is BACK!

Submit your Chocolate Week event for February 11-18. Open house, spa treatment, room package, chocolate drink or dessert specialty, special exhibit or class, new merchandise, chocolate themed giveaway – get involved with something sweet to help bring Chocolate Week back in 2018. Just email [email protected] and let her know what you have planned! No cost for members to be included in time for Valentine and President Weekend promotions.

 

Thanksgiving Dining Lists

To our restaurant and catering members:  Are you open or catering for Thanksgiving Day? We would like to share your offerings with the LBI Region community! Please contact [email protected] or call the office with details!

Mobile Advertising

Holiday Special offered from November 1 through January 1. $250 to send holiday messaging or business promotions. Contact [email protected] to reserve your space!

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Get ready for Holiday Shopping Season

The Shop Small Saturday and Holiday Shopping Redefined program is a reminder that there are many businesses that stay open past the summer and are here to serve with gift giving or party planning needs. With a focus on retail, restaurants and community holiday themed events, we are gathering businesses to promote to all who wish to shop local and independent businesses.

Shoppers can stop into the Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center or at any of the Holidays Redefined participating member locations to pick up their Holiday Shopping Experience Card & shopping/dining location list. Shoppers can stop into five of the listed restaurants and five of the listed retailers to get their card validated. They can bring the completed card to our office and enter a raffle to win our limited Chowderfest stocking gift pack with mug, vintage tee and a gift certificate for 2018 30th Anniversary Chowderfest tickets.  No purchase necessary to enter. The program runs from November 25 to December 15. Winner will be pulled on Monday Dec 18!

Email to [email protected] for more information.

NON-PROFIT FORUM

FALL NON PROFIT FORUM

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce continues to provide non profit solutions for the region’s organizations serving artistic, historic and social service needs of our community. Our next Non Profit Forum is held in partnership with the Ocean County Commission of Culture & Heritage at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies on November 29 at 10am. The topic of Customer and Audience Engagement addresses any non profit attempting to survive or thrive in the 21st century. It will provide a deeper look at how to enhance the experience of your clientele and how to best convey your message. The dynamic keynote speaker is Tom Kelleher who is currently the Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

RSVP with a call to 609.494.7211 or email to [email protected].

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CHAMBER COCKTAIL HOLIDAY PARTY

Celebrate at annual gathering taking place at the Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House on December 6 beginning at 5pm, The cocktail party menu features delicious local specialties including BBQ pork eggrolls, Jersey Devils, Crostini with goat cheese and caramelized pear spread, Short Rib Lasagna, wings, macaroni and cheese, salad, also includes cheese & crackers, nonalcoholic beverages, coffee and dessert. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

 The cost is $35 per person in advance, with reservations made through the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce office. Space is always limited, so please reserve early.

RSVP with a call to 609.494.7211 or email to [email protected].

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FOUNDED IN FAMILY

We are excited to share Founded In Family, a focus on family run businesses in the LBI Region. Our fifth feature focuses on the Wyrsch Family of The Van Dyk Group! We look forward to introducing our member base, the community and visitors to the people who help support the economic well-being of our area.

Click here to meet the Wyrsch Family!

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SAVE THE DATE – STATE OF THE CHAMBER
January 10 at Holiday Inn Mainland, 8:15a

KEYNOTE
Joel L. Naroff, Ph.D., President of Naroff Economic Advisors
Nationally & Internationally recognized strategic economic consultant that advises corporations and financial institutions on the risks and opportunities economic developments.

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Chowderfest Gift Pack
For Sale at the Southern Ocean Visitor Center
New This Year!!! Start off the year right, as we roll into our celebrating 30 years of ChowderfestPick up a 30th Anniversary Chowderfest Holiday Stocking with a vintage tee, mug and gift certificate for 2018 Chowderfest Cook Off

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Southern Ocean Chamber “LBI Region Radio Report” – Spring Air Times

We invite our members to steal the show either in person or by calling the Barnegat Studios! Tune in Mondays at 9am and 6pm on 91.9FM WNBNJ to hear fellow members sharing what is new with their business. Our podcast is also available on iTunes and GooglePlay for download anytime.

Reservations are being taken for Spring Radio Air Times. Contact [email protected] to be added to guest list.

TUNE IN!

Open for Business

SCORE Radio

Join Mike Pappas of Ocean County SCORE on his 91.9FM WNBNJ show covering topics relevant to small businesses. The show is pre-recorded and your interview can be conducted by phone or at the station in Barnegat, and is shareable via your own social media channels! Let Mike know the topic, he’ll do the necessary research! Schedule now – email [email protected]

Tune in to WBNJ on Saturdays at 8am and Sundays at 7am!

Beach Culture Redefined

FROM LAND TO SEA

Thank you for all who launched our 2017 Land & Sea Guide with us! You can find the current year’s edition at our visitor center, at NJ Welcome Centers, in LBI Welcome Bags or online!

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Land & Sea Guide! 25,000 copies are distributed locally into vacation rental packets, at the visitor center and out of the area through NJ Welcome Centers and Travel Shows.

Contact [email protected] for details!

Chowderfest

CHOWDERFEST THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS!

A special thank you to all the hard working restaurants that pleased and fed crowds throughout the day Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern, Chicken or the Egg, Country Kettle Chowda, Howard’s Restaurant, La Bamba Mexican Restaurant, Black Whale Bar & Fish House, Lefty’s Tavern, Shore Fire Grille, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Stefano’s Restaurant, Sunny Rae’s Kitchen Food Truck, Blue Water Café, Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, and Delaware Avenue Oyster House.

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CHOWDERFEST THANK YOU TO PRESENTING SPONSORS!

We would like to thank 2017 Presenting Sponsors Sysco, Ritchie & Page, Bud Light, TD Bank & The SandPaper/Beachcomber, Stage Sponsor was Barlow Auto Group, Vip Sponsor G Anderson Agency, Voting Tent Sponsor AtlantiCare, T Shirt Sponsors Panzone’s & Jetty, Tourism Marketing Partners NJ Division of Travel & Tourism & the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, and Oyster Crackers Sponsor Westminster Bakers Co.

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CHOWDERFEST THANK YOU TO SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS!

Additional support provided by Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Buccaneer Motel, Potts Excavating Inc, Sally’s Seafood, The Borough of Beach Haven, Southwicks Marina, Beach Haven Police, Fire & First Aid Squad, Thundering Surf and Murphy’s Market, Chowderfest Committee, Chamber Staff and Volunteers. A sincere thank you to all the Merchant Mart vendors, The MakeShift Union, the fantastic live band line up, Starlight Performing Arts Center and the outstanding children’s entertainment.

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Chowderfest Gift Pack

New This Year!!! Start off the year right, as we roll into our celebrating 30 years of ChowderfestPick up a 30th Anniversary Chowderfest Holiday Stocking with a vintage tee, mug and gift certificate for 2018 Chowderfest Cook Off. This is the perfect gift for the diehard Chowderheads & LBI Lovers on your holiday shopping list!

For Sale at the Southern Ocean Visitor Center

Partner Members

Anderson Insurance Agency
Protecting families & businesses across the Jersey Shore since 1967.

Atlantic City Electric
Southern New Jersey’s safe, reliable & affordable electric service.
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Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin
Where everyone is treated like family.
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Creative Click Media
We are a result driven digital agency in New Jersey focused on creative marketing, web design & development
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G Anderson Agency
Choosing to Sell, Rent or Buy on begins with choosing G. Anderson Agency.
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Jetty
Jetty is a lifestyle apparel & printing company born of its East coast roots.
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The MakeShift Union
Event planning & business consulting for the makers, movers & shakers.
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Panzone’s Restaurants
Serving Long Beach Island’s Favorite Pizza since 1980
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The SandPaper
The Newsmagazine of Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County.
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Skye Gibson, CFP
Wealth Management Advisor and Global Wealth & Investment Management at Merrill Lynch.

TD Bank
America’s Most Convenient Bank

Van Dyk Group
Full service agency offering a family of services including Real Estate, Insurance, Financial, Mortgage & Human Resource Services.
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Volatile Media Management
Digital marketing & event planning for philanthropic movers, shakers & change makers.
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New Members

KARING WITH KINDNESS HOME HEALTH CARE
KATHLEEN KENNY
2801 ROUTE 37 EAST
TOMS RIVER NJ 08753
732 288-1600
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NATURALLY HOME CONSULTING, LLC
CHRISTOPHER BURT
NEW JERSEY
610 926-2727
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THE UNION MARKET & GALLERY
ERIN BUTERICK, DANI CORSO, JEANNINE ERRICO
120 W MAIN ST
TUCKERTON NJ 08087
609 879-5799
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ALBERT MUSIC HALL
ELAINE EVERETT
131 WELLS MILLS RD
PO BOX 657
WARETOWN NJ 08758
609 971-1593

CUTCO CUTLERY
BRANDON DURAN
SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY
973 757-7028

FACES 4 AUTISM
ISABELLE MOSCA
2900 FIRE ROAD, SUITE 101B
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP NJ 08234
609 380-4251
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EAST COASTERS
JASON MAILOT
SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY
732 682-6438
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THE LOCAL MARKET AND KITCHEN
RAYMOND HUGHES
604 CENTRAL AVENUE
SHIP BOTTOM, NJ 08008
609 342-0061
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ARMENTI PLANNING COMPANY
CARMEN ARMENTI
127 EAST 15TH STREET
NORTH BEACH HAVEN NJ 08008
609 492-3181

SMILES BY DR. SANTOS, LLC
TRACY INNELLA
703 MILL CREEK RD, STE H
MANAHAWKIN, NJ 08050
609 978-8466
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GARABEDIAN REALTY GROUP
MATTHEW GARABEDIAN
1111 LONG BEACH BLVD
SURF CITY NJ 08008
609 494-8400
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INTERFAITH HEALTH & SUPPORT SERVICES
JANICE SCHALEK
1140 RT 72 WEST
MANAHAWKIN, NJ 08050
609 978-3839
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STARLIGHT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
LISA CARLSON
712 EAST BAY AVENUE, #4
MANAHAWKIN NJ 08050
609 756-7380
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BONANNI REAL ESTATE
DAVID BONNANI
85 RT 33
MERCERVILLE NJ 08619
609 586-4300

JONI BAKUM VOICE WORKS
JONI BAKUM
SERVING SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY
860 227-3250

TWO GIANTS PHOTOGRAPHY
PAT TROTTER
414 NORTH BAY AVENUE, SUITE D
BEACH HAVEN NJ 08008
859 396-5659
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HARVEY CEDARS MARINA
JEFF VILLANOVA
6318 LONG BEACH BLVD
HARVEY CEDARS NJ 08008
609 494-0111
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Chamber Board of Directors & Staff

SOCCC Executive Board

JILLIAN ELSASSER, President
Panzone’s Pizza

JEREMY DEFILIPPIS, 2nd Vice President
Jetty Life

MALCOLM C. BURTON, AIA, Treasurer

ANDREA DRISCOLL, Immediate Past President
The SandPaper

LORI PEPENELLA, CDME, Chief Executive Officer
Southern Ocean County
Chamber of Commerce

MICHELE CUFF, Chief Financial Officer
Southern Ocean County
Chamber of Commerce

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SOCCC Board of Directors

LAURA BENSON, Berry, Sahradnik, Kotzas & Benson

JOHN BOEKELL, Shore Community Bank

ELIZABETH GIGLIO, Barlow Buick GMC

TIM HART, Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission

TANEK HOOD, Reynolds Landscaping

DOROTHY LASSIK, TD Bank

JOHN BELL MASCHAL, Bay Village

LEW RICHARDS, Crust & Crumb Bakery

CHRISTOPHER SCHWAB, Anderson Insurance Agency

RICK TEMPLE, Temple Construction

JERRY THOMPSON, The Van Dyk Group

CHRISTINA ULINSKI PING, Brookdale Stafford

The Staff

LORI A PEPENELLA
Chief Executive Officer, Ext. 101
[email protected]
[email protected] x101

MICHELLE CUFF
Chief Financial Officer, Ext. 103
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CINDY GALVIN
Business Support Associate, Ext. 105
[email protected]

LINDA WOOD
Business Support Associate, Ext. 107
[email protected]

KATE KRIER
Business Outreach Coordinator, Ext. 104
[email protected]

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